Psychology Faculty

Yoonhee Jang, Ph.D.

Yoonhee Jang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cognitive Psychology

Home Department: Psychology
Office: Skaggs 205
Office Hours:

Fall 2020 office hours: please refer to Moodle

Current Position

Associate Professor: Cognitive Psychology


PSYX 222 Psychological Statistics

PSYX 280 Fundamentals of Memory and Cognition

PSYX 320 Research Methods III

PSYX 565 Advanced Cognition

PSYX 195 How the brain remembers and forgets (team teaching)

Personal Summary

I will be taking new graduate students for next year.  Applications to our experimental program will be reviewed shortly after the due date.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests

Human Memory and Learning; Metacognition

Signal Detection Theory; ROC analysis; Modeling Human Behavior

Cognitive and Metacognitive Illusions; Confidence-Accuracy Relation

Applying Cognitive Science to Education and Training

Field of Study

Cognitive Psychology; Cognitive Science; Modeling Cognition

Selected Publications

  • Jang, Y., Lee, H., Kim, Y., & Min, K. (June 19, 2020: online). The relationship between metacognitive ability and metacognitive accuracy. Metacognition and Learning.
  • Jang, Y., & Lee, H. (2019). Item repetition and retrieval processes in cued recall: Analysis of recall-latency distributions. Memory & Cognition, 47, 792-815.
  • Jang, Y., Lee, H., & Huber, D. E. (2019). How many dimensions underlie judgments of learning and recall redux: Consideration of recall latency reveals a previously hidden nonmonotonicity. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 90, 47-60.
  • Jang, Y., & Kuper, K. E. (2019). Environmental context and false recognition: Evidence from the Remember-Know procedure. The American Journal of Psychology, 132, 71-83.
  • Jang, Y., & Marshall, E. W. (2018). The effect of type of feedback in multiple-choice testing on long-term retention. The Journal of General Psychology, 145, 107-119.
  • Huber, D. E., Tomlinson, T. D., Jang, Y., & Hopper, W. J. (2015). The search of associative memory with recovery interference (SAM-RI) memory model and its application to retrieval practice paradigm. In Cognitive Modeling in Perception and Memory: A Festschrift for Richard M. Shiffrin. Psychology Press, ch.5.
  • de Jonge, M., Tabbers, H. K., Pecher, D., Jang, Y., & Zeelenberg, R. (2015). The efficacy of self-paced study in multitrial learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 851-858.
  • 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.

Neuroscience Courses

PSYX 280 - Fundamentals of Memory & Cognition