Selected Conference Presentations

  • Gallant, S., & Yang, L. (2015). Positivity effect in older adults’ source attributions of to-be-remembered and to-be-forgotten stimuli: Product of enhanced memory strength or decision bias? Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 19-22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Meridis, L., Truong, L., & Yang, L. (2015). Functioning Under Stress: Does Stress Impact Executive Functioning of Older Adults? Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 19-22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Wong, B., & Yang, L. (2015, October). Social Engagement of Chinese Elderly Immigrants in Canada. The Psychology Graduate Research Symposium, October 30, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Yang, L., Chen, W., Hg, A. H., & Fu, X. (2013). Culturally-promoted Memory for Categorically Processed Information: An East-West Cross-culture Study. The Psychonomic Society 2013 Annual Meeting, November 14-17, 2013, Toronto, Canada.
  • Wong, B. & Yang, L. (2013). Cultural Effects on Visual Statistical Learning: Preliminary Data. Poster session, The Psychology Graduate Research Symposium, November 8, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Gallant, S. & Yang, L. (2013). Effects of age and emotional valence on item-directed forgetting and source attribution. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) annual meeting, June 7-9, 2013, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Wong, B., Yang, L., Yin, S., Li, J., & Spaniol, J. (2013). Unbinding of Contextual Information: Age Differences and Cultural Effects. The 2013 IACCP (International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology) Regional Conference, June 20-22, Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Yang, L., Li, J., Spaniol, J., Hasher, L., Wilkinson, A., Yu, J., & Niu, Y. (2013). Culturally-Promoted Memory for Socially Meaningful Contexts: An East-West Cross-Cultural Study. The 25th APS (Association for Psychological Science) Annual Convention, May 23-26, 2013, Washington, D. C., United States.
  • Wilkinson, A. J., & Yang, L. (2013). Wilkinson, A. J., & Yang, L. (2013). Can we reduce reaction time intra-individual variability in older adults? Retest practice and feedback. Baycrest 23rd Annual Neuroscience Conference: Brain Plasticity & Neurorehabilitation, March 4-6, Toronto, Canada
  • Wilkinson, A. J., Yang, L., & Dyson, B. J. (2013). Modulating younger and older adults’ performance in ignoring pictorial information during a word matching task. Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Annual Meeting, April 13-16, 2013, San Francisco, United States.
  • Wong, B., Yang, L., Yin, S, & Li, J. (2012). Unbinding of contextual information: Age differences and cultural effects. Poster session, The Psychology Graduate Research Symposium, November 9, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Greenbaum, D., Yang, L., Truong, L., & Gallant, S. (2012). Emotional effect on memory for incidentally encoded information. CSBBCS 22nd Annual Meeting, June 7-9, Queen’s University, Kinston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Yang, L., & Truong, L. (2012). The self-reference effect in emotional memory: A spontaneous mnemonic. Cognitive Aging Conference, April 19-22, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Truong, L., & Yang, L. (2012). Does emotional content facilitate or disrupt working memory performance in younger and older adults? Cognitive Aging Conference, April 19-22, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Wilkinson, A., Yang, L., & Dyson, B. (2012). Age differences in ignoring distracting pictures: An event-related potential (ERP) study. Cognitive Aging Conference, April 19-22, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Yang, L. (2011). Retest Learning as a Basic Form of Cognitive Plasticity in Older Adults. Symposium session: Maintaining Cognitive Functioning in our Later Years: Empirical Evidence and Application. the CPA’s 72nd Annual Convention, June 2-4, 2011, Sheraton Cintre Toronto Hotel, Toronto.
  • Truong, L., & Yang, L. (2011). Emotional valence, arousal, and interference resolution. The Inaugural Conference of the Rotman Research Institute and the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit: Neuroscience of Emotion and Emotion-related Disorders. March 27-29, 2011, The Four Seasons Hotel, 21 Avenue Road, Toronto. Canada.
  • Lau, K., & Yang, L. (2010). Adaptive memory: Survival effects in younger and older adults Southern Ontario Neuropsychology Group (SONG) Meeting, May 7, 2010, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Wilkinson, A., & Yang, L. (2010). Training-induced plasticity of inhibition in old age: Does feedback matter? Cognitive Aging Conference, April 15-18, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Lau, K., & Yang, L. (2010). Basic and evolutionary survival effect in adaptive memory of younger and older adults. Cognitive Aging Conference, April 15-18, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Yang, L., Krampe, R. T., & Reed, M. (2010). Basic form of cognitive plasticity in young-olds and oldest-olds: Retest learning and maintenance. Cognitive Aging Conference, April 15-18, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Yang, L., & Reed, M. (2009). Retest learning in the absence of item-specific effects: the young-old vs. the oldest old. 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, November 19 –22, 2009.
  • Wilkinson, A., & Yang, L. (2009). Cognitive plasticity of inhibition in older adults. Psychology Research Symposium, Ryerson University, Toronto, October 29th, 2009.
  • Yang, L., & Reed, M., & Wilkinson, A. (2009). Memory training in oldest old and young old adults using Method-of-Loci with self-generated loci. APA 117th Annual Convention, August 6-9. 2009, Toronto.
  • Yang, L., Reed, M., Russo, F., & Wilkinson, A. (2008). Rule‐based Learning of Older Adults in Perceptual Speed
    and Inductive Reasoning. XXIX International Congress of Psychology, July 20‐25, Berlin, Germany.
  • Yang, L., & Ornstein, T. J., & Wilkinson (2008). Motivation and Emotional Memory: A Comparison between
    Younger and Older Adults. Cognitive Aging Conference, April 10‐13, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Ikier, S., Yang, L., Hasher L. (2006). Implicit interference, age, and automatic versus controlled retrieval
    strategies. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Aging Conference, April 20‐23, Atlanta.
  • Yang, L., & Hasher L. (2006). The cost and benefit of enhanced vulnerability to distraction in older adults.
    Poster presentation at the Cognitive Aging Conference, April 20‐23, Atlanta.
  • Ikier, S., Hasher, L., & Yang, L. (2005). Age differences in implicit interference. Paper presented at the I. International
    Gerontology Symposium. May, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Yang, L., & Hasher, L. (2004). Circadian rhythms of automatic versus controlled retrieval in the healthy elderly.
    Oral presentation at the 28th International Congress of Psychology (ICP2004), August 8‐13, Beijing.
  • Yang, L., Krampe, R. T., & Baltes, P. B. (2004). How age and cognitive ability matter for retest learning in reasoning
    tasks. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Aging Conference, April 1‐4, Atlanta.