Nicole Gilbert Cote

Senior Research Associate


B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst


As a researcher in Dr. Binder’s Reading and Cognition Lab, I’m part of team that investigates the skills of adults with low literacy.  We have compared their narrative production, specifically their morpheme use, story coherence and lexical diversity, with grade-equivalent matched children.  We have also compared differences in eye movement behaviors while reading.

In addition to this research, I am also an instructor and currently teach Social Psychology.

Recent Publications:


Talwar, A., Gilbert Cote, N., & Binder, K.S. (in press). Investigating predictors of spelling ability for adults with low literacy skills. Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education.


Herman, J., Gilbert Cote, N., Reilly, L., & Binder, K.S. (2013). Literacy skill differences between adult native English and native Spanish speakers. Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2(3), 142-155.


Ajzen, I., Joyce, N., Sheikh, S., & Cote, N.G. (2011). Knowledge and the prediction of behavior: The role of information accuracy in the theory of planned behavior.  Basic and Applied Psychology, 33(2), 101-117.


Asgari, S., Dasgupta, N., & Cote, N.G. (2010). When does contact with successful ingroup members change self-stereotypes? A longitudinal study comparing the effect of quantity vs. quality of contact with successful individuals. Social Psychology, 41(3), 203-211.