Press Coverage

Memory: Why cramming for a test often fails
BBC Future, November, 2014

How tests and wrong answers help us remember what we learn
The Conversation, October, 2014

Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing
New York Times Magazine, September, 2014

New Father? New C.E.O.? There’s a Boot Camp for You
New York Times, June, 2014

How to Be a Better Learner
U.S. News and World Report, November, 2013

How college students incorrectly evaluate their instructors
Washington Post, June 2013

Charisma Doesn’t Count: Study finds students don’t learn more from charismatic lecturers
Inside Higher Ed, May, 2013

Why Feeling Confused Will Help You Learn Better
Annie Murphy Paul’s Brilliant Blog, February, 2013

How High School Seniors Can Make the Most of Their College Experience
U.S. News and World Report University Directory, May, 2012

Study strategies key to making the grade in school
Deseret News, April, 2012

Why Storytellers Lie
The Atlantic, April, 2012

Don’t get smart: The curse of knowledge – [PDF]
New Scientist, July, 2011

Brain Calisthenics for Abstract Ideas
New York Times, June, 2011

Studies Find ‘Easy’ Material May Not Be Easy to Learn
Education Week, April, 2011

Come On, I Thought I Knew That!
New York Times, April, 2011

To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test
New York Times, January, 2011

How learning is like working on a construction site
The Globe and Mail, October, 2010

The Science of Studying
Radio Times on NPR, October, 2010

Strange Tips For Studying That Actually Work
Madeleine Brand Show on NPR, September, 2010

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits
New York Times, September, 2010

Failure Can be Useful
The Globe and Mail, January 2010.

Getting it Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn
Scientific American, October 2009.

Learning from Our Mistakes
Columbia Journalism Review, October 2009

Will That Be on the Test?
APS Observer, November 2008

How to Study
British Psychological Society, February 2008

Rising Stars
Association for Psychological Science, October, 2007

Monkeys Learn In The Same Way As Humans, Psychologists Report
Science Daily, August 2007

Why Cramming Doesn’t Work
Chronicle of Higher Education, June 2007

The Accidental Mentor
p. 18-19, UCLA Graduate Quarterly, Spring 2007

Memory and Consciousness: Consciousness to unconsciousness and back again
APS Observer, August 2006.

When at last you don’t succeed…
APA Observer, January, 2001.

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