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Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (specialization in Cognitive/Developmental), Louisiana State University, 2008
M.S., Research Psychology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 2003
B S., Psychology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 2001

Teaching Interests

Cognitive Psychology

Psychology of aging

Experimental Psychology

Research Interests

Prospective memory

Individual differences in working memory and intelligence

Cognitive aging (both healthy aging and dementia)

Applying cognitive principles to the education setting

The distracting effects of cell phones

Consumer decision-making processes

Recent Publications

Shelton, J. T., *Mullet, H., Cahill, M. Scullin, M. K., Einstein, G. O., & McDaniel, M. A. (in press). Resource depletion does not influence prospective memory in college students. Consciousness and Cognition.

Scullin, M. K., McDaniel, M. A., & Shelton, J. T. (in press). The dynamic multiprocess framework: Evidence from prospective memory with contextual variability. Cognitive Psychology.

Scullin, M. K., Gordon, B. A., Shelton, J. T., Lee, J. H., Head, D., & McDaniel, M. A. (2013). Don’t forget to monitor your blood pressure: A detrimental relationship between hypertension, prospective memory, and prefrontal cortex white matter. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 13, 405-416. PMID:23389652

Lilienthal, L., Tamez, E., Shelton, J. T., Myerson, J., & Hale, S. (2013). Dual n-back training increases the capacity of the focus of attention. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 135-141. PMID:23184506

Hill, B. D., Foster, J., Elliott, E. M., Shelton, J. T., McCain, J., & Gouvier, W. D. (2013). Need for cognition is related to higher general intelligence, fluid intelligence, and crystallized intelligence, but not working memory. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 22-25.

Pella, R. D., Hill, B. D., Shelton, J. T., Elliott, E., & Gouvier, W. D. (2012). Evaluation of embedded malingering indexes in a non-litigating clinical sample using control, clinical, and derived groups. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 27, 45-57. PMID:22075576

Morey, C. C., Morey, R. D. Elliott, E. M., Eaves, S. D., & Shelton, J. T. (2012). Goal-neglect links Stroop interference with working memory capacity. Acta Psychologica, 141, 250-260. PMID:22749714

Shelton, J. T., McDaniel, M. A., Scullin, M. K., Cahill, M., *Singer, J. S., & Einstein, G. O. (2011). Cognitive exertion and subsequent intention execution in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 66, 43-50. PMID:21036896

McDaniel, M. A., Shelton, J. T., Breneiser, J., Moynan, S., & Balota, D. A. (2011). Focal and nonfocal prospective memory performance in very mild dementia: A signature decline. Neuropsychology. 25, 387-396. PMID:21443344

Gordon, B., Shelton, J. T., Bugg, J.M., McDaniel, M. A., & Head, D. (2011). Structural correlates or prospective memory. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3795-3800. PMID:21982698