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Robert W. Schrauf
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Pennsylvania State University
305 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 865-9622
E-mail: rws23@psu.edu

Lab Affiliation: Applied Linguistics and Health Sciences

Research Interests:

Cognitive aging and multilingualism, bilingual autobiographical memory; linguistic and cultural adaptation of health assessment tools.

Research Opportunities:

Students with interests in language, health, and aging are always welcome to work in my lab.


Recent Publications:

Steis, M. and Schrauf, Robert W. (2009). A review of translations and adaptations of the MMSE in languages other than English and Spanish. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2(2), 214-224.

Schrauf, Robert W. (2009) Intracultural variation in cross-cultural gerontology. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 24,115-120.

Schrauf, Robert. W. (2009). "English use among older bilingual immigrants in linguistically concentrated neighborhoods: Social proficiency and internal speech as intracultural variation." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 24, 157-179.

Schrauf, Robert W. and Sanchez, J. (2008). Using freelisting to identify, assess, and characterize age-differences in cultural domains. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 63B(6) S385-S393.

Schrauf, Robert W.and Lesa Hoffman. (2007). The effects of revisionism on remembered emotion: The valence of older, voluntary immigrants’ pre-migration memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 21: 895-913.

Rubin, D.C., Schrauf, Robert W., Gulgoz, Sami, and Naka, Makiko. (2007). On the cross-cultural variability of component processes in autobiographical remembering: Japan Turkey, and the U.S.A. Memory 15(5) 536-547.

Schrauf, Robert W., Sandra Weintraub, and Ellen Navarro. (2006). Is a validation of the Word Accentuation Test (WAT) of premorbid intelligence necessary for use among older, Spanish-speaking immigrants in the United States? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 391-399.

Schrauf, Robert W. and Ellen Navarro. (2005). On using existing scales and tests in the field. Field Methods. 17(4): 373-393.

Rubin, D. C., Schrauf, Robert W., & Greenberg, Daniel. L. (2004). Stability in autobiographical memories. Memory, 12(6), 715-721.

Schrauf, Robert W. and Julia Sanchez (2004). The preponderance of negative emotion words across generations and across cultures. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 25(2-3), 266-284.

Schrauf, Robert W. and Rubin, David C. (2004). The ‘language’ and ‘feel’ of bilingual memory: Mnemonic traces and narrative framing. Sociolinguistica, 5(1), 21-39.

Schrauf, Robert W. (2003). Settling on the Best Fit: Cognition as the Maximal Satisfaction of Multiple Constraints. Theory and Psychology, 13(5), 718-720.

Rubin, David. C., Schrauf, R. W., & Greenberg, Daniel. L. (2003). Belief and recollection of autobiographical memories. Memory and Cognition, 31(6), 877-886.

Schrauf, Robert W. (2003). A protocol analysis of retrieval in autobiographical memory. International Journal of Bilingualism, 7(3), 235-256.

Schrauf, Robert W., Pavlenko, Aneta., & Dewaele, Jean-Marc. (2003). Bilingual episodic memory: An introduction. International Journal of Bilingualism, 7(3), 221-233.

Schrauf, Robert W. (2002). Comparing cultures within-subjects: A cognitive account of acculturation as a framework for cross-cultural study. Anthropological Theory, 2(1):98-115.

Schrauf, Robert W. (2002). Bilingual inner speech as the medium of cross-modular retrieval in autobiographical memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25, 698-699.

Larsen, Steen F., Schrauf, R.W., Fromholt, Pia., and Rubin, David C. (2002). Inner speech and bilingual autobiographical memory: A Polish-Danish cross-cultural study. Memory 10 (1), 45-54.

Schrauf, Robert W. and Rubin, David C. (2001). Effects of voluntary immigration on the distribution of autobiographical memory over the lifespan. Applied Cognitive Psychology 15, S75-S88.

Schrauf, Robert W. (2000) Narrative repair of threatened identity. Narrative Inquiry, 10(1):1-19.

Schrauf, Robert W. (2000). Bilingual autobiographical memory: Experimental studies and clinical cases. Culture & Psychology, 6(4), 387-417.

Schrauf, Robert W. and Rubin, David C. (2000). Internal languages of retrieval: The bilingual encoding of memories for the personal past. Memory and Cognition. 28, 616-623.