Dr. Laura Thompson
New Mexico State University
Education & Training Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education Berlin, Germany Postdoctoral Fellow, 1987-1989 University of California, Santa Cruz Program in Experimental Psychology Ph.D. in Psychology,1987 Professional Experience 2002: Professor of Psychology, New Mexico State University. 1995-2002: Associate Professor Psychology, New Mexico State University. 1989-1995: Assistant Professor of Psychology, New Mexico State University. 2005-2006: Biosciences Subcluster Leader (Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; 22 faculty) 2001-present: Member of review panels for the NIA. 1999-present: Member of 3 NIH review panels for the MBRS-SCORE program. 1996-present: Member of 3 NSF review panels to evaluate Major Research Instrumentation Grants for research in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE/EIA). 1997: Minority dissertation proposal reviewer for the NIA. 2006: Year-long ADVANCE program leadership program participant. 1991-present: Research mentor to over 25 minority undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in psychology through nationally-funded programs (MBRS-RISE; American Indian Bridge Program; McNair Program). 1 987-1989: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin. Conducted laboratory research on adult age differences in acquiring skilled memory.
Bond, G., Malloy, D. M., Thompson, L. A., Arias, E., & Nunn, S. (2004). Post-probe decision making in a prison context. Communication Monographs, 71, 269-285.
Bond, G., Malloy, D. M., Arias, E., Nunn, S., & Thompson, L. A. (2005). Lie-biased decision making in a prison context. Communication Reports, 18, 9-19.
Bond, G., Thompson, L. A., & Malloy, D. M. (2005). Lifespan changes in prison inmates’ social networks. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 61, 161-178.
Thompson, L. A., Garcia, E., & Malloy, D. M. (2007). Reliance on visible speech cues during multi-modal language processing: Individual and age differences. Experimental Aging Research, 33 (4).
Thompson, L. A., & Trevathan, W. (in press). Cortisol reactivity, maternal sensitivity, and learning in 3-month-old infants. Infant Behavior and Development.