Evolve Lab @ 2017 APA Convention
Meta-cognition Interventions in University Classrooms symposium accepted at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Symposium Chair: Kathryn Becker-Blease
Almuaybid, A. (forthcoming). A review of textbook publisher supplements claims of efficacy and mechanisms. Paper accepted at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
*Soicher, R. & Becker-Blease, K. A. (forthcoming). The use of online learning tools as textbook supplements and students metacognitive judgments. Paper accepted at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
*Bostwick, K. C. P. (forthcoming). Closed-Book practice exams associated with more accurate performance estimates for some students. Paper accepted at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Kathryn Becker-Blease is an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Oregon. She then completed a NIMH post-doctoral fellowship at the Crimes Against Children Center/Family Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire. She has worked at Oregon State University since 2005.
Evolve Lab @ 2017 STP/ACT
Most people don't think "psychology" when they think of STEM fields, but even Introductory Psychology includes more research design, graphs, and statistics than some might think. In fact, now that psychological science is a major section on the MCAT, we have developed new, flexible modules to teach high level research skills in Introductory Psychology. Students don't come into Intro Psych afraid of the math and science and the material is inherently relevant, which is why we think it's the perfect place to teach these transferable STEM skills. We'll have new data and teaching modules to share this fall at the STP ACT:
*Soicher, R. N. , Becker-Blease, K. A., Stevens, C. & Witkow, M. (forthcoming). Data-based reasoning modules for small, large, and online introductory psychology classes. Paper accepted for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference on Teaching. San Antonio, October, 2017.
Adaptive Quizzing in Intro Psych
Adaptive learning is claimed to boost student learning by tailoring content to individual students based on their answers, behavior, or some other characteristic that is repeatedly measured. There is little solid evidence adaptive learning helps, makes no difference, or even harms students. We will present new data on adaptive learning and meta-cognition at the 2017 APA convention. We continue our work in adaptive learning as part of OSU's participation in a nationwide APLU program designed to implement adaptive learning in high fail rate courses.
2016 Book: Child Maltreatment from a Developmental psychopathology Perspective
Child maltreatment has enormous costs, both at the individual and the societal level. While we are better equipped than ever to help maltreated children, fundamental questions remain. How does normal development go awry in these children? Why are some children more affected than others? And how can concerned professionals best help these children and their families?
This book explains the science of developmental psychopathology for clinicians and other professionals who work with at-risk children. The authors focus particularly on how maltreatment differentially affects children at key stages of their lives, from infancy to early adulthood. Armed with this understanding, clinicians can be aware of age-specific vulnerabilities and better tailor their interventions.
2016 · Paperback · 160 pages
List: $24.95 APA Member/Affiliate: $24.95
Item #: 4317409 ISBN: 978-1-4338-2221-6
Available here: http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4317409.aspx .
Raechel Soicher (Ph.D.
expected 2020) is
reasoning skills for
students in Introductory
Psychology courses. She
received her M.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2009. (http://raechelsoicher.wixsite.com/rnsoicher)
Former Graduate Students
Erika Frandrup (lab member, 2015 - 2017) studied the academic needs of student veterans. Erika has been accepted into a MSW program at the University of Southern California beginning Fall, 2017.
Christian Sinnott (M.A., 2016) studied college success among rural Oregon college students. Christian has been accepted into a psychology Ph.D. program beginning Fall, 2017 at the University of Nevada Reno.
Keiko Bostwick (M.A. , 2015) completed a thesis on a mindset intervention for large classes. She is now pursuing a Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of New South Wales.
Undergraduate URISC, Honors, and Special Projects Students
Jazlyn Mitchell, OSU psychology graduate.
Rose Nguyen, URSA recipient.
Adi Atkuru, URISC recipient.
Keiko Bostwick, URISC recipient, M.A.I.S. recipient, current Ph.D. student at University of New South Wales.
Brian Morgan, URISC-START recipient, OSU grad, law school student
Samuel Schimke, research fellow, OSU grad, med school applicant.
Annie Yang, URSA-ENGAGE recipient.