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Peer-Reviewed Articles

(*Corresponding author)


Yap, J. B. K., & Wong, S. S. H.* (2024). Deliberately making and correcting errors in mathematical problem-solving practice improves procedural transfer to more complex problems. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication.  [PDF]


Wong, S. S. H., Lim, K. Y. L., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2023). To ask better questions, teach: Learning-by-teaching enhances research question generation more than retrieval practice and concept-mapping. Journal of Educational Psychology115(6), 798–812.  [PDF]


Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H.* (2023). Take notes, not photos: Mind-wandering mediates the impact of note-taking strategies on video-recorded lecture learning performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied29(1), 124–135.  [PDF]


Wong, S. S. H.* (2023). Deliberate erring improves far transfer of learning more than errorless elaboration and spotting and correcting others' errors. Educational Psychology Review35(1), Article 16.  [PDF]


Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (2022). Deliberate errors promote meaningful learning. Journal of Educational Psychology114(8), 1817–1831.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (2022). The derring effect: Deliberate errors enhance learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General151(1), 25–40.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H.* (2022). A mind-wandering account of the testing effect: Does context variation matter? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review29(1), 220–229.  [PDF]


Lim, K. Y. L., Wong, S. S. H., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2021). The "silent teacher": Learning by teaching via writing a verbatim teaching script. Applied Cognitive Psychology35(6), 1492–1501.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H.*, Chen, S., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2021). Learning melodic musical intervals: To block or to interleave? Psychology of Music49(4), 1027–1046.  [PDF]



Wong, S. S. H.*, Low, A. C. M., Kang, S. H. K., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2020). Learning music composers' styles: To block or to interleave? Journal of Research in Music Education, 68(2), 156–174.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H.* (2019). From JOLs to JOLs+: Directing learners' attention in retrieval practice to boost integrative argumentation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25(4), 543–557.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H., Ng, G. J. P., Tempel, T., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2019). Retrieval practice enhances analogical problem solving. Journal of Experimental Education, 87(1), 128–138.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (2019). Prevention–permission–promotion: A review of approaches to errors in learning. Educational Psychologist, 54(1), 1–19.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (2017). Mental imagery boosts music compositional creativity. PLoS ONE, 12(3), Article e0174009.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H., Lim, S. W. H.*, & Quinlan, K. M. (2016). Integrity in and beyond contemporary higher education: What does it mean to university students? Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology, 7, Article 1094.  [PDF]

Conference Presentations & Proceedings

Wong, S. S. H. (2022, November 17–20). The derring effect: Deliberate errors improve learning and transfer [Poster presentation]. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, USA.

Wong, S. S. H., & Lim, S. W. H. (2020, June 1–September 1). The derring effect: Deliberate errors enhance learning [Poster presentation]. Association for Psychological Science (APS) Poster Showcase.  [PDF]

Wong, S. S. H., & Lim, S. W. H. (2020, May 21–24). The derring effect: Deliberate errors enhance learning [Paper presentation]. 32nd Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, USA. (Conference cancelled)

Wong, S. S. H., & Lim, S. W. H. (2020). The cognitive science of music education [Oral presentation cancelled]. 7th International Conference on New Music Concepts, Treviso, Italy.​

Tan, N. J. H.^, Wong, S. S. H.^, & Lim, S. W. H. (2013). What we move to moves us: Biological rhythmicity predicts musical preferences. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 4025). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (^Both authors contributed equally to this work) 

Invited Talks

Wong, S. S. H. (2020, February 18). The derring effect: Deliberate errors enhance learning. Speaker at Department of Psychology Brownbag Seminar series, National University of Singapore.

Wong, S. S. H. (2019, October 10). Dispelling the creativity myth: Insights from cognitive science. Invited Speaker at the inaugural Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Research Division Lunchtime Seminar Series, National University of Singapore.

Wong, S. S. H. (2019, October 8). Educational psychology: Theories and application for learning and teaching. Invited Speaker/Instructor at the Leaders of Tomorrow programme, School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE), National University of Singapore.

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