Jerome Sehulster

Professor Emeritus

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. 1975, University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Individual Differences in Memory Use in Everyday Contexts
  • Personality, Self, Interests, and Experiential Choices

Research Synopsis

I am interested in the processes of selection, registration, and organization of experiences which will become autobiographical memories and knowledge, and how subsequently these influence the same processes next time around. To what extent are these processes reflective of what we call personality?



  • PSYC 1100; 1101; 1103; 2100Q, 2301, 2501, 3350W, 3550W, 3889; 3899.



Sehulster, J. R. Things we talk about, how frequently, and to whom: Frequency of topics in everyday conversation as a function of gender, age, and marital status (2006) American Journal of Psychology, 119. 407-432.


Sehulster, J. R. (2001) Richard Wagners creative vision at La Spezia or The retrospective interpretation of experience in autobiographical memory as a function of an emerging identity. In Brockmeier, J. and Carbaugh, D. Narrative Identity: Studies in Autobiography, Self, and Culture. John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam, Philadelphia

Sehulster, J. R. (1996) In my era: Evidence for the perception of a special period of the past. Memory, 4, 145-138.

Sehulster, J. R. (1995) Memory styles and related abilities in presentation of self. American Journal of Psychology, 108, 67-88.

Sehulster, J. R. (1989) Content and temporal structure of autobiographical knowledge: Remembering twenty five seasons at the Metropolitan Opera. Memory and Cognition, 17, 590-606.

Professional Activities

Invited Addresses

  • Sehulster, J. (2002) Thoughts on the Structure of Autobiographical Memory and Knowledge, A Colloquium to the Psychology Department of Connecticut College, New London.
  • Sehulster, J. (1996) Prospective and retrospective factors in the organization of autobiographical memory. Presented at the Second International Conference on Memory, Abano Terme, Italy. (Session Organizer, Chair and Presenter)


  • Assistant Department Head
  • Faculty Advisor for Psi Chi, UCONN Stamford Chapter

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty of the Year Award, Stamford Campus: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2003, 2001, 1995.
Jerome Sehulster
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