Clinton Merck

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study

Education

  • BA, Walsh University, 2011
  • MA, The New School for Social Research, 2015
  • PhD, The New School for Social Research, 2020

Biography

I am a cognitive psychologist interested in memory. My research centers on observations of memory in real-world contexts. Much of this work centers on the memories that groups form for public events and the role these memories play in collective identities. I examine collective memories: widely shared memories for an event itself, and flashbulb memories: memories for the circumstances in which one learned of a public event.

In other work, I employ memory journaling methods to study autobiographical memory and individual identity. Whenever possible, I apply this research to address pressing social issues.

I teach Introduction to Psychological Science, Memory, and a seminar on Collective Memory.

Fall 2022

Research Methods I — PSYC 200
Memory — PSYC 207
Seminar on Collective Memory — PSYC 432
Teaching Assistant — PSYC 500
Practicum in Psychology — PSYC 501
Supervised Research in Psychology — PSYC 510F
Supervised Research in Psychology — PSYC 510H
Senior Portfolio — PSYC 599
Senior Portfolio - Half — PSYC 599H

Spring 2023

Research Methods I — PSYC 200
Seminar on Autobiographical Memory — PSYC 434
Teaching Assistant — PSYC 500
Practicum in Psychology — PSYC 501
Supervised Research in Psychology - Full — PSYC 510F
Supervised Research in Psychology - Half — PSYC 510H