Ph.D., Michigan State University



Dr. Radvansky's research is focused on the development of mental model theory for human memory and cognition. Mental models are a person's representation of a situation that they experienced/read/heard about. Most of this research is aimed at understanding how people create, organize, store and retrieve mental models. This research is also directed at understanding how younger and older adults differ on their use of mental models.

Recent Papers

Zwaan, R. A., & Radvansky, G. A. (1998). Situation models in language comprehension and memory. Psychological Bulletin, 123, 162-1855.

Radvansky, G. A. (1999). Aging, memory and comprehension. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 8, 49-53.

Radvansky, G. A. (1999). Memory retrieval and suppression: the inhibition of situation models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128, 563-579.

Radvansky, G.A., & Copeland, D. E. (2006). Walking through doorways causes forgetting: Situation models and experienced space, Memory & Cognition, 34, 1150-1156.

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Contact Information
Office: 218C Haggar Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: (574) 631-6473