Dr. Lu Wang

Lu WangLu Wang is an assistant professor at Ball State University. Her research interests span several areas:

  1. Spatial ability – in particular, behavioral and neuro-imaging studies concerning mental rotation, perspective-taking, and using augmented realities to improve spatial skills;
  2. Math achievement and in particular, how spatial ability and math achievement are related;
  3. Behavioral and neuro-imaging studies investigating the impact of long-term musical training. Lu Wang has reviewed for journals including Educational Psychologist, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Perceptual and Motor Skills, among others.

Education background:

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Georgia
  • Ed. M., Human Development & Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Recent publications:

  • Wang, L., & Carr, M. (2014). Working memory and strategy use contribute to gender differences in spatial ability. Educational Psychologist, 49 (4), 261-282. doi: 10.1080/00461520.2014.960568.
  • Wang, L., Cohen, A., Carr, M. (2014). Spatial ability at two scales of representation: A metaanalysis. Learning and Individual Differences. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2014.10.006.

Book Chapters:

  • Wang, L. (2016). Spatial Skills, Gender Differences, and Transferability of Spatial Skills to Mathematical Domains. In M.S. Khine (Ed.). VisualSpatial Ability: Transforming Research into Practice. To be published by Springer International Publishing AG, Cham.
  • Cramond, B., & Wang, L. (2012). The audacity of creativity assessment. In S. Hunsaker (Ed.). Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Education Services: Theory and Practice. Mansfield, CT: Creative Learning Press, pp. 335-360.

Textbook Review:

  • Wang, L. (2015). Review of Woolfolk, A. H. Educational Psychology, 13th Edition. Pearson: IN.