Portrait of Andrew Conway

Andrew Conway is a professor of psychology in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. Conway’s research is aimed at understanding individual differences in intelligence and working memory capacity. People differ in their cognitive abilities and these differences matter in life, in terms of academic achievement, job performance, income, health, and happiness. His research is concerned with how cognitive abilities are measured and what role they play in various real-world cognitive tasks such as learning new information, reading and listening comprehension, and decision making.

Conway received both his MA and PhD in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina. Upon receiving his doctorate, he began teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as both assistant and associate professor. From there, he worked as a lecturer, and later as a senior lecturer, at Princeton University before coming to CGU. He has won numerous awards throughout his career. In 2001 he was the UIC nominee for USA Professor of the Year, and in 2000 he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from UIC.

He continues to publish extensively on working memory, one of the core components of his research. Together with several other memory researchers, he contributed the entry on “Working Memory and Intelligence” to The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence in 2011. He has published other articles on the subject that can be found in Memory & Cognition; Attention, Perception & Psychophysics; Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience; and Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Co-authored with K. Kovacs. “Process Overlap Theory: A Unified Account of the General Factor of Intelligence.” Psychological Inquiry, Forthcoming.

Co-authored with Michael Chow and Brooke N. Macnamara. “Phonological similarity in working memory span tasks.” Memory & Cognition (2016): Online.

Co-authored with K. Kovacs “New and emerging models of human intelligence.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 6 (2015): 419–26.

Co-authored with D. Moreau and A. B. Morrison. “An ecological approach to cognitive enhancement: complex motor training.” Acta Psychologica 157 (2015): 44–55.

Co-authored with Michael Chow. “The scope and control of attention: Sources of variance in working memory capacity.” Memory & Cognition 43 (2015): 325–39.

Co-authored with S. J. Getz, et. al. “Working memory and intelligence.” In The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence, edited by R. J. Sternberg and S. B. Kaufman. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Analysis of Variance
Multilevel Modeling
Multiple Regression
Structural Equation Modeling
Psychology of Thinking and Reasoning
Intelligence