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Kit Cho

Dr. Kit Cho

Kit Cho

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: N1049
713-221-8941
chok@uhd.edu

​​Dr. Kit Cho is a cognitive psychologist with research interests in cognitive, educational, and social psychology. His current research agenda focuses on:

  1. creating more optimal learning experiences for students,
  2. math anxiety,
  3. student motivation, and
  4. factors that affect academic success among traditional and nontraditional college students.

For more information on his research and to view a selection of his publications, see the “More Information" tab.

​Ph.D. 2015     University at Albany, State University of New York
M.A. 2011      University at Albany, State University of New York
B.A. 2009       The City College of New York, City University of New York


PSY 1303 – Introduction to Psychology
PSY 2311 – Biological Psychology
PSY 2317 – Statistical Methods in Psychology
PSY 3312 – Positive Psychology
PSY 3319 – Cognitive Psychology
PSY 3320 – Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 4395 – Research Experience in Psychology

Dr. Cho began teaching when he was a graduate student at the University at Albany. He maintains an active research laboratory at UHD conducting empirical research and supervising undergraduates on original projects. Dr. Cho is always looking for motivated undergraduates to work in his lab.

Select the More Information tab to view a selected list of his publications along with a link to visit his lab’s website.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (visit the Cognition in Action lab website for the complete list of publications; *indicates undergraduate student co-author)

Cho, K. W. (2021). A hack for learning math: Starting and ending on high notes to create a more pleasurable learning experience. Educational Psychology, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2021.1934404 ​​

Cho, K. W., & Serrano, D. (2020). Noncognitive predictors of academic achievement among nontraditional and traditional ethnically diverse college students. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 68(3), 190-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/07377363.2020.1776557

Cho, K. W. (2019). Exploring the dark side of exposure to peer excellence among traditional and nontraditional college students. Learning and Individual Differences, 73, 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2019.05.001

Cho, K. W., & *Powers, A. (2019). Testing enhances both memorization and conceptual learning of categorical materials. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 8(2) 166-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2019.01.003

Cho, K. W., Neely, J. H., Brennan, M. K., Vitrano, D., & Crocco, S. (2017). Does testing increase spontaneous mediation in learning semantically related paired associates? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(11), 1768-1778. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000414

Cho, K. W., & Neely, J. H. (2017). The roles of encoding strategies and retrieval practice in test expectancy effects. Memory, 25(5), 626-635. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2016.1202983

Cho, K. W., Neely, J. H., Crocco, S., & Vitrano, D. (2017). Testing enhances both encoding and retrieval for both tested and untested items. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(7), 1211-1235. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1175485

Cho, K. W., Altarriba, J., & *Popiel, M. (2015). Mental juggling: When does multitasking impair reading comprehension? The Journal of General Psychology, 142, 90-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221309.2014.1003029

*Veltre, M., Cho, K. W., & Neely, J. H. (2014). Transfer appropriate processing in the testing effect. Memory, 23, 1229-1237. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2014.970196


Dr. Cho began teaching when he was a graduate student at the University at Albany. He maintains an active research laboratory at UHD conducting empirical research and supervising undergraduates on research projects. Dr. Cho is always looking for motivated undergraduates to work with in his lab. Click the More Information tab to view a selected list of his publications, along with a link to his lab’s website.



Last updated 8/31/2021 10:30 AM