As its name suggests, the focus of the Learning & Metacognition Lab is studying human learning and metacognition. Much of the research in the lab focuses on the processes that underlie student learning (e.g., Why do diagrams improve learning from text?), as well as finding ways to improve learning. Concordantly, much of the metacognition research that occurs in the lab concerns metacognition about student learning (e.g., What information do students use when monitoring their own learning?).

To learn more about specific research projects that are currently underway in the Learning & Metacognition Lab, click the PROJECTS icon at the top of the page. To find out more about the current members of the lab, click on the PEOPLE icon.

If you are interested in working in the lab with Dr. Serra as either a graduate or undergraduate research assistant, please email Dr. Serra at for more information. Undergraduate assistants can register to receive PSY 4000 credit for working in the lab.