Lisa Fazio studies how people learn new information, both true and false, and how to correct errors in people's knowledge. She received her PhD from Duke University in 2010 and completed postdoctoral fellowships at both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, her research focuses on improving student learning using basic principles from cognitive and developmental psychology. She examines simple knowledge such as history facts, as well as more complex forms of knowledge such as mathematics. Her research informs basic theories about learning and memory, while also having clear applications for the real world and classroom practice.
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