Publications- Andrew F. Heckler

(updated October, 2013)

Summary statistics:

Peer-reviewed journal publications: 21

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications: 25

Book Chapters: 1

 

Publication topics (click for publication list):

 

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Physics Education Research

Journal Publications:

1)      Rosenblatt, R., & Heckler, A. F. (2011). Systematic study of student understanding of the relationships between the directions of force, velocity, and acceleration in one dimension. Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, 7, 020112.

2)      Scaife, T. M. & Heckler, A .F. (2011). "Interference between electric and magnetic concepts in introductory physics", Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, 7, 010104.

3)      Heckler, A .F. & Sayre, E. C. (2010). "What happens between pre- and post-tests: multiple measurements of student understanding during an introductory physics course ," American Journal of Physics,78, 768-777.

4)      Scaife, T. M. & Heckler, A .F. (2010). "Student understanding of the direction of the magnetic force on a charged particle", American Journal of Physics, 78, 869-876.

5)      Heckler, A .F. (2010). "Some consequences of prompting novice students to construct force diagrams", International Journal of Science Education, 32, 1829-1851.

6)      Sayre, E. C. & Heckler, A .F. (2009). "Peaks and decays of student knowledge in an introductory E&M course". Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, 5, 013101.

 

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed):

 

7)      Bogdan, A. M. and Heckler, A. F. (2013), Effects of Belief Bias on Student Reasoning from Data Tables, 2013 PERC Proceedings [Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013], edited by P. V. Engelhardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones.

8)      Mikula, B. D. and Heckler, A. F. (2013), Student Difficulties with Trigonometric Vector Components Persist in Multiple Student Populations, 2013 PERC Proceedings [Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013], edited by P. V. Engelhardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones.

9)      White, D. R. and Heckler, A. F. (2013). Effects of Training Examples on Student Understanding of Force and Motion, 2013 PERC Proceedings [Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013], edited by P. V. Engelhardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones.

10)   Scaife, T. M., & Heckler, A. F. (2012). The Dependence of Instructional Outcomes on Individual Differences: An Example from DC Circuits. Proceedings of 2012 Physics Education Research Conference. Melville, New York: AIP Conference Proceedings.

11)   Heckler, A. F. (2010). Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge. Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010), Vol. 1, 365-371. International Society of the Learning Sciences: Chicago, IL.

12)   Ding, L., Reay, N. W., Heckler, A .F., & Bao, L. (2010). Sustained Effects of Solving Conceptually Scaffolded Synthesis Problems, 133-136, Proceedings of 2010 Physics Education Research Conference. Melville, New York: AIP Conference Proceedings.

13)   Rosenblatt, R., Sayre, E. C., & Heckler, A .F. (2009). Modeling students' conceptual understanding of force, velocity and acceleration. Proceedings of 2009 Physics Education Research Conference. Melville, New York: AIP Conference Proceedings.

14)   Sayre, E. C., & Heckler, A. F. (2008). Evolution of student knowledge in a traditional introductory physics classroom. Proceedings of 2008 Physics Education Research Conference. Melville, New York: AIP Conference Proceedings.

15)   Rosenblatt, R., Sayre, E. C., & Heckler, A. F. (2008). Toward a comprehensive picture of student understanding of force, velocity and acceleration. Proceedings of 2008 Physics Education Research Conference. Melville, New York: AIP Conference Proceedings.

16)   Scaife, T. M., & Heckler, A. F. (2007). The Effect of Field Representation on Student Responses to Magnetic Field Questions. Proceedings of 2007 Physics Education Research Conference. Melville, New York: AIP Conference Proceedings.

 

Cognitive Sciences: Transfer, Response time, Attentional learning

Journal Publications & Book Chapters:

1)      Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M., & Heckler, A. F. (2013). The Cost of Concreteness: The Effect of Nonessential Information on Analogical Transfer. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19(1), 14-29.

2)      Heckler, A.F. (2011). "The Ubiquitous Patterns of Incorrect Answers to Science Questions: The Role of Automatic, Bottom-Up Processes." In J. P. Mestre and B. H. Ross (Eds.): Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Cognition In Education, Vol 55 (pp. 227-268), Oxford: Academic Press. (Please email me directly for a copy of this chapter.)

3)      Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M., & Heckler, A. F. (2009). "Transfer of Mathematical Knowledge: The Portability of Generic Instantiations", Child Development Perspectives, 3,151-155.

4)      Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M., & Heckler, A. F. (2009). "Concrete Instantiations of Mathematics: A Double-Edged Sword", Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 40, 90-93.

5)      Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M., & Heckler, A. F. (2008). "The Advantage of Learning Abstract Examples in Learning Math". Science, 320, 454-455.

6)      Sloutsky, V. M., Kaminski, J. A., & Heckler, A. F. (2005). "The advantage of simple symbols for learning and transfer," Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 12 (3), 508-513.

 

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed):

7)      Heckler, A. F., Scaife, T. M., & Sayre, E. C. (2010). Response Times and Misconception-like Responses to Science Questions. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 139-144). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

8)      Heckler, A. F., Kaminski, J. A., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2008). Learning Associations That Run Counter to Biases in Learning: Overcoming Overshadowing and Learned Inattention. Proceedings of the XXX Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 511-516. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

9)      Kaminski, J. A., Heckler, A. F., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2008). Blocking effects on dimensions: How attentional focus on values can spill over to the dimension level. Proceedings of the XXX Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1075-1080. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

10)   Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M. & Heckler, A. F. (2007). The Effects of Learning Multiple Instantiations on Transfer. Proceedings of the XXIX Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1581-1585. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

11)   Heckler, A. F., Kaminski, J. A., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2006). Differential Cue Salience, Blocking and Learned Inattention. Proceedings of the XXVIII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1167-1172. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

12)   Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M. & Heckler, A. F. (2006). Effects of Concreteness on Representation: An Explanation for Differential Transfer. Proceedings of the XXVIII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1167-1172. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

13)   Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M. & Heckler, A. F. (2006). Do Children Need Concrete Instantiations to Learn an Abstract Concept? Proceedings of the XXVIII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1167-1172. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

14)   Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M. & Heckler, A. F. (2005). Relevant concreteness and its effects on learning and transfer. Proceedings of the XXVII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1167-1172. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

15)   Sloutsky, V. M., Kaminski, J. A., and Heckler, A. F. (2004) Transfer of learning between isomorphic artificial domains: Advantage for the abstract. Proceedings of the XXVI Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1167-1172. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Materials Science Engineering Education Research

Journal Publications:

1)      Rosenblatt, R., Heckler, A. F., Flores, K (2013). A Tutorial Design Process Applied to an Introductory Materials Engineering Course. Advances in Engineering Education, 3 (3-2) 1-38.

 

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed):

2)      Heckler, A. F., Mikula, B., & Rosenblatt, R. (2013). Student accuracy in reading logarithmic plots: the problem and how to fix it. 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 1066-1071.

3)      Mikula, B. D., & Heckler, A. F. (2013). The effectiveness of brief, spaced practice on student difficulties with basic and essential engineering skills. 2013 EEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 1059-1065.

4)      Heckler, A. F., & Rosenblatt, R. (2011). Student Difficulties with Basic Concepts in Introductory Materials Science Engineering. 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, S2H-1-6.

5)      Rosenblatt, R., & Heckler, A. F. (2011). Group-Work Tutorials for an Introductory Materials Engineering Course. 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, S2H-7-12.

6)      Heckler, A. F. & Rosenblatt, R. (2010). Student Understanding of atomic bonds and their relation to mechanical properties of metals in an introductory materials science engineering course. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education, Louisville, KY.

7)      Rosenblatt, R. & Heckler, A. F. (2010). Student Understanding of the mechanical properties of metals in an introductory materials science engineering course. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education, Louisville, KY.

 

Curricular Materials:

1)      Introductory Material Science Tutorials (University level)

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Journal Publications:

1)      R. Lopez, S. Dodelson, A .F. Heckler, and M.S. Turner," Precision Detection of the Cosmic Neutrino Background", Physical Review Letters 82, 3952 (1999)

2)      A. F. Heckler, "Formation of a Hawking-radiation photosphere around microscopic black holes" Physical Review D55, 480 (1997)

3)      A. F. Heckler, "Calculation of the emergent spectrum and observation of primordial black holes" Physical Review Letters, 78, 3430 (1997)

4)      M. Gleiser, A. F. Heckler, and E.W. Kolb, ``Modeling Thermal Fluctuations: Phase Mixing and Percolation'', Physics Letters B, 405, 121 (1997)

5)      M. Gleiser and A. F. Heckler, ``Non-perturbative effects on nucleation'', Physical Review Letters 76, 180 (1996)

6)      A. F. Heckler and E.W. Kolb, "Searching for stellar mass black holes in the solar neighborhood", Astrophysical Journal Letters 472, L85 (1996).

7)      A. F. Heckler, "The effects of electro-weak phase transition dynamics on baryogenesis and primordial nucleosynthesis", Physical Review D51, 405 (1995).

8)      A. F. Heckler, ``Astrophysical applications of quantum corrections to the equation of state of a plasma'', Physical Review D49, 611 (1994).

9)      A. F. Heckler and C.J. Hogan, ``Neutrino heat conduction and inhomogeneities in the early universe'', Physical Review D47, 4256 (1993).

 

 

 

 

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