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Cristina Zepeda

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development

As the director of the Advancing Learning Labmy research investigates how to best support student learning. In particular, I focus on examining how metacognition, motivation, and other instructional techniques can inform our understanding of learning and transfer with the goal of making education more equitable.

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Representative Publications

Zepeda, C. D., & Nokes-Malach, T. J. (2023). Assessing metacognitive regulation during problem solving: A comparison of three measures.  Journal of Intelligence, 11(1), 16.

Martin, R. S., Zepeda, C. D., Lindstadt, C., Love, B. & Butler, A. C. (2022). The cultural career script: College students’ expectations for a typical career. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 11(1), 66–75.

Wang, M. T., Zepeda, C. D., Qin, X., Del Toro, J., & Binning, K. R. (2021). More than growth mindset: Individual and interactive links among socioeconomically disadvantage adolescents’ ability mindsets, metacognitive skills, and math engagement. Child Development 92, e957-e976. 

Zepeda, C. D., & Nokes-Malach, T. J. (2021). Metacognitive study strategies in a college course and their relation to exam performance. Memory & Cognition. 49, 480-497.

Zepeda, C. D., Martin, R. S., & Butler, A. C.  (2020). Motivational strategies to engage learners in desirable difficulties. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 9(4), 464-470.

Boden, K. K., Zepeda, C. D., & Nokes-Malach, T. J.  (2020). Achievement goals and conceptual learning: An examination of teacher talk. Journal of Educational Psychology, 12(6), 1221-1242.

Zepeda, C. D., Hlutkowsky, C. O., Partika, A. C., & Nokes-Malach, T. J. (2019). Identifying teachers' supports of metacognition through classroom talk and its relation to growth in conceptual learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 111(3), 522-541.

Zepeda, C. D., Richey, J. E., Ronevich, P., & Nokes-Malach, T. J. (2015). Direct instruction of metacognition benefits adolescent science learning, transfer, and motivation: An in-vivo study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107(4), 954-970.