Building environments to help people learn and achieve
I'm a mixed methods applied social scientist, which means I've led research and published in a variety of fields.
My PhD was in Experimental Psychology with a focus on Developmental Social Cognition. I then completed a Postdoc in Human-Computer Interaction.
I'm really interested in environments. This is everything that's around individuals, especially all of the cues and pieces of feedback that people use (often without realizing it) to make achievement decisions.
I'm also really interested in knowledge work. Collaborating with engineering teams and leading applied research in high tech was a chance to see how complex teams organize around and encourage--or profoundly discourage--learning.
Want more reading? Some example (publicly available) work:
Hicks, C. M. (2018). Predicting Knowledge Workers’ participation in voluntary learning with employee characteristics and online learning tools. Journal of Workplace Learning, 30:2, 78-88. DOI: 10.1108/JWL-04-2017-0030
Hicks, C. M., Pandey, V., Fraser, C. A., & Klemmer, S. (2016). Framing feedback: Choosing peer review features that support high quality peer assessment. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, CHI’16. DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858195
Hicks, C. M., Liu, D. (2016). Young children selectively expect failure disclosure to high achieving peers. Infant and Child Development. DOI: 10.1002/icd.1978
Hicks, C. M., Fraser, C. A., Desai, P., Klemmer, S. (2015). Do numeric ratings impact peer reviewers? Learning at Scale, Vancouver, BC. Extended Abstract/Brief Report.
Srinivasan, M., Dunham, Y., Hicks, C. M., & Barner, D. (2015). Do attitudes toward societal structure predict beliefs about free will and achievement? Evidence from the Indian caste system. Developmental Science, 19, 1-17. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12294
Hicks, C. M., Liu, D. & Heyman, G. D. (2014). Young children’s beliefs about the disclosure of failure and success. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12077