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Craig McFarland, Assistant Professor

Office
Location: Skaggs 202

Contact
Phone: 406-243-6845
Email: craig.mcfarland@mso.umt.edu

Education

Clinical Fellow, Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, 2011-2013
Clinical Intern, Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, 2010-2011
PhD, University of Arizona, 2011
BA, Millersville University, 2004

Research Interests

My research interests span the areas of memory, executive functioning, and cognitive rehabilitation. Recent work has focused on prospective memory (PM: remembering to do something in the future), and has been designed to identify the cognitive mechanisms underlying PM and to develop strategies to improve it. This work has been conducted with older adults and individuals with brain injury.

In addition to continuing to study prospective memory, I anticipate initiating projects designed to explore prospection more generally – that is, looking toward or imagining future scenarios. Some of the questions I hope to address include: How do we benefit from engaging in prospection? Can strategies be developed to improve prospection? And, how does prospection relate to memory, behavioral inhibition, and hope and optimism?

Courses

PSYX 380: Health Psychology
PSYX 530: Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing
PSYX 625: Advanced Clinical Assessment

Publications

Stricker, N. H., Salat, D. H., Foley, J. M., Zink, T. A., Kellison, I. K., McFarland, C. P., Grande, L., McGlinchey, R. E., Milberg, W. P., & Leritz, E. C.  (2013). Decreased white matter integrity in neuropsychologically defined mild cognitive impairment is independent of cortical thinning. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, DOI: 10.1017/S1355617713000660.

McFarland, C. P. & Glisky, E. L. (2012). Implementation intentions and imagery: Individual and combined effects on prospective memory among young adults. Memory & Cognition, 40(1), 62-69.

Grilli, M. D. & McFarland, C. P. (2011). Imagine that: Self-imagination improves prospective memory in memory-impaired individuals with neurological damage. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21(6), 847-859.

McFarland, C. P. & Glisky, E. L. (2011). Implementation intentions and prospective memory among older adults: An investigation of the role of frontal lobe function. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 18(6), 633-652.

McFarland, C. P. & Glisky, E. L. (2009). Frontal lobe involvement in a task of time-based prospective memory. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1660-1669.

Davidson, P. S. R., McFarland, C. P., & Glisky, E. L. (2006). Effects of emotion on item and source memory in young and older adults. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 306-322.