Benjamin C Storm
  • Title
    • Professor
    • Department Chair
    • Associate Editor, Memory
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
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    • Social Sciences 2, 345
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Psychology, Cognition, Cognitive Science
  • Courses Psych 1: Introduction to Psychology, Psych 2: Introduction to Psychological Statistics, Psych 100: Research Methods in Psychology, Psych 129: Human Learning and Memory, Psych 139J: Forgetting, Psych 224B: Prosem on Memory, Psych 252: Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology
  • Advisees, Grad Students, Researchers , Dana-Lis Bittner, , Mercedes Taylor Oliva,

Summary of Expertise

Human Memory; Cognitive Mechanisms of Forgetting; Creative Cognition; Learning and Metacognition; Cognitive Offloading and Transactive Memory

Research Interests

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 am also interested in how people use computers, the Internet, and other technologies and the effects of such use on the everyday functioning of memory.

Biography, Education and Training

M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Selected Publications

  • Ditta, A. S., & Storm, B. C. (2019).  A consideration of the seven sins of memory in the context of creative cognition.  Creativity Research Journal, 30, 402-417.
  • 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.
  • Soares, J. S., & Storm, B. C. (2018).  Forget in a flash: A further investigation of the photo-taking-impairment effect.  Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 7, 154-160.
  • 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., & Soares, J. S. (2021).  Memory in the digital age.  In M. J. Kahana & A. D. Wagner (Eds.), Handbook of Human Memory: Foundations and Applications.  Oxford University Press.
  • 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.