Caren Rotello primary research interests are in human recognition memory. She has a deep interest in modeling and measurement issues, and frequently uses the tools provided by signal detection theory to distinguish the accuracy of memory decisions from the response biases displayed by participants. Her current work is centered on applications of these tools to eyewitness memory, to theoretical questions about the similarity of the processes involved in inductive and deductive reasoning, and to assessing strategies for improving the overall quality of our science.
Caren completed her PhD at Stanford University in 1993. She took a faculty position at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst the same year and is now Professor and Department Chair of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Caren M. Rotello
Professor & Department Chair
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003
Work: (413) 545-2387