Research Area: Experimental - Cognitive
Areas of research interest involve self-regulated learning, including how aging in adulthood influences strategy use and effectiveness, how individuals of all ages monitor on-going learning as well as dynamically control study and retrieval. Research programs focus on understanding the theoretical bases of these and other components of self-regulated learning. Special emphasis is placed on how metacognition can be use to improve student education.
Courses Frequently Taught
- Cognitive Psychology (graduate)
- Metacognitive Seminar (graduate)
- Psychology of Aging (undergraduate)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Dunlosky, J., & Metcalfe, J. (2009). Metacognition. Beverly Hills, CA: SAGE. Japanese translation (2010).
*Ariel, R., Al-Harthy, I.S., Was, C.A., Dunlosy, J. (in press). Habitual reading biases in the allocation of study time. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Lipko, A.R., Dunlosky, J., *Lipowski, S., & Merriman, W. (in press). Young children are not underconfident with practice: The benefit of ignoring a fallible memory heursitic. Journal of Cognition and Development.
Rawson, K.A., & Dunlosky, J. (in press). Optimizing schedules of retrieval practice for durable and efficient learning: How much is enough? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
*Hartwig, M., Was, C., Isaacson, R., & Dunlosky, J. (in press). General knowledge monitoring as a predictor of in-class exam performance. British Journal of Educational Psychology.
Dunlosky, J., & *Ariel, R. (in press). The influence of agenda-based and habitual processes on item selection during study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
*Ariel, R., & Dunlosky, J. (2011). The sensitivity of judgment-of-learning resolution to past test performance, new learning, and forgetting. Memory & Cognition, 39, 171-184.
Dunlosky, J., *Hartwig, M., Rawson, K.A., & *Lipko, A.R. (2011). Improving college students' evaluation of text learning using idea-unit standards. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 467-484.
*Bailey, H., Dunlosky, J., & Hertzog, C. (2010). Metacognitive training at home: Does it improve older adults' learning? Gerontology, 56, 414-420.
*Pyc, M.A., & Dunlosky, J. (2010). Toward an understanding of students' allocation of study time: Why do they decide to mass or space their practice? Memory & Cognition, 38, 431-440.
*Denotes graduate student author.