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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dyson 376



(845) 575-3000, ext. 2520

Dr. Marcos Ionescu

Assistant Professor of Psychology


My undergraduate studies were in Biology and Philosophy. After spending several years studying philosophy at the Graduate Faculty for Social and Political Science (The New School) in New York City, and playing jazz bass, I entered the graduate program in Experimental Psychology at Brooklyn College (C.U.N.Y.), graduating in 1993 with a Ph.D. I have been teaching psychology for 38 years, 22 of those years at Marist. My research interests at Marist have been in the recovery of memories over time (hypermnesia) and gender differences in verbal and spatial memory.


PhD, Experimental Psychology, C.U.N.Y. , New York

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Learning & Memory, Memory for Subliminal Stimuli, Gender Differences in Hypermnesia

Selected Publications

Ionescu, M.D. (2004). Sex differences in memory estimates for pictures and words with multiple recall trials. Psychological Reports, 94, 467-474

Ionescu, M.D.(2002). Sex differences in memory estimates, revisited. Psychological Reports, 91, 167-172

Ionescu, M.D.(2000). Sex differences in memory estimates for pictures and words. Psychological Reports, 87, 315-322

Ionescu, M.D., & Erdelyi, M.H. (1992) The direct recovery of subliminal stimuli. In R.F.

Bornstein & T.S. Pittman (Eds.), Perception without awareness, New York: Guilford. Pp.143-169

Awards and Honors

2001-2002 Club Advisor of the Year, Marist College