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Megan Smith

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 313
(401) 456-8015

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


Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Research Methods in Cognition

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


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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