Sara J. Margolin

Sara J. Margolin, Ph.D

Associate Professor (Psychology)
(585) 395-2908
Office: Holmes Hall 141


PhD, Cognitive and Sensory Processes, with a Certificate in Gerontology, University of Florida - 2007

M.S., Cognitive Psychology, with emphasis in Statistics and Research Methods University of Florida - 2005

B.S. (cum laude), Psychology with Mathematics Minor, University of Florida - 2002

Areas of Specialty

Language, Reading, Memory, and Aging

Cognitive and Sensory Processes

Reading Comprehension and Technology

Courses Taught

Cognitive Processes

Sensation and Perception

Research Methods

Psychology of Aging

Research Interests

Factors impacting language at both the word and sentence levels; both age-related changes and changes induced by our use of technologies; the effects of misspellings on reading comprehension in young and older adults; the effects of negation on reading comprehension and metacomprehension in young adults and older adults.

Media Recognition

Agarwal, S. (September 20, 2021). Paper vs. E-ink vs LED: Does the display affect how well we absorb information? Digital Trends. Retrieved from

Baggini, J. (June 22, 2014). Ebook v paper? Financial Times. Retrieved from

Keim, B. (May 1, 2014). Why the smart reading device of the future may be … paper. Wired. Retrieved from

August 27, 2010- Does text messaging impact how young people write? Channel 8 News, Rochester, NY.