University at Albany




Jeanette Altarriba, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Research Lab: Cognition & Language
Curriculum Vitae (pdf format)

Research Areas of Interest
My research program can be broadly categorized into two main areas: (a) bilingual language processing, and (b) the representation of emotion and emotion concepts. In general, my program of research is directed toward uncovering the ways in which bilingual speakers learn, store, and use language information. The thrust of my research program in bilingual memory can be summarized under two main aims: (1) the application of bilingual paradigms in solving issues of general language processing, and (2) the investigation of the structure and function of bilingual memory.

Language Representation (monolingual and bilingual speakers)
Bilingualism (language abilities; aspects of language and culture)
Language Use in Applied Settings
Second Language Acquisition
Cognition and Emotion
Cognition and Culture

1990 Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Vanderbilt University
1988 M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Vanderbilt University
1986 B.A., Psychology, Florida International University