Jose Mestre

Professor of Physics and Educational Psychology

Research Biography:

My research interests focus on the development, organization and deployment of science knowledge and concepts, as well as their application to solve problems. In my research, I address questions such as: What is the mechanism by which a beginner develops expertise in science? Why is appropriate transfer of knowledge, even across the same domain and across remarkably similar contexts, so difficult to achieve? Recently I have begun collaborations on projects exploring the application of methodologies from cognitive science, reading research, psycholinguistics, and visual cognition to science and math reasoning.


Ph.D., Physics, University of Massachusetts, 1979
B.S., Physics, University of Massachusetts, 1974

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