Yasuhiro Ozuru

Yasuhiro Ozuru Headshot
Department of Psychology
NSB 210

(907) 786-6036


  • Ph.D., New School University, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, 2003

Teaching Responsibilities

  • General Psychology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Research Interests

  • Argumentation-how people comprehend and evaluate argument
  • Causal reasoning
  • Assessment of learning and comprehension
  • Science education


Ozuru, Y., Mock, K., Bowie, D., & Kaufman, G.  (2015). “Why do people disagree with a statement they do not understand? - relations between comprehension and evaluation of a simple assertion.” 1-16, Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Ozuru, Y., Bowie, D., & Kaufman, G. (2014). Uncovering the Relations Between Understanding and Agreeing.  Language and Cognition.

Ozuru, Y., Briner, S., Kurby, C.A., & McNamara, D.S. (2013). Comparing text comprehension measured by multiple-choice and open-ended questions.  Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 215-227.

Ozuru, Y., Kurby, C.A., McNamara, D.S. (2012). The effect of judgement task on metacomprehension judgements and its accuracy.  Metacognition and Learning, 7, 113-131.

McNamara, D.S., Ozuru, Y., & Floyd, R.G. (2011).  Comprehension challenges in the fourth grade: the roles of text cohesion, text genre, and readers' prior knowledge.  International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 4, 229-257.

Ozuru, Y., Briner, S., Best, R., & McNamara, D.S. (2010).  Contributions of self-explanation to comprehension of high and low cohesion texts.  Discourse Processes, 47, 641-667.

Ozuru, Y., Dempsey, K., & McNamara, D.S. (2009).  Prior knowledge, reading skill, and text cohesion in the comprehension of sciences texts.  Learning and Instruction, 19, 228-242.