My research is concerned with retrieval processes in human memory, or how knowledge is recovered from memory. The topics below represent present lines of investigation:

Applying cognitive psychology to enhance education

The genesis of false memories

Memory athletes and other superior memorizers

The relation between confidence and accuracy of memories

Collective memory

For more information about my current and past research interests, click here or on the Research link above.

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  • B.A., Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1969 (magna cum laude)


  • Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1973

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Henry L. Roediger, III
Department of Psychology - Box 1125
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St Louis, MO 63130-4899

Email: roediger@wustl.edu
Lab Phone: (314) 935-4307




For a complete list of publications by Henry Roediger, please click here.

  • Roediger, H. L. (2013). Applying cognitive psychology to education: Translational educational science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 14(1),1-3. [PDF]
  • Roediger, H. L., & Arnold, K. M. (2012). The one-trial learning controversy and its aftermath: Remembering Rock (1957). American Journal of Psychology, 125, 127-143. [PDF]
  • Roediger, H. L., Finn, B., & Weinstein, Y. (2012). Applications of cognitive science to education. In S. Della Salla & M. Anderson (Eds.), Neuroscience in education: The good, the bad and the ugly, (pp. 128-151). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [PDF]
  • Roediger, H. L., & Pyc, M.A. (2012). Applying cognitive psychology to education: Complexities and prospects.Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 1, 263-265. [PDF]
  • Roediger, H. L., & Smith, M.A. (2012). The "pure-study" learning curve: The learning curve without cumulative testing. Memory & Cognition, 40, 989-1002. [PDF]
  • Roediger, H. L., Wixted, J. H., & DeSoto, K. A. (2012). The curious complexity between confidence and accuracy in reports from memory. In L. Nadel & W. Sinnott-Armstrong (Eds.), Memory and law (pp. 84-118). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

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