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TALKS

Aug

21

PNC Second-Year Milestone

2:30 pm, Mellon Institute, Room 115

Jay Hennig will present "Strategies for Resolving Neural Redundancy."

Sep

8

Department of Psychology Colloquium Series

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, 4127 Sennott Sqare

Melissa Libertus, Associate Professor, Psychology; LRDC Research Scientist, presents.

Sep

15

Department of Psychology Colloquium Series

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, 4127 Sennott Sqare

Chris Baker, Chief, Unit on Learning and Plasticity, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, presents.

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  • Zywica, J., Gomez, K., & Matsumura, L. C. (in press). Media literacies as pivots for “opening up” the figured world of English Language Arts. International Journal of Learning and Media.
  • Russell, J. L., Kehoe, S., & Crowley, K. (in press). Linking in and out-of-school learning. In K. Peppler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Brahms, L. & Crowley, K. (in press). Making in the museum: Launching a learning trajectory in an informal setting. In K. Pepler, E. Halverson, & Y. Kafai (Eds).Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education: The Maker Movement and the Future of Learning. Routledge.
  • Allen, L. B. & Crowley, K. (in press). Knowledge is not enough: A learning ecologies approach to climate change education. International Journal of Global Warming.
  • Schunn, C.D., Godley, A.J. & DeMartino, S. (in press). The reliability and validity of peer review of writing in high school AP English classes. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.
  • Nelson, J. & Perfetti, C. A. (in press). Eye movements reveal readers' lexical quality and reading experience. Special Issue of Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
  • Perfetti, C. A. & Harris, L. (in press). Learning to read English. In L. Verhoeven & C. A. Perfetti (Eds.), Learning to read across languages and writing systems. Cambridge University Press.
  • Paletz, S., Chan, J., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). Uncovering uncertainty through disagreement. Applied Cognitive Psychology.
  • Cox, C., Apedoe, X., Silk, E., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). Analyzing materials in order to find design opportunities for the classroom. In Z. Kabayadondo & S. Goldman (Eds.), Design Thinking.
  • Lee, E.-K. & Fraundorf, S. H. (in press). Effects of contrastive accents in memory for L2 discourse. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
  • Bracken, J., Degani, T., Eddington, C. M., & Tokowicz, N. (in press). Translation semantic variability: How semantic relatedness affects learning of translation-ambiguous words. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
  • Braham, E., & Libertus, M. (in press). Intergenerational associations in numerical approximation and mathematical abilities. Developmental Science.
  • Afflerbach, P., Cho, B-Y., Kim, J., & Crassas, M. E. (in press). Best practices in literacy assessment. In L. Morrow (Ed.), Best practices in literacy instruction (6th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Cho, B-Y., Afflerbach, P., & Han, H. (in press). Strategic processing in accessing, comprehending, and using multiple sources. In J. Braasch, I. Bråten, & M. McCrudden (Eds.), Handbook of multiple source use. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Tison Povis, K. & Crowley, K. (in press). Togetherness: A common language for research and practice around family learning in museums. Curator: The Museum Journal.
  • Eberbach, C.E. & Crowley, K. (in press). From seeing to observing: How parents and children learn to see science in a botanical garden. Journal of the Learning Sciences.
  • Moore, M. W., Fiez, J. A., & Tompkins, C. A. (in press). Consonant age of acquisition effects in nonword repetition are not articulatory in nature. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
  • Ying, Y., Dickey, M. W., Fiez , J. A., Murphy, B., Mitchell, T., Collinger, J., Tyler-Kabara, E., Boninger, M., & Wang, W. (in press). Sensorimotor experience with verb-category mapping in human sensory, motor, and parietal neurons. Cortex.
  • Yang, D., Kraut, R., & Levine, J. M. (in press). Commitment of newcomers and old-timers to online health support communities. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). New York: ACM Press.
  • Libertus, K., Libertus, M., Einspieler, C., & Marschik, P. (in press). "What" matters more than "Why" - Neonatal behaviors initiate social responses. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Chan, J., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). A computational linguistic approach to modelling the dynamics of design processes. In B. T. Christensen & S. J. J. Abildgaard (Eds.), Analysing design thinking: Studies of cross-cultural co-creation (DTRS-11). Taylor & Francis/Belkema-CRC Press.
  • Paletz, S. B. F., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). Micro-conflict coding scheme. In E. Brauner, Boos, & Kolbe (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Group Interaction Analysis.
  • Patchan, M. M., Schunn, C.D., & Clark, R. J. (in press). Accountability in peer assessment: examining the effects of reviewing grades on peer ratings and peer feedback. Studies in Higher Education.
  • Higashi, R. M., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). Different underlying motivations and abilities predict students’ versus teachers’ persistence in an online course. Educational Technology Research and Development.
  • Wang, M. T., Fredricks, J. A., Ye, F., Hofkens, T. L., & Linn, J. S. (in press). Conceptualization and assessment of adolescents’ engagement and disengagement in school: A multidimensional school engagement scale. Psychological Assessment.

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