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Steven Smith

Areas of Speciality
  • Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • (979) 845-2509
  • Psychology 276
Professional Links
Office Hours
Office hours for Fall 2021 Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm-3:30pm
Accepting Students
Yes for 2022-2023

Research Interests

  • Memory — Context-Dependent Memory, Retrieval Blocking & Recovery
  • Metacognition — Judgments of Learning, Automatic & Recollective Processes in Metamemory
  • Creative Cognition — Fixation & Mental Blocks, Incubation, Insight, Creative Idea Generation, Creative Design Fixation, Support Tools for Information Discovery

Recent Publications

Smith, S. M., Gerkens, D. R., and Angello, G. (2017). Alternating incubation effects in the generation of category exemplars. Journal of Creative Behavior

Smith, S. M. (2017). Those insidious proxies and other comments on De Houwer et al.’s “Psychological Engineering: A Functional-Cognitive Perspective on Applied Psychology.” Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6(1), 40-42.

Beda, Z., and Smith, S. M. (2018). Chasing red herrings: Memory of distractors causes fixation in creative problem solving. Memory & Cognition, 46(5), 671-684.

Smith, S. M., Handy, J. D., Hernandez, A., and Jacoby, L. L. (2018). Context specificity of automatic influences of memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Saenz G. D. & Smith, S. M. (2018). Testing judgments of learning in new contexts to reduce confidence. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Smith, S. M., and Beda, Z. (2019). Old problems in new contexts: The context dependent fixation hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Smith, S. M., and Beda, Z. (2020). Forgetting fixation with context change. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.