Michael Mensink

Ph.D.

Office: 222B Communication Technologies
Phone: 715/232-5493
Email: mensinkm@uwstout.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology
    • University of Minnesota
    • 2011
  • M.A. Educational Psychology
    • University of Minnesota
    • 2007
  • B.A. Psychology
    • St. Olaf College
    • 2002

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Science & Education
  • Text and Discourse Processes
  • Memory & Learning
  • Metacognition
  • Attention & Interest
  • Educational Technologies
  • Retrieval-Enhanced Learning
  • Neural Bases of Learning
  • Social Influence on Memory

Professional Affiliations


  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Midwest Psychological Association
  • Psychonomic Society
  • Society for Text & Discourse
  • University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Science
  • University of Minnesota Language & Memory Group
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout C-NERVE

Selected Publications


  • Mensink, M.C., Lewis, M.R., & Wang, J. (in press). Informing the design of future literacy technologies with theories of dynamic text comprehension. In Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Dodge, L., & Mensink, M.C. (accepted). Music and memory: Effects of listening to music while studying in college students. University of Wisconsin-Stout Journal of Student Research.
  • Lewis, M.R., & Mensink M.C. (2012). Prereading questions and online text processing. Discourse Processes, 49(5), 367-390. doi:10.1080/0163853X.2012.662801
  • Mensink, M.C., & Rapp, D.N. (2011). Evil geniuses: Inferences derived from evidence and preferences. Memory and Cognition, 36(6), 1103-1116. doi: 10.3758/s13421-011-0081-4