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Yoonhee Jang, Assistant Professor Cognitive Psychology

Location: Skaggs 205

Phone: (406) 243-5571


I will be taking new graduate students for next year.

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)

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.

Field of Study

Cognitive Psychology


PSYX 222 Psychological Statistics

PSYX 280 Fundamentals of Memory and Cognition

PSYX 565 Advanced Cognition