Jason Chan
Published July 15, 2022

Jason Chan is a professor of psychology at Iowa State University. His research focuses on the improvement of memory performance in educational and legal contexts. Chan has found that different aspects of memory influence one another, such as how the retrieval of memories enhances the learning of new materials. He also studies how the brain processes misinformation. Chan has served as an expert witness for several court cases with potentially faulty eyewitness testimonies. 

Chan’s research has been published in several journals, including Psychological Bulletin and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has been a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association of Psychological Science, Psychonomic Society and the Midwestern Psychological Association. 

He served as an associate editor of the Journal of Memory & Language and was previously the consulting editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Chan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Victoria in Canada, and a master’s and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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Courtesy of Jason Chan.

Pronouns: he/him

Expertise: Psychology, human memory, eyewitness memory, memory performance, cognitive psychology

Location: Ames, Iowa 

Email: ckchan@iastate.edu 

Heard on WAMC Northeast Public Radio: “Jason Chan, Iowa State University – Forming Inaccurate Memories”


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