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Faculty Image Craig McFarland
Office: Skaggs 202
Phone: 406-243-6845
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Current Position:

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology Program

*** I plan to take one graduate student to begin in Fall 2015. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions that you might have.  

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?


PSYX 391: Health Psychology

PSYX 530: Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing

PSYX 625: Advanced Clinical Assessment

PSYX 632: Clinical Neuropsychology


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


American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
International Neuropsychological Society

Other 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.