- Candise Lin, doctoral candidate in the Human Development program has received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. November 2012
- The following HDQM Faculty received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Patricia A. Alexander (Regents Faculty Award for Mentoring); Ann A. Battle (COE Distinguished Outreach Award); Gregory Hancock (COE Distinguished Scholarship Award); Melanie Killen (Director of Graduate Studies of the Year Award); Andre Rupp (AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Research Methodology Award); and both Natasha Cabrera and Meredith Rowe (ADVANCE Award). Summer 2012
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Kevin N. Dunbar
General Research Area:
Thinking, Reasoning, and problem solving in complex domains such as science; Analogical Reasoning, Causal Reasoning, Inductive, Deductive, and Distributed Reasoning; Gender and science; Brain mechanisms or reasoning; Development of Scientific Thinking
Dunbar, K. N., & Klahr, D. (In press). Scientific thinking & reasoning. In K.J. Holyoak & R. Morrison (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Thinking & Reasoning.
Bassok, M., Dunbar, K. N., & Holyoak, K. J. (In press). Neural substrate of analogical reasoning and metaphor comprehension: Introduction to the special section. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
Green, A., Kraemer, D.J.M., Fugelsang, J., Gray, J.R., & Dunbar, K.N. (In press). Mapping Across Semantic Distance in Creative Analogical Solution Generation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Green, A., Kraemer, D.J.M., Fugelsang, J., Gray, J.R., & Dunbar, K.N. (2009). Connecting long distance: Semantic distance in analogical reasoning modulates frontopolar cortex activity. Cerebral Cortex
Roser, M., Fugelsang, J., Handy, T., Dunbar, K.N., & Gazzaniga, M. (2009). Representation of physical plausibility revealed by event-related potentials. Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, 20, 1081-1086.
Atkins, L., Velez, L., Goudy, D, & Dunbar, K. N. (2009). The unintended effects of interactive objects and labels in the science museum. Science Education 93, 161-184.
Dunbar, K., & Fugelsang, J. (2005). Causal thinking in science: How scientists and students interpret the unexpected. In M. E. Gorman, R. D. Tweney, D. Gooding & A. Kincannon (Eds.), Scientific and Technical Thinking (pp. 57-79). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Dunbar, K.N., & *Blanchette, I. (2001). The invivo/invitro approach to cognition: The case of analogy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 334-339.
Blanchette, I., & Dunbar, K.N. (2001). Analogy use in naturalistic settings: The influence of audience, emotion, and goals. Memory & Cognition, 29, 730-735.