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Psychology of Hobbies

My current research primarily involves exploring the psychology of hobbies, with a special interest in why people choose to spend their time building models.

Presentations and Publications on Hobbies

Daily, L. Z. (2016, March). The Relationship of Personality and Leisure. Paper presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Daily, L. Z., Robinson, J, Brindle, C., & Ball, M. (2015, March). The relationship of work and leisure. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Daily, L. Z. (2013, March). Toward a Definition of “Hobby.”. Poster presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Working Memory

My previous research primarily involved the experimental investigation of the role of working memory in cognitive task performance. I also did some computational modeling of working memory capacity using the http://act.psy.cmu.edu framework. This work was conducted in collaboration with Lynne M. Reder and Marsha C. Lovett.

Presentations and Publications on Working Memory

Daily, L. Z. (2010). The Relationship between Working Memory and Self-control Resources. Poster presented at the 81rst Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Daily, L. Z. (2004). A Computational Model of Working Memory Capacity. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Daily, L. Z., Bowman, J. L., & Jolliffe, A. B. (2002). A Source Activation Account of Working Memory. Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Daily, L. Z., Lovett, M. C. & Reder, L. M. (2001). Modeling individual differences in working memory performance: A source activation account. Cognitive Science, 25, 315-353.

Lovett, M. C., Daily, L. Z., & Reder, L. M. (2000). A source activation theory of working memory: Cross-task predictions of performance in ACT-R.
Journal of Cognitive Systems Research, 1, 99-118.

Daily, L. Z., Lovett, M. C. & Reder, L. M. (1999). Cross-task prediction of working memory performance: Working memory capacity as source activation. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual ACT-R Workshop, Fairfax, VA.

Daily, L. Z., Lovett, M. C. & Reder, L. M. (1998). Modeling individual differences in working memory capacity. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual ACT-R Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA.

Recognition Memory

Before going to Carnegie Mellon I was a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University. There I worked with Alan Boneau on exploring the “recent negative” effect in recognition memory. The recent negative effect refers to the finding that false alarms are higher for a recently seen negative probe than for a more distant negative probe.

Presentations and Publications on Recognition Memory

Boneau, C. A., & Daily, L. Z. (1995, June). Exponential decay of episodic traces in short term recognition memory. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New York, NY.

Daily, L. Z., & Boneau, C. A. (1994, June). Item recency effects in recognition and recall. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Boneau, C. A., & Daily, L. Z. (1994, April). Recognition accuracy for words and non words. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI.

Boneau, C. A., & Daily, L. Z. (1992, November). Short-term recognition memory and LTM activation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

The Generation Effect

I’ve also done some work on the generation effect. Specifically, we (Jim Sanford, Linda Chrosniak, a boatload of undergrads, and me) were looking at the the effects of generating idiosyncratic study materials on both recognition and recall.

Publications and Presentations on Idiosyncratic Generation Effects

Chrosniak, L. D., Salzman, M. C., Daily, L. Z., & Sanford, J. F. (1995). Effects of idiosyncratic and traditional generation on recall and recognition. Poster presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Sanford, J. F., Chrosniak, L. D., & Daily, L. Z. (1994, April). Effects of equating original learning on recall of self-generated, idiosyncratic word pairs. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI.

Sanford, J. F., & Daily, L. Z. (1993, April). Learning and memory for self-generated word pairs. Poster presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.