Introducing Educational Psychophysiology
Thursday, March 21 3:00-3:30 PM
This paper introduces a new line of research – Educational Psychophysiology. This new field involves the use of psychophysiological measures to identify learning-relevant psychological states (such as cognitive load) and cross-validating these states with behavioral and performance measures for the purpose of informing teaching and learning design. The field focuses primarily on examination of continuous (as opposed to event-locked) data in real-world settings using authentic learning tasks to maximize ecological validity and thus, transferability of findings. The discussion includes elements of affective learning, data analysis techniques, and the Open Science Framework, along with suggestions for future research and practice.