Lisa K. Fazio
Postdoctoral Researcher
Carnegie Mellon University

    I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Dr. Robert Siegler.  I have two main lines of research.  One line focuses on the instability of people’s general knowledge. Much is known about the instability of people’s memory for events. It is now widely accepted that memories are not like videotapes, rather they are flawed reconstructions of past events. Much less is known, however, about people’s general knowledge: are these memories also easily altered, and if so, are they altered by the same processes that govern memories for events?

    Another line of research uses principles from cognitive and developmental psychology to improve educational practices.  My research focuses on the importance of numerical magnitude understanding for children’s mathematics achievement and on how retrieval practice can improve students’ memory for information. 

About Me


Baker Hall 331C




Mailing Address

Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Dept. of Psychology

5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15203