Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, University of Washington
Office: Psychology Building Room 448
I love to travel, play tennis, scuba dive, and ski. I love the outdoors- camping, hiking, rafting, etc. I am married and three wonderful children.
Courses Typically Taught at CWU:
- PSY 101 General Psychology
- PSY 300 Research Methods
- PSY 301 Learning
- PSY 450 Sensation and Perception
- PSY 460 Cognitive Psychology
- Memory Research, particularly as it applies to Psychology and Law
- Eyewitness Testimony
- Jury Decision Making
- Polage, D. C. (2013, September). Memory for MCI. Paper presented at the Cognitive Science of Religion and Christianity Seminar. Seattle, WA.
- Polage, D. C. (2013, June). Telling lies makes the truth less certain. Paper presented at Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
- Polage, D. C. (2013, May). Liar liar memory on fire. Paper presented at SOURCE Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
- Polage, D. C. (2012). Making up history: False memories of fake news stories. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 8(2), 245–250. doi:10.5964/ejop.v8i2.456
- Polage, D. C. (2012). Fabrication inflation increases as source monitoring ability decreases. Acta Psychologica, 139(2), 335-342. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2011.12.007
- Scanlon, A. E., & Polage, D. C. (2011). The strength of a smile: Duchenne smiles improve advertisement and product evaluations. Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 2, Article 3. Available at: http://commons.pacificu.edu/pnwestjurca/vol2/iss1/3.