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Lauren Bates

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Research, Professional and Creative Activity

Ph.D. from Colorado State University (2019)
M.S. from Colorado State University (2015)
B.A. from California State University - Long Beach (2012)
Area of research:
Human learning and memory, memory improvement techniques, educational applications of memory research (i.e., the science of learning)

Professional Profile

Dr. Bates earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Colorado State University in 2019. Dr. Bates specializes in cognitive psychology with a specific focus on human learning and memory. Her current research explores evidence-based practices for memory improvement in student study behaviors (e.g., retrieval practice, feedback, elaboration).

Teaching and Related Service

Courses taught:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Cognition
  • Learning and Memory
  • History of Psychology
  • Psychology of Pilgrimage (Study Abroad to Spain)
Previously taught at:
  • Colorado State University
  • Front Range Community College
Honors and awards:
  • 2017: College of Natural Sciences Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching/Mentoring Award, Colorado State University
  • 2016: Marc V. Richard Award for Excellence in Teaching, Colorado State University
  • 2015-2017: Department of Psychology Teaching Fellowship, Colorado State University

More Information

  • Published in Frontiers in Psychology
  • Presented at international conferences including the Psychonomic Society (PS), Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), Association for Psychological Science (APS), American Psychological Association (APA) meetings, and National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP).
  • Member of the Psychonomic Society, Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Women in Cognitive Science
  • Lauren Bates CV

Office Hours (On Campus):

  • Monday: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM