Article 5564848016652Retrieval Practice and Stress
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Retrieval Practice and Stress
LEARNING SCIENTISTS POSTS, FOR TEACHERS, FOR RESEARCHERS, FOR STUDENTS
By: Megan Sumeracki
Megan, circa 2015, stuck at an airport. I’m definitely not in airports this spring, but this is reminiscent of how I feel some days in 2020!!
School can be stressful, and 2020 has been a particularly stressful year for many of us. So, for this week’s blog, I thought I would write about retrieval practice and stress. Fortunately, I get to share some good news!
Prior research has shown that acute stress can hinder our ability to retrieve information. Acute stress is stress that comes from a specific event.
(Note: Acute stress is different from chronic stress, where our exposure to stress hormones is repeated and relatively constant. For more information on acute and chronic stress, see this page through the Centre for Studies on