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Scott Fraundorf

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology

Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Research Interests

My research focuses on the the interplay between language and long-term learning. How does long-term learning about language contribute to our ability to understand language quickly and accurately, and how do linguistic devices in turn affect what we learn and remember over the long term? A related line of work concerns metacognition: how learners understand and reason about their own learning, and how they may leverage that when studying and retrieving information.

Tullis, J. G., & Fraundorf, Scott H. (2017). Predicting others’ memory performance: The accuracy and bases of social metacognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 95, 124-137.

Lee, E.-K., & Fraundorf, S. H. (2016). Effects of contrastive accents in memory for L2 discourse. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Jaeger, F. T. (2016). Readers generalize adaptation to newly-encountered dialectal structures to other unfamiliar structures. Journal of Memory and Language.

Hourihan, K., Fraundorf, S. H. & Benjamin, A. (2016). The influences of valence and arousal on judgments of learning and on recall. Memory & Cognition.

Brown-Schmidt, S., Fraundorf, S. H. (2015). Interpretation of informational questions modulated by joint knowledge and intonational contours. Journal of Memory and Language, 84, 49-74.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Benjamin, A. S. (2015). Conflict and Metacognitive Control: The Mismatch-monitoring Hypothesis of How Others’ Knowledge States Affect Recall. Memory.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Arnold, J. E. (2014). Disfluency. In M. Aronoff (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fraundorf, S. H., Watson, D. G., & Benjamin, A. S. (2014). Reduction in prosodic prominence predicts speakers' recall: Implications for theories of prosody. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Benjamin, A. S. (2014). Knowing the crowd within: Metacognitive limits on combining multiple judgments. Journal of Memory and Language, 71(1), 17-38.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Watson, D. G. (2014). Alice's adventures in um-derland: Psycholinguistic sources of variation in disfluency production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 29(9), 1083-1096.

Fraundorf, S. H., Benjamin, A. S., & Watson, D. G. (2013). What happened (and what didn't): Discourse constraints on encoding of plausible alternatives. Journal of Memory and Language, 69(3), 196-227.

Hausmann, R. G., Vuong, A., Towle, B., Fraundorf, S. H., Murray, R. C., & Connelly, J. (2013). An evaluation of the effectiveness of just in time hints. In K. Yacef, H. C. Lane, & J. Mostow (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013) (pp. 791-794). Memphis, TN.

Hourihan, K. L., Fraundorf, S. H., & Benjamin, A. S. (2013). Same faces, different labels: Generating the cross-race effect in face memory with social category information. Memory & Cognition, 41(7), 1021-103.

Fraundorf, S. H., Watson, D. G., & Benjamin, A. S. (2012). The effects of age on the strategic use of pitch accents in memory for discourse: A processing-resource account. Psychology and Aging, 27(1), 88-98.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Watson, D. G. (2011). The disfluent discourse: Effects of filled pauses on recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 65(2), 161-175.

Fraundorf, S. H., Watson, D. G., & Benjamin, A. S. (2010). Recognition memory reveals just how contrastive contrastive accenting really is. Journal of Memory and Language, 63(3), 367-386.

Sheese, B. E., Rothbart, M. K., Posner, M. I., White, L. K., & Fraundorf, S. H. (2008). Executive attention and self-regulation in infancy. Infant Behavior and Development, 31(3), 501-510.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Watson, D. G. (2008). Dimensions of variation in disfluency production in discourse. In J. Ginzburg, P. Healey, & Y. Sato (Eds.), Proceedings of LONDIAL 2008, the 12th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (pp. 131-138). London: King's College London.

LRDC Research Scientist Scott Fraundorf is quoted in "Filler Words Like 'Um' Aren't All Bad, and Can Be Used to Your Advantage" in the weblog “lifehacker.”

July 28, 2016

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New Faculty Kevin Binning and Scott Fraundorf were featured on page 2 and Lindsay Page on page 4 in the "What's New at Pitt: People" section in the August 28 issue of the University Times.

August 2014

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Postdoctoral Traineeship (NRSA T32), National Institutes of Health Language Processing Training Program

2013-2014

University of Rochester

Predoctoral Traineeship (NRSA T31), National Institutes of Health Language Processing Training Program

2011-2012

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, “Outstanding” rating (top 10% of student evaluations on campus)

2008-2009

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation

2007-2011

Illinois Distinguished Fellowship Awarded at the university level to “exceptional” graduate students

2006-2007

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alice C. Thompson Award for undergraduate research in psychology

2005

University of Oregon