Dr. Dayna Touron
Associate Professor | Department of Psychology, UNCG
Office: Eberhart 270
Email: d_touron@uncg.edu

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Major Area: Cognitive Aging

Dr. Dayna Touron studies adult age differences in cognitive performance. More specifically, Dr. Touron is interested in the strategies older adults use to complete cognitive tasks and how older adults' cognitive abilities and metacognitive knowledge influence their strategic approach. 

Please see the Adult Cognition Lab website for more information. 

Recent Publications

Hinault, T., Lemaire, P. &. Touron, D. R. (in press). Aging effects in sequential modulations of poorer strategy effects during execution of memory strategies. Memory.

Rawson, K. A. &. Touron, D. R. (2015). Preservation of memory-based automaticity in reading tasks for older adults. Psychology and Aging, 30(4), 809-823.

Hines, J. C., Hertzog, C., & Touron, D. R. (2015). Younger and older adults weigh multiple cues in a similar manner to generate judgments of learning. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 22(6), 693-711.

Touron, D. R. (2015). Memory avoidance in older adults: When ‘old dogs’ won’t perform their ‘new tricks.’ Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(3), 170-176.

*Frank, D. J., *Nara, B. J., *Zavagnin, M., Touron, D. R., & Kane, M. J. (2015). Validating older adults’ reports of less mind-wandering: An examination of eye- movements and dispositional influences. Psychology and Aging, 30, 266-278.

TouronD. R., & Herztog, C. (2014). Accuracy and speed feedback: Global and local effects on strategy use. Experimental Aging Research, 40, 332-356.

*Frank, D. F., Touron, D. R., & Herztog, C. (2013). Age differences in strategy shift: Retrieval avoidance of general shift reluctance? Psycholgy and Aging, 28, 778-788.

*HInes,, J., Hertzog, C., & Touron, D. R. (2013).  Judgments of learning are influenced by multiple cues in addition to memory for past test accuracy. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 1, 23-32.

Rummel, J., Kuhlmann, B. G., & Touron, D. R. (2013). Performance predictions affect attentional processes of event-based prospective memory. Consciousness and COgnition, 22, 729-741.

*MacVay, J., *Meier, M. E., Touron, D. R., & Kane, M. J. (2013). Does aging ebb the flow of thought? Exploring age-related changes in  mind-wandering, executive control, and self-evaluation. Acta Psychologica, 142, 136-147.

*Frank, D. F., Touron, D. R., & Hertzog, C. (2013). Age differences in strategy shift: Retrieval avoidance or general shift reluctance? Psychology and Aging, 28, 778-788

*Kuhlmann, B. G. & Touron, D. R. (2012). Mediator-based encoding strategies in source monitoring in young and older adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 1352-1364.

*Hines, J., Hertzog, C., & Touron, D. R. (2012). A prelearning manipulation falsifies a pure associational deficit account of retrieval shift during skill acquisition. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 19, 449-478.

Hertzog, C. & Touron, D. R. (2011) Age differences in memory retrieval shift: Governed by feeling-of-knowing? Psychology and Aging, 26, 647-660

Touron, D. R., Hertzog, C., & Frank, D. (2011). Eye movements and strategy shift in skill acquisition: Adult age differences. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences, 62B, 151-159.

*Kuhlmann, B. & Touron, D. R. (2010). Older adults' use of metacognitive knowledge in source monitoring: Spared monitoring but impaired control. Psychology and Aging, 26,143-149.

Mitzner, T. L., Touron, D. R., Rogers, W. A., & Hertzog, C. (2010). Checking it twice:Age-related differences in double checking during visual search. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Touron, D. R., Hertzog, C., & *Speagle, J. Z. (2010). Subjective learning discounts test type: Evidence from an associative learning and transfer task. Experimental Psychology, 57, 327-337

Touron, D. R., Oransky, N., *Meier, M. E., & *Hines, J. C. (2010). Metacognitive monitoring and strategic behavior in working memory performance: An examination of adult age differences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1533-1551.

Touron, D. R. & Hertzog, C. (2009). Age differences in strategic behavior during a computation-based skill acquisition task. Psychology and Aging, 24, 574-585.

Rawson, K. A. &. Touron, D. R. (2009). Age-related differences in practice effects during reading comprehension: Older adults are slower to shift from computation to retrieval. Psychology and Aging, 24, 423-437.

*Hines, J., Touron, D. R., & Hertzog, C. (2009). Metacognitive influences on study time allocation in an associative recognition task: An analysis of adult age differences. Psychology and Aging, 24, 462-475.

Hertzog, C., Touron, D. R., & *Hines, J. (2007). Does a time monitoring deficit influence older adults' delayed retrieval shift during skill acquisition? Psychology and Aging, 22, 607-624.

Touron, D. R., *Swaim, E., & Hertzog, C. (2007). Moderation of older adults’ retrieval reluctance through task instructions and monetary incentives. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 62B, 149-155.

Touron, D. R. (2006). Are item-level strategy shifts abrupt and collective? Age differences in cognitive skill acquisition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 781-786.

Touron, D. R., Hoyer, W. J., & Cerella, J. (2004). Age-related differences in the componentprocesses of cognitive skill learning. Psychology and Aging, 19, 565-580.

Touron, D. R., & Hertzog, C. (2004). Distinguishing age differences in knowledge, strategy use, and confidence during strategic skill acquisition. Psychology and Aging, 19, 452-466.

Touron, D. R., & Hertzog, C. (2004). Strategy shift affordance and strategy choice in young and older adults. Memory & Cognition, 32, 298-310.

Hoyer, W. J., and Touron, D. R. (2002). Learning in adulthood. Chapter in J. Demick & C. Andreoletti (Eds.), Handbook of adult development. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Touron, D. R., Hoyer, W. J., & Cerella, J. (2001). Cognitive skill acquisition and transfer in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 16, 555-563.

Verhaeghen, P. Palfai, T., Cerella, J., Buchler, N., Johnson, M., D’Eredita, M., Touron-Green, D., Hoyer, W. J., & Makekau, M. (2001). Age-related dissociations in time-accuracy functions for recognition memory: Utilizing semantic support versus building new representations. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 7, 260-272. 

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