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Milken Scholar 2009
Scholar Profile

Emma Templeton



Emma graduated from Harvard with honors, earning a degree in Psychology. Immediately following graduation, she volunteered at an eco-friendly bed-and-breakfast in a rainforest in Costa Rica for 8 months. After returning to the States, Emma worked as a lab manager in a social neuroscience lab at Stanford. She then moved back to the East Coast to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology at Dartmouth and defended her dissertation in 2023. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth. The question that motivates her research is: "What makes conversation good?". You can find more about her work on her website: https://emmatempleton.com/

High school:  Reseda High School


College Year Degree
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2013 A.B. Psychology
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
2023 Ph.D. Psychological and Brain Sciences

News and Highlights

Emma Templeton (MS '09)

Emma Templeton, MS ’09 published a paper that was recently covered in the Vox article What smartphone photography is doing to our memories by Brian Resnick. The article discusses technology’s effects on our memory and ultimately our experience of the world around us. Emma’s research as a graduate student at Dartmouth dives deeper into assessing smartphones’ impact on our cognitive abilities. Plus, she recently received an award for being an outstanding graduate student teacher, nominated by her undergraduate students!