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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 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.

Starns, J. J., Catalado, A. M., Rotello, C. M., …, Fraundorf, S. H., … (2019). Assessing theoretical conclusions with blinded inference to investigate a potential inference crisis. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Sciences.

Starns, J. J., Catalado, A. M., Rotello, C. M., …, Fraundorf, S. H., … (2019). Assessing theoretical conclusions with blinded inference to investigate a potential inference crisis. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. 1-15.

Fraundorf, S. H., Hourihan, K. L., Peters, R. A., & Benjamin, A. S. (2019). Aging and recognition memory: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin. 145,339-371

Kirk-Johnson, A. R., Galla, B. M., & Fraundorf, S. H. (2019). Perceiving effort as poor learning: The misinterpreted-effort hypothesis of how experienced effort and perceived learning relate to study strategy choice. Cognitive Psychology.

Lee, E.-K., & Fraundorf, S. H. (2019). Native-like processing of prominence cues inL2 written discourse comprehension: Evidence from font emphasis. Applied Psycholinguistics, 40, 373-398.

Rice, C. A., Tokowicz, N., Fraundorf, S. H., & Liburd, T. L. (2019). The complex interactions of context availability, polysemy, word frequency, and orthographic variables during lexical processing. Memory & Cognition, 1-17.

Chen, L., Perfetti, C. A., Fang, X., Chang, L., & Fraundorf, S. (2019). Reading Pinyin activates sublexcial character orthography for skilled Chinese readers. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience,.

James, A., Fraundorf, S., Lee, E., & Watson, D. (2018). Individual differences in syntactic processing: Is there evidence for reader-text interactions? Journal of Memory and Language, 102, 155-181.

Hourihan, K. L., Fraundorf, S. H., & Benjamin, A. S. (2017). The influences of valence and arousal on judgments of learning and on recall. Memory & Cognition, 45, 121-136.

Lee, E.-K. & Fraundorf, S. H. (2017). Effects of contrastive accents in memory for L2 discourse. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20(5), 1063-1079.

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.

Fraundorf, S. H., & Jaeger, T. F. (2016). Readers generalize priming of newly-encountered dialectal structures to other unfamiliar structures. Journal of Memory and Language, 91, 28-58.

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

Fraundorf, S. H., & Benjamin, A. S. (2016). Conflict and metacognitive control: The mismatch-monitoring hypothesis of how others’ knowledge states affect recall. Memory, 24, 1108-1122.

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., & 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, 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.

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

Scott Fraundorf, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Adaptive Grammar Instruction for Commas.”

2015

Scott Fraundorf, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, was cited in the Nautilus article “Your Speech is Packed with Misunderstood, Unconscious Messages.” (2015)

2015

Scott Fraundorf, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, was cited in the Quartz article “Can’t Quit Saying “um” and “ah”? Just Learn How to Use Them Better”

2016

Scott Fraundorf, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Adaptive Grammar Instruction—Verb Tense.”

2015

Scott Fraundorf, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Adaptive Grammar Instruction for Prepositions.”

2015

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences awarded a grant to Scott Fraundorf, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, for “Adaptation to Dialectal Variation in Online Syntactic Processing.”

2015

LRDC awarded a grant to Scott Fraundorf, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, and Brian Galla, LRDC Research scientist and Assistant Professor, School of Education for “Uniting Cognitive and Motivation Science: An Opportunity-Cost Model of Self-Regulated Learning.”

2016