Location: Bowdoin / Louisa M. Slowiaczek


Louisa Slowiaczek

Professor of Psychology
Chair of Psychology Department

Contact Information


Kanbar Hall - 217

Teaching this semester

PSYC 2040. Cognitive Psychology

Louisa Slowiaczek
A survey of theory and research examining how humans perceive, process, store, and use information. Topics include visual perception, attention, memory, language processing, decision making, and cognitive development.

PSYC 3040. The Psychology of Language

Louisa Slowiaczek
An examination of psychological factors that affect the processing of language, including a discussion of different modalities (auditory and visual language) and levels of information (sounds, letters, words, sentences, and text/discourse). Emphasis is on the issues addressed by researchers and the theories developed to account for our language abilities.


  • B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington

Research Interests

Professor Slowiaczek specializes in cognitive psychology with an emphasis on language processing. She teaches cognitive psychology, psychology of language and experimental psychology. Her research interests include the influence of linguistic information on the organization of memory and the processing of spoken words.

Arciuli, J., & Slowiaczek, L.M. (2007). The where and when of linguistic word-level prosody. Neuropsychologia, in press.

Slowiaczek, L.M.. Soltano, E.G., & Bernstein, H. (2006). Lexical and metrical stress in word recognition: Lexical or pre-lexical influences? Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 35, 491-512.
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Slowiaczek, L.M., Soltano, E.G., Wieting, S.J., Bishop, K.L. (2003). an investigation of phonology and orthography in spoken word recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56, 233-262.
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Slowiaczek, L.M. (2000). Hesitations and clarifications on a model to abandon feedback. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 23 (3): 347-347.

Slowiaczek, L.M., McQueen, J.M., Soltano, E.G., & Lynch, M. (2000). Phonological representations in prelexical speech processing: Evidence from form-based priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 43, 530-560.

Hamburger, M.B. & Slowiaczek, L.M. (1998). Repetition priming and experimental context effects. American Journal of Psychology, 111, 1-31.
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Hamburger, M.B. & Slowiaczek, L.M. (1996). Phonological priming reflects lexical competition in auditory word recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 3, 520-525.