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Lineweaver, Tara

Associate Professor - Psychology


Jordan Hall - 286


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Neuropsychology:  Trained as a clinical psychologist with expertise in how the brain directly influences cognition, emotion, and behavior
  • Research Interests:  (1) memory and visuospatial information processing in patients with neurological illnesses, (2) cognitive self-judgments in patients with neurological illnesses and healthy adults, (3) influence of aging on cognition, behavior, and attitudes

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Selected Representative Publications: 

  • Lineweaver, T.T. & Brolsma, J.V. (2014).  How You Ask Matters: An Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Mood on Memory Self-Perceptions and Their Relationship with Objective Memory.  Advanced online publication in Memory. doi:10.1080/09658211.2013.870209
  • Lineweaver, T.T., Bondi, M.W., Galasko, D. & Salmon, D.P. (2014).  Effect of Knowledge of APOE Genotype on Subjective and Objective Memory Performance in Healthy Older Adults.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 201-208. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.12121590
  • Gingerich, A. & Lineweaver, T.T. (2014).  OMG! Texting in Class = U Fail :( Empirical Evidence that Text Messaging During Class Disrupts Comprehension.  Teaching of Psychology, 41, 44-51.
  • Lineweaver, T.T., Kercood, S., O'Keeffe, N.B., O'Brien, K.M., Massey, E.J., Campbell, S.J. & Pierce, J.N. (2012). The Effects of Distraction and a Brief Intervention on Auditory and Visual-Spatial Working Memory in College Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34, 791-805. 
  • Lineweaver, T.T., Hutman, P., Ketcham, C. & Bohannon, J.N., III (2011).  The Effect of Comprehension Feedback and Listener Age on Speech Complexity.  Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30, 46-65.
  • Lineweaver. T.T. (2010).  Online Discussion Assignments Improve Students’ Class Preparation.  Teaching of Psychology, 37, 204-209.
  • Lineweaver, TT, Berger, AK & Hertzog, C (2009).  Expectations about memory change across the life span are impacted by aging stereotypes.  Psychology and Aging, 24, 169-176.
  • Lineweaver, TT, Morris, HH, Naugle, RI, Najm, IM, Diehl, B & Bingaman, W (2006).  Evaluating the contributions of state of the art assessment techniques to predicting memory outcome after unilateral anterior temporal lobectomy.  Epilepsia, 47, 1895-1903.
  • Lineweaver, TT, Salmon, DP, Bondi, MW & Corey-Bloom, J (2005).  Differential effects of Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease on the performance of mental rotation.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 30-39.
  • Lineweaver, TT, Naugle, RI, Cafaro, AM, Bingaman, W & Luders, HO (2004).  Patients' perceptions of memory functioning before and after surgical intervention to treat medically refractory epilepsy.  Epilepsia, 45, 1604-1612.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • Director of the Neuroscience Minor
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Careers in Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Cognitive Proceses
  • Advanced Applied Neuroscience
  • Advanced Seminar in Biopsychology
  • Natural World: Food: Pasture, Table, Body, Mind
  • Internship and Research Mentor



  • B.S. Arts Administration, B.A. Psychology--Butler University
  • M.S. Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Aging--Georigia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychology--San Diego State / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Endorsement as a Health Service Provider in Psychology


  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2014)
  • Outstanding Research Mentor Award (2013)
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year Brady Award (2012)
  • Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (2011)
  • Outstanding Faculty Member in the Social Sciences (2008)
  • Southeastern Psychological Association Outstanding Professional Paper Award Winner (2007)

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Clinical Neuropsychology Division of APA
  • Adult Development and Aging Division of APA
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology Division of APA
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Psychology Intern: University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Staff Neuropsychologist: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist: The Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana