Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

APS Award Address

The Surprising Power of Retrieval Practice in Improving Retention: From the Lab to the Classroom

Friday, May 25, 2012, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Sheraton Ballroom III

Henry L. Roediger, III

Henry L. Roediger, III
Washington University in St. Louis

The act of retrieving information during a test is usually thought to measure memory, not change it. Yet retrieval is not neutral and can exert large positive effects on future tests. The power of retrieval is as evident in the classroom as in the lab and may have important consequences for educational practice.

Henry L. Roediger, III is a recipient of a 2012 Association for Psychological Science (APS) William James Fellow Award.

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