Megan A Smith

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rhode Island College
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About Megan A Smith

Megan Smith is an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island College. She received her Master’s in Experimental Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University. Megan’s area of expertise is in human learning and memory, and applying the science of learning in educational contexts. Her research program focuses on retrieval-based learning strategies, and the way activities promoting retrieval can improve meaningful learning in the classroom. Megan addresses empirical questions such as: What retrieval practice formats promote student learning? What retrieval practice activities work well for different types of learners? And, why does retrieval increase learning?

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Sep 20, 2016
This is great! Anything we can do to help ease test anxiety to get students to engage in retrieval more often.
Sep 18, 2016
Hi Ioannis, I actually teach the method of loci or "memory palace" when I teach introduction to psychology! The students think it is fun, and they really enjoy Joshua Foer's story (he wrote Moonwalking with Einstein). He was a journalist researching mental athletes and learned how to use the memory palace to compete. Fun story! Have you heard of it?

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