Welcome to the Memory Research Lab at Goucher!
The scientific study of human memory is part of a larger subfield of Psychology called Cognitive Psychology. Cognitive Psychologists are interested in how the mind processes information. Memory researchers specifically study memory processes (e.g., encoding, or getting information INTO memory; storage, or holding information IN memory; and retrieval, or getting information OUT of memory) and memory systems (e.g., short-term vs. long-term memory; explicit vs. implicit memory).
The research in our lab focuses on topics in human memory, including:
- Strategies for memory improvement
- Metacognition/Metamemory (or what you know about your own memory)
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, specifically instructional methods in Psychology
- Human memory systems, primarily short-term and working memory
If you are interested in learning more about our research, or how to apply to join the research team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.