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Aiken-Morgan, A., McDonough, I. M., Parisi, J., Clay, O., Thomas, K., Rotblatt, L., Thorpe, R. & Marsiske, M. (Accepted). Associations between Body Mass Index (BMI) and Cognitive Change in the ACTIVE Study: Variations by Race and Social Determinants of Health. Journal of Aging & Health.

Dean, L. T., Chung, S.-E., Gross, A. L., Clay, O. J., Willis, S. L., Crowe, M., McDonough, I. M., Thomas, K. R., Marsiske, M., Aysola, J., Thorpe, R. J., Felix, C., Berkowitz, M., & Coe, N. B. (Accepted). Does consumer credit precede or follow changes in cognitive impairment among older adults? An investigation in the ACTIVE Trial. Journal of Aging & Health.

Choi, S. L., Choi, J., McDonough, I. M., Jiang, Z., & Black, S.R. (Accepted). Aging alone and financial insecurity predict depression: a path analysis of objective and subjective indices. Aging & Mental Health, 27(1), 2238-2247.

Hung, C.-C., Crowe-White, K. M., & McDonough, I. M. (2023). A Seed and Soil Model of Gut Dysbiosis in Alzheimer’s Disease. Aging (US).

Brasfield, M. B., Bui, C., Patihis, L., Crowther, M. R., Allen, R. S., & McDonough, I. M. (2023). Self-reported Chronic Stress is Unique Across Lifetime Periods: A Test of Competing Structural Equation Models. The Gerontologist.

Nielson, K. A., McDonough, I. M., & Soldan, A. (2023). Editorial: Insights in Neurocognitive Aging and Behavior: 2021. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

McDonough, I. M., Byrd, D., & Choi, S. L. (2023). Resilience Resources May Buffer Some Middle-Aged and Older Black Americans from Memory Decline Despite Experiencing Discrimination. Social Science & Medicine, 316, 1-12.


McDonough, I. M., Erwin, H. B., Sin, N. L., & Allen, R. S. (2022). Pet Ownership is Associated with Greater Cognitive and Brain Health. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Harrell, E. R., & McDonough, I. M. (2022). Episodic memory and cognition in normative aging and dementia. In T. J. Farrer & E. K. Eifert (Eds.), Dementia and Memory: Introduction for Professionals in Health and Human Services. (pp. 37-54). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

McDonough, I. M., Nolan, S. A., & Visscher, K. M. (2022). 25 Years of Neurocognitive Aging Theories: What Have We Learned? Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Cundiff, J. M., Lin, S.-H., Faulk, R., & McDonough, I. M. (2022). Testing the unique effect of educational quality on BMI and central adiposity in adulthood and hypothesized mediators. Scientific Reports.

Chen, Y.-T., McDonough, I. M., Faig, K. E., Norman, G. J., & Gallo, D. A. (2022). Impact of Stereotype Threat on Brain Activity During Memory Tasks in Older Adults. Neuroimage.

Dean, L. T., Chung, S.-E., Gross, A. L., Clay, O. J., Willis, S. L., Crowe, M., McDonough, I. M., Thomas, K. R., Marsiske, M., Aysola, J., Thorpe, R. J., Felix, C., Berkowitz, M., & Coe, N. B. (2022). Does consumer credit precede or follow changes in cognitive impairment among older adults? An investigation in the ACTIVE Trial. Journal of Aging & Health.

Aiken-Morgan, A., McDonough, I. M., Parisi, J. Clay, O., Thomas, K., Rotblatt, L. Thorpe, R. & Marsiske, M. (2022). Associations between Body Mass Index (BMI) and Cognitive Change in the ACTIVE Study: Variations by Race and Social Determinants of Health. Journal of Aging & Health.

McDonough, I. M., Mayhugh, C., Moore, M. K., Brasfield, M. B., Letang, S. K., Madan, C. R., & Allen, R. S. (2022). Young adults with a parent with dementia show early abnormalities in brain activity and brain volume in the hippocampus: A matched case-control study. Brain Sciences, 12(4), 496.

McDonough, I. M., Cody, S. L., Harrell, E., Garrett, S. L., & Popp, T. E. (2022). The moderating effect of ethnoracial category, socioeconomic status, and sex on the association between an ability discrepancy and cognitive status across the Alzheimer’s disease spectrum. Memory & Cognition.

Lin, S.-H. S. & McDonough, I. M. (2022). Intra-individual cognitive variability in neuropsychological assessment: A sign of neural network dysfunction. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition. 29, 375-399.


Letang, S. K., Lin, S.-H. S., Parmelee, P. A., & McDonough, I. M. (2021). Ethnoracial Disparities in Cognition Are Associated with Multiple Socioeconomic Status-Stress Pathways. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.

Bolling, A. J., King, V. L., Enam, T., & McDonough, I. M. (2021). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to promote long-term foreign language vocabulary learning. Brain & Cognition.

Silaj, K. M., Schwartz, S. T., Castel, A. D., & McDonough, I. M. (2021). Is the Future Bright or Bleak? Assessing Past and Future Outlooks Across the Adult Lifespan. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.

McDonough, I. M., Enam, T., Kraemer, K. R., Eakin, D. K., & Kim, M. (2021). Is There More to Metamemory? An Argument for Two Specialized Monitoring Abilities. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

McDonough, I. M., Harrell, E. R., Black, S. R., Allen, R. S., & Parmelee, P. A. (2021). Sources of Nonreplicability in Aging Ethnoracial Health Disparities Research. Psychology and Aging.

McDonough, I. M. & Madan, C. R. (2021). Structural Complexity is Negatively Associated with Brain Activity: A Novel Multimodal Test of Compensation Theories of Aging. Neurobiology of Aging, 98, 185-196.

Lee, S., McDonough, I. M., Mendoza, J. S., Brasfield, M. B., Enam, T., Reynolds, C., & Pody, B. C. (2021). Cellphone Addiction Explains How Cellphones Impair Learning for Lecture Materials. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35, 123-135.


McDonough, I. M., Festini, S. B., & Wood, M. M. (2020). Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Review of Long-term Episodic Memory Encoding and Retrieval fMRI Studies. Ageing Research Reviews.

Mendoza, J. S., Lee, S., & McDonough, I. M. (2020). The relationship between nomophobia and classroom learning: How fear of being without cellphones affects the youth population in a digital age. Media Education Research Journal, 9, 112-119.

McDonough, I. M., & Popp, T. E. (2020). Linear and non-linear relationships between cognitive subdomains of ability discrepancy and Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers. Neuropsychology34, 211-226.

McDonough, I. M., McDougall, G. J., LaRocca, M., George, S., Lyon, L., & Arheart, K. (2019) Refining the Metamemory in Adulthood Questionnaire: A 20-item version of change and capacity designed for research and clinical settings. Aging & Mental Health.


McDonough, I. M., Letang, S. K., Erwin, H. B., & Kana, R.K. (2019). Evidence for maintained post-encoding memory consolidation across the adult lifespan revealed by network complexity. Entropy, 21, 1072-1088.

​McDonough, I. M., & Allen, R. S. (2019). Factors that increase protection and risk to the aging brain: A seed and soil model of neurocognitive disorders. Aging & Mental Health.

Starns, J. J., Cataldo, A. M., Rotello, C. M. … Enam, T. … Kraemer,  K. R. … McDonough, I. M. … (2019). Assessing theoretical conclusions with blinded inference to investigate a potential inference crisis. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.

McDonough, I. M., Letang, S. K., & Stinson, E. A. (2019). Dementia risk elevates brain activity during memory retrieval: An fMRI analysis of middle aged and older adults. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

McDonough, I. M., Wood, M. M., & Miller, W. S. (2019). A review on the trajectory of attentional mechanisms in aging and the Alzheimer’s disease continuum through the attention network test. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine.

Choi, S., McDonough, I. M., Kim, M., & Kim, G. (2019). The association between the number of chronic health conditions and advance care planning varies by race/ethnicity. Aging & Mental Health.

Choi, S. L., McDonough, I. M., Kim, M., & Kim, G. (2019). Estate planning among older Americans: The moderating role of race and ethnicity. Financial Planning Review, 2, e1058.


Kraemer, K. R., Enam, T., & McDonough, I. M. (2018). Cognitive reserve moderates older adults’ memory errors in an autobiographical reality monitoring task. Special Issue: Neuropsychology of Aging in Psychology & Neuroscience.

Lee, S., Kim, M., Mendoza, J. S., McDonough, I. M. (2018). Addicted to cellphones: Exploring the psychometric properties between the nomophobia questionnaire and obsessiveness in college students. Heliyon.

Festini, S. B., Hertzog, C., McDonough, I. M., & Park, D. C. (2018). What makes us busy? Predictors of perceived busyness across the adult lifespan. The Journal of General Psychology.

McDougall, G. J., McDonough, I. M., & LaRocca, M. (2018). Memory training for adults with probable mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study. Aging and Mental Health.

Choi, S., Kim, M., & McDonough, I. M. (2018). Do older adults with Alzheimer’s disease engage in estate planning and advance care planning preparation? Aging and Mental Health.

McDonough, I. M., & Siegel, J. T. (2018). The relation between white matter microstructure and network complexity: implications for processing efficiency. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.

Mendoza, J. S., Pody, B. C., Lee, S., Kim, M. S., & McDonough, I. M. (2018). The effect of cellphones on attention and learning: The influences of time, distraction, and nomophobia. Computers in Human Behavior, 86, 52-60.

McDonough, I. M., & Ramirez, G. (2018). Individual differences in math anxiety and math self-concept promote forgetting in a directed forgetting paradigm. Learning and Individual Differences64, 33-42.

Allen, R. S., McDonough, I. M., Albright, A., Erickson, S., Brake, G., & Salekin, K. (2018). Assessment and restoration of competency to be executed: Issues related to dementia and cognitive disability. In S.S. Bush & A.L.  Heck (Eds.), Forensic Geropsychology: Practice Essentials. (pp. 135-166). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


McDonough, I. M. (2017). Beta-amyloid and cortical thickness reveal racial disparities in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimage: Clinical.

Keshavan, A., Datta, E., McDonough, I. M., Madan, C. R., Jordan, K., & Henry, R. (2017). Mindcontrol: A web application for brain segmentation quality control. Neuroimage.

Lee, S., Kim, M. W., McDonough, I. M., Mendoza, J. S., & Kim, M. S. (2017). The effects of cell phone use and emotion‐regulation style on college students’ learning. Applied Cognitive Psychology31(3), 360-366.

Ramirez, G., McDonough, I. M., Jin, L. (2017). Classroom stress promotes motivated forgetting of mathematics knowledge. Journal of Educational Psychology


McDonough, I. M., Bischof, G. N., Kennedy, K. M., Rodrigue, K. M., Farrell, M. E., & Park, D. C. (2016). Fluid and crystallized discrepancy in healthy adults: The relationship with beta-amyloid and cortical thickness. Neurobiology of Aging, 46, 68-75.

Song, Z., McDonough, I., Liu, P., Lu, H., & Park, D. C. (2016). Cortical amyloid burden and age moderate hippocampal activity in cognitively-normal adults. Neuroimage: Clinical, 12, 78-84.

Festini, S. B., McDonough, I. M., & Park, D. C. (2016). The busier the better: greater busyness is associated with better cognition. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Na, J., McDonough, I. M., Chan, M. Y., & Park, D. C. (2016). Social-class differences in consumer choices and memory of others’ preferences in the US: The critical role of an independent vs. interdependent self-construal. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 430-443.​


McDonough, I. M., Haber, S., Bischof, G. N., & Park, D. C. (2015). The Synapse project: Engagement in mentally challenging activities enhances neural efficiency. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 33, 865-882. 

McDonough, I. M., Bui, D. C., Friedman, M. C., & Castel, A. D. (2015). Retrieval monitoring is influenced by information value: The interplay between importance and confidence on false memory. Acta Psychologica, 161, 7-17.


McDonough, I. M., Cervantes, S. C., Gray, S. J., & Gallo, D. A. (2014). Memory’s aging echo: Age-related decline in neural reactivation of perceptual details during recollection. NeuroImage, 98, 346-358.

McDonough, I. M. & Nashiro, K. (2014). Network complexity as a measure of information processing across resting-state networks: Evidence from the Human Connectome Project. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1-15.


McDonough, I. M. & Gallo, D. A. (2013). Impaired retrieval monitoring for past and future autobiographical events in older adults. Psychology & Aging, 28, 457-466.

Bui, D. C., Friedman, M. C., McDonough, I. M., & Castel, A. D. (2013). False memory and importance: Can we prioritize encoding without consequence? Memory & Cognition, 1-9.

McDonough, I. M., Wong, J. T., & Gallo, D. A. (2013). Age-related differences in prefrontal cortex activity during retrieval monitoring: Testing the compensation and dysfunction accounts. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 1049-1060.

Park, D. C. & McDonough, I. M. (2013). The dynamic aging mind: Revelations from functional neuroimaging research. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 8, 62-67.


McDonough, I. M. & Gallo, D. A. (2012). Illusory expectations can affect retrieval monitoring accuracy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 391-404.


Gallo, D. A., Korthauer, L. E., McDonough, I. M., Teshale, S., & Johnson E. L. (2011). Age-related positivity effects and autobiographical memory detail: Evidence from a past/future source memory task. Memory, 19, 641-652.

Scimeca, J. M., McDonough, I. M., & Gallo, D. A. (2011). Quality trumps quantity at reducing memory errors: Implications for retrieval monitoring and mirror effects. Journal of Memory and Language, 65, 363-377.


McDonough, I. M. & Gallo, D. A. (2010). Separating past and future autobiographical events in memory: Evidence for a reality monitoring asymmetry. Memory & Cognition, 38, 3-12.

Gallo, D. A., McDonough, I. M., & Scimeca, J. M. (2010) Dissociating source memory decisions in prefrontal cortex: fMRI of diagnostic and disqualifying monitoring. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 955-969.

Richland, L. E., & McDonough, I. M. (2010). Learning by analogy: Discriminating between potential analogs. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 35, 28-43.


McDonough, I. M. & Gallo, D. A. (2008).  Autobiographical elaboration reduces memory distortion: Cognitive operations and the distinctiveness heuristic. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 34, 1430-1445.