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Megan Smith

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 313
(401) 456-8015
msmith1@ric.edu

Academic Background

B.A. Psychological Science, Purdue University, 2009
M.A. Experimental Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Purdue University, 2014

Specializations

Teaching:
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Research Methods in Cognition

Research:
Human learning and memory
Retrieval processes
Application of cognition to education
STEM education

Publications

Marsh, E. J., Arnold, K. M., Smith, M. A., & Stromeyer, S. L. (2015). How psychological science can improve our classrooms: Recommendations should bridge the laboratory and the classroom. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1, 127-129.

Lehman, M., Smith, M. A., & Karpicke, J. D. (2014). Toward an episodic context account of retrieval-based learning: Dissociating retrieval practice and elaboration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 1787-1794.

Karpicke, J. D., Blunt, J. R., Smith, M. A., & Karpicke, S. S. (2014). Retrieval-based learning: The need for guided retrieval in elementary children. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3, 198-206.

Smith, M. A., & Karpicke, J. D. (2014). Retrieval practice with short-answer, multiple-choice, and hybrid formats. Memory, 22, 784-802.

Smith, M. A., Roediger, H. L., & Karpicke, J. D. (2013). Covert retrieval practice benefits retention as much as overt retrieval practice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1712-1725.

Roediger, H. L., & Smith, M. A. (2012). The “pure” learning curve: The learning curve without cumulative testing. Memory & Cognition, 40, 989-1002.

Karpicke, J. D., & Smith, M. A. (2012). Separate mnemonic effects of retrieval practice and elaborative encoding. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, 17-29.

Roediger, H. L., Putnam, A. L., & Smith, M. A. (2011). Ten benefits of testing and their applications to educational practice. Chapter in J. Mester, & B. Ross (Eds.), The psychology of learning and motivation: Cognition in education. (pp. 1-36). Oxford: Elsevier. ​​

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