Recent publications

Recent Publications

Hicks, L.J., Caron, E.E., & Smilek, D. SARS-CoV-2 and learning: The impact of a global pandemic on undergraduate learning experiences. (2021). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

Kruger, T. B., Dixon, M. J., Graydon, C., Larche, C. J., Stange, M., Smith, S. D., & Smilek, D. (2021). Contrasting Mind-Wandering, (Dark) Flow, and Affect During Multiline and Single-Line Slot Machine Play. Journal of Gambling Studies.

Forrin, N. D., Mills, C., D’Mello, S. K., Risko, E. F., Smilek, D., & Seli, P. (2021). TL;DR: Longer Sections of Text Increase Rates of Unintentional Mind-Wandering. The Journal of Experimental Education89(2), 278–290.

Forrin, N. D., Huynh, A. C., Smith, A. C., Cyr, E. N., McLean, D. B., Siklos-Whillans, J., Risko, E. F., Smilek, D., & MacLeod, C. M. (2021). Attention spreads between students in a learning environment. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied27(2), 276–291.

Caron, E. E., Hicks, L. J., Browne, D. T., Smilek, D., & Forrin, N. D. (2021). Performance Anticipation Diminishes Memory: Evidence From a Simulated Classroom. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Smith, A. C., Brosowsky, N. P., Ralph, B. C. W., Smilek, D., & Seli, P. (2021). Re-examining the effect of motivation on intentional and unintentional task-unrelated thought: accounting for thought constraint produces novel results. Psychological Research.

Yakobi, O., Smilek, D., & Danckert, J. (2021). The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Attention, Executive Control and Working Memory in Healthy Adults: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cognitive Therapy and Research45(4), 543–.

Ralph, B.C.W., Seli, P., Wilson, K.E., & Smilek, D. (2020). Volitional media multitasking: Awareness of performance costs and modulation of media multitasking as a function of task demand.  Psychological Research, 84, 404-423.

Ralph, B. C., Smith, A. C., Seli, P., & Smilek, D. (2020). Yearning for distraction: Evidence for a trade-off between media multitasking and mind wandering. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74, 56-72.

Seli, P., O’Neill, K., Carriere, J.S.A., Smilek D., Beaty, R.E., & Schacter, D. L. (2020). Mind-wandering across the age gap: Age-related differences in mind-wandering are partially attributable to age-related differences in motivation.  The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

Forrin, N. D., Ralph, B. C., Dhaliwal, N. K., Smilek, D., & MacLeod, C. M. (2019). Wait for it… performance anticipation reduces recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 109, 104050. 1-13.

Ralph, B. C., Smith, A. C., Seli, P., & Smilek, D. (2019 online). The relation between task-unrelated media multitasking and task-related motivation. Psychological Research, 1-15.

Smith, A. C., Ralph, B. C., MacLeod, C. M., & Smilek, D. (2019). Test feedback and learning: Student preferences and perceived influence. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 5(4), 255-264.

Smith, A. C., Ralph, B. C. W., Marty-Dugas, J., & Smilek, D. (2019). …Loading …loading: The influence of download time on information search. PLOS ONE

Wammes, J. D., Ralph, B. C., Mills, C., Bosch, N., Duncan, T. L., & Smilek, D. (2019). Disengagement during lectures: Media multitasking and mind wandering in university classrooms. Computers & Education, 132, 76-89.

Seli, P., Schacter, D. L., Risko, E. F., & Smilek, D. (2019). Increasing participant motivation reduces rates of intentional and unintentional mind wandering. Psychological Research, 83(5), 1057-1069. 

Forrin, N. D., Risko, E. F., & Smilek, D. (2019). On the relation between reading difficulty and mind-wandering: A section-length account. Psychological research, 83(3), 485-497.

Marty-Dugas, J., & Smilek, D. (2019). Deep, effortless concentration: re-examining the flow concept and exploring relations with inattention, absorption, and personality. Psychological Research, 83(8), 1760-1777.

Seli, P., Beaty, R., Marty-Dugas, J., & Smilek, D. (2019). Depression, Anxiety, and stress, and the distinction between intentional and unintentional mind wandering. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, & Practice, 6(2), 163.