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Jennifer Wiley, PhD

Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago



Academic Information:
Vita and Publications List
Comprehension, Creativity and Collaboration Laboratory
What is metacomprehension? How do we improve it?

Research Interests:
Comprehension, metacomprehension and problem solving. Effects of individual differences in working memory capacity and spatial ability. The impact of collaboration on learning and problem solving. Conditions that enable people to think creatively or more effectively.

Media Coverage:
Science News: A boozy glow may trigger problem-solving insights
WIRED: Why Being Sleepy and Drunk Are Great for Creativity
Psychology Today
Wall Street Journal: How to be creative

Course information:
PSCH 352 Cognition and Memory
(Undergraduate Survey Course), Fall 2022, Spring 2023
PSCH 353 Cognition and Memory Lab
(Undergraduate Lab Course), Fall 2020
PSCH 555 Problem Solving and Reasoning
(Graduate Core Cognitive Course) Fall 2020
PSCH 557 Skill and Knowledge Acquisition
(Graduate Core Cognitive Course) Fall 2021
PSCH 558 Graduate Seminar:
Creativity, Innovation & Insight, Spring 2011
PSCH 558 Graduate Seminar: Metacomprehension:
Detecting confusion, anomalies and bullshit, Spring 2016

Information for Former Students:
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Recent Lab Awards
Lena Hildenbrand wins Psychonomic Research Award
Lamorej Roberts wins Undergraduate Research Award from Society for Text & Discourse
Dr. Wiley wins Inaugural MPA Mentoring Award


Dr. Jennifer Wiley
1054C BSB

1007 W. Harrison St (MC 285)
Chicago IL 60607

Current Lab Team

Tricia Guerrero * Lena Hildenbrand * Michael Cervantes
Lamorej Roberts * David Sarmento * Lane Adams
Taylor Strickland * Aynsley Parker * Stanley