Human and Community Development
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts/Amherst
M.S., University of Massachusetts/Amherst
- Interests: Cognitive, Family, School
- Life Phases: Infancy, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Research Interests:
- His research focuses on children's thinking and learning processes. Current research interests include three interrelated lines of inquiry: analogical problem solving; scientific reasoning; and microgenetic analyses of strategy acquisition.
- Courses Taught:
Early Child Development
Culture & Children's Thinking
- Recent Publications:
- Honomichl, R., & Chen, Z. Learning to align relations in young children: The effects of feedback and self-explanation. (in press) Journal of Cognition and Development
- Chen, Z. (in press). Learning to map: Strategy discovery and strategy change in young children. Developmental Psychology.
- Chen, Z., Mo, L., & Honomichl, R. (2004). Having the memory of an elephant: Long-term retrieval and use of analogues in problem solving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 415-433.
- Chen, Z., & Mo, L., (2004). Schema induction in problem solving: A multi-dimensional analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 583-600.
- Chen, Z. Worth one thousand words: Children's use of pictures in analogical problem solving. Journal of Cognition and Development, 2003, 4, 415-434.
- Klahr, D., & Chen, Z. (2003). Overcoming the "positive capture" strategy in young children: Learning about indeterminacy. Child Development, 74, 1256-1277.
- Chen, Z. (2002). Analogical problem solving: A hierarchical analysis of procedural similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 28, 81-98.
- Chen, Z., & Siegler, R. S. (2000). Across the great divide: Bridging the gap between understanding of toddlers' and older children's thinking. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 65 (2, Serial No. 261).
- Chen, Z. (1999). Schema induction in children's analogical problem solving. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 703-715.
- Chen, Z., & Klahr, D. (1999). All other things being equal: Children's acquisition and transfer of the Control of Variables Strategy. Child Development, 70, 1098-1120.
- Siegler, R. S., & Chen, Z. (1998). Developmental differences in rule learning: A microgenetic analysis. Cognitive Psychology, 36, 273-310.
- Chen, Z., Sanchez, R., & Campbell, T. (1997). From beyond to within their grasp: Analogical problem solving in 10- and 13-month-olds. Developmental Psychology, 33, 790-801.
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