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Ted Maldonado, Ph.D.

Ted Maldonado

Assistant Professor & Director of the Master's Program in Psychology
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2021

Contact Information:
Office:  Root Hall, B-215
Phone:  (812) 237-7127

Classes Taught:


  • Psycholgy 310:  Learning
  • Psycholgy 344:  Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology 356:  Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology 375:  Statistics in Psychology
  • Psychology 376:  Advanced Research and Writing


  • Psychology 603:  Cognition and Learning
  • Psychology 604:  Advanced Statistics
  • Psychology 608:  Biological Basis of Emotion and Cognitive Processing

Research Interests

  1. Understanding cognition across the lifespan - Specifically, he examines how the cerebellum helps supports no-motor cognitive processing using non-invasive stimulation (i.e. tDCS) techniques.  Moreover, he looks to understand how changes in the ceerebellum might affect cognitive processing in advanced age.  Dr. Maldonado has also started a new line of work in which he assesses cognition as a buffer against death anxiety.


Ballard, H.K., Eakin, S. M., Maldonado, T., Bernard, J. A. (2021). Using high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation to investigate the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in explicit sequence learning. PloS one. 16(3), e0246849. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246849.

Maldonado, T., Bernard, J.A. (2021). The Polarity-Specific Nature of Single-Session High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to the Cerebellum and Prefrontal Cortex on Motor and Non-motor Task Performance. Cerebellum. 20569–583. doi: 10.1007/s12311-021-01235-w

Jackson, T. B., Maldonado, T., Eakin, S. M., Orr, J. M., & Bernard, J. A. (2020). Cerebellar and prefrontal-cortical engagement during higher-order rule learning in olderadulthood. Neuropsychologia148, 107620. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107620

Bernard, J. A., Nguyen, A. D., Hausman, H. K., Maldonado, T., Ballard, H. K., Jackson, T. B., Eakin, S. M., Lokshina, Y., & Goen, J. (2020). Shaky scaffolding: Age differences incerebellar activation revealed through activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis. Human brain mapping41(18), 5255–5281. doi: 10.1002/hbm.25191

Maldonado, T., Orr J. M., Goen, J.R.M., Bernard, J.A. (2020). Age Differences in the Subcomponents of Executive Functioning. Journal of Gerontology: Series B, 75(6), e31-e55. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa005

Maldonado, T., Goen, J. R., Imburgio, M. J., Eakin, S. M., & Bernard, J. A. (2019). Single session high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation to the cerebellum does notimpact higher cognitive function. PloS one14(10), e0222995. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0222995

Ballard, H. K., Goen, J. R., Maldonado, T., & Bernard, J. A. (2019). Effects of cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation on the cognitive stage of sequence learning. Journal of neurophysiology, 122(2), 490-499. doi: 10.1152/jn.00036.2019

Maldonado, T., Marchak, F. M., Anderson, D. M., & Hutchison, K. A. (2018). The Role of Working Memory Capacity and Cognitive Load in Producing Lies for AutobiographicalInformation. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition7(4), 574-586. doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2018.05.007

Bernard, J. A., Goen, J. R., & Maldonado, T. (2017). A case for motor network contributions to schizophrenia symptoms: Evidence from resting‐state connectivity. Human Brain Mapping38(9), 4535-4545. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23680

Maxcey, A. M., Bostic, J., & Maldonado, T. (2016). Recognition practice results in a generalizable skill in older adults: decreased intrusion errors to novel objects belonging topracticed categories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 643-649. doi: 10.1002/acp.3236 


Department of Psychology