Yang Chunliang

Associate Professor

Telephone: 010-58806678

Email: chunliang.yang@bnu.edu.cn

Research Interests: Practical strategies to enhance learning and consolidate long-term retention; metacognitive monitoring and control processes; teaching practice and psychology of learning.

Personal resume

Education background:

2014.10-2018.08    Ph.D., Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London (Supervisors:David R. Shanks and Rosalind Potts)

2010.09-2014.07     B.Sc., Department of Psychology, Wuhan University.

Work Experience:

2019.08 – Present     Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University.

2019.01 – Present    Honorary Research Associate, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London.

2018.10 – 2019.08    Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Singapore.

2018.08 – 2019.01    Honorary Research Assistant, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London.

Scientific research

List of projects

United Kingdom Economic & Social Research Council, “Enhancing learning through testing: Investigating the practical uses and theoretical understanding of the forward testing effect.” 2020-2023 (£642,734.80 total cost). Investigators: David R. Shanks &Chunliang Yang.

Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities,“Cognitive mechanisms underlying the enhancing effect of production on memory retention”,2019-2022 (RMB 100,000 total cost). Investigator:Chunliang Yang.

NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, “Applying the principles from cognitive psychology to enhance educational practice.” 2019-2020 (S$£8,000 total cost). Investigators:Chunliang Yang& Rongjun Yu.

List of papers

Yang, C.*, Sun, B., Potts, R., Yu, R., Luo, L., & Shanks, D. R. (in press). Do working memory capacity and test anxiety modulate the beneficial effects of testing on new learning? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Advance online publication.

ADDIN EN.REFLISTLei, W., Chen, J.,Yang, C., Guo, Y., Feng, P., Feng, T.*, & Li, H.* (2020). Metacognition-related regions modulate the reactivity effect of confidence ratings on perceptual decision-making.Neuropsychologia,144, 107502.

Hu, X., Zheng, J., Fan, T., Su, N., Yang, C., & Luo, L. (2020). Using multilevel mediation model to measure the contribution of beliefs to judgments of learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 637.

Yang, C.*, Chew, S., Sun. B., & Shanks, D. R. (2019). The forward effects of testing transfer to different domains of learning.Journal of Educational Psychology, 111(5),809-826.

Yang, C.*, Huang, T., & Shanks, D. R. (2018). Perceptual fluency affects judgments of learning: The font size effect.Journal of Memory and Language, 99,99-110.

Yang, C.*, Potts, R., & Shanks, D. R. (2018). Enhancing learning and retrieval of new information: A review of the forward testing effect.Nature Partner JournalScience of Learning,3, 8.

Yang, C., & Shanks, D. R.* (2018). The forward testing effect: Interim testing enhances inductive learning.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(3), 485-492.

Yang, C.*, Sun, B., & Shanks, D. R.* (2018). The anchoring effect in metamemory monitoring.Memory & Cognition, 46(3), 384-397.

Nelson, L.*, O’Donnell, M.*,…Yang, C.…& Mark, Z. (2018). Registered Replication Report: Dijksterhuis & Van Knippenberg (1998).Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 268-294.

Yang, C., Potts, R., & Shanks, D. R.* (2017). Metacognitive unawareness of the errorful generation benefit and its effect on self-regulated learning.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(7), 1073-1092.

Yang, C., Potts, R., & Shanks, D. R.* (2017). The forward testing effect on self-regulated learning and metamemory monitoring.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23(3), 273-277.

Teaching experience

Undergraduate: Cognitive Psychology.

Graduate: Advances in Psychological Research Techniques; Meta-analysis and Programing with R; Frontiers in Metacognition Research.

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