M. Jeanne Sholl, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Ph.D.: John Hopkins University,1982

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Research Interests

Cognitive processes with particular interest in the representation, organization, and manipulation of spatial information gained from natural settings; cognitive factors underlying individual differences in spatial ability; imagery and memory processes.

Representative Publications

Sholl, M. J. (submitted). Coordinates systems used for the retrieval of survey knowledge learned by map and navigation.

Sholl, M. J. and Nolan, T. L. (submitted). Orientation specificity in representations of place. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition.

Sholl, M. J. (1996). From visual information to cognitive maps. In J. Portugali (Ed.) The Construction of Cognitive Maps. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Sholl, M. J.(1995). The representation and retrieval of map and environment knowledge. Geographical Systems, 2, 177-195.

Sholl, M. J.and Liben, L. S. (1995). Illusory tilt and Euclidean Schemes as Factors in Performance on the Water-Level Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 21.

Easton, R. D. & Sholl, M. J. (1995). Object-array structure, frames of reference, and retrieval of spatial knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 21, 483-500.

Sholl, M. J. (1992). Landmarks, places, environments: Multiple mind/brain systems for spatial orientation.Geoforum (Special Issue on Geography, Environment and Cognition), 23, 151-164.


1996 - 1999

Project Director for a $235,000 Davis Educational Foundation Grant to develop a pilot course integrating statistics and research methodology and utilizing Boston College's AGORA network.

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Prof. Jeanne Sholl,
Department of Psychology,
Boston College,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3807.
tel: (617) 552-4102
fax: (617) 552-0523