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  Benjamin C Storm

Benjamin C Storm



831-459-3519 (Fax)


Social Sciences Division

Psychology Department

Department Chair
Associate Editor, Memory


Regular Faculty

Cognitive Science

Social Sciences 2

Social Sciences 2, 409

Psychology Faculty Services

M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Human Memory; Cognitive Mechanisms of Forgetting; Creative Cognition; Learning and Metacognition; Cognitive Offloading and Transactive Memory

My research focuses broadly on human memory with a special focus on the causes and consequences of forgetting.  I am particularly interested in the role of forgetting in resolving competition during retrieval, overcoming fixation while thinking and solving problems, updating autobiographical memory, and facilitating new learning.  I am also interested in how people use computers, the Internet, and other technologies and the effects of such use on the everyday functioning of memory.

  • Ditta, A. S., & Storm, B. C. (2019).  A consideration of the seven sins of memory in the context of creative cognition.  Creativity Research Journal, 30, 402-417.
  • Murayama, K., Miyatsu, T., Buchli, D., & Storm, B. C. (2014). Forgetting as a consequence of retrieval: A meta-analytic review of retrieval-induced forgetting. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 1383-1409.
  • Soares, J. S., & Storm, B. C. (2018).  Forget in a flash: A further investigation of the photo-taking-impairment effect.  Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 7, 154-160.
  • Storm, B. C., Angello, G., Buchli, D. R., Koppel, R. H., Little, J. L., & Nestojko, J. F. (2015).  A review of retrieval-induced forgetting in the contexts of learning, eye-witness memory, social cognition, autobiographical memory, and creative cognition.  In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation (pp. 141-194).  Academic Press: Elsevier Inc.
  • Storm, B. C., & Soares, J. S. (2021).  Memory in the digital age.  In M. J. Kahana & A. D. Wagner (Eds.), Handbook of Human Memory: Foundations and Applications.  Oxford University Press.
  • Storm, B. C., & Stone, S. M. (2015).  Saving-enhanced memory: The benefits of saving on the learning and remembering of new information.  Psychological Science, 26, 182-188.

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Psych 1: Introduction to Psychology
Psych 2: Introduction to Psychological Statistics
Psych 100: Research Methods in Psychology
Psych 129: Human Learning and Memory
Psych 139J: Forgetting
Psych 224B: Prosem on Memory
Psych 252: Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology

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