Does Dr. Hamrick plan to recruit a doctoral student for the next incoming class?
My research encompasses the domains of psycholinguistics and the psychology of learning and memory. Specifically, I research whether and how general learning and memory mechanisms underpin language learning, representation, and processing. Among these mechanisms, I focus on declarative and procedural memory, implicit learning, and associative/statistical learning. Within language, I have broad expertise, with interests ranging from semantic representation to child language to second language learning to Tourette syndrome and beyond.
Memory and Language Laboratory
Courses Frequently Taught
- Quantitative Methods in Psychology II
- Zhang, Y., Ridchenko, M., Hayashi, A., & Hamrick, P. (2021). Episodic memory also predicts higher proficiency second language lexical abilities. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35, 1356-1361.
- Murphy, J., Miller, R., & Hamrick, P. (2021). Contributions of declarative memory and prior knowledge to incidental L2 vocabulary learning. The Mental Lexicon, 16, 49-68.
- Hamrick, P., & Pandza, N. (2020). Contributions of semantic and contextual diversity to the word frequency effect in L2 lexical access. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(1), 25-34.
- Hamrick, P., Graff, C., & *Finch, B. (2019). Contributions of episodic memory to novel word learning. The Mental Lexicon, 14(3), 379-396.
- Hamrick, P., Lum, J. A. G., & Ullman, M. T. (2018). Child first language and adult second language are both tied to general-purpose learning systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 1487-1492.
- Hamrick, P., & Sachs, R. (2017). Establishing evidence of learning in experiments with artificial linguistic systems. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 40, 153-169.
- *Ryan, K., Hamrick, P., Miller, R., & Was, C. (2017). Salience, cognitive effort, and word learning: Insights from pupillometry. In S. Gass, P. Spinner, & J. Behney (Eds). Saliency in second language acquisition. Routledge.
- Hamrick, P., & Ullman, M.T. (2017). A neurocognitive perspective on retrieval interference in L2 sentence processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20, 687-688.
- Hamrick, P. (2015). Declarative and procedural memory abilities as individual differences in incidental language learning. Learning and Individual Differences, 44, 9-15.
- Hamrick, P. (2014). Recognition memory for novel syntactic structures. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 2-7.