Robert W Danielson
Rossier Dean's Fellowship
BA in Psychology at the California State University, Chico
MA in Psychological Science at the California State University, Chico
Promoting conceptual change across various controversial science topics using metaphorical graphics, digital media, and refutation texts in both formal and informal learning environments.
Robert W. Danielson is a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. At Rossier, Robert works with Dr. Gale Sinatra to research conceptual change of socio-scientific concepts. He has a B.A. in psychology and a M.A. in psychological science from California State University, Chico. His research explores how graphics and metaphors facilitate learning, conceptual change of complex scientific concepts, and STEM learning. He is also interested in the public’s understanding (and misunderstanding) of science and the implications for educational policy. He is the inaugural recipient of the Richard C. Anderson Graduate Student Research Award (2015).
Honors and Awards:
2015 Inaugural recipient of the Richard C. Anderson Graduate Student Research Award
2015 Nominated for Provost’s Mentored Teaching Fellowship Award
2014 Graduate Scholar Award, Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
2013 Poster Selected for Highlight at Division C Business Meeting at AERA
- Danielson, R. W., Schwartz, N. H., & Lippmann, M. (2015). Metaphorical Graphics Aid Learning and Memory. Learning and Instruction, 39, 194-205.
- Sinatra, G. M. & Danielson, R. W. (2014). Adapting to a Warmer Climate of Science Communication. BioScience, doi:10.1093/biosci/biu023
- Danielson, R. W. & Lombardi, D. (in press). More Money Less Acceptance: The Relationship between GDP, Science Literacy, and Acceptance of Human-Induced Climate Change. Accepted for publication at the International Journal of Climate Change: Impact and Responses.