Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 219–224 | Cite as

The promise and perils of self-regulated study

  • Nate Kornell
  • Robert A. Bjork
Applying cognitive psychology to education


Self-regulated study involves many decisions, some of which people make confidently and easily (if not always optimally) and others of which are involved and difficult. Good study decisions rest on accurate monitoring of ongoing learning, a realistic mental model of how learning happens, and appropriate use of study strategies. We review our research on the decisions people make, for better or worse, when deciding what to study, how long to study, and how to study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles

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