Burte, Heather individual record
Research Assistant Professor
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Dr. Burte researches the connection between individual differences in spatial thinking and learning in STEM fields, and then uses those connections to develop assessments and interventions. Since spatial thinking is found in a wide variety of domains, the lab focuses on spatial skills and strategies in three areas: (1) first-year college students learning physics, (2) elementary students learning math, and (3) sense-of-direction in navigation.

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Academic Articles8
  • Burte, H., Gardony, A. L., Hutton, A., & Taylor, H. A. (2020). Elementary teachers' attitudes and beliefs about spatial thinking and mathematics.. Cogn Res Princ Implic. 5(1), 17.
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  • Burte, H., Gardony, A. L., Hutton, A., & Taylor, H. A. (2019). Knowing when to fold 'em: Problem attributes and strategy differences in the Paper Folding test. Personality and Individual Differences. 146, 171-181.
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  • Burte, H., Gardony, A. L., Hutton, A., & Taylor, H. A. (2019). Make-A-Dice Test: Assessing the intersection of mathematical and spatial thinking.. Behav Res Methods. 51(2), 602-638.
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  • Burte, H., Turner, B. O., Miller, M. B., & Hegarty, M. (2018). The Neural Basis of Individual Differences in Directional Sense.. Front Hum Neurosci. 12, 410.
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Chapters1
  • Hegarty, M., Burte, H., & Boone, A. P. (2018). Individual Differences in Large-Scale Spatial Abilities and Strategies. Montello, D. R. (Eds.), Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Geography. 231-246. Edward Elgar Publishing.
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Conference Papers4
  • Hegarty, M., Burte, H., Boone, A. P., Heydari, N., & Tarampi, M. (2015). Individual differences in spatial abilities across different scales of space. COGNITIVE PROCESSING. 16, S18-S18.
  • Burte, H., & Hegarty, M. (2014). Alignment Effects and Allocentric-Headings within a Relative Heading Task. Spatial Cognition IX. 8684, 46-61.
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  • Burte, H., & Hegarty, M. (2013). Individual and Strategy Differences in an Allocentric-Heading Recall Task.. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013, Berlin, Germany, July 31 - August 3, 2013. 1958-1963.
  • Burte, H., & Hegarty, M. (2012). Revisiting the Relationship between Allocentric-Heading Recall and Self-Reported Sense of Direction. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 34, 162-167.
Email
heather.burte [AT] tamu.edu
First Name
Heather
Last Name
Burte
mailing address
Psychological & Brain Sciences; 4235 TAMU;
College Station, Texas 77840
USA