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Glen Bodner

  • Professor

Research Interests


Many of the decisions we make in daily life are influenced by memory retrieval and by our evaluation of our subjective experiences. My research aims to clarify how encoding and retrieval factors shape memory accuracy, and how task and context factors shape subjective memory and aesthetic experiences.

Note: I am on Research and Scholarship Leave, and am an Honourary Visiting Scholar at Flinders University for 2017.

Research Support

NSERC Discovery Grant, 2015-19, $200,000

Modulators of memory and subjective experiences



Note: Students I supervised at UofC are underlined.

MacLeod, C. M., & Bodner, G. E. (in press). The production effect in memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Bodner, G. E., Huff, M. J., Lamontagne, R. W., & Azad, T. (2017). Getting at the source of distinctiveness encoding effects in the DRM paradigm: Evidence from signal-detection measures and source judgments. Memory, 25, 642-655.

Bodner, G. E., & MacLeod, C. M. (2016). The benefits of studying production ... and of studying production: Introduction to the special issue on the production effect in memory. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 89-92.

Bodner, G. E., Jamieson, R. K., Cormack, D. T., McDonald, D.-L., & Bernstein, D. M. (2016). The production effect in recognition memory: Weakening strength can strengthen distinctiveness. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 93-98.

Lambert, A. M., & Bodner, G. E. (2016). The production effect in long-list recall: In no particular order? Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 165-176.

Taikh, A., & Bodner, G. E. (2016). Evaluating the basis of the between-group production effect in recognition. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 186-194.

Rider, N. D., & Bodner, G. E. (2016). Does taking a walk in nature enhance long-term memory? Ecopsychology, 8, 27-34.

Huff, M. J., Weinsheimer, C. C., & Bodner, G. E. (2016). Reducing the misinformation effect through initial testing: Take two tests and recall me in the morning? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 61-69.

Bodner, G. E., Johnson, J. C. S., & Masson, M. E. J. (2015). Fluency can bias masked priming of binary judgments: Evidence from an all nonword task. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 200-205.

Huff, M. J., Bodner, G. E., & Fawcett, J. M. (2015). Effects of distinctive encoding on correct and false memory: A meta-analytic review of costs and benefits and their origins in the DRM paradigmPsychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 349-365.

Tousignant, C., Bodner, G. E., & Arnold, M. M. (2015). Effects of context on recollection and familiarity experiences are task dependent. Consciousness & Cognition, 33, 78-89.

Bodner, G. E., & Lee, L. (2014). Masked response priming across three prime proportions: A comparison of three accounts. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 119, 59-68.

Bodner, G. E., & Masson, M. E. J. (2014). Memory recruitment: A backward idea about masked priming. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 61 (pp. 179-213). San Diego: Academic Press.

Bodner, G. E., Taikh, A., & Fawcett, J. M. (2014). Assessing the costs and benefits of production in recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 149-154.

Burnett, A. N., & Bodner, G. E. (2014). Learnin' 'bout my generation? Evaluating the effects of generation on encoding, recall, and metamemory across study-test experiences. Journal of Memory and Language, 75, 1-13.

Huff, M. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2014). All varieties of encoding variability are not created equal: Separating variable processing from variable tasks. Journal of Memory and Language, 73, 43-58.

Tousignant, C., & Bodner, G. E. (2014). Context effects on beauty ratings of photographs: Building contrast effects that erode but cannot be knocked down. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 8, 81-86.

Huff, M. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2013). When does memory monitoring succeed versus fail? Comparing item-specific and relational encoding in the DRM paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1246-1256.

Bodner, G. E., & Taikh, A. (2012). Reassessing the basis of the production effect in memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 1711-1719.

Tousignant, C., & Bodner, G. E. (2012). Test context affects recollection and familiarity ratings: Implications for measuring recognition experiences. Consciousness & Cognition, 21, 994-1000.

Brown, A. A., & Bodner, G. E. (2011). Re-examining dissociations between remembering and knowing: Binary judgments vs. independent ratings. Journal of Memory and Language, 65, 98-108.

Short, J. L., & Bodner, G. E. (2011). Differentiating accounts of actual, suggested and fabricated childhood events using the Judgment of Memory Characteristics Questionnaire. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 775-781.

Bodner, G. E., & Mulji, R. (2010). Prime proportion affects masked priming of fixed and free-choice responses. Experimental Psychology, 57, 360-66.

Mulji, R., & Bodner, G. E. (2010). Wiping out memories: New support for a mental context change account of directed forgetting. Memory, 18, 763-766.

Bodner, G. E., & Johnson, J. C. S. (2009). Repetition proportion affects masked priming in nonspeeded tasks. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16, 497-502.

Bodner, G. E., Musch, E., & Azad, T. (2009). Reevaluating the potency of the memory conformity effect. Memory & Cognition, 37, 1069-1076.

Gunter, R. W., & Bodner, G. E. (2009). EMDR works...but how? Recent progress in the search for treatment mechanisms. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 3, 161-168.

Bodner G. E., & Stalinski, S. M. (2008). Masked repetition priming and proportion effects under cognitive load. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 127-131.

Gunter, R. W., & Bodner, G. E. (2008). How eye movements affect unpleasant memories: Support for a working memory account. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 913-931.

Pexman, P. M., Hargreaves, I. S., Siakaluk, P. D., Bodner, G. E., & Pope, J. (2008). There are many ways to be rich: Effects of three measures of semantic richness on lexical and semantic processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 161-167.

Bodner, G. E., & Richardson-Champion, D. D. L. (2007). Remembering is in the details: Effects of test-list context on memory for an event. Memory, 15, 718-729.

Gunter, R. W., Bodner, G. E., & Azad, T. (2007). Generation and mnemonic encoding induce a mirror effect in the DRM paradigm. Memory & Cognition, 35, 1083-1092.

Bodner, G. E., Masson, M. E. J., & Richard, N. T. (2006). Repetition proportion biases masked priming of lexical decisions. Memory & Cognition, 34, 1298-1311.

Bodner, G. E., & Dypvik, A. T. (2005). Masked priming of number judgments depends on prime validity and task. Memory & Cognition, 33, 29-47.

Gunter, R. W., Ivanko, S. L., & Bodner, G. E. (2005). Can test list context manipulations improve recognition accuracy in the DRM paradigm? Memory, 13, 862-873.

Bodner, G. E., & Masson, M. E. J. (2004). Beyond binary judgments: Prime validity modulates masked repetition priming in the naming task. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1-11.

Bodner, G. E., & Masson, M. E. J. (2003). Beyond spreading activation: An influence of relatedness proportion on masked semantic priming. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 645-652.

Masson, M. E. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2003). A retrospective view of masked priming: Toward a unified account of masked and long-term repetition priming. S. Kinoshita & S. J. Lupker (Eds.), Masked priming: The state of the art(pp. 57-94). New York: Psychology Press.

Bodner, G. E., & Lindsay, D. S. (2003). Remembering and knowing in context. Journal of Memory and Language, 48, 563-580.

Bodner, G. E., & Masson, M. E. J. (2001). Prime validity affects masked repetition priming: Evidence for an episodic resource account of priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 45, 616-647.

Bodner, G. E., Masson, M. E. J., & Caldwell, J. I. (2000). Evidence for a generate-recognize model of episodic influences on word-stem completion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26, 267-293.

Bodner, G. E., & Masson, M. E. J. (1997). Masked repetition priming of words and nonwords: Evidence for a nonlexical basis for priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 37, 268-293.




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