Assistant Research Professor
E408 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Educational Psychology/Learning Sciences, Learning Analytics, Assessment and Measurement, and Cognitive Development.
Dr. Ober's current research broadly overlaps with the areas of educational psychology and the learning sciences, as well as applied developmental and cognitive psychology. Dr. Ober's current projects are focused on deriving rigorous methods for studying factors associated with learning, such as engagement, as well as understanding how associations between these factors and learning outcomes differ depending on aspects of the learner or context. Considering how these associations may differ particularly for underserved and underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a theme that permeates several current projects.
Ober, T. M., Coggins, M. R., Rebouças-Ju, D., Suzuki, H., & Cheng, Y. (2021). Effect of teacher support on students’ math attitudes: Measurement and moderation of students’ background characteristics. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 66, 101988. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2021.101988
Ober, T. M., Hong, M. R., Rebouças-Ju, D., Carter, M. F., Liu, C., & Cheng, Y. (2021). Linking self-report and process data to performance as measured by different assessment types. Computers & Education, 167, 104188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104188
Ober, T. M., Brenner, C. J., Olsen, A., Homer, B. D., & Plass, J. L. (2021). Detecting patterns of engagement in a digital cognitive skills training game. Computers & Education, 165, 104144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104144
Ober, T. M., Cheng, Y., Jacobucci, R., & Whitney, B. M. (2021). Examining the factor structure of the Big Five Inventory-2 with an adolescent sample. Psychological Assessment, 33(1), 14–28. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000962