Campus Box 1125
Professor Roediger's research interests center on learning and memory. His current programs of research include: 1. applying principles of cognitive psychology to improve educational practice; 2. how retrieval practice improves retention; 3. the study of memory illusions and false memories (or why people sometimes remember events differently from the way they happened or even remember events that never happened at all); 4. Mnemonic techniques and people with exceptional memory abilities; and 5. collective memory or how people remember events for the groups with which they identify (e.g., Americans remembering 9/11).
- DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2014). Positive and negative correlations between confidence and accuracy for the same events in recognition of categorized lists. Psychological Science, 25, 781-788.
- Karpicke, J. D., & Roediger, H. L. (2008). The critical importance of retrieval for learning. Science, 319, 966-968.
- Putnam, A. L., Roediger, H. L. (2013). Does response mode affect amount recalled or the magnitude of the testing effect? Memory & Cognition, 41, 36-48.
- Roediger, H. L., & Butler, A. C. (2011). The critical role of retrieval practice in long-term retention. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 15, 20-27.
- Roediger, H. L., & DeSoto, K. A. (2014). Forgetting the presidents. Science, 346, 1106-1109.
- Program in Philosophy – Neuroscience – Psychology (PNP)
Retrieval Processes in Memory
Exceptional Memory Abilities
Psychology of Academia