dr. P.P.J.L. (Peter) Verkoeijen

Peter Verkoeijen
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Generally stated, my research activities have focused on understanding the cognitive mechanisms that underlie true and false memory as well as forgetting. I have been working on this general them within the context of a number of well-know cognitive psychological phenomena, such as the spacing effect (i.e., the finding that spaced study leads to better memory than massed study), the testing effect (i.e., the finding that retrieval practice leads to better retention than restudy), the production effect (the finding that words that have been read aloud during study are better remembered than words read silently), and the DRM-illusion (the false-memory illusion found in associated words lists). Moreover, together with my colleague Samantha Bouwmeester, I investigate these phenomena from a theory-driven perspective using emerging statistical techniques, such as latent class analysis.

Furthermore, like many cognitive psychologists, I have an interest in implementing and studying the aforementioned cognitive psychological phenomena in classroom practice.

  • H. van 't Zelfde, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & A.E.G. Heijltjes (2018). Eye movement modeling bij LIO’s. Didactief.
  • K. Dijkstra, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, I. van Kuijk, S. Yee Chow, A. Bakker & R.A. Zwaan (2015). Leidt het lezen van literaire fictie tot meer empathie? Een replicatiestudie. De Psycholoog, 50 (10), 10-21.
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & H.K. Tabbers (2015). Woordenschat verbeteren met behulp van twee geheugenstrategieën. Tijdschrift voor Remedial Teaching, 23 (3), 12-15.
  • S. Bouwmeester, A.B.H. De Bruin, J.A.A. Engelen, G. Camp, N.A.M.C. Goossens & H.K. Tabbers, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (2012). Toolbox: Tien oefenstrategieën uit de geheugenpsychologie om toe te passen in de klas. Rotterdam: Stichting BOOR
  • A.B.H. de Bruin, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2005). Metacognitieve strategieen. Opleiding & Ontwikkeling, 18 (7-8), 40-40.
  • M. de Jonge, G.G. van Eersel, D. Pecher, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & H.K. Tabbers (2015). A Metacognitive Catch 22: Over and Under-Confidence During Paired Associate Learning. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Chicago, Illinois, USA (2015, november 19 - 2015, november 22).
  • G.G. van Eersel, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2015). Do Retrieval Practice and Feedback Promote Transfer of Learning? A Sequel to Butler’s Transfer Study. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Chicago, Illinois, USA (2015, november 19 - 2015, november 22).
  • G.J. Rop, M. Van Wermeskerken, J.A. De Nooijer, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & T. van Gog (2015). The Redundancy Effect Disappears with Task Experience.
  • Y. Chang, P.F. Delaney & P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (2014). Testing Effects in Recollection-Laden Recognition. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Long Beach, California, USA (2014, november 20 - 2014, november 23).
  • G.G. van Eersel, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2014). The Effect of Self-Explanation and Testing on Reading Comprehension. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Long Beach, California, USA (2014, november 20 - 2014, november 23).
  • G. Camp, N.A.M.C. Goossens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2014, november 22). Distributed Practice and Retrieval Practice in Primary School Vocabulary Learning. onbekend, Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & H.K. Tabbers (2013). Retrieval practice is better than restudying and elaborative restudying in vocabulary learning. 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI): Munich, Germany (2013, augustus 27 - 2013, augustus 31).
  • P.F. Delaney, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & N.R. Goodbole (2013). Primacy and negative recency effects in incidental learning and the story mnemonic. 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Toronto, Canada (2013, november 14 - 2013, november 17).
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & H.K. Tabbers (2013). The effect of retrieval practice in primary school vocabulary learning. Biennial Junior Researchers of EARLI (JURE) Conference: Munich, Germany (2013, augustus 27 - 2013, augustus 31).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, S. Bouwmeester & G. Camp (2012). A Short Term Testing Effect in Cross-Language Recognition. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Minneapolis (2012, november 15 - 2012, november 18).
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2012). The Effect of Retrieval Practice in Primary School Vocabulary Learning. ICO Fall School: Girona, Spain (2012, november 5 - 2012, november 10).
  • P.F. Delaney, N.R. Godbole, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & Y. Chang (2012). Forgetting and the Spacing Effect in Free Recall. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Minneapolis (2012, november 15 - 2012, november 18).
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Spreading the Words: A Spacing Effect in Vocabulary Learning. 53rd Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Minneapolis (2012, november 15 - 2012, november 18).
  • L.C. Coppens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2012). Semantic Mediators and the Testing Effect in Cue-Target Pairs: Investigating the Role of Mediator-Cue Association Strength. 53rd Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Minneapolis (2012, november 15 - 2012, november 18).
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Picture-Word Learning by Spacing the Learning Sessions. EARLI Sig Meeting: Grenoble, France (2012, augustus 29 - 2012, augustus 31).
  • L.C. Coppens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2011). The role of elaboration in the testing effect: How not to measure it. 13th NVP (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie) Winter Conference: Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & S. Bouwmeester (2011). Why do some children benefit more from testing than others? Gist trace processing to explain the testing effect. 52nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Seattle, WA (2011, november 3 - 2011, november 6).
  • L.C. Coppens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2011). The effect of response criterion on the testing effect. 52nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Seattle, WA.
  • L.C. Coppens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2011). ERP correlates of the testing effect. 18th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society: San Francisco, CA.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2010) Acta Psychologica.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2010) Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2010) Journal of Computing in Higher Education.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2010) Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • L.C. Coppens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2010). The testing effect and retrieval effort: An EEG/EMG study. 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: St. Louis, MO.
  • L.C. Coppens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2010). Testing improves learning of symbols. JURE: Frankfurt, Germany.
  • L.C. Coppens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2009). The testing effect in learning symbols. 12th NVP Winter Conference: Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands (2009, november 19).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2009) Memory & Cognition.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & M.L. Verhage (2009). Comparing the Effects of Intermediate Testing and Restudying on Recollection in Recognition Memory. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Boston, Ma (2009, november 19 - 2009, november 22).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2008) Experimental Psychology.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2008) Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & P.F. Delaney (2008). The spacing effect in pure lists: Now you see it, now it's gone. 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Chicago, Illinois (2008, november 13 - 2008, november 16).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2008) Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2008) Memory & Cognition.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Ed.). (2008) Cognition.
  • R.M.J.P. Rikers & P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (2007). Medical expertise research: a history lesson from those who wrote it. Symposium organized at the Annual meeting of the american educational research association: Chicago, ILL (2007, april 1).
  • P.F. Delaney & P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (2007). The zero-sum tradeoff and scallop effects in spacing designs. 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Long Beach, CA (2007, november 15 - 2007, november 18).
  • P.F. Delaney, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & K. Nghiem (2007). Effects of rehearsal on the spacing effect. North Carolina Cognition Conference: Chapel Hill, NC (2007, maart 3).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, P.F. Delaney & R.M.J.P. Rikers (2007). Encoding strategy and the testing effect in free recall. 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Long Beach, CA (2007, november 15 - 2007, november 18).
  • P.F. Delaney & P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (2006). What can spacing studies tell us about the purpose of rehearsal? Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Houston, Texas (2006, november 1).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (2006). Rote Rehearsal Learning and Spacing Effects in the Memory of Unmixed Lists: Evidence from Free Recall and Recognition. annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Houston, Texas (2006, november 1).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, R.M.J.P. Rikers, M.I. Augustus & H.G. Schmidt (2004). Different Language Repetitions and Spacing Effects in Free Recall: The Role of Orthographic and Semantic Similarity in Study-phase Retrieval. 45th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Minneapolis (2004, november 18).
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, R.M.J.P. Rikers & H.G. Schmidt (2004). The effect of different-language repetition on spacing effects in free recall: An investigation of the enabling conditions of study phase retrieval. Psychonomic Society Meeting: Minneapolis (2004, november 18).
  • P.F. Wimmers, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, M.J.W. van de Wiel & H.G. Schmidt (2003). Inducing Processing Shifts in Solving Clinical Cases by Manipulation of Case Format and Elaborative Instruction. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Chicago.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, R.M.J.P. Rikers & H.G. Schmidt (2003). Negatieve effecten van Context Variatie op het Spacing Effect in Free Recall. 9e NVP (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie) wintercongres: Egmond aan Zee.
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, M.W.J. van de Wiel, H.G. Schmidt & J. Kooman (2001). Case Representation by Medical Experts, Intermediates and Novices for Laboratory Data presented with or without a Clinical Context. Annual Meeting the American Educational Research Association: Seattle, WA.

Side positions (4)

  • Department of Psychology

    Chair of the Examination Board

  • Department of Psychology

    Chair of the Curriculum Group Ba-2 (CJG-2)

  • Department of Psychology

    Chair of the Bachelor Education Committee (Ba-OC)

  • Department of Psychology

    Chair of the Examination Board


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Office: Mandeville Building T13-11
Burg. Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

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Netherlands