Memory is flexible and dynamic, and it is shaped and reshaped by processes both in and outside of our control. Broadly, I want to understand how information is learned, retrieved, maintained, and updated in memory. The questions that motivate my research include:

Does expecting to teach enhance learning? If yes, how?

Do lineup procedures have the potential to change accuracy of eyewitness memory and/or confidence in those memories?

How does retrieval from memory enhance long-term retention?

Does retrieving information from memory have the potential to create false memories, cause forgetting of other information, or other memory problems?

How do globally shared information resources, such as Wikipedia, serve as shapers of and repositories for collective memory?

How is external cognition (e.g., Google searches for information) altering the way people use their internal cognitive resources?

  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2011

 

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    John F. Nestojko
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1125
    St Louis, MO 63130
    Email: nestojko@artsci.wustl.edu
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  • Storm, B. C., Bjork, E. L., Bjork, R. A., & Nestojko, J. F. (2006).  Is retrieval success a necessary condition for retrieval-induced forgetting?  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13 (6), 1023-1027. [PDF]

  • Storm, B. C., & Nestojko, J. F. (2010). Successful inhibition, unsuccessful retrieval: Manipulating time and success during retrieval practice. Memory, 18 (2), 99-114. [PDF]

  • Nestojko, J. F., Finley, J. R., & Roediger, H. L. (2013). Extending cognition to external agents. Psychological Inquiry: An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory, 24:4, 321-325, DOI:10.1080/1047840X.2013.844056 [PDF]

  • Nestojko, J. F., Bui, D. C., Kornell, N., & Bjork, E. L. (2014). Expecting to teach enhances learning and organization of knowledge in free recall of text passages. Memory & Cognition. DOI: 10.3758/s13421-014-0416-z [PDF]

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