My research interests revolve around learning and memory principles from cognitive psychology that are potentially applicable to real-world educational environments (examples are: distributed practice, retrieval practice, feedback, note-taking…). I am happy to supervise experiments and correlational studies. Exploring ways of applying laboratory findings to authentic educational settings and evaluating them is a particular interest of mine. By applying fundamentals of cognitive psychology to education, I seek to develop promising instruction methods for teachers and study strategies for learners. While I have focused on the effect of different strategies on academic performance, I have become interested in well-being as an outcome variable and ways on how effective study habits or teaching strategies can enhance student well-being.
The relationship of social media use and well-being.
Learning strategies endorsed by secondary teachers.
Note-taking and lecture recordings interactions.
Effect of overt and covert retrieval of memory for visual maps.
Creativity intervention for primary pupils.
Text anxiety and the spacing effect.
Gender stereotype thread in learning of authentic educational material.
Note-taking by hand versus with a laptop and the effect on memory.
Mindfulness and vocabulary learning.
Effects of background music on math performance.
The perils of learning styles assessment.
Implicit and explicit learning in the sleep-wake paradigm.
Individual differences in the distributed practice effect in high school pupils.
Validation of the encoding-maintenance-retrieval multinomial processing tree model in the sleep-wake paradigm.