Dr. Acacia Overoye

Faculty Member

Dr. Acacia Overoye

Biography

Acacia is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Utah Valley University. Her research focuses on how multimodality and retrieval influence the way we learn and remember information. Her research and teaching mutually inform each other, with creative and evidence-based practices in her classroom and with research in collaboration with students in her lab.

Education

Ph D, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2019

Major: Cognitive Psychology

MS, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015

Major: Cognitive Psychology

BS, University of California, San Diego, 2012

Major: Cognitive Science

Teaching

PSY 3420

Cognitive Psychology WE, Spring 2021

PSY 490R

Independent Studies, Spring 2021

PSY 3030

Research Methods for Psychology, Spring 2021

PSY 3030

Research Methods for Psychology, Spring 2021

Presentations

Parker, Logan (Presenter & Author), Overoye, Acacia L (Author Only), National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2021, "Gestural Attention on the Effectiveness of Gestural Misinformation", Council on Undergraduate Research, Virtual Meeting. (April, 2021)
Overoye, Acacia L (Presenter & Author), Ditta, Annie S (Presenter & Author), Storm, Benjamin C (Author Only), Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, "Hands off!: How physical interaction affects creative thinking", Psychonomic Society, Virtual. (November 20, 2020)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Overoye, Acacia L, Wilson, Margaret , (2020) "Does Gesture Lighten the Load? The Case of Verbal Analogies" (vol. 11). Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.571109
Overoye, Acacia L, C, Benjamin Storm, (2019) "Remembering what was said and done_ The activation and facilitation of memory for gesture as a consequence of retrieval" (Issue: 3, vol. 45). Journal of Experimental Psychology_ Learning, Memory, and Cognition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000591
Overoye, Acacia , Storm, Benjamin C, (2015) "Harnessing the power of uncertainty to enhance learning" (Issue: 2, vol. 1). Translational Issues in Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1037/tps0000022