Alfred Kaszniak

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 As a professor in the Department of Psychology, I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active laboratory in which I conduct research on the neuropsychology and psychophysiology of emotion and memory. I also serve on various department and university committees, and devote professional service to several organizations, scientific journals, and government organizations.


 Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Illinois in 1976, and internship in clinical neuropsychology at Rush Medical Center in Chicago.

Research Interests: 

 neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related neurological disorders, consciousness, memory self-monitoring, emotion, and the psychophysiology of long-term and short-term meditation. 


Selected Publications: 

 Kaszniak, A.W. (in press). Meditation, mindfulness, cognition, and emotion: Implications for community-based older adult programs. In P. Hartman-Stein & A. LaRue (Eds.), Enhancing cognitive fitness in adults: A guide to the use and development of community programs. New York: Springer.

Langbaum, J.B.S., Chen, K., Caselli, R.J., Lee, W., Reschke, C., Bandy, D., Alexander, G.E., Burns, C.M., Kaszniak, A.W., Reeder, S.A., Fleisher, A.S., & Reiman, E.M. (2010). Hypometabolism in Alzheimer-affected brain regions in cognitively healthy Latino individuals carrying the apolipoprotein E4 allele, Archives of Neurology, 67 462-468.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Edmonds, E. (2010). Anosognosia and Alzheimer’s disease: Behavioral studies. In G. Prigatano (Ed.), The study of anosognosia (pp., 189-228). New York: Oxford University Press.

Drag, L.L., Glisky, E.L., Kaszniak, A.W., & Bieliauskas, L.A. (2009). Source memory and frontal functioning in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 399-406.

Bondi, M., Salmon, D., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2009)  The neuropsychology of dementia.  In I. Grant, & K. Adams (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric & Neuromedical Disorders (pp. 159-198).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Griffin-Pierce, T., Silverberg, N., Jim, M., Connor, D., Jim, M., Peters, J., Kaszniak, A.W., & Sabbagh, M. (2008). Challenges to the recognition and assessment of dementia in American Indians of the Southwestern United States. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 4,291-299.

Milman, L.H., Holland, A., Kaszniak, A.W., D’Agostino, J., Garrett, M., & Rapcsak, S.R. (2008). Initial validity and reliability of the SCCAN: Using tailored testing to assess adult cognition and communication. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 49-69.

Nielsen, L., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2007). Conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in inferring subjective emotional experience: Recommendations for researchers.  In J.J.B. Allen & J. Coan (Eds.), The Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment(pp. 361-375). New York: Oxford University Press.

Nielsen, L., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2006). Awareness of subtle emotional feelings: A comparison of long-term meditators and non-meditators. Emotion, 6, 392-405.

Quan, S.F., Wright, R., Baldwin, C.M., Kaemengk, K.L., Goodwin, J.L., Kuo, T.F., Kaszniak, A.W., Boland, L., Caccappolo, E., & Bootzin, R.R. (2006).Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea and neurocognitive functioning in the Sleep Heart Health Study. Sleep Medicine, 7, 498-507.

Burton, K., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2006). Emotional experience and facial muscle activity in Alzheimer’s disease. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 13, 636-651.

Pannu, J.K., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2005). Metamemory experiments in neurological populations: A review.  Neuropsychology Review, 15, 105-130.

Pannu, J.K., Kaszniak, A.W., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2005).  Metamemory for faces following frontal lobe damage.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 11, 668-676.

Kristensen, C.H., Gauer, G., Giovenardi, M., Parente, M.A. deM.P., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2005). Avaliação neuropsicológica no transtorno de estresse pós-traumático. In R Caminha (Ed.), Transtornos do estresse pós-traumático(pp. 123-132). Sao Paulo: Casa do Psycólogo.

Kristensen, C.H., Parente, M.A. deM.P., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2005). Transtorno de estresse pós-traumático: Critérios diagnósticos, prevalência e avaliação. In R Caminha (Ed.),  Transtornos do estresse pós-traumático(pp. 15-35). Sao Paulo: Casa do Psycólogo.

Schaie, K.W., Caskie, G.I.L., Revell, A.J., Willis, S.L., Kaszniak, A.W., & Teri, L. (2005). Extending neuropsychological assessments into the primary mental ability space.  Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 12, 245-277.

O’Connor, M.-F., Allen, J.J.B., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2005). Emotional disclosure for whom? A study of vagal tone in bereavement, Biological Psychology, 68, 135-146.

Trujillo, L.T., Peterson, M.A., Kaszniak, A.W., & Allen, J.J.B. (2005).  EEG phase synchrony differences across visual perception conditions may depend on recording and analysis methods. Clinical Neurophysiology, 116, 172-189

Reminger, S.L., Kaszniak, A.W., Labiner, D.M., Littrell, L.D., David, B.T., Ryan, L., Herring, A.M., & Kaemingk, K.L. (2004). Bilateral hippocampal volume predicts memory function in complex partial epilepsy, Epilepsy and Behavior, 5, 687-695.

Schnyer, D.M., Verfaellie, M., Alexander, M.P., LaFleche, G., Nicholls, L., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2004). A role for right medial prefrontal cortex in accurate feeling of knowing judgments: Evidence from patients with lesions to frontal cortex.  Neuropsychologia, 42, 957-966.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2003). Anosognosia.  In L. Nadel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cognitive science(pp. 160-163). London: Macmillan.

Keil, K., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2002). Examining executive function in individuals with brain injury: A review. Aphasiology, 16, 305-335.

Laurance, H.E., Thomas, K.G.F., Newman, M., Kaszniak, A.W., Nadel, L., & Jacobs, W.J. (2002).  Older adults map novel environments but do not place learn: Findings from a computerized spatial task.  Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 9, 85-97.

O’Connor, M.-F., Allen, J.J.B., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2002). Autonomic and emotion regulation in bereavement and depression. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 52, 183-185.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2002). Dementia.  In V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the human brain(pp. 89-100).  San Diego, CA: Elsevier Science (USA).

Rapcsak, S.Z., Nielsen, L., Glisky, E.L., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2002). The neuropsychology of false facial recognition.  In L.R. Squire & D.L. Schacter (Eds.),Neuropsychology of memory (3rd ed., pp. 130 - 142). New York: Guilford.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2002). Neuropsychology.  In D.J. Ekerdt, R. A. Applebaum, K. C. Holden, S. G. Post, K. Rockwood, R. Schulz, R. L. Sprott,  & P. Uhlenberg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Aging.  New York: Macmillan Reference USA

Rapcsak, S.Z., Nielsen, L., Littrell, L.D., Glisky, E.L., Kaszniak, A.W., & Laguna, J.F. (2001). Face memory impairments in patients with frontal lobe damage.Neurology, 57, 1168-1175.

Newman, M.C., Allen, J.J.B., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2001).  Tasks for assessing memory for temporal order versus memory for object in aging. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 8, 72-78.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2001). Introduction: Psychological perspectives. In A.W. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotion, qualia, and consciousness. (pp. 323-325). London: World Scientific.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2001). Introduction: Biological perspectives. In A.W. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotion, qualia, and consciousness. (pp. 103-105). London: World Scientific.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2001).  Introduction: Philosophical perspectives. In A.W. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotion, qualia, and consciousness. (pp. 25-27). London: World Scientific.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2001).  Some future directions in the study of emotion and consciousness. In A.W. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotion, qualia, and consciousness. (pp. 517-545). London: World Scientific.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2001).  Emotion and consciousness: Current research and controversies.  In A.W. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotion, qualia, and consciousness. (pp. 3-21).  London: World Scientific.

Montgomery, E.B., Koller, W.C., LaMantia, T.J.K., Newman, M.C., Swanson-Hyland, E., Kaszniak, A.W., & Lyons, K. (2000).  Early detection of probable idiopathic Parkinson’s diesase: I. Development of a diagnostic test battery.  Movement Disorders, 15, 467-473.

Reminger, S.L., Kaszniak, A.W., & Dalby, P (2000).  Age-invariance in the asymmetry of stimulus-evoked emotional facial muscle activity.  Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 7, 156-168,

Lane, R.D., Sechrest, L., Riedel, R., Shapiro, D.E., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2000).  Pervasive emotion recognition deficit common to alexithymia and the repressive coping style.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 492-501.

Manber, R., Allen, J.J.B., Burton, K., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2000).  Valence-dependent modulation of psychophysiological measures: Is there consistency across repeated testing? Psychophysiology., 37, 683-692.

Newman, M.C., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2000).  Spatial memory and aging: Performance on a human analog of the Morris Water Maze Task.  Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 7, 86-93.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Newman, M.C. (2000).  Toward a neuropsychology of cognitive aging.  In S.H. Qualls & N. Abeles (Eds), Psychology and the aging revolution: How we adapt to longer life  (pp. 43-67).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Duke, L.M., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2000).  Executive control functions in degenerative dementias: A comparative review.  Neuropsychology Review, 10, 75-99.

Rapcsak, S.Z., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2000).  Searching for the neural correlates of consciousness: Clues from face recognition research.  Brain and Cognition , 42, 37-40.

Rapcsak, S.Z., Galper, S.R., Comer, J.F., Reminger, S.L., Nielsen, L., Kaszniak, A.W., Verfaellie, M., Laguna, J.F., Labiner, D.M. & Cohen, R.A. (2000).  Fear recognition deficits after focal brain damage: A cautionary note. Neurology, 54, 575-581.

Lane, R.D., Nadel, L., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2000).  The future of emotion research from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. In  R. Lane, L.  Nadel, G. Ahern, J. Allen, A. W. Kaszniak, S. Rapcsak, & G. E. Schwartz, (Eds.), Cognitive neuroscience of emotion. (pp. 407-410).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Lane, R.D., Nadel, L., Allen, J.J.B., & Kaszniak, A.W. (2000).  The study of emotion from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience.  In  R. Lane, L.  Nadel, G. Ahern, J. Allen, A. W. Kaszniak, S. Rapcsak, & G. E. Schwartz, (Eds.), Cognitive neuroscience of emotion. (pp. 3-11).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1999).  Consciousness.  In D. Levenson, J.J.Ponzetti, & P.F. Jorgensen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human emotions (pp. 140-144).  New York: Macmillan.

Rapcsak, S.Z., Reminger, S.L., Glisky, E.L., Kaszniak, A.W., & Comer, J.F. (1999).  Neuropsychological mechanisms of false facial recognition following frontal lobe damage.  Cognitive Neuropsychology, 16, 267-292.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1999).  Phenomenology - introduction. In S. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & D. Chalmers (Eds.), Toward a science of consciousness III:  The third Tucson discussions and debates (pp. 387-390).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1999).  Emotion - introduction. In S. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & D. Chalmers (Eds.), Toward a science of consciousness III:  The third Tucson discussions and debates (pp. 197-199).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1999).  Neural correlates - introduction. In S. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & D. Chalmers (Eds.), Toward a science of consciousness III:  The third Tucson discussions and debates (pp. 85-86).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kaszniak, A.W., Reminger, S.L., Rapcsak, S.Z., & Glisky, E.L. (1999).  Conscious experience and autonomic response to emotional stimuli following frontal lobe damage.  In S. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & D. Chalmers (Eds.), Toward a science of consciousness III:  The third Tucson discussions and debates (pp. 201-213).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Schnyer, D.M., Allen, J.J.B., Kaszniak, A.W., & Forster, K.I. (1999).  An ERP examination of masked and unmasked repetition priming in Alzheimer’s disease: Implications for theories of implicit memory.  Neuropsychology. 13, 323-337.

Rapcsak, S.Z., Kaszniak, A.W., Reminger, S.L., Glisky, M.L., Glisky, E.L., & Comer, J.F. (1998).  Dissociation between verbal and autonomic measures of memory following frontal lobe damage. Neurology,  50, 1259-1265.

Lane, R.D., Ahern, G.L., Schwartz, G.E. & Kaszniak, A.W. (1997).  Is alexithymia the emotional equivalent of blindsight?  Biological Psychiatry, 42, 834-844.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1997).  Forward.  In P.D. Nussbaum (Ed.), Handbook of neuropsychology and aging (xi-xii).  New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Lane, R., Kaszniak, A., Ahern, G., & Schwartz, G. (1997).  Alexithymia: A new neurological model based on a hypothesized deficit in the conscious experience of emotion.  In A.J.J.M. Vingerhoets, F.J. vanBussel, & A.J.W. Boelhouwer (Eds.), The (non)-expression of emotion in health and disease (pp. 131-138).  Tilburg, The Netherlands: Tilburg University Press.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Zak, M.G. (1996).  On the neuropsychology of metamemory: Contributions from the study of amnesia and dementia.  Learning and Individual Differences, 8, 355-381.

Bondi, M., Salmon, D., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1996)  The neuropsychology of dementia.  In I. Grant, & K.Adams (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders  (2nd ed., pp. 164-199).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1996).  The role of clinical neuropsychology in the assessment and care of persons with Alzheimer's disease.  In R.J. Resnick  & R.H. Rozensky (Eds.),  Health psychology through the lifespan: Practice and research opportunities (pp. 239-264).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1996).  Techniques and instruments for assessment of the elderly.  In S.H. Zarit & B.G. Knight (Eds.), A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context. (pp. 163-219).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Lane, R., Sechrest, L., Reidel, R., Weldon, V., Kaszniak, A.W., & Schwartz, G. (1996).  Impaired verbal and nonverbal emotion recognition in alexithymia. Psychosomatic Medicine, 58, 203-210.

Trosset, M.W., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1996).  Measures of deficit unawareness for predicted performance experiments. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2, 315-322.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Christenson, G.D. (1996).  Self-awareness of deficit in patients with Alzheimer's disease.  In S.R. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & A.C. Scott (eds.),  Toward a science of consciousness: The first Tucson discussions and debates (pp. 227-242).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Beeson, P.M., Rubens, A.B., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1995).  Anterograde memory impairment in Pick's disease (letter to the editor).  Archives of Neurology,  52, 742.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1995).  Parkinson's disease.  In G.L. Maddox (Ed.),  The encyclopedia of aging  (2nd ed., pp. 727-729).  New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1995).  Neuropsychology.  In G.L. Maddox (Ed.),  The encyclopedia of aging (2nd ed., pp. 682-684).  New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1995).  Korsakoff's syndrome.  In G.L. Maddox (Ed.),  The encyclopedia of aging  (2nd ed., pp. 534-535).  New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1995).  Clinical memory testing: External validators.  In G.L. Maddox (Ed.),  The encyclopedia of aging  (2nd ed., pp. 181-183).  New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1995).  Clinical EEG: Cognitive changes.  In G.L. Maddox (Ed.),  The encyclopedia of aging  (2nd ed., p. 180).  New York: Springer.

Nussbaum, P.D., Kaszniak, A.W., Allender, J.A., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (1995).  Depression and cognitive deterioration in the elderly: A follow-up study.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist., 9, 101-111.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Scogin, F.R. (1995).  Assessing for dementia and depression in older adults.  The Clinical Psychologist, 48 (2), 17-24.

Bell, I.R., Amend, D., Kaszniak, A.W., Schwartz, G.E., Peterson, J.M., Stini, W.A., Miller, J.W., & Seihub, J. (1994).  Trait shyness in the elderly: evidence for an association with Parkinson's disease in family members and biochemical correlate.  Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 8, 16-22.

Bell, I.R., Schwartz, G., Amend, D., Peterson, J.M., Kaszniak, A.W., & Miller, C.S. (1994).  Psychological characteristics and subjective intolerance for xenobiotic agents of normal young adults with trait shyness and defensiveness:  A Parkinsonian-like personality type?  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 182, 367-374.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Christenson, G.D. (1994).  Differential diagnosis of dementia and depression.  In M. Storandt  & G. R. VandenBos (Eds.), Neuropsychological assessment of dementia and depression in older adults:  A clinician's guide  (pp. 81-117).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Butters, M.A., Kaszniak, A.W., Glisky, E.L., Eslinger, P.J., & Schacter, D.L. (1994).  Recency discrimination deficits in frontal lobe patients.  Neuropsychology, 8, 343-353.

Schacter, D.L., Osowiecki, D., Kaszniak, A.W., Kihlstrom, J.F., & Valdiserri, M. (1994).  Source memory: Extending the boundaries of age-related deficits. Psychology and Aging, 9, 81-89.

Bondi, M.W., Kaszniak, A.W., Rapcsak, S.Z., & Butters, M.A. (1993).  Implicit and explicit memory following anterior communicating artery aneurysm rupture. Brain and Cognition, 22, 213-229.

Schacter, D.L., Kihlstrom, J.F., Kaszniak, A.W., & Valdiserri, M. (1993).  Preserved and impaired memory functions in elderly adults.  In J. Cerella,  W. Hoyer, J. Rybash, & M. Commons (Eds.),  Adult information processing: limits on loss  (pp. 327-350). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Rogers, J.,  Kirby, L.C.,  Hempelman, S.R.,  Berry, D.L.,  McGeer, P.L.,  Kaszniak, A.W., Zalinski, J., Cofield, M., Mansukhani, L., Willson, P., & Kogan, F. (1993).  Clinical trial of indomethacin in Alzheimer's disease.  Neurology,  43, 1609-1611.

Beeson, P.M., Bayles, K.B., Rubens, A.B., & Kaszniak, A.W.  (1993).  Memory impairment and executive control in individuals with stroke-induced aphasia. Brain and Language, 45, 253-275.   .

Bell, I.R., Amend, D., Kaszniak, A.W., & Schwartz, G.E. (1993).  Memory deficits, sensory impairment, and depression in the elderly.  The Lancet, 341, 62 (brief report).

Bondi, M.W., Kaszniak, A.W., Bayles, K.A., & Vance, K.T. (1993).  The contributions of frontal system dysfunction to memory and perceptual abilities in Parkinson's disease.  Neuropsychology, 7, 89-102.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Bortz, J.J. (1993).  Issues in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of neuropsychological assessments in rehabilitation settings.  In R.L. Glueckauf,  L.B. Sechrest, G.R. Bond, & E.C. Becker (Eds.),  Improving assessment in rehabilitation and health (pp. 176-195).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Simon, L.M.J., Sales, B.D., Kaszniak, A.W., & Kahn, M.W. (1992). Characteristics of child molesters: Implications for the fixated-regressed dichotomy.  The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 7, 211-225.

Poon, L.W., Kaszniak, A.W., & Dudley, W.N. (1992).  Approaches in the experimental neuropsychology of dementia: A methodological and model review. In M. Bergner, K. Hasegawa, S. Finkel , & T. Nishimura (Eds.),  Aging and mental disorders:  International Perspectives  (pp. 150-173).  New York:  Springer.

Gatz, M., Eisdorfer, C., & Kaszniak, A. (1991).  Recommendations to Division 12 on the kind of education and training needed by clinical trainees in order to be competent to work with older adults.  The Clinical Psychologist, 10, 37-38.

Schacter, D.L., Kaszniak, A.W., Kihlstrom, J.F., & Valdiserri, M. (1991).  The relation between source memory and aging. Psychology and Aging, 6, 559-568.

Kaszniak, A.W., Keyl, P., & Albert, M. (1991).  Dementia and the older driver. Human Factors, 33,  527-537.

Benjamin, A.H. & Kaszniak, A.W. (1991).  The discovery process, deposition, trial testimony, and hearing testimony.  In H.O Doerr & A.S. Carlin (Eds.),Forensic Neuropsychology: Legal and scientific bases (pp. 17-32).  New York: Guilford.

McGlynn, S.M., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1991).  When metacognition fails: Impaired awareness of deficit in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,3, 184-189

Bayles, K.A., Tomoeda, C.K.,  Kaszniak, A.W., & Trosset, M.W. (1991).  Alzheimer's disease effects on semantic memory: Loss of structure or impaired processing.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 166-182.

Bondi, M.W., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1991).  Implicit and explicit memory in Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 13, 339-358.

McGlynn, S.M., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1991).  Unawareness of deficits in dementia and schizophrenia.  In G.P. Prigatano & D. Schacter (Eds.), Awareness of deficit after brain injury: Clinical and theoretical issues (pp. 84-110).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Cartwright, R.D., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1991).  The social psychology of dream reporting.  In S.J. Ellman & J.S. Antrobus (Eds.), The mind in sleep: Psychology and Psychophysiology  (2nd ed., pp  251-264), New York:  Wiley.

Schacter, D.L., Kaszniak, A.W., & Kihlstrom, J.F. (1991).  Models of memory and the understanding of memory disorders.  In T. Yanagihara & R.C.Peterson (Eds.), Memory disorders: Research and clinical practice  (pp. 111-134).  New York: Marcel Dekker.

Mohr, D.C., Beutler, L.E., Engle, D., Shoham-Salomon, V., Kaszniak, A.W., & Yost, E.B. (1990).  Identification of patients at risk for non-response and negative outcome in psychotherapy.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 622-628.

Tomoeda, C.K., Bayles, K.A., Boone, D.R., Kaszniak, A.W., & Slauson, T.J. (1990).  Speech rate and syntactic complexity effects on the auditory comprehension of Alzheimer patients.  Journal of Communication Disorders, 23, 151-161.

Knotek, P.C., Bayles, K.A., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1990).  Response consistency on a semantic memory task in persons with dementia of the Alzheimer type. Brain and Language, 38, 465-475.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1990).  Psychological assessment of the aging individual.  In J.E. Birren & K.W. Schaie (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of aging (3rd. ed., pp. 427-445).  New York: Academic Press.

Bayles, K.A., Salmon, D.P., Tomoeda, C.K., Jacobs, D., Caffrey, J.T., Kaszniak, A.W., & Troster, A.I. (1989). Semantic and letter category naming in Alzheimer's patients: A predictable difference.  Developmental Neuropsychology, 5, 335-347.

Kaszniak, A.W., Bootzin, R.R., & Kahn, M.W. (1989).  The aging population.  In A. Beigel (Ed.), Of dreams, deeds and dollars: Achieving better mental health care in Arizona  (pp.183-210).  Phoenix, AZ:  Arizona Academy.

Kaemingk, K.L., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1989).  Neuropsychological aspects of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 3, 309-326.

Allender, J.A., & Kaszniak, A.W. (1989).  Processing of emotional cues in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type.  International Journal of Neuroscience, 46, 147-155.

Rapcsak, S.Z., Kaszniak, A.W., & Rubens, A.B. (1989).  Anomia for facial expressions: Evidence for a category specific visual-verbal disconnection syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 27, 1031-1041.

Bayles, K.A., Boone, D.R., Tomoeda, C.K., Slauson, T.J., & Kaszniak,A.W. (1989).  Differentiating Alzheimer's patients from the normal elderly and stroke patients with aphasia.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders,54, 74-87.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1988).  Cognition in Alzheimer's disease: Theoretic models and clinical implications.  Neurobiology of Aging, 9, 92-94.

Kaszniak, A.W., Nussbaum, P., Berren, M., & Santiago, J. (1988).  Amnesia as a consequence of male rape.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 97, 100-104.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1987).  Clinical memory testing:  External validations.  In G.Maddox (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Aging (pp.116-118),  New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1987).  Parkinson's Disease.  In G. Maddox (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. 512-513),  New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1987).  Neuropsychology.  In G. Maddox (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. 480-482),  New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1987). Korsakoff's syndrome.  In G. Maddox (Ed.).  Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. 374-375), New York: Springer.

Kaszniak, A.W. (1987). Clinical EEG:  Cognitive changes.  In G. Maddox (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Aging (pp.115-116),  New York: Springer.Kaszniak, A.W. (1987). Neuropsychological consultation to geriatricians: Issues in the assessment of memory complaints.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1, 35-46.

Kaszniak, A.W., Wilson, R.S., Fox, J.H., & Stebbins, G.T. (1986).  Cognitive assessment in Alzheimer's disease: Cross-sectional and longitudinal perspectives. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 13, 420-423.

Benjamin, G.A.H., Kaszniak, A.W., Sales, B., & Shanfield, S. (1986).  The role of legal education in producing psychological stress among law students and lawyers.  American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 2, 225-252.

Kelly, M. P., Kaszniak, A.W., & Garron, D.C. (1986).  Patterns of neuropsychological test performance in patients with carotid artery disease and Alzheimer's disease.  International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 8, 163-169.

Poon, L.W., Gurland, B.J., Eisdorfer, C., Crook, T., Thompson, L.W., Kaszniak, A.W., & Davis, K. (1986).  Integration of experimental and clinical percepts in memory assessment:  A tribute to George Talland.  In L.W.Poon, et al. (Eds.), Handbook for clinical memory assessment of older adults (pp. 3-10), Washington, D.C.:  American Psychological Association.

Kaszniak, A.W., & Davis, K. (1986). Instrument and data review: the quest for external validators.  In L. W. Poon, et al. (Eds.).  Handbook for clinical memory assessment of older adults (pp. 271-276),  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught: 

 Emotion: Current Research and Theory, Psychology 596f (Graduate seminar on current research and theory on emotion), Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, 2000, 2004.

Stress and Emotion, Psychology 195A (Freshman Colloquium), Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, 2002.

Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum 694d, 1987-present.

The Psychology of Empathy and Compassion: Scientific and Contemplative Perspectives, Psychology 496H (Honors Seminar), Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, 2010.


Principal Investigator, University of Arizona Subcontract (Eric Reiman, M.D., Project PI), “PET, APOE and the Preclinical Course of Alzheimer’s Disease,” July 1, 2007  – June 30, 2012, $45, 181 total subcontract costs, National Institute on Aging (9 RO1 AG 031581).

Core Leader, Education and Information Core, Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (Eric M. Reiman, M.D., P.I.), July. 1, 2006 – June 30, 2011, $418,341 total direct costs (for Education/Info. Transfer Core; $5,954,895 total direct costs for entire center grant), National Institute on Aging/ National Institutes of Health (2 P30 AG019610).

Areas of Study: 

 1.   Clinical Neuropsychology - Human Brain/Behavior Research, and Clinical Consultation.

2.   Neuropsychological Aspects of Aging/Clinical Geropsychology

3.   Neuropsychology/Psychophysiology of Emotion

4.   Psychology, Psychophysiology, and Neuroscience of Meditation

Disertation Title: 

Effects of Age and Cerebral Atrophy Upon Span of Immediate Recall and Paired-Associate Learning in Older Adults.