Meet Stephen Blessing
Janet R. Matthews Ph.D. Endowed Chair of Psychology; Professor, Psychology
Phone: (813) 257-3461
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1992 University of Illinois, B.S.
1994 Carnegie Mellon University, M.S.
1996 Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D.
Sensation and Perception
Statistics and Experimental Method
Stephen Blessing specializes in cognitive psychology.
Blessing’s research includes studying how people learn from examples and how problem solvers begin skipping steps. To better understand cognitive phenomenon, he uses techniques such as cognitive modeling and protocol analysis.
He applies his research to education by developing curricula, online training, and tutoring tools, which have been used by students nationwide. He has recently co-edited a book on the creation of authoring tools for intelligent tutors and presented a talk at the national meeting of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
He is active in the Cognitive Science Society, the International Association for Artificial Intelligence in Education, and the User Modeling Society.