John Thomas West





Postdoctoral Research of Psychology

Curriculum Vitae


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2017-2023
George Manson University 2012-2016

Professional Bio

I completed my undergraduate education at George Mason University in 2016 (B.S. in Psychology) and my graduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2023 (Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology). While at UNC, I conducted various behavioral experiments related to human memory with my graduate mentor Neil Mulligan. While in graduate school, I investigated a variety of topics including the role of emotions in memory, the effects of practice on metacognitive judgments about memory performance, and the impacts of various factors on eyewitness memory performance. Currently, I am investigating the neural correlates of true and false memories in younger and older adults, as well as whether age-related memory deficits can be mitigated through cognitive interventions. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, and playing video games.