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Selected Publications

  • Kazanas, S. A., & Altarriba, J. (in press). Did our ancestors fear the unknown? The role of predation in the survival advantage. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

  • Kazanas, S. A., & Altarriba, J. (in press). Emotion word type and affective valence priming at a long stimulus onset asynchrony. Language and Speech.

  • Altarriba, J., & Kazanas, S. A. (2016). An interdisciplinary approach to foreign language learning: Myths and strategies for success. [Review of the book Being fluent: How cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language, by R. Roberts & R. Kreuz (Eds.)]. PsycCRITIQUES, 61(3).

  • Kazanas, S. A., & Altarriba, J. (2016). Emotion word processing: Effects of word type and valence in Spanish-English bilinguals. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45(2), 395-406.

  • Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2015). Emotion word processing within and between languages. In J. W. Schwieter (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of bilingual processing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Robinson, C. J., & Altarriba, J. (2015). Culture and language processing. In F. Sharifian (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of language and culture. (pp. 240-252). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Martin, J. M., & Altarriba, J. (2015). Rapid Serial Visual Presentation: Bilingual lexical and attentional processing. R. R. Heredia, J. Altarriba, & A. B. Cieslicka (Eds.), Methods in bilingual reading comprehension research. New York, NY: Springer.

  • Knickerbocker, H., Johnson, R. L., & Altarriba, J. (2015). Emotion effects during reading: Influence of an emotion target word on eye movements and processing. Cognition & Emotion, 29(5), 784-806.

  • Kazanas, S. A., & Altarriba, J. (2015). The survival advantage: Underlying mechanisms and extant limitations. Evolutionary Psychology, 13(2), 360-396.

  • Kazanas, S. A., & Altarriba, J. (2015). The automatic activation of emotion and emotion-laden words: Evidence from a masked and unmasked priming paradigm. American Journal of Psychology, 128(3), 323-336.

  • Cho, K. W., Altarriba, J., & Popiel, M. (2015). Mental juggling: When does multitasking impair reading comprehension? The Journal of General Psychology, 142(2), 90-105.

  • Graves, D. F., & Altarriba, J. (2014). False memories in bilingual speakers. In R. R. Heredia & J. Altarriba (Eds.), Foundations of bilingual memory. (pp. 205-221). New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

  • Kazanas, S. A., & Altarriba, J. (2014). Multilingualism and memory. The encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Tse, C.-S., & Altarriba, J. (2014). The relationship between language proficiency and attentional control in Cantonese-English bilingual children: Evidence from Simon, Simon Switchig, and working memory tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 954.

  • Kazanas, S. A., & Altarriba, J. (2013). Survival processing, attention, and interference. In B. L. Schwartz, M. L. Howe, M. P. Toglia, & H. Otgaar (Eds.). What is adaptive about adaptive memory? (pp. 123-138). New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Leblebiši-Basar, D., & Altarriba, J. (2013). The role of imagery and emotion in the translation of concepts into product form. The Design Journal, 16, 295-314.

  • Knickerbocker, H., & Altarriba, J. (2013). Differential repetition blindness with emotion and emotion-laden wordtypes. Visual Cognition, 21(5), 599-627.

  • Tse, C.-S., & Altarriba, J. (2012). Recognizing the directionality of an arrow affects subsequent judgments of a temporal statement: The role of directionality in spatial metaphors. The Psychological Record, 62, 497-506.

  • Gianico-Relyea, J. L., & Altarriba, J. (2012). Word concreteness as a moderator of the tip-of-the-tongue effect. The Psychological Record, 62, 763-776.

  • Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2012). The acquisition of concrete, abstract, and emotion words in a second language. International Journal of Bilingualism, 16, 446-452.

  • von Pein, M., & Altarriba, J. (2011). Testing the development of linguistic knowledge in adult na´ve learners of American Sign Language. Modern Language Journal, 95, 205-216.

  • Knickerbocker, H., & Altarriba, J. (2011). Bilingualism and the impact of emotion: The role of experience, memory, and sociolinguistic factors. In V. Cook, & B. Bassetti (Eds.), Language and bilingual cognition (pp. 453-477). New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.

  • Altarriba, J., & Knickerbocker, H. (2011). Acquiring second language vocabulary through the use of images and words. In P. Trofimovich, & K. McDonough (Eds.), Applying priming methods to L2 learning, teaching and research: Insights from psycholinguistics (pp. 21-48). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

  • Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2011). The representation of emotion vs. emotion-laden words in English and in Spanish in the Affective Simon Task. International Journal of Bilingualism, 15, 310-328.

  • Tse, C.-S., & Altarriba, J. (2010). The revelation of the negative side of a mental number line depends on list context: Evidence from a sign priming paradigm. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 1248-1260.

  • Olivares, I., & Altarriba, J. (2009). Mental health considerations for speech-language services with bilingual Spanish-English speakers. Seminars in Speech and Language, 30, 153-161.

  • Marmolejo, G., Diliberto-Macaluso, K. A., & Altarriba, J. (2009). False memory in bilinguals: Does switching languages increase false memories? American Journal of Psychology, 122, 1-16.

  • Agee, J. M., & Altarriba, J. (2009). Changing conceptions and uses of computer technologies in the everyday literacy practices of sixth and seventh graders. Research in the Teaching of English, 43, 363-396.

  • Tse, C.-S., & Altarriba, J. (2008). Evidence against linguistic relativity in Chinese and English: A case study of spatial and temporal metaphors. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 8, 335-357.

  • Sutton, T. M., & Altarriba, J. (2008). Representing emotion words in the mental lexicon: A new look at the emotional Stroop effect. The Mental Lexicon, 3, 19-46.

  • Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., Nakagawa, S., Alexandre, J., Altarriba, J., et al. (2008). Culture, emotion regulation, and adjustment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 925-937.

  • Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., Fontaine, J., . . .Altarriba, J., et al. (2008). Mapping expressive differences around the world: The relationship between emotional display rules and individualism versus collectivism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 55-74.

  • Bauer, L. M., & Altarriba, J. (2008). An investigation of sex differences in word ratings across concrete, abstract, and emotion words. The Psychological Record, 58, 465-474.

  • Altarriba, J. (2008). Expressions of emotion as mediated by context. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 11, 165-167.

  • Tse, C.-S., & Altarriba, J. (2007). Testing the associative-link hypothesis in immediate serial recall: Evidence from word frequency and word imageability effects. Memory, 15, 675-690.

  • Sutton, T. M., Altarriba, J., Gianico, J. L., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2007). The automatic access of emotion: Emotional Stroop effects in Spanish-English bilingual speakers. Cognition & Emotion, 21, 1077-1090.

  • Basnight-Brown, D. M., & Altarriba, J. (2007). Differences in semantic and translation priming across languages: The role of language direction and language dominance. Memory & Cognition, 35, 953-965.

  • Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2007). Methodological considerations in performing semantic and translation priming experiments across languages. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 1-18.


Please send questions or comments to: jaltarriba@albany.edu