Patricia Xi

Patricia Xi

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type
- Present

Dr. Xi is a cognitive psychologist whose research program focuses on two different topics in aging: the tip of the tongue phenomenon and financial decision-making. She graduated with a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University after obtaining an M.A. in Psychology at Boston University and B.A. in Psychology at Whitman College. She is especially interested in language production processes and conversational skills in later adulthood. Her work in financial decision-making in older adults primarily focuses on understanding what makes us vulnerable to sweepstakes fraud and other types of financial exploitation.

B.A., Psychology (2011), Whitman College; M.A., Psychology (2012), Boston University; Ph.D., Applied Cognitive Psychology (2019), Claremont Graduate University

Learning & Teaching

  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 300 Language Production and Aging.


  • Wood, S., Liu, P., Hanoch, Y., Xi, P. M., & Klapatch, L. (2018). Call to claim your prize: Perceived benefits and risk drive intention to comply in a mass marketing scam. JEP: Applied, 24, 196-206.
  • Liu, P., Wood, S., Xi, P., Berger, D., & Wilber, K. (2017). The role of social support in elder financial exploitation using a community sample. Innovation in Aging, 1, 1-11.
  • Hollis, A., Ducanson, H., Kapust, L., Xi, P. M., & O’Connor, M. G. (2015). Validity of the mini-mental state examination and Montreal cognitive assessment in the prediction of driving test outcome. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 63, 988-992.
  • Herbranson, W. T., Xi, P. M., & Trinh, Y. T. (2014). Spatial variability in serial response learning and performance by pigeons (Columba livia). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 27, 280-294.
  • Herbranson, W. T., Trinh, Y. T., Xi, P. M., Arand, M. P., Barker, M. S. K., & Pratt, T. H. (2014). Change detection and change blindness in pigeons (Columba livia). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 128, 181-187.