Kenneth Heller

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Older persons are among the major marginalized, disenfranchised citizens worldwide, yet this group has generally been ignored in the community psychology literature. In this paper, we trace the demographic trends in aging worldwide, and draw the field's attention to the United Nations Program on Aging, which structures its policy recommendations in terms of(More)
We present data from a decade of introductory calculus-based physics courses for science and engineering students at the University of Minnesota taught using cooperative group problem solving. The data include 40 classes with more than 5500 students taught by 22 different professors. The average normalized gain for males is 0.4 for these large classes that(More)
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  • Qing Ryan, Evan Frodermann, Kenneth Heller, Leonardo Hsu, Bijaya Aryal
  • 2013
Designing useful computer coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics requires an iterative process to develop both the software framework and content of the coaches. Research is necessary to determine which students use the coaches, how those students use the coaches, and whether the coaches are effective for those students. We report results of a(More)
I meant no harm, I promise. In the last issue of Radiations, I wanted to refer to the author of our cover story a second time; I reflexively chose to use " Ms. Tannenwald, " feeling rather virtuous that I didn't blurt out " Miss " or " Mrs. " What does it say about me that I didn't stop when selecting an appropriate title to consider that she is an(More)
We define social support as "an exchange of resources between two individuals perceived by the provider or the recipient to be intended to enhance the well-being of the recipient.'' We then discuss the assumptions and implications of this definition and address several gaps in the support literature. Specifically, we consider the costs and benefits of(More)
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