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Professor of Psychology, Western University

Dr. Penny Pexman, a cognitive psychologist, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University. Her research focuses on how we derive meaning from language. She has examined language processing in typically developing children, in healthy adults, in individuals with extraordinary lexical expertise, and in clinical populations with impaired semantic or pragmatic skills. Her research is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, University of Calgary


  • 1998 
    University of Western Ontario, PhD Psychology