Steven Dessenberger

I graduated from California State University of Bakersfield in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology. In Fall of 2017, I joined the Memory Lab as well as the Speech and Hearing Lab at Washington University in St Louis as a graduate student.

My research interests are focused on applications of cognitive psychology to human learning and memory, with a specific focus on foreign language acquisition. My research investigates the role of effort during study as well as the benefits of retrieval practice and stimulus variability on memory retention. I have several projects investigating facial recognition and the impact of race, confidence, and gender on our ability to distinguish similar faces.

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