I graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2010. While there, I examined the effects of aging on categorization and recognition of novel tunes with Dr. Andrea Halpern. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience, with a concentration in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, from Duke University. At Duke, I worked primarily with Dr. David Rubin and also collaborated with Drs. Elizabeth MarshMark Leary, and Rick Hoyle. Currently, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rollins College. I am interested in how the reconstruction of autobiographical memories is influenced by changes in self-concept, identity, and environment, as well as how different knowledge structures (such as self-knowledge) are organized. I work with data from college students, community-dwelling individuals with and without PTSD, and MTurkers.

Contact Information
Dr. Samantha A. Deffler
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2760
Winter Park, Fl 32789

Office: Bush 331
Office Phone: 407.646.2560

Dr. Deffler in the News
Scientific American - Mom, I'm Joey, Not Jennie!
SciWorks Radio - Jane, Bill, Juan, Fido... Whoever You Are?! (Aired 05/13/16)