List of Publications

List of Publications


Anquillare, E.,* & Selmeczy, D. (2023). Developmental Differences in Value-Based Remembering: The Role of Feedback and Metacognition. (pending acceptance)

Shields, M.M., Calabro, C., & Selmeczy, D., (2023). Active Help-Seeking and Metacognition Interact in Supporting Children’s Retention of Science Facts. (under review)

Selmeczy, D., Kazemi, A., & Ghetti, S. (2023). Seeking versus receiving help: How children integrate suggestions in memory decisions. (invited resubmission)

Leckey, S., Gonzales, C., Selmeczy, D., & Ghetti, S. (2023). Visual Exploration of Response Options at Age 2 Predicts Overt Uncertainty Monitoring One Year Later. (under review)


Shields M. M., McGinnis M. N., & Selmeczy, D. Remote research methods: Considerations for work with children. Frontiers in Psychology (2021). (pdf)

Selmeczy, D., Ghetti, S., Zheng, L. R., Porter, T. & Trzesniewski, K. Help me understand: Adaptive information-seeking predicts academic achievement in school-aged children. Cognitive Dev 59, 101062 (2021). (pdf)

Selmeczy, D., Kazemi, A. & Ghetti, S. Developmental differences in subjective recollection and its role in decision making. Child Dev (2021) doi:10.1111/cdev.13611. (pdf)


Selmeczy, D., & Ghetti, S. (2020). Metacognitive Development. The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development (eds S. Hupp and J. Jewell). doi:10.1002/9781119171492.wecad369

Leckey, S., Selmeczy, D., Kazemi, A., Johnson, E. G., Hembacher, E., & Ghetti, S. (2020). Response latencies and eye gaze provide insight on how toddlers gather evidence under uncertainty. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–9. (pdf)

Porter, T., Schumann, K., Selmeczy, D., & Trzesniewski, K. (2020). Intellectual humility predicts mastery behaviors when learning. Learning and Individual Differences, 80, 101888. (pdf)

Jaeger, A., Queiroz, M. C., Selmeczy, D., & Dobbins, I. G. (2020). Source Retrieval Under Cueing: Dissociated Effects on Accuracy Versus Confidence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. (pdf)


Selmeczy, D., Fandakova, Y., Grimm, K. J., Bunge, S. A., & Ghetti, S. (2019). Longitudinal trajectories of hippocampal and prefrontal contributions to episodic retrieval: Effects of age and puberty. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 36, 100599. (pdf)

Selmeczy, D., & Ghetti, S. (2019). Here is a hint! How children integrate reliable recommendations in their memory decisions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 177, 222–239. (pdf)

Ghetti, S., & Selmeczy, D., (2018). Metacognition. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Marc H. Bornstein. New York: Sage.

Fandakova, Y., Selmeczy, D., Leckey, S., Grimm, K. J., Wendelken, C., Bunge, S. A., & Ghetti, S. (2017). Changes in ventromedial prefrontal and insular cortex support the development of metamemory from childhood into adolescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 13, 201703079. (pdf)

Selmeczy, D., & Dobbins, I. G. (2017). Ignoring memory hints: The stubborn influence of environmental cues on recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(9), 1448–1469. (pdf)


Konkel, A.*, Selmeczy, D.,* & Dobbins, I. G. (2015). They can take a hint: Older adults effectively integrate memory cues during recognition. Psychology and Aging, 30(4), 781–794. *joint first authorship (pdf)

Bugg, J. M., Diede, N. T., Cohen-Shikora, E. R., & Selmeczy, D. (2015). Expectations and experience: Dissociable bases for cognitive control? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(5), 1349–1373. (pdf)

Selmeczy, D., & Dobbins, I. G. (2014). Relating the content and confidence of recognition judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(1), 66–85. doi:10.1037/a0034059 (pdf)

Selmeczy, D., Dobbins, I. G. (2013) Metacognitive awareness and adaptive recognition biases. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(3), 678–690. doi: 10.1037/a0029469 (pdf)

Prior to 2013

Jaeger, A., Selmeczy, D., O’Connor, A. R., Diaz, M. D., Dobbins, I. G. (2012). Prefrontal cortex contributions to controlled memory judgment: fMRI evidence from adolescents and young adults. Neuropsychologia, 50, 3745-3756. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.10.022 (pdf)

Jaeger, A., Lauris, P., Selmeczy, D., & Dobbins, I. G. (2011). The costs and benefits of memory conformity. Memory & Cognition, 40(1), 101–112. doi:10.3758/s13421-011-0130-z (pdf)

Selmeczy, D., Koldewyn, K., Wang, J. M., Lee, A., Harvey, D., Hessl, D. R., Tassone, F., et al. (2011). Investigation of amygdala volume in men with the fragile X premutation. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 5(4), 285–294. doi:10.1007/s11682-011-9132-5 (pdf)

Selected Poster Presentations


Shields M. M., & Selmeczy D. Get a hint: An investigation of the development of help-seeking behaviors during learning. Poster presented at: Cognitive Development Society Bi-Annual Conference; 2022 April 21-23; Madison, WY. (pdf) ​

Shields M. M., Anquillare E., & Selmeczy​ D. How helpful is a hint?: The role of hints in children’s retrieval based learning. Poster presented at: Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Annual Convention; 2022 April 7-9; Salt Lake City, UT. (pdf)  ​

Silkey, A. J., Shields M. M., & Selmeczy D. Objective and subjective help seeking behaviors in children. Poster presented at: 18th Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum; 2022 April 9; Colorado Springs, CO. (pdf)

Calabro, G. & Selmeczy D. The effect of value on children's learning strategies. Poster presented at: 18th Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum; 2022 April 9; Colorado Springs, CO. (pdf)


Dieckmann, C., Shields, M. M., & Selmeczy, D. Development of children’s help-seeking behaviors during learning. Poster presented at: 13th Annual Mountain Lion Research Day; 2021 Dec 3; Colorado Springs, CO. (pdf)

Shields, M. M., McGinnis, M., & Selmeczy, D. The role of feedback on value-directed remembering. Poster presented at: Psychonomic Society 2021 Annual Meeting; 2021 Nov 4-7; Virtual Conference. (pdf)

McGinnis, M. & Selmeczy, D. The effects of value-based learning. Poster presented at: 17th Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum; 2021; Colorado Springs, CO. (pdf)