Jennifer McCabe

Center Director and Associate Professor of Psychology

Julia Rogers G20
410-337-6558
Jennifer.McCabe@goucher.edu
http://blogs.goucher.edu/mccabe/


Education

B.A., Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College)
M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004


Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Memory strategies, Metacognition/Metamemory, Teaching and Learning methods in Psychology, Short-term and working memory, Cognitive aging


Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Peer-Reviewed Publications (* indicates Goucher student or alum co-author)

McCabe, J. A., Redick, T. P., & Engle, R. W. (in press). Brain training pessimism, but applied memory optimism. Psychological Science in the Public Interest. doi: 10.1177/1529100616664716

McCabe, J. A. (2015). Learning the brain in Introductory Psychology: Examining the generation effect for mnemonics and examples. Teaching of Psychology, 42(3), 203-210. doi: 10.1177/0098628315587617

McCabe, J. A.
(2015). Location, location, location! Demonstrating the mnemonic benefit of the method of loci. Teaching of Psychology, 42(2), 169-173.  doi: 10.1177/0098628315573143

McCabe, J. A., *Osha, K. L., *Roche, J. A., & *Susser, J. A. (2013). Psychology students' knowledge and use of mnemonics. Teaching of Psychology, 40(3), 183-192doi: 10.1177/0098628313487460

*Susser, J. A., & McCabe, J. A. (2013). From the lab to the dorm room: Metacognitive awareness and use of spaced study. Instructional Science, 41(2), 345-363. doi: 10.1007/s11251-012-9231-8

McCabe, J. (2011). Metacognitive awareness of learning strategies in undergraduates. Memory &  Cognition, 39, 462-476.

McCabe, J., Doerflinger, A., & Fox, R. (2011). Student and faculty perceptions of e-feedback. Teaching of Psychology, 38, 173-179.

McCabe, J., & Hartman, M. (2008). Working memory for item and temporal information in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 15, 574-600.

McCabe, J.
, & Hartman, M. (2008). An analysis of age differences in perceptual speed. Memory and Cognition, 36, 1495-1508.

Professional Presentations (* indicates Goucher student or alum co-author)

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., McCabe, J. A., *Mazid, L. J., *DeVault, K., *Weinstein, R. N., *Reese, Z., *Hoffmann, C., & *Barrera, M. (2016, March). Mindfulness in the college classroom.  Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

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Shevlin, B. R. K., & McCabe, J. A. (2016, March). Relationship between responses and reaction times on the Cognitive Reflection Test. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York City, New York.

McCabe, J. A.
(2015, November). A generation effect for mnemonics, not examples: Evidence from a classroom activity. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., McCabe, J. A., *Weinstein, R. N., *Barrera, M. L., *Reese, Z., & Brody, J. (2015, November). Mindfulness in the college classroom: Working memory, elaboration, and retention of course content. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Chicago, IL.

McCabe
, J. A. (2015, August). Beyond ROY G BIV: Enhancing memory for course information using mnemonics. Invited paper at the 2015 McMaster Symposium on Education & Cognition (EdCog2015), Ontario, Canada.

McCabe, J. A.,  Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., *Davis, S. R., *Pearce, J., *John, K., *Hauptman, A. J., & *Ruff, E. S. (2015, March). SET for success: Targeted instruction in learning strategies and behavior change. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

*Stern, B. Z., *Collins, E. K., *Hauptman, A. J., *Eckart, S. E., & McCabe, J. A., (2015, March). Drawing from memory: Providing and generating pictures during keyword mnemonic learning. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

*Collins, E. K., McCabe, J. A., *Hauptman, A. J., *Meyers-Orr, B. M., & *Stern, B. Z. (2014, August). Does picture generation enhance keyword mnemonic learning?. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

McCabe, J. A., *Collins, E. K., *Meyers-Orr, B. M., & *Witham, M. B. (2013, March). Getting the GIST of memory: Teaching effective learning strategies in Introductory Psychology. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, New York.

*Shevlin, B. R. K. & McCabe, J. A. (2013, March). Cognitive reflection in undergraduates: Relationships with educational experiences and metacognition. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, New York.

McCabe, J. A. (2013, January). The Introductory Psychology Laboratory as Gateway to Scientific Literacy. Participant Idea Exchange (PIE) session at the 35th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

McCabe, J. A., *Chefitz, L. S., *Shevlin, B. R. K., & *Turpin, S. (2012, March). Hand gestures and mnemonics: Effects of viewing and enacting. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 

McCabe, J. A., *Craig, A. A., *Foley, J. E., *Rose, A., *Cephas, R. M., & *Chefitz, L. S. (2011, March). Adding gestures to mnemonics: Do hands help recall? Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

McCabe, J. A., *Osha, K. L., *Graves, K. A., *Marx, E. R., *Myrtetus, E. A., & *Roche, J. A. (2010, March). Self-regulation in the classroom predicts memory performance in the laboratory. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Brooklyn Bridge, New York.

McCabe, J. A. (2010, January). Learning about memory using Teaching of Psychology. Poster presented at the 31st Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

McCabe, J. A. (2009, October). Another MATOP: "Mnemonics Applied to the Teaching of Psychology." Paper presented at the 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Teachers of Psychology (MATOP) Conference, Largo, Maryland.

Other Peer-Reviewed Work

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Between-Subjects Research Design. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Control Groups. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Convenience Sample. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Counterbalancing. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Cross-Sectional Research Design. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Floor and Ceiling Effects. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Regression Toward the Mean. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (in press). Within-Subjects Research Design. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McCabe, J. A. (2016). Goucher College Cognitive Psychology Syllabus. Society for the Teaching of Psychology Project Syllabus. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php​

McCabe, J. A. (2014). Learning and memory demonstrations for the psychology classroom. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site, Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology: http://teachpsych.org/page-1603066

McCabe, J. A. (2011). Integrating mnemonics into psychology instruction. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site, Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology: http://teachpsych.org/page-1603066

Popular Press and Videos

How to Design a Blog Writing Assignment in 3 Easy Steps by Yana Weinstein and Jennifer McCabe (The Learning Scientists blog post, June 2016): http://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2016/6/30-1

Tricks to Retain Studied Information Part I (Lasting Learning expert interview with Jennifer McCabe, March 2016): http://www.lastinglearning.com/2016/03/08/tricks-to-retain-studied-information-for-a-later-test/

Tricks to Retain Studied Information Part II (Lasting Learning expert interview with Jennifer McCabe, March 2016): http://www.lastinglearning.com/2016/03/07/tricks-to-retain-studied-information-part-ii-dr-jennifer-mccabe/

Beyond ROY G BIV: Enhancing memory for course information using mnemonics (invited lecture at EdCog Symposium, August 2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVCGFh9ARIg&list=PLV7zOJyRGNPOnE585r8TjSLdE40fmepUW&index=6


Funded Research

Instructional Resource Award, Project title: Learning and Memory Strategy Demonstrations for the Psychology Classroom, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2013. Final instructional resource peer reviewed and published on the STP web site

Instructional Resource Award, Project title: Integrating Mnemonics into Psychology Instruction, Society for Teaching of Psychology, 2010. Final instructional resource peer reviewed and published on the STP web site.

Goucher Summer Science Research Program (2010, 2012)


Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Excellence in Teaching Award, Goucher College, 2016

Grants Mentoring Award, Goucher College, 2012-2013

Edward G. Harness Outstanding Educator Award, Marietta College, 2007