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Benjamin Heddy



Department: Educational Psychology
Program Area: Instructional Psychology and Technology
Phone: 405-325-5974
E-mail: heddy@ou.edu
Office: Collings Hall 320C

Benjamin Heddy is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma in the Instructional Psychology and Technology program. Benjamin received his Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Southern California. Currently, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the topics of motivation, cognition, learning theory, human development and research methods. His research program focuses on cognitive and motivational aspects of learning; including engagement, academic emotions, interest development, and further specializing in the investigation of learning activities that occur in everyday experience. As a second related line of research he studies the mechanisms of conceptual, emotion, and attitude change. His research has been published in Science Education and Psychology Today. Benjamin is currently serving as the Chair of the Committee for the Development of Early Career Educational Psychologists for Division 15 of the American Psychological Association. He has been selected to serve on the Coalition for Psychology in Schools in Education for the American Psychological Association. He won the OU Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education Graduate Student Mentoring Award for 2017.

Dr. Heddy’s personal website: http://oumovelab.com/

Research Interests:

  • Engagement
  • Transformative Experience
  • Interest Development
  • Conceptual Change
  • Academic Emotions