Carole Yue

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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


Maggie Chiang

"In high school, I faced different trials and heard many different stories that made me intrigued to understand how our mind and body works. I enjoy Psychology because I am able to learn more about myself and the grief I have faced and I am also able to learn how to help people using a Christ-centered mindset as well."

Abigail Carey

"I plan to go on to medical school, so this training in Psychology is a way for me to appreciate the human body more, but also our way of thinking as well. It is such an open and expanding topic, that it creates an excitement for me to know and learn more."
  - Abigail Carey '19