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Evan Grandoit

PhD student, Fall 2018 – present
Brain, Behavior, & Cognition
Department of Psychology
Northwestern University
Office: Cresap 309
Email: evan.grandoit@northwestern.edu

Primary Research Interest

My main research goal is to find out if memory and learning can be consistently improved by making the context fun. To investigate this, we utilize game elements and game engine software to generate tasks and procedures for learning environment manipulation.

Selected Publications

Grandoit, E., Bergdoll, R., Rosales, E., Turbeville, D., Mayer, S., & Horowitz, G. (2020). Exploring organic chemistry I students’ responses to an exam wrappers intervention. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v20i1.24825

Elbulok-Charcape, M., Grandoit, E., Berman, L., Fogel, J., Fink, L., & Rabin, L. (2019). Improving exam performance in an undergraduate statistics course for at-risk students through peer tutoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 25, 3-17.

Rosales, E., Chavarga, A., Grandoit, E., Mayer, S., Hackman, N., Elbulok-Charcape, M., Domzalski, A. C., & Horowitz, G. (2019). An exam wrapper intervention in organic chemistry I: Impact on course performance & study behavior. Journal of College Science Teaching, 49, 53-61.

Hazan, B., Zhang, W., Olcum, E., Bergdoll, R., Grandoit, E., Mandelbaum, F., Wilson-Doenges, G., & Rabin, L. (2018). Gamification of an undergraduate psychology statistics lab: Benefits to perceived competence. Statistics Education Research Journal, 17, 255-265.

Selected Conference Presentations

Grandoit, E., Cohen, M. S., & Reber, P. J. (2020, May). Enhancing object-location associative memory through reward. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Virtual.

Rabin, L., Grandoit, E., Choi, S-E., Foldi, N., Jones, R., Jutten, R., Lamar, M., Louden, D., Rich, J., Sikkes, S., Tommet, D., & Crane, P. (2019, July). Practice effects as a marker of cognitive performance and dementia risk: A systematic literature review. Poster presented at the 2019 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Miles, R., Rabin, L., Grandoit, E., Mandelbaum, F., & Stewart, G. (2018, June). Charting a course: Increasing mental health literacy through classroom instruction. Poster presented at the 81st Annual Convention of the New York State Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Horowitz, G., Grandoit, E., Bergdoll, R., Rosales, E., Mayer, S., & Turbeville, D. (2018, March). Improving STEM outcomes for underrepresented students: Can a modest intervention impact a deep-seated problem? Poster presented at the Understanding Interventions Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Grandoit, E., Bergdoll, R., Chan, J., Rabin, L., Kletenik, D., Chung, C., Zhang, W., Olcum, E., Menedes, C., Rishty, A., & Hazan, B. (2017, October). Comparison of learning efficiency with and without relevant extrinsic rewards in gamified psychological statistics classrooms. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Newton, MA.