Bennett Schwartz

Bennett Schwartz

Office: DM 283; (305) 348-4025
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Education and Training

  • Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology Dartmouth College- Hanover, NH.
  • BA Psychology (Cum laude with High Honors) Dartmouth College- Hanover, NH.

Research Interests

  1. Metacognition—tip-of-the-tongue states, feelings of knowing and judgments of learning, heuristics in metacognition, metacognition in non-human species.
  2. Memory —Adaptive memory and survival processing. Episodic memory in non-human primates. Relation between objective and subjective indices of human memory. Metamemory and improving memory efficiency.

Select Publications (2011 - present)

Books

B. Schwartz, B. L., Howe, M. L., Toglia, M. P., & Otgaar, H. (2014). What is adaptive about adaptive memory? Oxford University Press. (edited volume).

Schwartz, B. L. (2014). Memory: Foundations and Applications, 2nd Edition. Sage Publishers: Thousand Oaks, CA. (textbook).

Schwartz, B. L., & Brown, A. S. (2014). Tip-of-the-tongue states and related phenomena. Cambridge University Press. (edited volume).

Journal Articles

Schwartz, B. L. (2011). The effect of being in a tip-of-the-tongue state on subsequent items. Memory & Cognition, 39, 245 – 250.

Schwartz, B. L., Son, L. K., Kornell, N., & Finn, B. (2011). Four principles of memory improvement: A guide to improving learning efficiency. International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 21, 7 – 15.

Schwartz, B. L., & Metcalfe, J. (2011). Tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) states: Retrieval, Behavior, and Experience. Memory & Cognition, 39, 737 – 749.

Schwartz, B. L. (2011). Monkeys recall previously seen images. Current Biology, 21, R311 – R313.

Schwartz, B. L., & Efklides, A. (2012). Metamemory and Memory efficiency: Implications for Student Learning. Journal of Applied Research in Memory And Cognition, 1, 145 – 151.

Sellers, P. D. II, & Schwartz, B. L. (2013). Episodic-like animals, functional faces, and a defense of accuracy. Journal of Applied Research in Memory And Cognition, 2, 243 – 245.

Hoffman, M. L., & Schwartz, B. L (2014). Metacognition does not imply self-reflection, but it does imply function. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 128, 150 – 151.

Schwartz, B. L., Bacon, E., & Pillot, M. (in press). The contribution of partial and contextual information to the Feeling of Knowing in episodic memory. Consciousness & Cognition.

Book Chapters

Schwartz, B. L. (2014). Memory for people: integration of face, voice, name, and biographical information. In T. Perfect and S. Lindsay (Eds). Sage Handbook of Applied Memory. Sage Publications. pp. 3- 19.

Schwartz, B. L., & Brothers, B. R. (2014). Survival processing and paired-associate learning. In B. Schwartz, M. L. Howe, M. P. Toglia, & H. Otgaar (Eds). What is adaptive about adaptive memory? Oxford University Press.

Otgaar, H., Howe, M. L., Schwartz, B. L., & Toglia, M. P. (2014). What is adaptive about adaptive memory? In B. L. Schwartz, M. L. Howe, M. P. Toglia, & H. Otgaar (Eds). What is adaptive about adaptive memory? Oxford University Press.

Schwartz, B. L., & Díaz, F. (2014). Quantifying human metacognition for the neurosciences. In S. M. Fleming & C. D. Frith (Eds). The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition. Elsevier Press. pp. 9 -24.

Schwartz, B. L., & Metcalfe, J. (2014). Tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) states: Mechanisms and Metacognitive Control. In B. L. Schwartz & A.S. Brown (Eds). Tip-of-the-tongue states and related phenomena. Cambridge University Press. pp. 15 - 31.

Brown, A. S., & Schwartz, B. L. (2014). Why tip-of-the-tongue states are important. In B. L. Schwartz & A.S. Brown (Eds). Tip-of-the-tongue states and related phenomena. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1 -14.

Schwartz, B. L., & Cleary, A. M. (in press). Tip-of-the-tongue states, déjà vu and other metacognitive oddities. To appear in J. Dunlosky & S. Tauber (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Metamemory.

Metcalfe, J., & Schwartz, B. L. (in press). The ghost in the machine: Self-reflective consciousness and the neuroscience of metacognition. To appear in J. Dunlosky & S. Tauber (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Metamemory.

Schwartz, B. L. (in press). Metamemory. In the McGraw-Hill Education Encyclopedia/Yearbook of Science and Technology.

Schwartz, B. L. (in press). Current issues in tip-of-the-tongue research. To appear in C. Souchay & C. Moulin (Eds.) British Psychological Association textbook on Memory.

Neuroscience-related publications

Maril, A., Simons, J. S., Mitchell, J. P., Schwartz, B. L., & Schacter, D. L. (2003). Feeling of knowing in episodic memory: An event-related fMRI study. NeuroImage, 18, 827 – 836.

Hampton, R. R. & Schwartz, B. L. (2004). Episodic Memory in Nonhumans: What, and Where, is When? Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 14, 192 – 197.

Bacon, E., Schwartz, B. L., Paire-Ficout, L., & Izaute, M. (2007). Dissociation between the cognitive process and the phenomenological experience of the TOT: effect of the anxiolytic drug lorazepam on TOT states. Cognition and Consciousness, 16, 360 – 373.

Schwartz, B. L., & Bacon, E. (2008). Metacognitive Neuroscience. In J. Dunlosky, & R. A. Bjork (Eds). Handbook of Memory and Metamemory: Essays in Honor of Thomas O. Nelson. Psychology Press: New York, New York. pp. 355 – 371.

Schwartz, B. L., & Díaz, F. (2014). Quantifying human metacognition for the neurosciences. In S. M. Fleming & C. D. Frith (Eds). The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition. Elsevier Press. pp. 9 -24.

Metcalfe, J., & Schwartz, B. L. (in press). The ghost in the machine: Self-reflective consciousness and the neuroscience of metacognition. To appear in J. Dunlosky & S. Tauber (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Metamemory.

Courses Taught

  • Memory and Memory Improvement
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Memory and Consciousness