Michael K. Gardner
  • Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Associate Chair, Educational Psychology
  • Program Director, Positive Psychology Program, Educational Psychology
  • Track Representative, Master of Statistics Program, Educational Psychology
  • Chair, University Statistics Committee
  • Director of Facilities, College Of Education
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Publications

  • Bermingham, D., Gardner, M.K., & Woltz, D.J. (2016). Effects of working memory capacity and domain knowledge on recall for grocery prices. American Journal of Psychology, 129(2), 149-160. Published, 10/2016.
  • Zheng, R.Z., & Gardner, M.K. (2017). Preface (pp.xx-xxvi). In Zheng, R.Z., & Gardner, M.K. (Eds.), Serious Games for Educational Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Published, 09/2016.
  • Gardner, M.K., & Strayer, D. L. (2017). What cognitive psychology can tell us about education computer games (pp. 1-18). In Zheng, R.Z., & Gardner, M.K. (Eds.), Serious Games for Educational Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. In press, 09/2016.
  • Zheng, R.Z., & Gardner, M.K. (Eds.) (in press). Serious Games for Educational Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Submitted, 11/2015.
  • Woltz, D.J., & Gardner, M.K. (2015). Semantic priming increases word frequency: Evidence for memory strength assessment in frequency estimation. Acta Psychologica, 160, 152-160. Published, 09/2015.
  • Della-Piana, G., Della-Piana, C.K., & Gardner, M.K. (August 10, 2015). Influences on the validity evidence gap for educational achievement tests: What’s happening? Teachers College Record. Published, 08/10/2015.
  • Dobson, L.K., Gardner, M.K.,, Metz, A.J. & Gore, P.A. (2014). The relationship between interests and values in career decision making: The need for an alternative method of measuring values. Journal of Career Assessment, 22(1), 3-22. Published, 02/2014.
  • Della-Piana, C.K., Della-Piana, G.M., & Gardner, M.K. (2014). Evaluation of the Undergraduate Research Experience: A Practical Guide. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Other, 01/2014.
  • Della-Piana, G., Della-Piana, C.K., & Gardner, M.K. (under revision), The concern for gaps in validity evidence on educational achievement tests: An argument for dialogue on responsibility of all participants in the testing process. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. Revise/resubmit(1), 10/2013.
  • Backner, W., Clark, E., Jenson, W., Gardner, M., & Kahn, J. (2013). An investigation of psychiatric co-morbidity and symptom awareness among male adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 1:4, 259-268. Doi: 10.1080/21683603.2013.845737. Published, 02/2013.
  • Bermingham, D., Hill, R.D., Woltz, D.J., & Gardner, M.K. (2013). Cognitive strategy use and measured numeric ability in short- and long-term retention of everyday numeric information. PLoS One, 8(3): e57999. doi: 10.1371/journal/pone.0057999. Published, 02/2013.
  • Gardner, M. K., & Hill, R. D. (2013). Memory problems and remediation strategies for older adults. In Zheng, R. Z., Hill, R. D., & Gardner, M. K. (2013). Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology: Internet Use and Information Access Needs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Published, 01/2013.
  • Zheng, R.Z., Hill, R.D., & Gardner, M.K. (Eds.) (2013). Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology: Internet Use and Information Access Needs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Published, 01/2013.
  • Woltz, D. J., Gardner, M. K., Kircher, J. C., & Burrow-Sanchez, J. J. (2012). Frequency response scales: Should we measure perceived or actual frequency? Psychological Assessment, 24(4), 995-1007. doi: 10.1037/a0028693. Published, 12/2012.
  • Kircher, J.C., Raskin, D.C., Gardner, M.K., Jewell, J.D., & Patnaik, P. (2012). Final Report: Computerized Screening System. Final report submitted to the National Center for Credibility Assessment, Department of Defense (DoDPI06-P-0036). Published, 12/2012.
  • Kircher, J.C., Kristjansson, S. D., Gardner, M. K., & Webb, A. (2012). Human and computer decision-making in the psychophysiological detection of deception. Polygraph, 41(2), 77-126. Published, 06/2012.
  • Gardner, M.K. (2012). Mixed methods research (pp. 556-586). In Fraenkel, J.R., Wallen, N.E., & Hyun, H.H., How to design and evaluate research in education (8th Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. Published, 01/2012.
  • Gardner, M. K., Hill, R. D., & Was, C. A. (2011). A procedural approach to remembering personal identification numbers among older adults. PLoS ONE, 6(10): e25428. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025428. Published, 10/2011.
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  • Della-Piana, G. M., & Gardner, M. K. (2011). Demands on users for interpretation of achievement test scores: Implications for the evaluation profession. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 7(16), 20-31. Published, 06/2011.
  • Gardner, M. K. (2011). Theories of intelligence (pp. 79-100). In Bray, M. A., & Kehle, T. J. Oxford Handbook of School Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 02/2011.
  • Gardner, M.K. (2012). Mixed methods research (pp. 556-586). In Fraenkel, J.R., Wallen, N.E., & Hyun, H.H. (2012). How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education (8th Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. Published, 02/2011.
  • Gardner, M. K. (2009). Mixed methods research. In Fraenkel, J. R., & Wallen, N. E. How to design and evaluate research in education (7th Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill, 556-585. Published, 2009.
  • Farley, M., McMahon, W. M., Miller, J. M., Jenson, W. R., Gardner, M., Block, H., Ritvo, E. R., Ritvo, R. A., & Coon, H. (2009). Outcome for Adults Diagnosed in Childhood with Autism and Average or Near-Average Cognitive Abilities. Autism Research, 2, 109-118. Published, 2009.
  • Ravarino, J. M., Gardner, M. K., Hill, R. D., & Lundberg, K. (2008). Effectiveness of pretreatment interim support groups in facilitating treatment enrollment among methamphetamine abusers. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 336-341. Published, 06/2008.

Research Keywords

  • Memory
  • Human Intelligence
  • Cognitive decline in normal aging
  • Cognitive Psychology

Presentations

  • Jones, A., Jenson, W.R., Clark, E., Olypmia, D., Gardner, M.K., & O'Neill, R. (February, 2016). Timeout use: A national survey of current trends. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Jones, A., Jenson, W.R., Clark, E. Olympia, D., Gardner, M.K., & O'Neill, R. (accepted). Timeout use: A national survey of current trends. Paper accepted for presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/2015.
  • Backner, W., Clark, E., Jenson, W., Gardner, M., Kahn, J., & Pompa, J. (August, 2013). Awareness of psychiatric problems of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Wanzek, M., Clark, E., Farley, M.A., Connelly, J., Pompa, J., & Gardner, M. (August, 2013). Symptom manifestation and trajectory in females with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Backner, W., Clark, E., Jenson, W., Gardner, M., Pompa, J., & Kahn, J. (February, 2013). Psychiatric problems and self-awareness of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, Washington. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2013.
  • Woltz, D.J., & Gardner, M.K. (May, 2011). Frequency response scales do not represent equal intervals of frequency. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2011.
  • Gardner, M.K., Hill, R.D., & Was, C.A. (May, 2011). Motor-skill training does not improve memory for personal identification numbers (PINs). Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2011.
  • Bermingham, D., Hill, R.D., Woltz, D.J., & Gardner, M.K. (April, 2011). Numeric ability in short- and long-term retention of everyday numeric information. Paper proposed for the Elllis-Battiz Memory Symposium at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Bermingham, D., Hill, R., Woltz, D., & Gardner, M. (August, 2010). Numerical ability, aging, and memory for numbers: A pilot study. Paper presented at the annual meeting on the American Psychological Association, San Diego, California. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • Olympia, D., Springer, B., Belnap, B., Jenson, W., & Gardner, M. (August, 2009). Acceptability and effectiveness of prevention and intervention resources for bullying. Paper presented at annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2009.
  • Dobson, K., Gardner, M. K., & Gore, P. (July, 2009). Exploring the relationship between career interests and work values. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Career Development Association, San Francisco, California. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2009.
  • Gardner, M. K., Hill, R. D., & Was, C. A. (March, 2009). A motor-skills approach to remembering personal identification numbers in older and younger individuals. Paper presented at the University of Utah School of Medicine Geriatrics Research Conference, Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Gardner, M. K., Hill, R. D., & Was, C. A. (March, 2009). Motor skills training of PINS in the elderly with and without MCI. Paper presented at the University of Utah Center on Aging Research Retreat, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Gardner, M. K., Hill, R. D., Was, C. A., Scow, P., & Elder, W. (February, 2008). A procedural approach to remembering personal identification numbers: A younger vs. older participants comparison matching for initial recall performance. Paper presented at the University of Utah Committee on Aging Research Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2008.

Research Groups

  • Zachary Mayne, Graduate Student. Educational Psychology. 01/2013 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Student response system. PI: Metz, A. J., & Gardner, M. K. University of Utah Teaching Committee, 07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009. Total project budget to date: $2,000.00