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Deanna Kuhn

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Scholarly Interests

Cognitive development across the life span and implications for educational theory and practice.

Selected Publications

Kuhn, D., & Crowell, A. (2011). Dialogic argumentation as a vehicle for developing young adolescents? thinking. Psychological Science, 22, 545-552.
Kuhn, D. (2010). Teaching and learning science as argument. Science Education, 94, 810-824.

Kuhn, D. (2010). What is scientific thinking and how does it develop? In U. Goswami (Ed.), Handbook of childhood cognitive development. Oxford: Blackwell.  (2nd ed.)
Kuhn, D. (2009). The importance of learning about knowing: Creating a foundation for
development of intellectual values. Perspectives on Child Development.

Kuhn, D. (2008).  Adolescent thinking.  In R. Lerner & L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of adolescence.  Hoboken NJ: Wiley.
Kuhn, D., Goh, W., Iordanou, K., & Shaenfield, D. (2008). Arguing on the computer: A microgenetic study of developing argument skills in a computer-supported environment. Child Development, 79(5), 1310-28. 
Kuhn, D., Iordanou, K., Pease, M., & Wirkala, C. (2008). Beyond control of variables: What needs to develop to achieve skilled scientific thinking?  Cognitive Development. [Special issue, The Development of Scientific Thinking, B. Sodian & M. Bullock, eds.]

Kuhn, D., & Pease, M. (2008). What needs to develop in the development of inquiry skills?  Cognition and Instruction. 26, 512-559.

Kuhn, D. (2007).How to produce a high-achieving child. Phi Delta Kappan. 88, 757-763.

Kuhn, D. (2007).  Jumping to conclusions: Can people be counted on to make sound judgments? Scientific American Mind, 18 (1, Feb/Mar), 44-51.

Kuhn, D. (2005). Education for thinking. Harvard University Press.
Capon, N., & Kuhn, D. (2004). What's so good about problem-based learning? Cognition and Instruction, 22, 61-79.

Kuhn, D. (2003). Understanding and valuing knowing as developmental goals. Liberal Education, 89(3) 16-21.

Kuhn, D. (2001). How do people know? Psychological Science, 12, 1-8.

Kuhn, D. (1999). A developmental model of critical thinkingEducational Researcher, 28, 16-25.

Kuhn, D. (1991).The skills of argument. Cambridge University Press.


HUDK 5023: Cognitive development

Theory and research on the development of cognitive processes across the lifespan.

HUDK 6523: Seminar in cognitive development

Permission required. Advanced topics in research and theory in cognitive development.

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