2006 John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology

Elliot M. Tucker-Drob
Cris Rabaglia
Jeffrey E. Pink
ISIR 2006 Elliot M. Tucker-drob
ISIR 2006 Cris Rabaglia
ISIR 2006 Jeffrey Pink


Elliot M. Tucker-Drob is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the Salthouse Cognitive Aging Lab, at the University of Virginia.  He is also a National Institute on Aging trainee in quantitative modeling and a graduate fellow of the International Max Planck Research School: LIFE.  Elliot’s research interests are concerned with the development and decline of cognitive abilities across the lifespan.  He is particularly interested in mechanisms, processes, and constructs that may be involved in, or help to mitigate, the cognitive deficits associated with advancing adult age. Elliot is now a tenured professor at The University of Texas, Austin
Cris Rabaglia received her bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia in 2005.  She has been a member of the Salthouse Cognitive Aging Lab since her second year at UVA.  In order to further pursue some research questions she had begun to investigate during her undergraduate work, she decided to stay on working as research coordinator of the Cognitive Aging Lab for another year before applying to graduate school.   Her research interests include language use, individual differences in language use, changes in linguistic ability across the lifespan, and the relationship between language and other cognitive abilities.  She plans to enter a doctoral program in the fall of 2007 to pursue a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology.
Jeffrey E. Pink is a first-year cognitive psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia, under the advisement of Timothy Salthouse.  He received his B.S. in psychology from Michigan State University, where he did research with Zach Hambrick assessing the joint contributions of cognitive abilities and non-abilities in individual differences in knowledge acquisition.  Jeff’s current research interests concern age-related effects on various aspects of cognition, including working memory and fluid abilities.