Mills, Candice M.
Candice Mills serves as an Associate Professor and Psychological Sciences Program Head. She is also the director of UTD's Think Lab. Dr. Mills' research "focuses on understanding how children learn from others. Successful learning requires children to recognize when they do not know something, to decide how to gather the information they need, and to evaluate the quality of information they receive."
One of six scientists from six U.S. universities coast to coast who in 2020 joined forces to launch the Children Helping Science project, which is designed to increase participation in online developmental psychology studies. Read more.
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"I Want to Know More!": Children are Sensitive to Explanation Quality when Exploring New Information (Wiley, 2019-01)When someone encounters an explanation perceived as weak, this may lead to a feeling of deprivation or tension that can be resolved by engaging in additional learning. This study examined to what extent children respond ...
The current studies examine whether children can selectively seek help from more competent others to solve simple problems. Across two experiments, 4- and 5-year-old children watched two adults demonstrate using a toy: one ...
Two experiments with eighty-eight 7- to 10-year-olds examined the bias blind spot in children. Both younger and older children rated themselves as less likely than a specific other (Experiment 1) or an average child ...