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Tasha Holden

Assistant Professor

Primary Affiliation

Mechanisms of Cognitive Control


Status Affiliate Faculty

Home Department of Psychology




  • Biography

    Latasha "Tasha" Holden is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. 


    • B.A., psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
    • B.A., art history/museum studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
    • M.A., experimental psychology, Towson University, 2012
    • M.A., psychology, Princeton University, 2014
    • Ph.D., psychology, Princeton University, 2018
  • Research

    Holden's research interests include learning and memory with a focus on applying cognitive science to support students with diverse learning needs. She is particularly interested in supporting student resilience in the face of cognitive demands, biases, and identity threats experienced in various testing and learning situations. 

    Research areas

    • Working memory, long-term memory, and learning
    • Control of cognition
    • Inter- and intra-individual differences
    • Culturally informed and responsive science and pedagogy
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Test performance and achievement
    • Intervention
    • Open science and secondary data approaches
  • 2022

    • Delaney, P., Godbole, N., Holden, L., & Chang, Y. (2018). Working memory capacity and the spacing effect in cued recall. Memory, 26 (6), 784-797.
    • Holden, L., & Hart, S. (2021). Intelligence Can Be Used to Make a More Equitable Society but Only When Properly Defined and Applied. Journal of Intelligence, 9(4), 57.
    • Holden, L., LaMar, M., & Bauer, M. (2021). Evidence for a cultural mindset: Combining process data, theory, and simulation. Frontiers in Psychology, 3998.
    • Prather, R.W., Benitez, V.L., Kendall Brooks, L. Dancy, C.L., Dilworth-Bart. J., Dutra, N.B., Faison, M.O., Figueroa, M., Holden, L.R., Johnson, C., Medrano, J., Miller-Cotto, D., Matthews, P.G., Manly, J.J., Thomas, A.K. (2022). What Can Cognitive Science do for people? Cognitive Science, 46 (6), e13167.