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Douglas Markant

© MPI for Human Development
Adjunct Researcher
markant [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Short CV: 

2014 Ph.D. in Psychology, New York University

2005 B.A. in Psychology, Minors in Information Science and Cognitive Science, Cornell University

Research Interests: 
  • Computational models of learning and decision making
  • Active learning, information foraging
  • Metacognitive decision making
  • Adaptive instruction 

Please see personal website (http://www.dougmarkant.com) for more details.


Selected Literature: 

Markant, D., Ruggeri, A., Gureckis, T. M., and Xu, F. (2016, in press).“Enhanced memory as a common effect of active learning.” Mind, Brain, and Education.

Markant, D. (2016). “The impact of biased hypothesis generation on self-directed learning.” In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., and Trueswell, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Ruggeri, A., Markant, D., Gureckis, T. M., and Xu, F. (2016). Active control of study leads to improved recognition memory in children.” In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., and Trueswell, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Markant, D., Settles, B., and Gureckis, T.M. (2016). “Self-directed learning favors local, rather than global, uncertainty.” Cognitive Science 40(1), 100—120. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12220

Markant, D., Pleskac, T.J., Diederich, A., Pachur, T., and Hertwig, R. (2015).“Modeling choice and search in decisions from experience: A sequential sampling approach.” In Dale., R., Jennings, C., Maglio, P., Matlock, T., Noelle, D., Warlaumont, A., Yoshimi, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Markant, D., Dubrow, S., Davachi, L., Gureckis, T.M. (2014). “Deconstructing the effect of self-directed study on episodic memory.” Memory & Cognition.

Markant, D. and Gureckis, T. M. (2014). "Is it better to select or receive? Learning via active and passive hypothesis testing." Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 143(1), 94--122.

Gureckis, T.M. and Markant, D. (2012). "Self-directed learning: A cognitive and computational perspective." Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(5), 464--481

Markant, D. and Gureckis, T.M. (2012). "One piece at a time: Learning complex rules through self-directed sampling." in Miyake, N. and Peebles, D. and Cooper, R.P. (Eds), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 725-730). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Markant, D. and Gureckis, T.M. (2012). "Does the utility of information influence sampling behavior?" in Miyake, N. and Peebles, D. and Cooper, R.P. (Eds), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 719-724). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Gureckis, T.M. and Markant, D. (2009) "Active learning strategies in a spatial concept learning game" in Taatgen, N., van Rijn, H., Schomaker, L. and Nerbonne, J. (Eds), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3145-3150). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.