Philip A. Allen, Ph.D.

Philip A. Allen, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Adult Development and Aging Psychology
Office: CAS 364
Phone: 330-972-6177
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Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. in Life-span Developmental/Experimental Psychology from Ohio State University in 1987. He completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Aging and Human development, Duke Medical Center. Research interests include cognitive aging and Chiari malformation Type I using behavioral, EEG, and MRI methods. His publications have appeared in Psychology and Aging, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Experimental Aging Research, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Psychological Research, PLoS ONE, Frontiers in Integrative Neurosciences, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS), Neuropsychologia, Cortex, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Journal of Neuroradiology.


Geh, N., Khalsa, S.S., Martin, B.A., Allen, P.A., Strahle, J., Loth, F., Habtzghi, D., Urbizu, A., McQuaide, D., Garton, H.J.L., Muraszko, K.M., Maher, C.O. (in press). Morphometric and volumetric comparison of 102 children with symptomatic and asymptomatic Chiari malformation type I. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

Houston, J.R., Eppelheimer, M.S., Pahlavian, S.H., Biswas, D., Urbizu, A., Martin, B.A.,Bapuraj, J.R., Luciano, M.G., Allen, P.A., & Loth, F. (in press). A Morphometric Assessment of type 1 Chiari Malformation above the McRae line: A Retrospective Case-Control Study in 302 Adult Female Subjects. Journal of Neuroradiology.

Houston, J.R., Pollock, J.W., Lien, M.-C., & Allen, P.A. (in press). Emotional arousal deficit or emotional regulation bias? An electrophysiological study of age-related differences in emotion perception. Experimental Aging Research.

Li, X., Allen, P.A., Lien, M.-C., & Yamamoto, N. (2017). Practice makes it better: A psychophysical study of visual perceptual learning and its transfer effects on aging. Psychology and Aging, 32, 16-27.

Allen, P.A., Lien, M.C., & Jardin, E. (2017). Age-related emotional bias in processing two emotionally valenced tasks. Psychological Research, 81, 289-308.

Houston, J.R., Bennett, I.J., Allen, P.A., & Madden, D.J. (2016). Visual acuity does not moderate effect sizes of higher-level cognitive tasks. Experimental Aging Research, 42, 221-263.

Levant, R.E., Allen, P.A., & Lien, M.-C. (2014). Alexithymia in men: How and when does the deficit in the processing of emotions occur?  Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15, 324-334.

Lien, M.-C., Allen, P.A., & Martin, N. (2014). Processing visual words with numbers: Electrophysiological evidence for semantic activation.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21, 1056-1066.

Allen, P.A., Lien, M.-C., Ruthruff, E., & Voss, A. (2014). Multi-Tasking and aging: Do older adults benefit from performing a highly practiced task? Experimental Aging Research, 40, 280-307.

Allen, P.A., Houston, J.R., Pollock, J.W., Buzzelli, C., Li, X., Harrington, A..C., Martin, B.A., Loth, F., Lien, M.-C., Maleki, J., & Luciano, M.G. (2014). Task-specific and general cognitive effects in Chiari malformation Type I.  PLoS ONE, 9(4),e94844.