(Peter) PPJL Verkoeijen

dr. (Peter) PPJL Verkoeijen
Associate Professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies/ Research Methods and Techniques
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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Generally stated, my research activities have focused on understanding the cognitive mechanisms that underlie true and false memory as well as forgetting. I have been working on this general them within the context of a number of well-know cognitive psychological phenomena, such as the spacing effect (i.e., the finding that spaced study leads to better memory than massed study), the testing effect (i.e., the finding that retrieval practice leads to better retention than restudy), the production effect (the finding that words that have been read aloud during study are better remembered than words read silently), and the DRM-illusion (the false-memory illusion found in associated words lists). Moreover, together with my colleague Samantha Bouwmeester, I investigate these phenomena from a theory-driven perspective using emerging statistical techniques, such as latent class analysis.

Furthermore, like many cognitive psychologists, I have an interest in implementing and studying the aforementioned cognitive psychological phenomena in classroom practice.


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam