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Yana Weinstein is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell.
Dr. Yana WeinsteinAssistant Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Psychology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3917
  • Office
    Health and Social Sciences Building - 375
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Research Interests

Cognitive Psychology, Human Memory and Cognition, Applying Cognitive Psychology to Education, Metacognition, False Memory, Cognitive Errors

I apply cognitive psychology to education, and together with Dr. Megan Sumeracki founded the Learning Scientists project to make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators. The broad goal of my research is to help students make the most of their academic experience. My research interests lie in improving the accuracy of memory performance and the judgments students make about their cognitive functions. I try to pose questions that have direct applied relevance, such as: How can we help students choose optimal study strategies? Why are test scores sometimes so surprising to students? And how does retrieval practice help students learn?

Education

  • Ph D: Psychology, (2009), University College London - London, United Kingdom
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Rapid Induction of False Memory for Pictures
  • BS: Psychology, (2005), University of Warwick - Coventry, United Kingdom

Biography

THIS AUTOMATIC PROFILE DOES NOT REFLECT MY SCHOLARLY OUTPUTS. PLEASE USE GOOGLE SCHOLAR INSTEAD.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • APS Rising Star (2011), Scholarship/Research