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Dr. Alexander Soemer

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 2016-2020


2001 – 2005 Studium der audiovisuellen Medien an der Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart (Dipl.-Ing.)
2006 – 2010 Promotion in Psychologie an der Universität Tübingen (Dr. rer. nat.)
2011 – 2013 Postdoktorand an der Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2014 – 2015 Postdoktorand an der Universität Kyoto, Japan
2015 – 2020 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Universität Potsdam


Arbeitsgedächtnis und Lernen, Lernen mit Texten und Bildern


Veröffentlichungen in Zeitschriften mit Peer-Review Verfahren 

Soemer, A. (2019). Task-unrelated thoughts and forgetting in working memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 106, 118-134.

Soemer, A. & Schiefele, U. (2019). Text difficulty, topic interest, and mind wandering during reading. Learning and Instruction, 61, 12-22.

Soemer, A. & Schiefele, U. (2018). Reading amount as a mediator between intrinsic reading motivation and reading competence in the in the early elementary grades. Learning and Individual Differences, 67, 1-11.

Chu, W.-H., Kao, C.-W., & Soemer, A. (2018). A longitudinal study of the development of Mandarin Chinese learners’ oral fluency. Journal of Chinese Language Teaching, 15, 21-47.

Soemer, A. & Schwan, S. (2016). Task-appropriate visualizations: Can the very same visualization format either promote or hinder learning depending on the task requirements? Journal of Educational Psychology, 108, 960-968.

Soemer, A. & Saito, S. (2016). Domain-specific processing in short-term serial order memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 88, 1-17.

Soemer, A. (2016). The multi-component model, attention and long-term memory in multimedia learning: A comment on Schweppe and Rummer (2014). Educational Psychology Review, 28, 197-200.

Soemer, A. & Saito, S. (2015). Maintenance of auditory-nonverbal information in working memory. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 1777-1783.

Tseng, S. C., Soemer, A. & Lee, T.-L. (2013). Tones of reduced T1-T4 Mandarin disyllables. International Journal for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, 18, 81-106.

Soemer, A. & Schwan, S. (2012). Visual mnemonics for language learning: Static pictures versus animated morphs. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 565-579.

Beiträge auf Konferenzen und Workshops

Soemer, A.  (2018). Working memory capacity and task-unrelated thoughts during learning from texts. Talk, 9th European Working Memory Symposium(EWOMS), Pavia, Italy, 29-31 August 2018.

Soemer, A. & Schiefele, U. (2017). Can working memory both promote and hinder mind wandering? Poster, 20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Potsdam, Germany, 3-6 September 2017.

Soemer, A. (2017). The role of internally-generated interference in forgetting over unfilled retention intervals. Talk, 20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology(ESCOP), Potsdam, Germany, 3-6 September 2017.

Soemer, A. (2017). Can mind wandering account for time-related forgetting in working memory? Talk, 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists(TeaP), Dresden, Germany, 26-29 March 2017.

Soemer, A. & Saito, S. (2016). Domain-specific interference in serial order memory. Talk, International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain, 5-8 May 2016.

Soemer, A. & Chu, W.S. (2015). A longitudinal study of the development of Mandarin Chinese learners’ oral proficiency [in Chinese]. Talk, 20th International Conference of the Department of Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 5 July 2015.