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Ryan Dickson

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Ryan Dickson received his MS in psychology from Western Washington university with an emphasis in cognitive psychology. At Western, he studied implicit memory in addition to ethnic identity. After completing his MS, he worked in Western’s Office of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Testing as a research analyst. Ryan later completed his PhD in psychology from the University of New Hampshire with an emphasis in cognitive development. His research at UNH focused on memory across the lifespan.


PhD, University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH United States

MS, Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA United States

BA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington, NC United States


Dickson, R. A., Pillemer, D. B., Bruehl, E. C. (2011). The reminiscence bump for salient personal memories: Is a cultural life script required. Memory & Cognition.

Pillemer, D. B., Dickson, R. A. (2013). Adults’ memories of their own childhoods.

Trimble, J. E., Dickson, R. A. (2005). Ethnic identity.


Dickson, R. A., Pillemer, D. B., Bruehl, E. C. (2010). Examining the life script account of the reminiscence bump. Association for Psychological Science.