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Carole Yue

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department Chair
On faculty since 2014





PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
BA, Samford University, 2009


Professional Interests

My research focuses on the educational applications of human learning, memory, and metacognition. I am interested in how instructors can apply empirically supported principles to design educational environments that optimize learning, as well as how students can improve their own understanding and application of effective learning strategies. I am particularly interested in these questions in the context of multimedia learning—i.e., learning from computer-based animations or videos accompanied by written or spoken text. My goal in the classroom is for students to gain knowledge and research skills that they can then use to be successful in their chosen professions.


Personal Interests

I enjoy baking, reading, and (sometimes) running. My husband, Michael, is a software engineer.


Professional memberships

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Psychonomic Society


Selected publications

Yue, C. L., Storm, B. C., Kornell, N. & Bjork, E. L. (2014). Highlighting and its relation to distributed study and students’ metacognitive beliefs. Educational Psychology Review. doi: 10.1007/s10648-014-9277-z

Yue, C. L., Bjork, E. L., & Bjork, R. A. (2013). Reducing verbal redundancy in multimedia learning: An undesired desirable difficulty? Journal of Educational Psychology, 105, 266-277. doi: 10.1037/a0031971

Yue, C., Kim, J., Ogawa, R., Stark, E., & Kim, S. (2013). Applying the cognitive theory of multimedia learning: An analysis of medical animations. Medical Education, 47, 375-387. doi: 10.1111/medu.12090

Yue, C. L., Castel, A. D., & Bjork, R. A. (2013). When disfluency is—and is not—a desirable difficulty: The influence of typeface clarity on metacognitive judgments and memory. Memory & Cognition, 41, 229-241. doi: 10.3758/s13421-012-0255-8


Beebe Stroud

"I love learning about how brains work, but I think my favorite thing about psychology at Covenant is the psych commons and the community within the major. Psychology is a pretty small major, so students get to know each other well. Plus, the psych commons has free animal crackers! But in all seriousness, I do love the professors and how they help me understand both the science that I love and my faith."
 - pyschology major Beebe Stroud '22

Liz Daley '23

"I love psychology because I am able to dive into why people work the way they do. My fellow psychology students have similar interests and desires for their futures, often surrounding how to care for people and learning more about the functions of the human mind, which makes for an exciting learning environment."
  - psychology major Liz Daley '23