Guest Speaker: Daniel Oppenheimer

Tuesday January 12, 2016
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Title: Challenging Challenges to Challenging Challenges
From channel factors to nudges, research has repeatedly shown that an effective way to encourage behavior change is to make behaviors easier. However, there are times where making things feel easy can reduce cognitive performance, undermine motivation, and lead to metacognitive mis-calibration. This talk reviews some studies from the lab of Dr. Oppenheimer’s over the past half a dozen years on desirable difficulties – when increased difficulty improves performance and educational achievement.