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Tracy Alloway

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Faculty Bio



Phone (904) 620-1614
Office Building 51, Room 3439

Research Interests

*Education (Working Memory in learning needs like ADHD, autism, dyslexia)

*Health (How natural movement and barefoot running can boost working memory)

*Mental Health (Can Working Memory buffer your negative emotions?)

*Social Behaviors (How lying is a sign of a good memory; Can Social Media help your memory?); and mental health.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive Psychology, Human Memory, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Selected Publications

Think Like A Girl (2021) Harper Collins

Investigating the predictive roles of working memory and IQ in academic attainment

TP Alloway, RG Alloway

Journal of experimental child psychology 106 (1), 20-29

Verbal and visuospatial short‐term and working memory in children: Are they separable?

TP Alloway, SE Gathercole, SJ Pickering

Child development 77 (6), 1698-1716

Short Biography

Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is an award-winning psychologist, professor, author, and TEDx speaker. She has published 14 books and over 100 scientific articles on the brain and memory. She has also provided consultancy to the World Bank on reading in developing countries and is a sought-after speaker internationally. Her research has also been featured on BBC, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and many others. She was also featured as an expert in the documentary The Observed Life.

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PhD University of Edinburgh, UK