Benjamin C Storm
|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Office||Social Sciences 2, Room 345|
|Office Hours||Wednesday 2-3:30pm (Winter 2017)|
|Campus Mail Stop||Psychology Faculty Services|
My research focuses broadly on human memory with a special focus on the causes and consequences of forgetting. I am particularly interested in the role of forgetting in resolving competition during retrieval, overcoming fixation while thinking and solving problems, updating autobiographical memory, and facilitating new learning. I believe that developing a more complete understanding of how people learn, think, and remember requires a more complete understanding of how and why they forget.
Human Memory; Cognitive/Neurobiological Mechanisms of Forgetting; Creative Cognition; Learning and Metacognition; Cognitive Offloading and Digital Technology
Biography, Education and Training
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
- Storm, B. C., & Bui, D. C. (in press). Individual differences in mind wandering while reading predict lower rates of analogical transfer. Learning and Individual Differences.
- Ditta, A. S., & Storm, B. C. (2016). Thinking about the future can cause forgetting of the past. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 339-350.
- Overoye, A. L., & Storm, B. C. (2015). Harnessing the power of uncertainty to enhance learning. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1, 140-148.
- Storm, B. C., Angello, G., Buchli, D. R., Koppel, R. H., Little, J. L., & Nestojko, J. F. (2015). A review of retrieval-induced forgetting in the contexts of learning, eye-witness memory, social cognition, autobiographical memory, and creative cognition. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation (pp. 141-194). Academic Press: Elsevier Inc.
- Storm, B. C., & Stoller, E. (2015). Exposure to product placement in text can influence onsumer judgments. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 20-31.
- Storm, B. C., & Stone, S. M. (2015). Saving-enhanced memory: The benefits of saving on the learning and remembering of new information. Psychological Science, 26, 182-188.
- Yue, C. L., & Storm, B. C., Kornell, N., & Bjork, E. L. (2015). Highlighting and its relation to distributed study and students' metacognitive beliefs. Educational Psychology Review, 27, 69-78.
- Murayama, K., Miyatsu, T., Buchli, D., & Storm, B. C. (2014). Forgetting as a consequence of retrieval: A meta-analytic review of retrieval-induced forgetting. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 1383-1409.
- Storm, B. C., & Patel, T. N. (2014). Forgetting as a consequence and enabler of creative thinking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 1594-1609.
Courses TaughtPsych 1: Introduction to Psychology
Psych 2: Introduction to Psychological Statistics
Psych 100: Research Methods in Psychology
Psych 129: Human Learning and Memory
Psych 139A: Cognitive Laboratory
Psych 139J: Forgetting
Psych 224B: Prosem on Memory
Psych 252: Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology