Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals:


Andrews, J.J., & Rapp, D.N. (in press). Benefits, costs, and challenges of collaboration for learning and memory. Translational Issues in Psychological Science.


Carlson, S.E., van den Broek, P., McMaster, K., Rapp, D.N., Bohn-Gettler, C.M., Kendeou, P., & White, M.J. (2014). Effects of reading skill on inference generation during reading. Journal of Disability, Literacy, and Numeracy Learning, 61, 258-274.


Clinton, V., Seipel, B., van den Broek, P., McMaster, K.L., Kendeou, P., Carlson, S., & Rapp, D.N. (2014). Gender differences in inference generation by fourth-grade students. Journal of Research in Reading, 37, 356-374.


Andrews, J.J., & Rapp, D.N. (2014). Partner characteristics and social contagion: Does group composition matter? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 505-517.


Hinze, S.R., & Rapp, D.N. (2014). Retrieval (sometimes) enhances learning: Performance pressure reduces the benefits of retrieval practice. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 597-606.


Hinze, S.R., Slaten, D.G., Horton, W.S., Jenkins, R., & Rapp, D.N. (2014). Pilgrims Sailing the Titanic: Plausibility effects on memory for facts and errors. Memory & Cognition, 42, 305-324.


Jacovina, M.E., Hinze, S.R., & Rapp, D.N. (2014). Fool me twice: The consequences of reading (and rereading) inaccurate information. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 558-568.


Rapp, D.N., Hinze, S.R., Kohlhepp, K., & Ryskin, R.A. (2014). Reducing reliance on inaccurate information. Memory & Cognition, 42, 11-26.


Rapp, D.N., Hinze, S.R., Slaten, D.G., & Horton, W.S. (2014). Amazing stories: Acquiring and avoiding inaccurate information from fiction. Discourse Processes, 1-2, 50-74.


Rapp, D.N., Jacovina, M.E., Slaten, D.G., & Krause, E. (2014). Yielding to desire: The durability of reader preferences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 40, 1419-1431.


Richter, T., & Rapp, D.N. (2014). Comprehension and validation of text information: Introduction to the special issue. Discourse Processes, 1-2, 1-6.


Brunyé, T.T., Mahoney, C.R., Giles, G.E., Rapp, D.N., Taylor, H.A., & Kanarek, R.B. (2013). Learning to relax: Evaluation four brief interventions for overcoming the negative emotions accompanying math anxiety. Learning and Individual Differences, 27, 1-7.


Hinze, S.R., Rapp, D.N., Williamson, V.M., Shultz, M.J., Deslongchamps, G., & Williamson, K.C. (2013). Beyond the ball-and-stick: Students’ processing of novel STEM visualizations. Learning and Instruction, 26, 12-21.


Hinze, S.R., Williamson, V.M., Deslongchamps, G., Shultz, M.J., Williamson, K.C., & Rapp, D.N. (2013). Textbook treatments of electrostatic potential maps in general and organic chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 1275-1281.


Hinze, S.R., Williamson, V.M., Shultz, M.J., Williamson, K.C., Deslongchamps, G., & Rapp, D.N. (2013). When do spatial abilities support student comprehension of STEM visualizations? Cognitive Processing – The International Quarterly of Cognitive Science, 14, 129-142.


Komeda, H., Tsunemi, K., Inohara, K., Kusumi, T., & Rapp, D.N. (2013). Beyond disposition: The processing consequences of explicit and implicit invocations of empathy. Acta Psychologica, 142, 349-355.


Sauter, M., Uttal, D.H., Rapp, D.N., Downing, M., & Jona, K. (2013). Getting real: The authenticity of remote labs and simulations for science learning. Distance Education, 34, 37-47.


Brunyé, T.T., Mahoney, C.R., Rapp, D.N., Ditman, T., & Taylor, H.A. (2012). Caffeine enhances real-world language processing: Evidence from a proofreading task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 95-108.


McMaster, K.L., van den Broek, P., Espin, C., White, M.J., Rapp, D.N., Kendeou, P., Bohn-Gettler, C., & Carlson, S. (2012). Making the right connections: Differential effects of reading intervention for subgroups of struggling comprehenders. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 100-111.


Wilson, E.A.H., Makoul, G., Bojarski, E.A., Bailey, S.C., Waite, K.R., Rapp, D.N., Baker, D.W., & Wolf, M.S. (2012). Comparative analysis of print and multimedia health materials: A review of the literature. Patient Education and Counseling, 89, 7-14.


Wolf, M., Curtis, L., Wilson, E., Revelle, W., Waite, K., Smith, S., Weintraub, S., Borosh, E., Rapp, D.N., Park, D., & Deary, I. (2012). Literacy, cognitive function, and health: Results of the LitCog Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27, 1300-1307.


Rapp, D.N. (2011). Comic books’ latest plot twist: Enhancing literacy instruction. Phi Delta Kappan, 93, 64-67.


Bohn-Gettler, C.M., & Rapp, D.N. (2011). Depending on my mood: Mood-driven influences on text comprehension. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 562-577.


Bohn-Gettler, C.M., Rapp, D.N., van den Broek, P., Kendeou, P., & White, M.J. (2011). Adults’ and children’s monitoring of story events in the service of comprehension. Memory & Cognition, 39, 992-1011.




Rapp, D.N., & Braasch, J.L.G., eds. (2014). Processing Inaccurate Information: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives from Cognitive Science and the Educational Sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Schober, M., Rapp, D.N., & Britt, A., eds. (under contract). Handbook of Discourse Processes, second edition. New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.


Members of the lab will be presenting their work at the 2015 APS Annual Convention in New York, NY, as well as the Society for Text & Discourse 2015 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

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