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Recap: Academic Year 2017

By | 2017-06-23T13:35:57+01:00 June 23rd, 2017|Miscellaneous|

Long time, no post. So, the academic year ended, the exam boards are over, students graduated, it’s summer! Lots of things happened this year and it’s time for a brief recap before the summer is over and the next academic year starts.


  • I have three ongoing projects at the moment. One with Meike Kronseisen (Universität Koblenz/Landau) on the interactions between sleep and testing for later memory performance. Another one on the spacing effect in older adults (started in collaboration with Dave Balota, WashU). Data collection for this will take some time and effort, but I’m optimistic. My RA Petra Lipnik is working hard on this right now. Yet another project on the so beloved learning styles showing the dangers of their assessment for learning. Research on this started as part of a dissertation project (Paula Cairns and Clara Mulugeta) this year and I’ll be following this up with my RA Sara Oikarinen in the summer.
  • I haven’t been to any conferences this year, but this will change as I will be attending this year’s ESCOP meeting in Potsdam, Germany, from 3-6- September 2017.



  • I’m trying to learn R. Yes, that’s right! I’m participating in MOOCs and hope to be able to do stuff on my own soon. It’s a steep learning curve, but I’m confident that I can do it. While looking for free resources to learn R, I started to put together a Google spreadsheet with R resources that I shared with others.

Co-Leading Workshop @ Teaching, Learning, Takeover Conference / University of Southampton / 15 Oct 2016

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 June 29th, 2016|Conference and Talks, Events, Scholarship|

Exciting things are happeCkIy81PWkAUnJfZning: Together with Yana Weinstein (Assitant Prof at UMass Lowell / @doctorwhy @AceThatTest) I’m leading a workshop at the Teaching, Learning, Takeover Conference (#TLT16) taking place at the University of Southampton on 15 Oct 2016. This conference brings together an exciting crowd of people all interested in improving education using evidence-based strategies.


First Academic Year @ University of Dundee Completed!

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 June 3rd, 2016|Conference and Talks, General, Teaching|

Hooray! My first academic year at the University of Dundee is over! It has been a rollercoaster and a steep learning curve. I had to create all my lectures from scratch and get used to a new university system. Although it was incredibly stressful at times, I feel that it boosted my professional development as a teacher.

Since teaching is done for this academic year, I have some time to focus on some research projects and scholarship activities. I have two very interesting Teaching & Learning conferences lined up: One in June at the University of Stirling and one in October at the University of Southampton. At the latter one, I am co-running a workshop with Yana Weinstein from University of Massachusetts Lowell. This will be exciting! You can find more info about it here!

In order to promote Teaching & Learning research and activities, I have established a message board in our Psychology Department (see picture). You’ll find it on the forth floor of the Scrymgeour Building! If you are around, come and check it out! If you have questions, contact me any time.

Enjoy the summer!

Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Dundee

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 November 2nd, 2015|University|

2015-11-02I started my lecturer position at the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK.
I’m looking forward to the new and big challenges this position brings and hope to make valuable contributions to the team.

Check out the Psychology department here!

Talks, Talks, Talks!

By | 2015-03-24T12:13:50+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Conference and Talks|

Last week, I gave a presentation on brand-new and promising spacing effect data at the Brain-Behavior-Cognition meeting at WashU. Yes, despite this old learning phenomenon Mark McDaniel and I approached this research topic from a different angle which allowed us to reveal interesting and practically relevant findings. Overall, the feedback was very positive and encouraging! Papers in preparation.

Also, I’ll be presenting new data on the sleep-memory effect at Dave Balota’s and Jan Duchek’s lab meeting on April 6. I’ll give an overview on two projects that I have been collaborating on with Edgar Erdfelder (University of Mannheim) and Meike Kroneisen (University of Mannheim), respectively. Looking forward to the feedback!

Psychonomics 2014: Posters accepted!

By | 2015-12-07T09:20:44+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Conference and Talks|

I’m looking forward to presenting new research at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Long Beach in November.

Come to discuss our research with us:

Friday, Nov 21, 12 – 1:30pm

  • Küpper-Tetzel, C. E., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Relational and item-specific processing in the spacing effect.

Saturday, Nov 22, 12 – 1:30pm

  • Kroneisen, M., & Küpper-Tetzel, C. E. (2014). Delayed testing eliminates the beneficial effect of sleep on memory.


Beitrag angenommen – DGPs Tagung in Bochum

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 June 12th, 2014|Conference and Talks|

Unsere Papiere, Erdfelder, E., & Küpper-Tetzel, C. E. (2014). Wie beeinflusst Schlaf das Gedächtnis? Eine multinomiale Verarbeitungsbaumanalyse, wurde für die diesjährige DGPs Tagung angenommen.

Der Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie findet vom 21.-25. September in Bochum statt.

Infos gibt es auf der Webseite der DGPs.dgps_Logo

Abstract submitted!

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 May 19th, 2014|Conference and Talks|

Today, I submitted my abstract to the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society taking place in beautiful Long Beach, CA, USA on November 20-23, 2014.
Keynote speaker: Larry Jacoby, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

I’m so looking forward to this!