Ashley Abraham

Ashley Abraham

Instructor - Psychology

Office: Morgan 111
Phone: 330-287-1923
Email: aabraham@wooster.edu

Degrees

  • B.A. Baldwin-Wallace College
  • M.A. Kent State University

Courses Taught

  • Statistics and Experimental Design
  • Lifelong Reading

Publications

Abraham, A.N., Eskenazi, M.A., Roche, J.R., & Folk, J.M. (2018). Parafoveal-on-Foveal Effects in High-Skill Spellers: Disambiguating Previews Influence Ambiguous Word Recognition. In C. Kalish, A. Howes, M. Rau, J. Zhu & T.T., Rogers (Eds), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1274-1279). Madison, WI. Cognitive Science Society.

Eskenazi, M.A., Swischuk, NK., Folk, J.R., & Abraham, A.N. (2018). Uninformative contexts support word learning for high-skill spellers. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Conference Presentations

*Denotes undergraduate research mentorship

Abraham, A.N., Folk, J.R., & Eskenazi, M.A.  (November, 2017).  Investigating Parafoveal-on-Foveal Effects During Semantic Ambiguity Resolution. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Vancouver, ON.  

Eskenazi, M.A., Swischuk, N.K., Campbell, C.G., Kemp, P.L., Abraham, A.N., & Folk, J.R. (November, 2017).  Uninformative Contexts Support Word Learning for High-Skill Spellers. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Vancouver, ON. 

*Childers, M., Eskenazi, M.A., Abraham, A.N., & Folk, J.R. (April, 2017). Individual Differences in Spelling Ability Contribute to Phonological Processing. Poster presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium at Kent State University, Kent, OH

*Suter, R., Abraham, A.N., & Folk, J.R. (April, 2017).  Is spelling a better measure of reading ability than reading comprehension? Poster presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium at Kent State University, Kent, OH

Abraham, A.N., Folk, J.R, Eskenazi, M.A, & Jones, A.C.  (November, 2016). The Differential Effects of Reading and Spelling Skill on Lexical Ambiguity Resolution. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA. 

Eskenazi, M.A., Jones, A.C., Abraham, A.N., & Folk, J.R.  (November, 2016). Individual Differences in Spelling Ability Contribute to Phonological Processing. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA. 

Abraham, A.N., Folk, J.R., Eskenazi, M.A., & Jones, A.C. (November, 2015). Individual Differences in Reading and Spelling Skill Affect Lexical Ambiguity Resolution. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Chicago IL. 

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding how people process written language. Some of my research examines how people use context to recognize words and how readers learn new words during reading. I am also interested in understanding how  individual differences in reading and spelling skill influence the way in which words are recognized and learned.