John Chancey Presents! AERA 2019

John Chancey of the OU MOVE Lab presented their study Examining the Effects of Single-Shot Mindfulness Intervention on Conceptual Change at AERA 2019. Congratulations! Examining the Effects of Single-Shot Mindfulness Intervention on Conceptual Change Abstract Our research explored whether a single-shot mindfulness intervention combined with refutation text would facilitate conceptual change. Study one addressed Genetically Modified Foods, while study two addressed human-induced climate change.  We used Dole and Sinatra’s (1998) Cognitive Reconstruction of Knowledge Model (CRKM) to Read more…


New Publication: Mobile Technology and Engagement

MoveLab’s Ben Heddy authored a publication in collaboration with Kui Xie and Barbara Green on the affordances of using mobile technology to support experience-sampling method in examining college students’ engagement Abstract In an investigation with 133 undergraduate students, we measured affective, cognitive, behavioral engagement, and self-regulation with a pre-survey, a post-survey, and in the moment of studying using experience-sampling methodology (ESM). We compared within these self-report techniques and also between self-reports and objective measures Read more…

MOVELab Member John Chancey presents at APA 2018

John Chancey, along with Ben Heddy, gave a poster presentation at the 2018 American Psychological Association Convention with their research, Mindfully Changing Minds: the influence of mindfulness on conceptual change. Abstract This research project is the first step in a program of research designed to explore the relationship between mindfulness and conceptual change. Using a pre- and posttest design, our research explored whether a mindfulness intervention combined with reading a refutation text could facilitate conceptual Read more…

LaVonya Bennett Presents at APA 2018

MOVELab Member LaVonya Bennett presents at APA 2018

LaVonya Bennett, along with Ben Heddy, presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Convention with their research on police brutality and the role insidious trauma. They explored this phenomenon through critical race theory and an intersectionality theoretical frameworks.   Abstract Existing literature has explored the actions and perceptions of police (Chaney & Robertson, 2013; Aymer, 2016; Hall, Hall, & Perry, 2016, Staggers-Hakim, 2016), the effects of oppression (Comas-Diaz, 2000), and racial trauma (Carter, 2007; Comas-Diaz, Read more…

Science classroom

New Publication – Conceptual Change in Science Teaching and Learning: Introducing the Dynamic Model for Conceptual Change

Dr. Ben Heddy along with Louis S. Nadelson, Suzanne Jones, Gita Taasoobshirazi, and Marcus Johnson have published an article titled “Conceptual Change in Science Teaching and Learning: Introducing the Dynamic Model of Conceptual Change” in the International Journal of Educational Psychology.  Abstract Conceptual change can be a challenging process, particularly in science education where many of the concepts are complex, controversial, or counter-intuitive.  Yet, conceptual change is fundamental to science learning, which suggests science educators and Read more…


New Publication – Developing and Validating a Conceptual Change Cognitive Engagement Instrument

Dr. Heddy and MOVElab member John Chancey have published an article in Frontiers in Education titled Developing and Validating a Conceptual Change Cognitive Engagement Instrument along with Gita Taasoobshirazi of Kennesaw State University and Robert W. Danielson of Washington State University. Abstract Conceptual change (CC) occurs when learners move from a misconception to a scientifically accepted conception (Heddy et al., 2017). Many researchers agree that deep cognitive engagement is integral to facilitating conceptual change (Sinatra, 2005). Although conceptual Read more…

Ben and Jacqueline after Jacquelin's Dissertation defense

Dissertation Defended!

MOVElab member Jacqueline Goldman successfully defended her dissertation April 25th, 2018. Congratulations Dr. Goldman! We wish you all the best as you head on to your next chapter at Delta State.


MOVElab Members present research at AERA

Members of MOVElab recently presented research at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association and the 2018 NCIC conference. MOVElab members Alexandra Stroukoff, John Chancey, and Jacqueline Goldman gave 5 presentations between them, including:  Making Brain Food: Photosynthesis and Authenticity. A. Stroukoff, B. Heddy, S. Wilson,  L. Williams, L. Atkinson, & G. Garn. We investigated the impact of specific authentic teaching strategies on students’ achievement emotions. We found that authentic teaching strategies Read more…