Patty of Patty deWinstanley


  • BA, Pomona College, 1984
  • MA, University California Los Angeles, 1986
  • PhD, University California Los Angeles, 1990


I am a cognitive psychologist with a specialization in human memory and learning. I teach Cognitive Psychology, Advanced Methods in Cognitive Psychology, Introductory Psychology, a First Year Seminar on thinking critically, and a Senior Seminar on psychology and the law. Each semester it has been my pleasure to work with honors students studying such diverse topics as behavioral economics, music cognition, language processing, and educational action research. My current research is in two areas: skill learning and memory consolidation during sleep. I have two grown sons, two forever baby shih-tzus, and I take care of two cats (when they allow it).