Jeffrey D. Karpicke

Degree: Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 2007

Research Interests:

Human learning and memory, especially retrieval processes; Cognitive science and education; Complex learning, comprehension, and knowledge application; Learning and cognitive strategies in children; Metacognition and self-regulated learning; Educational technology and computer-based learning.

Recent Publications:

Grimaldi, P. J. & Karpicke, J. D. (2012). When and why do retrieval attempts enhance subsequent encoding? Memory & Cognition, 40, 505-513.

Karpicke, J. D. (2012). Retrieval-based learning: Active retrieval promotes meaningful learning. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 157-163.

Karpicke, J. D. & Grimaldi, P. J. (2012). Retrieval-based learning: A perspective for enhancing meaningful learning. Educational Psychology Review, 24, 401-418.

Karpicke, J. D. & Smith, M. A. (2012). Separate mnemonic effects of retrieval practice and elaborative encoding. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, 17-29.

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.

Karpicke*, J. D., & Lehman, M. (2013). Human memory. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), OxfordBibliographies Online: Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Blunt*, J. R., & Karpicke*, J. D. (2014). Learning with retrieval-based concept mapping. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106, 849-858.

Grimaldi*, P. J., & Karpicke*, J. D. (2014). Guided retrieval practice of educational materials using automated scoring. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106, 58-68.

Karpicke*, J. D., Blunt*, J. R., Smith*, M. A., & Karpicke*, S. S. (2014). Retrieval-based learning: The need for guided retrieval in elementary school children. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3, 198-206.

Karpicke*, J. D., & Lehman*, M., & Aue*, W. R. (2014). Retrieval-based learning: An episodic context account. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 61 (pp. 237-284)San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.

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.

Smith*, M. A., & Karpicke*, J. D. (2014). Retrieval practice with short-answer, multiplechoice, and hybrid test formats. Memory, 22, 784-802.

Grimaldi*, P. J., Poston, L., & Karpicke*, J. D. (2015). How does creating a concept map affect item-specific encoding? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1049-1061.

Karpicke*, J. D., & Aue*, W. R. (2015). The testing effect is alive and well with complex materials. Educational Psychology Review, 27, 317-326.

Karpicke, J. D., Blunt, J. R., & Smith, M. A. (2016). Retrieval-based learning: Positive effects of retrieval practice in elementary school children. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 350: 1-8.

Lehman, M., & Karpicke, J. D. (2016). Elaborative retrieval: Do semantic mediators improve memory? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42, 1573-1591.

Smith, M. A., Blunt, J. R., Whiffen, J. W., & Karpicke, J. D. (2016). Does providing prompts during retrieval practice improve learning? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 544-553.

Weinstein, Y., Nunes, L. D., & Karpicke, J. D. (2016). On the placement of practice questions during study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 72-84.

Whiffen, J. W., & Karpicke, J. D. (2017). The role of episodic context in retrieval practice effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 1036-1046.

Ariel, R., & Karpicke, J. D. (2018). Improving self-regulated learning with a retrieval practice intervention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24, 43-56.

Roediger, H. L., & Karpicke, J. D. (2018). Reflections on the resurgence of interest in the testing effect. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 236-241.

Karpicke, J. D. (2018). Concept mapping. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (pp. 351-354). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing, Inc.


Jeffrey D. Karpicke

James V. Bradley Professor, Cognitive Psychology

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