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Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques
This monograph discusses 10 learning techniques that benefit learners of different ages and abilities and have been shown to boost students’ performance across many criterion tasks and even in educational contexts. Expand
Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology
John Dunlosky, Katherine A. Rawson, Elizabeth J. Marsh, Mitchell J. Nathan, and Daniel T. Willingham Department of Psychology, Kent State University; Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, DukeExpand
The positive and negative consequences of multiple-choice testing.
  • H. Roediger, E. Marsh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 September 2005
The authors examined the consequences of taking a multiple-choice test on a later general knowledge test in which students were warned not to guess and obtained a large positive testing effect: Prior testing of facts aided final cued-recall performance. Expand
Retelling Is Not the Same as Recalling
In contrast to laboratory free recall (which emphasizes detailed and accurate remembering), conversational retellings depend upon the speaker's goals, the audience, and the social context moreExpand
Biased Retellings of Events Yield Biased Memories
Biased memory is a consequence of the reorganizing schema guiding the retelling perspective, in addition to the effects of rehearsing specific information in retelling. Expand
Surprising feedback improves later memory
Overall, participants better remembered both the surface features and the content of surprising feedback in the hypercorrection effect, which results from increased attention to surprising feedback. Expand
Spinning the Stories of our Lives
SUMMARY The way people talk about past events can affect the way they remember them (Tversky & Marsh, 2000). The current research explores how people naturally talk about events from their own lives.Expand
Understanding How Prior Knowledge Influences Memory in Older Adults
  • S. Umanath, E. Marsh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
  • 1 July 2014
It is argued that prior knowledge is a key factor in understanding older adults’ memory performance, with the potential to serve as a compensatory mechanism. Expand
Learning errors from fiction: Difficulties in reducing reliance on fictional stories
Readers do not appear to spontaneously monitor fiction for its veracity, but can do so if reminded on a trial-by-trial basis, and suggestibility is reduced but not eliminated. Expand
Explanation Feedback Is Better Than Correct Answer Feedback for Promoting Transfer of Learning
Among the many factors that influence the efficacy of feedback on learning, the information contained in the feedback message is arguably the most important. One common assumption is that there is aExpand