ACADEMICS

  • Benjamin Jee

    Contact Information
    Office S-241P
    508-929-8747 
    bjee@worcester.edu 
     
    Education
    B.S., University of Toronto
    Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

  • Courses Taught
    • General Psychology
    • Research Methods 
    Research

    Selected Publications:

    Diamond, J., Jee, B. D., Matuk, C, McQuillan, J., Spiegel, A., & Uttal, D. H. (2015). Museum monsters and victorious viruses: Improving public understanding of emerging biomedical research. Curator on Health and Museums, 58(3), 299-311.

    Jee, B. D., Uttal, D. H., Spiegel, A., & Diamond, J. (2015). Expert–novice differences in mental models of viruses, vaccines, and the causes of infectious disease. Public Understanding of Science, 24(2), 241-256.

    Jee, B. D., Gentner, D., Uttal, D. H., Sageman, B., Forbus, K., Manduca, C., Ormand, C. J., Shipley, T., & Tikoff, B. (2014). Drawing on experience: How domain knowledge is reflected in sketches of scientific structures and processes. Research in Science Education, 44(6), 859-883.

    Jee, B. D., & Wiley, J. (2014). Learning about the internal structure of categories through classification and feature inference. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(9), 1786-1807.

    Jee, B. D., Uttal, D. H., Gentner, D., Manduca, C., & Shipley, T. (2013). Finding faults: Analogical comparison supports spatial concept learning in geoscience. Cognitive Processing, 14(2), 175-187.

    Jee, B. D., & Anggoro, F. K. (2012). Learning and instruction in the natural sciences. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 5(1), 1-4.

    Anggoro, F. K., Stein, N. L., & Jee, B. D. (2012). Cognitive factors that influence children’s learning from a multimedia science lesson. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 5(1), 93-108.

    Orton, J., Anggoro, F., & Jee, B. D. (2012). Mutual alignment comparison facilitates abstraction and transfer of a complex scientific concept. Educational Studies, 38(4), 473-477.

    Jee, B. D., & Anggoro, F. (2012). Comic cognition: Exploring the potential cognitive impacts of science comics. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 11(2), 196-208.

    Ash, I. K., Jee, B. D., & Wiley, J. (2012). Investigating insight as sudden learning. The Journal of Problem Solving. 4(2), Article 2.

    Selected Presentations:

    Franco, A. J., Anggoro, F. K., & Jee, B. D. (2015, October). Children’s spatial-relational learning of the day-night cycle. Poster presented at the Development of Spatial Thinking pre-conference for the Cognitive Development Society. Columbus, OH.

    Anggoro, F. K., Jee, B. D., & Franco, A. J. (2015, March). Developmental and expertise-related differences in conceptions of illness: Evidence from Indonesia. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

    Jee, B. D., Anggoro, F. K., & Orton, J. M. (2014, November). Using a cognitive theory of analogy to support science learning. Poster to be presented at the Transforming STEM Higher Education conference. Atlanta, GA.

    Anggoro, F. K., & Jee, B. D. (2014, July). Mental models of illness in Indonesia. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada.

    Jee, B. D. (2013, August). Discussion: Cognitive theory applied to instruction. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association. Honolulu, HI.

    Jee, B. D. (2013, August). Using computer-based sketching to uncover causal knowledge expressed in students' drawings. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association. Honolulu, HI.

    Jee, B. D., Uttal, D. H., Diamond, J., & Spiegel, A. (2013, April). Students’ and teachers’ beliefs about the microbiological structure and activity of viruses and vaccines. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, WA.

    Uttal, D. H., & Jee, B. D., & Gentner, D. (2012, November). Analogical comparison facilitates learning to recognize faults. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Charlotte, NC. 

    Honors and Grants
    Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, Cognition and Student learning Program Grant. “When STARS Align: Exploring Spatial Thinking and Relational Scaffolding (STARS) in Elementary Astronomy.” (2015-2017). Role: Co-PI. $311,139.