Lab Members

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Veronica Yan

P. I., SLAM Lab
Assistant Professor,
Department of Educational Psychology and Department of Psychology

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Interests: Effective, motivated self-regulated learning — the cognitive underpinnings of effective learning strategies and the socio-psychological motivation beliefs that enhance academic achievement


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Lisi Wang


Interests:  effective learning strategies, desirable difficulty, metacognition, and self-regulated learning.

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Derek Hanson



Interests: disfluency, choice in the classroom, self-regulated learning, effective study habits

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Brendan Schuetze

4th year Ph.D. student

Interests: Retrieval Practice, Metacognition, Quantitative Methods, and Educational Data Mining

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Stephany Rea

1st year Ph.D. student

Interests: effective learning and teaching strategies, motivation, and metacognition

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Justin Harvey

3rd year M.A. student

Interests: Integrating effective learning strategies and learning science with teacher training and evaluation, self-regulated learning, choice, motivation, desirable difficulties

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Akshay Umashankar

1st year M.A. student

Interests: Metacognition, effective learning strategies, desirable difficulties, and motivation; understanding the essential elements of learning strategies and breaking down the mechanisms behind them. 

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Connie Fralick

Undergraduate honors student

Interests: Metacognition, effective study strategies, motivation, desirable difficulties, and misconceptions about learning

Lab Affiliates

Lab Alum

  • Nathaniel Woodward
  • Katherine Wilson

If you are a current member of the lab, please also see SLAMB Group Resources