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Faculty Image Yoonhee Jang
Office: Skaggs 205
Phone: (406) 243-5571


Current Position:

Assistant Professor


I will be taking new graduate students for next year.

Field Of Study:

Cognitive Psychology

Research Interests:

Regulation of memory and learning; Metacognitive monitoring; Confidence-accuracy relation

Signal detection theory; ROC analysis; Modeling human behavior

Applying cognitive science to education and training

Survey research methodology (mode effects)


PSYX 222 Psychological Statistics

PSYX 280 Fundamentals of Memory and Cognition

PSYX 565 Advanced Cognition

Selected Publications:

  • Wixted, J. T., Squire, L. R., Jang, Y., Papesh, M. H., Goldinger, S. D., Kuhn, J. R., Smith, K. A., Treiman, D. M., & Steinmetz, P. N. (2014). Sparse and distributed coding of episodic memory in neurons of the human hippocampus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 9621-9626.
  • Jang, Y., Pashler, H., & Huber, D. E. (2014). Manipulations of choice familiarity in multiple-choice testing support a retrieval practice account of the testing effect. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106, 435-447.
  • Jang, Y., Wallsten, T. S., & Huber, D. E. (2012). A stochastic detection and retrieval model for the study of metacognition. Psychological Review, 119, 186-200.
  • Jang, Y., Wixted, J. T., Pecher, D., Zeelenberg, R., & Huber, D. E. (2012). Decomposing the interaction between retention interval and study/test practice: The role of retrievability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 962-975.
  • Jang, Y., Mickes, L., & Wixted, J. T. (2012). Three tests and three corrections: Comment on Koen and Yonelinas (2010). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 513-523.
  • Gupta, N., Jang, Y., Mednick, S. C., & Huber, D. E. (2012). The road not taken: The detrimental role of fluency in creativity. Psychological Science, 23, 288-294.
  • Jang, Y., Wixted, J. T., & Huber, D. E. (2011). The diagnosticity of individual data for model selection: Comparing signal-detection models of recognition memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 751-757.
  • Jang, Y., Wixted, J. T., & Huber, D. E. (2009). Testing signal-detection models of yes/no and two-alternative forced-choice recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 138, 291-306.
  • Jang, Y., & Huber, D. E. (2008). Context retrieval and context change in free recall: Recalling from long-term memory drives list isolation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 112-127.
  • Wallsten, T. S., & Jang, Y. (2008). Predicting binary choices from probability phrase meanings. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 772-779.
  • Jang, Y., & Nelson, T. O. (2005). How many dimensions underlie judgments of learning and recall? Evidence from state-trace methodology. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 134, 308-326.
  • Seo, C.-W., Lee, J.-H., & Jang, Y. (1997). Interactive inference processing between explicit text information and implicit knowledge. Korean Journal of Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, 9, 139-165.
  • Lee, H., & Jang, Y. (1996). Emotion and memory. Korean Journal of Cognitive Science, 7, 61-80.
  • Jang, Y., & Lee, M.-Y. (1995). Characters' emotional states inference in narrative text. Korean Journal of Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, 7, 79-90.