Faculty Profile

David Riefer
Professor, Assistant Dean

Ph.D., Universtiy of California, Irvine, 1981
General Experimental Psychology
Cognitive Psychology

Contact Information:


Research and Teaching Interests:

Human memory and cognition; the psychology of proofreading; mathematical psychology.

Courses Taught:

PSYC 100 (Introduction to Psychology)
PSYC 210 (Psychological Statistics)
PSYC 311 (Introduction to Experimental Psychology)
PSYC 360 (Cognitive Psychology)

Honors and Awards:

Golden Apple Award (1995)

Golden Apple Award (1996)

Golden Apple Award (1999)

CSUSB Outstanding Professor (2000)

Representative Publications:

Batchelder, W.H., & Riefer, D.M. (1980). Separation of storage and retrieval factors in free recall of clusterable pairs. Psychological Review, 87, 375-397.

Riefer, D.M. (1982). The advantages of mathematical modeling over traditional methods for the analysis of category clustering. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 26, 97-123.

Riefer, D.M., & Batchelder, W.H. (1988). Multinomial modeling and the measurement of cognitive processes. Psychological Review, 95, 318-339.

Batchelder, W.H., & Riefer, D.M. (1990). Multinomial processing models of source monitoring. Psychological Review, 97, 318-339.

Riefer, D.M. (1991). Is ‘backwards reading' an effective proofreading strategy? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 73, 767-777.

Riefer, D.M., & Batchelder, W.H. (1991). Age differences in storage and retrieval: A multinomial modeling analysis. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 29, 415-418.

Riefer, D.M., & Rouder, J.N. (1992). A multinomial modeling analysis of the mnemonic benefits of bizarre imagery. Memory & Cognition, 20, 601-611.

Riefer, D.M. (1993). An experimental comparison of team versus solo proofreading. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 111-117.

Batchelder, W.H., & Riefer, D.M., & Hu, X. (1994). Measuring memory factors in source monitoring: Reply to Kinchla. Psychological Review, 101, 172-176.

Riefer, D.M., Hu, X., & Batchelder, W.H. (1994). Response strategies in source monitoring. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 20, 680-693.

Riefer, D.M., & Batchelder, W.H. (1995). A multinomial modeling analysis of the recognition-failure paradigm. Memory & Cognition, 23, 611-630.

Riefer, D.M., Kevari, M.K., & Kramer, D.L.F. (1995). Name that tune: Eliciting the tip-of-the-tongue experience using auditory stimuli. Psychological Reports, 77, 1379-1390.

Riefer, D.M., & LaMay, M.L. (1998). Memory for common and bizarre stimuli: A storage-retrieval analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 5, 313-317.

Batchelder, W.H., & Riefer, D.M. (1999). Theoretical and empirical review of multinomial processing tree modeling. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 6, 57-86.

Riefer, D.M. (2002). Comparing auditory vs. visual stimuli in the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon. Psychological Reports, 90, 568-576.

Riefer, D.M., Knapp, B.R., Batchelder, W.H., Bamber, D., & Manifold, V. (2002). Cognitive psychometrics: Assessing storage and retrieval deficits in special populations with multinomial processing tree models. Psychological Assessment, 14, 184-201.

Riefer, D.M., Chien, Y., & Reimer, J.F. (2007). Positive and negative generation effects in source monitoring. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 1389-1405.

Batchelder, W.H., & Riefer, D.M. (2007). Using multinomial processing tree models to measure cognitive deficits in clinical populations. In R.W.J. Neufeld (Ed.), Advances in clinical cognitive science: Formal modeling of processes and symptoms (pp. 19-50). Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.

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