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Human Development Graduate Group

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    Lisa M. Soederberg Miller

    Professor of Human Development
    At UCD since:2005
    Interests: Cognitive, Social-Emotional, Health
    Life Phases: Adulthood, Aging

  • Research Interests
    Dr. Miller is interested in examining how knowledge and motivation support cognition in later life, particularly within the areas of language comprehension and memory, information processing, and decision making.  She is also interested in health and nutrition literacy and investigates ways to increase effective health information processing and decision making across adulthood.    

    Selected Publications

    Miller, L.M.S. (2009). Age differences in the effects of domain knowledge on reading efficiency. Psychology and Aging, 29, 63-74.

    Stine-Morrow, E. A. L., & Miller, L.M.S. (2009). Aging, self-regulation, and learning from text. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Vol. 51), 255-296.

    Miller, L.M.S., Gibson, T. N., & Applegate, E. (2010). Predictors of nutrition information comprehension in adulthood. Patient Education and Counseling, 80, 107-112.

    Miller, L.M.S. (2010). Cognitive and motivational factors support health literacy and acquisition of new health information in later life. California Agriculture: Special Issue on Aging, 64, 189-194.

    Miller, L.M.S., Gibson, T. N., Applegate, E., & de Dios, J. (2011). Mechanisms underlying comprehension of health information in adulthood: The roles of prior knowledge and working memory capacity. Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 794-806.

    Miller, L.M.S. & Bell, A. R. (2012). Online health information-seeking: The influence of age, ease of search, and information trustworthiness, Journal of Aging and Health, 24(3), 525-541.

    Miller, L.M.S. & Cassady, D.L. (2012). Making Healthy Food Choices Using Nutrition Facts Panels: The roles of knowledge, motivation, dietary modification goals, and age. Appetite, 59, 129139.

    Miller, L.M.S., Zirnstein, M., & Chan, P. (2013). Prior knowledge reduces age-related memory errors on nutrition education task, Journal of Health Psychology, 18(9), 1141-1152.

    Miller, L.M.S. (2014). Quantitative Information Processing on Nutrition Facts Panels among Younger and Older Adults. British Food Journal.116(7), 1205-1219.

    Miller, L.M.S., Cassady, D. L., Applegate, E. A., Beckett, L. A., Wilson, M. D., Gibson, T. N., & Ellwood, K. (2015). Relationships among food label use, motivation, and dietary quality. Nutrients, 7, 1068-1080.

    Gee, P.M., Greenwood, D. A., Paterniti, D. A., Ward, D., & Miller, L. M. S. (2015). The ehealth enhanced chronic care model: A theory derivation approach. J Med Internet Res, 17(4), e86. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4067.

    Miller, L.M.S., Cassady, D.L., Beckett, L.A., Applegate, E.A., Wilson, M.D. Gibson, T.N. & Ellwood, K. (2015). Misunderstanding of Front-of-Package Nutrition Information on US Food Products. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0125306. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125306

    Gee, P.M., Paterniti, D. A., Ward, D., & Miller, L. M. S. (2015). E-patients perceptions of using personal health records for self-management support of chronic illness. Computers Informatics Nursing, 33(6), 229-237.

    Miller, L.M.S. & Cassady, D.L. (2015). Review of the Literature on the Effects of Nutrition Knowledge on Food Label Use: A Review of the Literature. Appetite,92, 207216. doi: