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2017 (or in press)

Bugg, J. M., & Ball, B. H. (2017). The strategic control of prospective memory monitoring in response to complex and probabilistic contextual cues. Memory & Cognition. 

Bugg, J. M., & Diede, N. T.*  (2017). The effects of awareness and secondary task demands on Stroop performance in the precued lists paradigm.  Acta Psychologica. 

Diede, N. T.*, & Bugg, J. M. (2017). Cognitive effort is modulated outside of the explicit awareness of conflict frequency: Evidence from pupillometry. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 


Siegel, J.*, & Bugg, J. M. (2016). Dissociating divergent thinking and creative achievement by examining attentional flexibility and hypomania. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10, 416-424.

Weidler, B. J.*, & Bugg, J. M. (2016). Transfer of location-specific control to untrained locations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 2202-2217.

Bugg, J. M., Scullin, M. K., & Rauvola, R.* (2016). Forgetting no-longer relevant prospective memory intentions is (sometimes) harder with age but easier with forgetting practice. Psychology and Aging, 31, 358-369.

Gonthier, C., Braver, T. S., & Bugg, J. M. (2016). Dissociating proactive and reactive control in the Stroop task. Memory & Cognition, 44, 778-788.

Diede, N. T.* & Bugg, J. M. (2016). Spatial proximity as a determinant of context-specific attentional settings. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1255-1266.

Hutchison, D. A., Bugg, J. M., Lim, Y.*, & Olsen, M. (2016). Congruency pre-cues moderate item-specific proportion congruent effects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1087-1103.

Bugg, J. M.,& Braver, T. S. (2016) Proactive control of irrelevant task rules during cued task switching. Psychological Research, 80, 860-876.

McDaniel, M. A., Cahill, M., & Bugg, J. M. (2016). The curious case of orthographic distinctiveness: Disruption of categorical processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42, 104-113.

Bugg, J. M., & Smallwood, A.* (2016). The next trial will be conflicting! The effects of explicit congruency pre-cues on cognitive control. Psychological Research, 80, 16-33.


McDaniel, M. A., Bugg, J. M., Liu, Y., & Brick, J. (2015). When does the test-study-test sequence optimize learning and retention? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 21, 370-382.

Bugg, J. M., Diede, N. T.*, Cohen-Shikora, E.*, & Selmeczy, D.* (2015). Expectations and experience: Dissociable bases for cognitive control? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1349-1373.

Bugg, J. M. (2015). The relative attractiveness of distractors and targets affects the coming and going of item-specific control: Evidence from flanker tasks. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77, 373-389.

Bugg. J. M. (2015). "Automatic control" of Stroop interference: Evidence and implications for aging. In Lindsay, C. S., Kelley, C. M., Yonelinas, A. P., & Roediger, H. L. III (Eds.) Remembering: Attributions, processes, and control in human memory: Essays in honor of Larry Jacoby (pp. 169-184). New York: Psychology Press.


Wooldridge, C.L., Bugg, J. M., McDaniel, M. A, & Liu, Y. (2014). The testing effect with authentic educational materials: A cautionary note. Journal of Applied Research on Memory and Cognition, 3, 214-221.

McDaniel, M. A., Binder, E., Bugg, J. M., Waldum, E., Dufault, C., Meyer, A., ...Kudelka, C. (2014). Effects of cognitive training with and without aerobic exercise on cognitively-demanding everyday activities. Psychology and Aging, 29, 717-730.

Gingerich, K. J., Bugg, J. M., Doe, S. R., Rowland, C. A., Richards, T. L., Tompkins, S. A., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Active processing via write-to-learn assignments: Learning and retention benefits in introductory psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 41, 303-308.

Bugg, J. M. (2014). Evidence for the sparing of reactive cognitive control with age. Psychology and Aging, 29, 115-127.

Bugg, J. M. (2014). Conflict-triggered top-down control: Default mode, last resort, or no such thing? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 567-587.


Bugg, J. M., & Scullin, M. K. (2013). The surprising ease of stopping after going relative to stopping after never having gone. Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797613494850

Bugg, J. M., Scullin, M. K., & McDaniel, M. A. (2013). Strengthening encoding via implementation intention formation increases prospective memory commission errors. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 522 - 527.

Bugg, J. M., & Hutchison, K. A. (2013). Converging evidence for control of color-word Stroop interference at the item-level. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 433 - 449.

Scullin, M. K., & Bugg, J. M. (2013). Failing to forget: Prospective memory commission errors can result from spontaneous retrieval and impaired executive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 965 - 971.

Bugg, J. M., McDaniel, M. A., & Einstein, G. O. (2013). Event-based prospective remembering: An integration of prospective memory and cognitive control theories. In D. Reisberg (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology (pp. 267 - 282). New York: Oxford University Press.


Bugg, J. M. (2012). Dissociating levels of cognitive control: The case of Stroop interference.Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 302 - 309.

Bugg,  J. M., & McDaniel, M. A. (2012). Selective benefits of question self-generation and answering for remembering expository texts. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 922 - 931.

Bugg, J. M., & Crump, M. J. C. (2012). In support of a distinction between voluntary and stimulus-driven control: A review of the literature on proportion congruent effects. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 3, 1-16. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00367.

Bugg, J. M., Shah, K., Villareal, D., & Head, D. (2012). Cognitive and neural correlates of aerobic fitness in obese older adults. Experimental Aging Research, 38, 131 - 145.

Head, D., Bugg, J. M., Goate, A. M., Fagan, A. M., Mintun, M. A., Holtzman, D. M., & Morris, J. C. (2012). Exercise engagement as a moderator of APOE effects on amyloid deposition. Archives of Neurology. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2011.845

Head, D., Singh, T., & Bugg, J. M. (2012). The moderating role of exercise on stress-related effects on the hippocampus and memory in late adulthood. Neuropsychology, 26, 133 – 143.

McDaniel, M. A., & Bugg, J. M. (2012). Memory training interventions: What has been forgotten? Journal of Applied Research on Memory and Cognition1, 45 – 50.

Scullin, M.K., Bugg, J.M.,  & McDaniel, M.A. (2012). Whoops, I did it again: Commission errors in prospective memory.  Psychology and Aging, 27, 46 – 53.


Bugg, J. M., McDaniel, M.A., Scullin, M. K., & Braver, T. S. (2011). Revealing list-level control in the Stroop task by uncovering its benefits and a cost. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1595 -1606.

Bugg, J. M., & Chanani, S*. (2011). List-wide control is not entirely elusive: Evidence from picture-word Stroop. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 930- 936.

Gordon, B., Shelton, J., Bugg, J.M., McDaniel, M.A., & Head, D. (2011). Structural correlates of prospective memory. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3795 – 3800.

McDaniel, M. A., Cahill, M., Bugg, J. M., & Meadow, N. G. (2011). Dissociative effects of orthographic distinctiveness in pure and mixed lists: An item-order account. Memory & Cognition, 39, 1162 - 1173.

Scullin, M. K. Bugg, J. M., McDaniel, M. A., Einstein, G. O. (2011). Prospective memory and aging: Preserved spontaneous retrieval, but impaired deactivation, in older adults. Memory & Cognition, 39, 1232 - 1240.

Bugg, J. M., Jacoby, L. L., & Chanani, S*. (2011). Why it is too early to lose control in accounts of item-specific proportion congruency effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance37, 844 – 859.

Bugg, J. M., & Head, D. (2011). Exercise moderates age-related atrophy of the medial temporal lobe. Neurobiology of Aging, 32, 506 – 514.


Liang, K. Y., Mintun, M. A., Fagan, A. M., Goate, A. M., Bugg, J. M., Holtzman, D., Morris, J., & Head, D. (2010). Exercise and Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in cognitively normal older adults. Annals of Neurology, 68, 311 – 318.


McDaniel, M. A., Bugg, J. M., Ramuschkat, G. M., Kliegel, M. A., & Einstein, G. O. (2009). Repetition errors in habitual prospective memory: Elimination of age differences via complex actions or appropriate resource allocation. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 16, 563-588.

Yadon, C., Bugg, . M., Davalos, D. B., & Kisley, M. (2009). P50 sensory gating  is related to performance on select tasks of cognitive inhibition. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(4), 448 – 458.

Xie, B. & Bugg, J. M. (2009). Public library computer training for older adults to access quality health information. Library & Information Science Research, 31, 155 - 162.


Bugg, J. M., Jacoby, L.L., & Toth, J. (2008). Multiple levels of control in the Stroop task. Memory & Cognition, 36(8), 1484 – 1494.

Bugg, J. M. (2008). Opposing influences on conflict-driven adaptation in the Eriksen flanker task. Memory & Cognition, 36(7), 1217 – 1227.

Weinstein, Y., Bugg, J. M., & Roediger III, H. L. (2008). Can the survival recall advantage be explained by basic memory processes?  Memory & Cognition, 36(5), 913 – 919.

Bugg, J. M., DeLosh, E. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2008). Improving students’ study habits by demonstrating the mnemonic benefits of semantic processing. Teaching of Psychology, 35(2), 96 – 98.

McDaniel, M. A., & Bugg, J. M. (2008). Instability in memory phenomena: A common puzzle and a unifying explanation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review [Theoretical and Review Articles]15(2), 23 – 255.


Bugg, J. M., DeLosh, E. L., Davalos, D. B., & Davis, H. P. (2007). Age differences in Stroop interference: Contributions of general slowing and task-specific deficits. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 14(2), 155 – 167.

2006 and earlier

Bugg, J. M., Zook, N. A., DeLosh, E. L., Davalos, D., & Davis, H. (2006). Age differences in fluid intelligence: Contributions of general slowing and frontal decline. Brain and Cognition, 62, 9 – 16.

Bugg, J. M., DeLosh, E. L., & Clegg, B. A. (2006). Physical activity moderates time of day differences in older adults’ working memory performance. Experimental Aging Research,32(4), 431 – 446.

Clegg, B. A., Wood, J.*, & Bugg, J. M. (2004). Real and imagined movements in older and younger adults. Journal of Mental Imagery, 28(1&2), 1-16.

*denotes student co-author