Medicine Walk in the Santa Monica Mountains, CA (Photo Credit: Alexa Gray)

Medicine Walk in the Santa Monica Mountains, CA (Photo Credit: Alexa Gray)

Happy as an oyster... mushroom, Los Angeles CA

Happy as an oyster... mushroom, Los Angeles CA

Wild about mushrooms...

Wild about mushrooms...

See the world differently! Plant teacher Erica Wohldmann takes us on a hike through the Santa Monica Mountains while identifying what plants are edible and medicinal.
 

Erica is a scientist, a passionate environmentalist, and a lover of unfenced country. She earned a joint Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and cognitive science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is currently a Professor of Psychology at CSU, Northridge where she teaches classes about food choices, best practices in sustainability, ecopsychology, and cognition. Erica’s research on factors that influence food choices has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and her work has been published in the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as featured in Psychology Today and on the National Wildlife Federation website.

In addition to her educational training, Erica has spent a great deal of time in the wild. She hiked 140 miles of the Colorado Trail alone when she was just 24 years old, and has taken a long-distance solo backpacking trip nearly every year since. She has also summited more than half of the 14ers in Colorado, Mt. Kilimanjaro and has been long-distance hiking and canyoneering for more than 15 years.  In 2012, she deepened her knowledge of edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms when she took on the life of a contemporary nomadic hunter and gatherer. Erica traveled through the western U.S., living in the forest for 6 months, gathering food and medicine--she spent $0 on food for 6 months during that time.  That fall, she competed against top chefs in the Telluride Mushroom Festival Celebrity Chef Cook-Off for the honor of Champion Chef--AND WON with her wild mushroom pate recipe that was served on acorn flour crackers. She loves sharing recipes and stories from life in the forest.

Erica believes that taking communion with the land through eating, uniting Earth body and human body, has the power to remind us that life is sacred, worthy of protection! 

 

~ We are part of a living and breathing ecological network of mutuality--practice oneness. ~


Collaborators

Nadine Flowers, Wilderness Therapist and Teacher

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA  91330-8255

Employment                                   

2017-present      Interim Director, Institute for Sustainability, California State University Northridge (CSUN), Northridge, CA

2016-present      Professor, Psychology Department, CSUN 


2011-2016          Associate Professor, Psychology Department, CSUN 


2007-2011          Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, CSUN

2006-2007          Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO

Education

2006-2007          Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Colorado

2006 (May)          Joint Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Colorado

2004 (May)          Cognitive Science Certification

2003 (June)        M.A., Cognitive Psychology, University of Colorado

2000 (Jan.)          B.A., Psychology, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Broadly defined, my research has been aimed at understanding how people learn, remember, and attend to information that exists in the world, and how these cognitive process impact everyday decisions, especially with respect to food choices and pro-environmental behaviors. I develop and test basic cognitive principles that, when applied to real-world situations, can enhance skill acquisition, facilitate long-term retention, and promote positive transfer of learning.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships Received

Calfire Urban & Community Forestry Proposition 68 Grant (Co-PI, $595,564), Cooler and Healthier: Reducing Heat-Health Risk Using Urban Forestry & Stakeholder Engagement, 2019-21

CSU Chancellor’s Office ($3,000), Basic Needs Mini-Grant for Campus Community Gardens, 2018-2019

LA CleanTech Incubator ($40,000), Promoting Clean Energy for All, 2018-2022

Metropolitan Water District ($50,000), Testing Methods to Conserve Irrigation Water, 2018-2019

CalFire ReLeaf ($20,667), Tree Planting and Education in a Next Century Public School, 2017-2020

CSU Chancellor’s Office, Campus as a Living Lab ($21,000), 2018-2019

CSUN Student Affairs Office, (10,940), Campus Quality Fee for a Sustainable Living Workshop Series, 2018-2019

Research Competition Award ($2,500) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2016-2017

Research Competition Award ($3,000) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2015-2016

CSUN Jerome Richfield Scholar Award, 2014-15, Awarded by the Provost to one faculty member annually in recognition of high-impact scholarly research

Certificate of Recognition, 2012 Women of Distinction, 53rd Assembly District, Los Angeles, CA

Research Competition Award ($3,000) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2014-2015

Research Competition Award ($3,000) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2012-2013

Research Competition Award ($3,500) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2011-2012

RIMI-NIH Grant ($300,000): health disparities in Latinos 2009-2011

Judge Julian Beck Grant, CSUN Faculty Development, 2009-2010

Indirect Cost Recovery Grant ($3,600), CSUN Psychology Department, 2009-2010

Summer Research Stipend Award ($3,600) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2009

George Lefebvre Outstanding Researcher Award from Sigma Xi, 2009

Indirect Cost Recovery Grant ($3,674), CSUN Psychology Department, 2008-2009

CSUN Competition for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award ($4,449), 2008-2009

Research Competition Award ($4,000) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2008-2009

Summer Research Stipend Award ($5,000) from the CSBS at CSUN, 2008

New Faculty Research Award ($1,500) CSUN from the CSBS, Fall 2007

Heyer Award ($500) for outstanding applied psychological research, Spring, 2005

Sheryl R. Young Memorial Scholarship ($4,000) for the 2004-2005 academic year

University of Fellowship from the Graduate School at the University of Colorado, 2001-2005

Honors and Press Coverage

TEDxUCLA (June, 2016). An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Rewilding


Men’s Health Magazine (forthcoming, Spring 2016). Research Interview on the Impacts of Fast Food Menu Layout on Choices.

Planet Experts (Sept, 2014). Exploring Ecopsychology: An Interview with Dr. Erica Wohldmann.

National Wildlife Federation (2012). Farming and Gardening, Campus Ecology.

Psychology Today (Feb, 2009).  Going through the motions: Mental practice makes perfect.

National Wildlife Federation (Aug, 2009). Psychology and social science inform climate campaigns.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Wohldmann, E. L. (2015).  Planting a seed: Applications of cognitive psychology to nutrition. American Journal of Psychology, 128, 209-218.

Wohldmann, E. L. (2013).  Closing the gap between knowing and doing: Applications of learning and transfer to improving food choices. American Journal of Psychology, 126, pp. 449-458.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  (2012).  Specificity and transfer effects in time production skill:  Examining the role of attention.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 766-778.

Healy, A. F., & Wohldmann, E. L.  (2012).  Specificity and transfer of learning.  In B. Ross (Ed).  Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 57, 227-253.

Healy, A. F., Kole, J. A., Wohldmann, E. L., Buck-Gengler, C. J., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. (2011). Data Entry:  A Window to Principles of Training. In A. Benjamin (Ed.), Successful Remembering and Successful Forgetting: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert A. Bjork (pp. 277-296).  New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Healy, A. F., Wohldmann, E. L., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. (2011). How does practice with a reversed mouse influence subsequent speeded aiming performance?  A test of global inhibition. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 559-573.

Healy, A. F., Wohldmann, E. L., Kole, J. A., Schneider, V. I., Shea, K. M., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. (2011).  Training for efficient, durable, and flexible performance in the military. In W. Arthur, Jr., E. A. Day, W. Bennett, Jr., & A. Portrey (Eds.), Individual and team skill decay: State of the science and implications for practice. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Kurland, N. B., Michaud, K., Best, M., Wohldmann, E. L., Cox, H.M., Pontikis, K., & Vasishth, A. (2010). Overcoming silos: The role of an interdisciplinary course in shaping a sustainability network.  Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9(3).

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  (2010). Task integration in time production.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 1130-1143.

Wohldmann, E. L., & Healy, A. F. (2010). Exploring Specificity of Speeded Aiming Movements: Examining Different Measures of Transfer, Memory & Cognition, 38, 344-355.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L., E., Jr.  (2008).  Training specificity and global inhibition in speeded aiming movements.  Memory & Cognition, 36, 1228-1235.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  (2008).  A mental practice superiority effect: Less forgetting and more transfer than physical practice, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24, 823-833 (lead article).

Carmien, S. & Wohldmann, E. L.  (2008).  Mapping images to objects by young adults with cognitive disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 29, 149-157.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L. E. Jr.  (2007).  Pushing the limits of imagination: Motor imagery for learning sequences and skill.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33, 254-261.

Healy, A. F., Wohldmann, E. L., Sutton, E. M., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  (2006).  Specificity effects in training and transfer of speeded responses.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 32, 534-546.

Healy, A. F., Kole, J. A., Wohldmann, E. L., Buck-Gengler, C. J., Parker, J. T., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. (2005).  Optimizing the speed, durability, and transferability of training.  In C. Izawa and N. Ohta (Eds.), Human learning and memory: Advances in theory and application (pp. 135-153).  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Healy, A. F., Wohldmann, E. L., Parker, J. T., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  (2005).  Skill training, retention, and transfer:  The effects of a concurrent secondary task.  Memory & Cognition, 33, 1457-1471.

Healy, A. F., Wohldmann, E. L., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. (2005). The procedural reinstatement principle: Studies on training, retention, and transfer.  In A. F. Healy (Ed.), Experimental cognitive psychology and its applications (pp. 59-71)Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Online Publications

Wohldmann, E. L. Chasing Rain: A Forager’s Tale of Reconnecting with the Wild. Book under review.

Wohldmann, E. L. (2015). Organic Farming Can Feed the World, Researchers Confirm. Retrieved from: http://www.planetexperts.com/organic-farming-can-feed-world-researchers-confirm

Wohldmann, E. L. (2015). Fascinating New E-Book Challenges the Economic Roots of Climate Change. Retrieved from: http://www.planetexperts.com/fascinating-new-e-book-challenges-economic-roots-climate-change

Wohldmann, E. L. (2015). In the Battle Against the KeystoneXL Pipeline, Americans Need a Victory. Retrieved from: http://www.planetexperts.com/battle-keystonexl-pipeline-americans-need-victory

Wohldmann, E. L. (2015). Food Choices that Make a Difference. Retrieved from: http://gogreennotes.com/expertise-detail

Wohldmann, E. L. (2015) Organic Farming Can Feed the World-Here's How. Retrieved from: http://www.ema-online.org/organic_farming_can_feed_the_world_here_s_how

Wohldmann, E. L. (2014). Latest Bill Impacts Food, Not for the Better. Retrieved from http://www.planetexperts.com/latest-bill-impacts-food-not-better

Wohldmann, E. L. (2014). A Clean Food Act is Long Overdue. Retrieved from: http://www.planetexperts.com/clean-food-act-long-overdue

Invited Talks

Wohldmann, E. L. How Academic Institutions Can Lead the Way in Sustainability. Presentation delivered at the annual Los Angeles Business Council, April 20, 2018.

Wohldmann, E. L. Modeling Resilient Food Systems on Campus, Presentation delivered at the annual Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, Tempe, AZ, February 5, 2018.

Wohldmann, E. L. Are You Prepared? Building Smart, Resilient, University-City Partnerships, Presentation delivered at the annual meeting of the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, November 12, 2017.

Wohldmann, E. L. Causing Beautiful Trouble: Art and Activism. Invited talk for Human Ecology, October 17, 2017 

Wohldmann, E. L. Does Nature Make Us Smarter?  Examining the Role of Natural Environments on Cognition. Invited talk at the University of Colorado Center for Research on Training, Boulder, CO, August 24, 2017. 

Wohldmann, E. L., Food Waste: Sustainability and Hunger. Invited talk at the annual CSUN Public Policy Day, Northridge, CA, April 3, 2017. 

Wohldmann, E. L., The Science of Hope and Happiness: Healthy Coping with Ecological Grief, Cross Pollinate Women’s Gathering, Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 2017.

Wohldmann, E. L. All Plants are Teachers: Finding and Using Medicinal Plants, Plant Spirit Medicine Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 28, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. Causing Beautiful Trouble: Art and Activism. Invited talk for Human Ecology, September 13, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. Lessons from the Forest. Boom Festival (Portugal), August 13, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Rewilding. Invited talk at the University of Colorado Center for Research on Training, Boulder, CO, June 9, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Rewilding. TEDxUCLA, Los Angeles, CA May 21, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. Sustainable Food Choices. Invited talk delivered at the annual CSUN Public Policy Day, Northridge, CA, April 11, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World: Finding and Using Local Medicinal Plants. Visionary Convergence Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 2015.

Wohldmann, E. L. Improving Learning and Transfer of Calorie Information. Invited talk delivered in the symposium: The Cognitive Psychology of Dietary Behaviour at the 11th biennial meeting of Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition on June 26, 2015.

Wohldmann, E. L. Welcome to your Plate: How Individual Choices Can Create a Better World: One Bite at a Time.  Provost’s Colloquium for the Jerome Richfield Scholar Award at California State University, Northridge, April 1, 2015.

Wohldmann, E. L. Examining the Relationship Between Knowing and Doing: Nutrition Training for Improving Food Choices. Invited talk at the University of Colorado, Boulder: A Festschrift in Honor of Alice Healy, June 6, 2014. 

Wohldmann, E. L. Reconnecting with Nature to Improve Wellbeing: An Ecopsychological Approach to Understanding the Human Condition. Invited talk at California State University, Northridge, March 24, 2014.

Wohldmann, E. L., Welcome to Your Plate: Agriculture, Security, and Addition, Los Angeles, CA, September 8, 2013.

Wohldmann, E. L. Foraging in and around Los Angeles. Invited talk at the 13th annual Lightning in a Bottle Festival, August 18, 2013.

Wohldmann, E. L. Healing ourselves and our planet: A forager’s tale of restoring food sanity. Invited talk at the 27th annual Telluride Mushroom Festival, Telluride, CO, August 18, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L. Tales from the forest: Connecting with food and the land on which it grows.  University of Colorado, Boulder, August 9, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L. Healing our bodies and our planet, one plate at a time. Invited talk presented at the 12th annual Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Orange, CA, May 26, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L. Welcome to your plate: Regaining food sanity. Invited talk presented at the 4th annual Symbiosis, Reno, NV, May 19, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Voting with your fork: How food choices affect us and our planet.  Featured speaker at Mindshare50, Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Closing the gap between knowledge and action: Applications of cognition to social issues.  Special lecture, Center for Research on Training, University of Colorado, April 5, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L. Welcome to your plate: Food awareness and ethical food issues.  Invited talk delivered to the Yom Limmud Community Day of Learning, March 17, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L. Food and Behavior: How Cognitive Psychology Can Inform Nutrition Science.  Invited talk delivered as part of the Nutrition Lecture Series, California State University Northridge, February 9, 2012.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Cognitive psychology in action: Applications of research to real-world problems.  Claremont University, October 28, 2011.

Wohldmann, E. L. Reducing food deserts and promoting healthy eating through urban gardening.  Invited talk delivered to the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Green Practices and Projects Workshop on October 22, 2011.

Wohldmann, E. L. Redefining healthy in Los Angeles.  Invited talk delivered to the City of Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods Annual Meeting on September 24, 2011.

Wohldmann, E. L. Examining the relationship between knowing and doing: Nutrition training for improving food choices. Invited talk delivered at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association on August 5, 2011. 

Wohldmann, E. L. & Healy, A. F.  Specificity or transfer of learning?  It depends on how you look at it!  Invited talk delivered at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association on March 3, 2011.

Wohldmann, E. L.  From studying effectively to eating healthy: Applications of Cognitive Psychology to Social Dilemmas.  University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, February 23, 2011.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Can cognitive psychology save the world: Applications to education, obesity, and climate change.  University of Colorado, Boulder, December 22, 2010.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Applications of cognitive psychology to obesity. Yale University, April 12, 2010.

Wohldmann, E. L. Effective strategies for learning and retention: The science behind learning and memory.  California State University, Northridge, October 7, 2009.

Wohldmann, E. L. Applications from the science of learning to health disparities.  University of Colorado, Boulder, July, 2009.

Wohldmann, E. L. Differences between motor imagery and physical action: Applications for skill learning and retention.  University of California, Los Angeles, May 1, 2009.

Wohldmann, E. L. From studying effectively to eating healthy: Ways of improving our lives from the perspective of a cognitive psychologist.  California State University, Northridge, April 20, 2009.

Wohldmann, E. L. Specificity of learning in a speeded aiming task.  University of Colorado, Boulder, July, 2008.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Is thinking better than doing?  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 2008.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Insights into Cognition.  California State University, Northridge, MBRS Development and Enhancement at CSUN (RISE) Program Lecture, June, 2008.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Understanding Ways to Enhance Learning and Memory:  Insights from Graduate School and Beyond.  California State University, Northridge, Career Opportunities in Research (COR) Program Lecture, May, 2008.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Learning by thinking:  An examination of action and imagery differ.  California State University, Long Beach, Department of Psychology, March, 2008.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Imagine that!  Mental practice facilitates learning and retention of a motor skill.  California State University, Chico, Department of Psychology, February, 2007.

Wohldmann E. L.  Understanding factors that influence learning and memory. SUNY Buffalo State University, Department of Psychology, December, 2006

Conference Presentations and Talks

Bajikian, A., & Wohldmann, E. L. Examining the Role of Nutritional Knowledge and Food Packaging on Health Perceptions. Presentation delivered at the meeting of the 99th Annual Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA, April 25, 2019.

Gerlich, G., Pineda, M., & Wohldmann, E. L. Creating a Culture that Cares: Does Nature Immersion Promote Environmentalism? Poster delivered at the meeting of the 99th Annual Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA, April 25, 2019.

Kouzeh, M., & Wohldmann, E. L. The Relationship Between Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy. Poster delivered at the meeting of the 99th Annual Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA, April 27, 2019.

Pineda, M., & Wohldmann, E. L. Creating a Culture that Cares: Does Nature Immersion Promote Environmentalism? Presentation delivered at the 23nd annual Research and Creative Works Symposium (CSUNposium), Northridge CA, April 5, 2019.

Bajikian, A., & Wohldmann, E. L. Examining the Role of Nutritional Knowledge and Food Packaging on Health Perceptions. Presentation delivered at the 23nd annual Research and Creative Works Symposium (CSUNposium), Northridge CA, April 5, 2019.

Wohldmann, E. L. & Johnson, S. Closing the Loop for a Sustainable Food System at CSUN. Poster delivered at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Pittsburgh, PA, October 3, 2018.

Wohldmann, E. L. Environmental and Digital Activism in China and Beyond, Panel presentation and film screening of Plastic China at the Institute for Sustainability, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA April 2, 2018.  

Baron, E. & Wohldmann, E. L. Can the Benefits of Nature be Simulated? A Test on Cognition. Presentation delivered at the meeting of the 98th Annual Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 27, 2018.

Bajikian, A. & Wohldmann, E. L. Learning and Transfer of Numerical Information: A Test of the Generation Effect. Presentation delivered at the meeting of the 98th Annual Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 27, 2018.

Fuentes, A. & Wohldmann. E. L. A Study of the Impacts of Nature on Cognition. Poster presented at the meeting of the 98th Annual Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 28, 2018.

Bajikian, A. & Wohldmann, E. L. Learning and Transfer of Numerical Information: A Test of the Generation Effect. Presentation delivered at the 22nd annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge CA, April 6, 2018. 

Menanno, R. & Wohldmann, E. L. Transportation as a Mode of Sustainability. Presentation delivered at the 22nd annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge CA, April 6, 2018. (First Place Winner)

Shigaki, T. S. & Wohldmann, E. L. Tricking the Mind: Exploring the Benefits of a Virtual Reality World. Poster presented at the UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles CA, May 5, 2017.

Fuentes, A. & Wohldmann, E. L. Looking Versus Doing: Exploring Ways to Improve Learning and Transfer. Poster presented at the Psychology Research Symposium, Northridge CA, May 5, 2017. 

Alegria, K. A. & Wohldmann, E.L., Does Technological Nature Make Us Smarter? Presentation delivered at the meeting of the 97th Annual Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA, April 28, 2017.

Baron, E. & Wohldmann, E. L. Are Calories Special? A Test of the Generation Effect. Presentation delivered at the meeting of the 97th Annual Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA, April 28, 2017.

Newman, C., & Wohldmann E. L. Do Vending Machine Fool Us? An Exploration of the Health Halo. Poster presented at the meeting of the 97th Annual Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA, April 28, 2017.

Newman, C., & Wohldmann E. L., Do Vending Machine Fool Us? An Exploration of the Health Halo. Poster presented at Psychology Honors Forum, Northridge, CA, April 27, 2017. 

Alegria, K. A. & Wohldmann, E.L., Does Technological Nature Make Us Smarter? Presentation delivered at the 21st annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge CA, April 7, 2017.

Newman, C., & Wohldmann E. L. Do Vending Machine Fool Us? An Exploration of the Health HaloPresentation delivered at the 21st annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge CA, April 7, 2017.

Fuentes, A. & Wohldmann, E. L. (2017). Looking Versus Doing: Exploring Ways to Improve Learning and Transfer. Poster Presented at the 21st annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge CA, April 7, 2017.

Shigaki, T. S. & Wohldmann, E. L. Tricking the Mind: Exploring the Benefits of a Virtual Reality World. Presentation delivered at the 21st annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge CA, April 7, 2017.

Wohldmann, E.L., Alegria, K. A. Does Seeding Promote Long Term Retention Of Calorie Information: Testing The Generation Effect. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA, November, 18, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. All Plants are Teachers: Learning about Plant Medicine. Presentation delivered at the Symbiosis Festival, September 23, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L. Wild Foods: 6 Months Living in the Forest. Presentation delivered at the Symbiosis Festival, September 22, 2016.

Wohldmann, E. L., Alegria, K. A., Does Seeding Promote Long Term Retention Of Calorie Information: Testing The Generation Effect. Presentation delivered at the 96th Annual Meeting of Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA, April 28, 2016.

Baron, E. & Wohldmann, E. L. The Impact of Media on Generosity Behaviors. Poster presented at the CSUN Psychology Department Biannual Psi Chi Research Competition on May 6, 2015.

Baron, E. & Wohldmann, E. L. The Impact of Media on Generosity Behaviors. Talk presented at the CSUN Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium on May 1, 2015.

Jordan, C., Ponce, C., & Wohldmann, E. L. Effects of Technological Nature on Cognition. Poster presented at the CSUN Psychology Department Biannual Psi Chi Research Competition on May 6, 2015.

Ponce, C. & Wohldmann, E. L. Variability of Practice and Transfer of Knowledge of Food Calories. Talk presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association on May 1, 2015.

Ulrich, L. & Wohldmann, E. L. Health Halos and the Organic Effect. Poster presented at the CSUN Psychology Department Biannual Psi Chi Research Competition on May 6, 2015.

Ponce, C. & Wohldmann, E. L. Variability of Practice and Transfer of Knowledge of Food Calories. Talk presented at the 19th Annual Research and Creative Works Symposium on February 13, 2015.

Ponce, C., Lee, J., & Wohldmann, E. L. Transfer Effects and Variability of Practice of Calorie Information. Poster presented at the CSUN Psychology Department Biannual Psi Chi Research Competition on December 6, 2015. (First Place Winner)

Wohldmann, E. L. Locally Available Edible and Medicinal Plants. Sacred Earth Community Salon, Los Angeles Sivananda Center, March 9, 2014.

Mitchell, S., & Wohldmann, E. L. Planting a Seed: Improving Knowledge of the Caloric Content of Food Items.  Poster to be presented at the 25th annual American Psychological Association Annual Convention, May 23-26, 2013.

Wohldmann, E. L. Medicinal Plants of the West. Presentation delivered at the Symbiosis Festival, September 21, 2012.

Baker, A., Classen, N., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L. Nutritional knowledge as a predictor of total meal calories chosen.  Poster presented at the 92nd annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, April 28, 2012.

Mitchell, S., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L. Increasing the ability to estimate calories using the seeding paradigm.  Poster presented at the 92nd annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, April 28, 2012.

Mitchell, S., & Wohldmann, E. L. Learning and transfer of nutritional information.  Paper presented at the 16th annual CSUN Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge, CA, February 24, 2012.

Babush, M., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L.  Planting a seed: Improving estimating accuracy through memory seeding. Poster presented at the 91st annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 29, 2011.

Chilet, P., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L. Examining the relationship between culture and changes in eating behavior. Paper presented at the 91st annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2011.

Eltagonde, K., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L. The effects of magazine food advertisements on eating behaviors. Paper presented at the 91st annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2011.

Korgan, C. A., Seong, S. C., Sadeh, M., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L.  Exploring predictors for guilty feelings about eating. Poster presented at the 91st annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2011.

Ratsch, L. E., Sadeh, M., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L. Nutrition knowledge and physical activity. Poster presented at the 91st annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 2011.

 Sadeh, M., Ratsch, L. E., Korgan, C. A., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L.  Impact of nutritional knowledge on use of posted calorie information. Poster presented at the 91st annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2011.

 Babush, M. & Wohldmann, E. L.  Planting a seed: Improving estimating accuracy through memory seeding.  Paper presented at the 15th annual CSUN research and creative works symposium, Northridge, CA, February 18, 2011.

 Chilet, P., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L.  An examination of culturally sensitive educational materials on eating behaviors. Paper presented at the 15th annual CSUN research and creative works symposium, Northridge, CA, February 18, 2011 (1st place winner).

 Chilet, P., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L.  Examining the relationship between knowing and doing: Using nutrition education to improve decisions. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO, November 18, 2010.

 Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L.  Memory seeding to improve calorie estimates: Applications of learning and memory. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO, November 19, 2010.

Wohldmann, E. L., & Healy, A. F.  Indices of transfer: Learning can transfer but still be specific. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO, November 19, 2010.

Pogosjana, M., Valencia, A., & Wohldmann, E. L.  How do social situations influence our food choices?  Poster presented at the annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), Westwood, CA, May 14, 2010. 

Escobar, A., Miller, K., & Wohldmann, E. L. The use of nutritional tools in food choices.  Paper presented at the CSU statewide research competition, San Jose, CA, May 29, 2010 (1st place winner).

Ratsch, L. E., Sadeh, M., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L. Education as a predictor of body mass index. Poster presented at the 90th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico, April 21, 2010.

Chang, C.-H., Arvizu, S., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L. Eating cognition: The effect of weight perceptions on food selection. Poster presented at the 90th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico, April 21, 2010.

Sadeh, M., Ratsch, L. E., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L. The effects of menu labeling: Is calorie content enough?. Poster presented at the 90th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico, April 21, 2010. 

Arvizu, S., Chang, C.-H., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L. Do serious dieters still exist? Poster presented at the 90th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico, April 21, 2010.

Scott, M., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L. Is education the solution? A study of the relationship between education and weight.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 90th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico, April 21, 2010.

Escobar, A., Miller, K., & Wohldmann, E. L. The use of nutritional tools in food choices.  Paper presented at the 14th annual CSUN research and creative works symposium, Northridge, CA, March 10, 2010 (1st place winner).

Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. L.  The influence of point-of-purchase information on meal selections. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, November 20, 2009.

Vasishth, A., Wohldmann, E. L., & Cox, H.  Climate action planning at CSUN: A participatory incrementalist approach.  Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN, September 22, 2009.

Pogosjana, M., Reyes, C., & Wohldmann, E. L.  An examination of the degree to which ecological factors influence our food choices.  Poster presented at the annual CSUN Psi Chi Research Competition, Northridge, CA, May 4, 2009 (3rd place winner).

Nefas, C. L., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J.  The influence of pictures on eating behaviors: Exploring gender differences.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences, San Francisco, CA, May 24, 2009.

Nefas, C. L., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. Unhealthy food picture: Not so tempting for males when making a lunch selection.  Poster presented at the annual PURC, UCLA, CA, May 8, 2009.

Nefas, C. L., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J.  The influence of pictures on eating behaviors: Exploring gender differences.  Paper presented at the annual Sigma Xi Research Competition, CSUN, Northridge, CA, May 1, 2009.

Johnstone, J., Escobar, A., Nefas, C. L., Quilici, J. L., & Wohldmann, E. L.  Eating behaviors: A further investigation of differences between normal weight and overweight individuals.  Poster presented at the 89th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 21, 2009.

Nefas, C. L., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. Healthy versus unhealthy pictured items: Influencing food choices?  Paper presented at the 89th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 21, 2009.

Eltagonde, K., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J. Self-awareness and caloric consumption: The effect of mirrors on food choices. Paper presented at the 89th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 21, 2009.

Guillory, S., Woodruff, C. C., & Wohldmann, E. L.  Evidence for a lateralized contingent negative variation during manual but not mental motor practice.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2009.

Eltagonde, K., & Wohldmann. Reflections on caloric consumption: The influence of mirrors on eating behaviors. Paper presented at the 13th annual CSUN Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, Northridge, CA, Feb. 20, 2009.

Nefas, C., L., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J.  Unhealthy food pictures: Not so temping for males when making a lunch selection.  Poster presented at the annual COR meeting, Long Beach, CA, Feb. 20, 2009.

Nefas, C., L., Eltagonde, K., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J.  Does calorie information reduce calorie intake? An empirical test of the calorie rule.  Poster presented at the annual COR meeting, Long Beach, CA, Feb. 20, 2009.

Nefas, C., L., Eltagonde, K., Wohldmann, E. L., & Quilici, J.  Does calorie information reduce calorie intake? An empirical test of the calorie rule.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, San Diego, CA, Feb. 13, 2009. 

Wohldmann, E. L., & Healy, A. F.  Perceptual and motoric specificity in training of speeded aiming movements. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL, November 15, 2008.

Yurovsky, P. & Wohldmann, E. L.  The role of expertise for learning with motor imagery.  Poster presented at the 88th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA, April 11, 2008.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  Physical but not mental practice yields retroactive interference.  Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA, November 17, 2007.

Healy, A. F. Wohldmann, E. L., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  Training specificity and global inhibition in speeded aiming movements.  Paper to be presented at the Joint Meeting of the Psychonomic Society and the UK Experimental Psychology Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 4-7 2007.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  Mental practice leads to less forgetting and interference than physical practice.  Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, TX, November 18, 2006.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  Use your imagination: Maintaining representations in a sequential motor task.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Park City, UT, April 21, 2006.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  Imagine that!  Motor imagery enhances repetition priming of sequences.  Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada, November 11, 2005.

Wohldmann, E., L., Carmien, S., Kintsch, A. The effect of image attributes on recognition time in multimedia prompting for persons with cognitive impairments.  Poster presented at the Third Annual Coleman Institute Conference:  Technology, Neuroscience and the Future of Cognitive Disability.  Denver, Colorado, October 11-12, 2004.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  Training on the skill of time estimation: Assessing methods that promote retention and transfer.  Invited poster presented in the symposium "Synergies between cognitive psychology and educational research" at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 13, 2004.

Wohldmann, E., L., Carmien, S., Kintsch, A. The effect of image attributes on recognition time in multimedia prompting for persons with cognitive impairments.  Poster presented at the Third Annual Coleman Institute Conference:  Technology, Neuroscience and the Future of Cognitive Disability.  Denver, Colorado, October 9-10, 2003.

Healy, A. F. Wohldmann, E. L., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  The procedural reinstatement principle: Studies on training, retention, and transfer.  Paper presented at the Conference on Experimental Cognitive Psychology and its Applications: Triple Festschrift in Honor of Lyle Bourne, Walter Kintsch, and Thomas Landauer, Boulder, CO, May 24, 2003. 

Wohldmann, E., L.  Effects of training on time estimation.  Paper presented at  the 22 Annual Ekstrand Memorial Psychology Department Convention, Boulder, Colorado, April 23, 2003.

Wohldmann, E. L., Healy, A. F., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. Training and transfer on the skill of time estimation using a dual-task methodology.  Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO, April 11, 2003.

Healy, A. F., Kole, J. A., Wohldmann, E. L., Buck-Gengler, C. J., Parker, J. T., & Bourne, L. E., Jr.  Optimizing the speed, durability, and transferability of training.  Invited paper presented at the 4th Tsukuba International Conference on Memory.  Human Learning and Memory:  Advances in Theory and Application, Japan, Tsukuba, January 12, 2003.

Healy, A.F., Wohldmann, E.L., & Bourne, L.E., Jr. Specificity of hand-eye coordination:  Training and transfer effects.  Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, MO, November 22, 2002.

Wohldmann, E. L.  Training and transfer of duration estimation. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Ekstrand Memorial Psychology Department Convention, Boulder, Colorado, April 21, 2002.

Teaching and Research Positions

California State University, Northridge

Applied Cognitive Psychology (Fall 2011, Fall 2013)

Best Practices in Sustainability (each semester from Spring 2011-present)

Contemporary Trends in Psychology (Spring 2010, Spring 2014)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Sustainability (2009-2016)

Advanced Cognition for Graduate Students (Spring 2014)

Cognition and Perception, lecture and lab (2007-2009)

Principles of Human Behavior (Spring 2008)  

University of Colorado, Boulder

Instructor for General Psychology (Fall 2006)

Instructor for Teaching of Psychology (Fall 2006)

Instructor for Cognition and Perception (Summer Term B 2006)

Research Assistant, Healy Bourne Laboratory, August (2000-2006)

Guest Lecturer, Cognition & Perception, Child and Adolescent Psych (2003-2006)

Teaching Assistant, Child and Adolescent Psychology (2002)

Teaching Assistant, Cognitive Psychology (2002)

Ad hoc Reviewer

American Journal of Psychology

Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory, and Cognition

Journal of Experimental Psychology:  General

Journal of Experimental Research on Aging

Human Movement Science

Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science

Professional Memberships

Psychonomic Society, Member, 2007-present

American Psychological Society, 2001-present

Western Psychological Association, Professional Member 2006-present

Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 2003-2007

Western Psychological Association, Student Council, 2002-2005

McNair Graduate Student Mentor, 2001-2003