Curriculum Vitae

Employment

  • Assistant Director for Policy, Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington, DC (2016 - )

  • Fellow, The Lab @ DC (2016 - )

  • Methodology Fellow, APS, Washington, DC (2015 - 2016)

    • Communicate methodology to APS members and the public

    • Collaborate with APS journal editors and staff on meta-science issues

    • Organize and facilitate scientific replication projects for publication

    • Assist with data analysis and interpretation for membership, internal affairs

    • Conduct psychological research experiments related to methodological topics

    • Engage with public policies and programs relevant to behavioral and social science research and training

    • Serve as an in-house psychological science resource to APS staff

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis, MO (2009 - 2015)

    • Ph.D. in Psychology, concentration in Behavior, Brain, & Cognition (2015)

    • Dissertation: "When can we trust our confident memories? Effects of qualitative and quantitative bases of memory on the confidence-accuracy correlation."

    • M.A. in Psychology, concentration in Behavior, Brain, & Cognition (2011)

    • Master's thesis: "Often wrong but never in doubt: Categorized lists produce confident false memories."

    • Major professor: Henry L. Roediger, III

  • The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (2005 - 2009)

    • B.S. in Psychology with High Honors, Minor in Computer Science (2009)

    • Honors thesis: "Eye movements while zoning out during reading: Implications for mind wandering and metaconsciousness."

  • The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Prague, Czech Republic (2006)

  • The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA (2001 - 2005)

Research Interests

  • The relationship between memory confidence and memory accuracy

  • Metacognition and metamemory

  • Applying principles of cognitive psychology to education

  • Collective memory

  • The intersection of psychology and technology

  • Concept and category learning

  • Metascience

Honors and Awards

Publications

Projects, Registrations, Preprints, Data

In the Media

Teaching

  • Instructor, Flash Programming for Psychology (2013)

  • Instructor, Human Learning and Memory (2012)

  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Social Psychology, Dr. Alan Lambert (2011)

  • Teaching Assistant, Human Learning and Memory, Dr. Kathleen McDermott (2010)

  • Supervisor, Mind/Brain/Behavior and Independent Study Undergraduate Projects (2010 - 2014)

  • Participant, Washington University Teaching Citation Program (2010 - 2014)

Presentations

  • National Conferences

    • DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2016, May). Effects of qualitative and quantitative bases of memory on old/new recognition and source decision accuracy. Poster presented at the 28th meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

    • DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2015, November). Confidence-accuracy correlations for remembered, known, and guessed memories. Poster presented at the 56th meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

    • Roediger, H. L., & DeSoto, K. A. (2014, November). Forgetting the presidents. Talk given at the 55th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

    • DeSoto, K. A. (2013, November). Collecting confidence ratings in cognitive psychology experiments: Effects of scale and entry method. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    • DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2013, November). Effects of study and test repetitions on false memory for category items. Poster presented at the 54th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    • DeSoto, K. A., Nestojko, J. F., & Roediger, H. L. (2012, November). Effects of free recall testing on immediate and delayed recognition. Poster presented at the 53rd Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

    • DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2012, May). Effects of repeated study and test on recognition memory for categorized lists. Poster presented at the 24th Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

    • DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2010, November). Confidence and accuracy in recognition memory: positive, negative, and zero correlations. Poster presented at the 51st Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

    • Weinstein, Y., & DeSoto, K. A. (2010, November). Teaching Flash programming for psychology. Poster presented at the 40th Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, St. Louis, MO.

    • DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2010, May). The confidence-accuracy correlation. Poster presented at the 22nd Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

    • Ball, C. T., & DeSoto, K. A. (2009, November). Eye movements while zoning out during reading. Paper presented at the 50th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

  • Regional and Local Conferences

    • DeSoto, K. A., & Roediger, H. L. (2014, February). Collective memory for U.S. presidents. Poster presented at the Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

    • Roediger, H. L., & DeSoto, K. A. (2013, May). Confidence and accuracy in reports from memory: Obtaining positive and negative correlations. Paper presented at the Festschrift in Honor of Larry Jacoby, St. Louis, MO.

    • DeSoto, K. A. (2011, May). Often wrong but never in doubt: Effects of category typicality on false memory and confidence ratings. Talk given at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

    • DeSoto, K. A. (2011, February). Often wrong but never in doubt: Typicality relates to confident false memories. Poster presented at the Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

    • DeSoto, K. A. (2010, June). Driving factors of the confidence-accuracy correlation. Paper presented at the Show Me Mental Life Conference, St. Louis, MO.

    • DeSoto, K. A. (2010, February). The confidence-accuracy correlation: implications for eyewitness and basic psychological research. Poster presented at the Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Other Publications and Talks

Editorial Activities

  • Editorial Board Member, Scientific Data

  • Reviewer, Cognition

  • Reviewer, Psychological Science

  • Reviewer, Translational Issues in Psychological Science

  • Reviewer, The Psychological Record

  • Reviewer, Psychology & Neuroscience

Professional Memberships

Department, University, and Community Service

  • Graduate Student Colloquium Chair, Psychology Graduate Student Association (2012 - 2013)

  • Campus Representative, Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC; 2011 - 2013)

  • Membership and Volunteers Officer, APSSC Executive Board (2010 - 2011)

  • Social Co-Chair, Psychology Graduate Student Association (2010 - 2011)

Technical Skills

  • Programming and Statistical Languages: ActionScript, Python, Java, PHP, SPSS, R

  • Software and Hardware: Adobe Creative Suite, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Windows, Max, Linux, all common software

  • Other Skills: Website creation/administration, digital media (video, audio, photography), computer building


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