Kelly Mix earned her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1995 and has held faculty positions in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University and the College of Education at Michigan State University. She has received research funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer Foundation. Her research is focused on the development of number concepts and mathematical reasoning, with a particular interest in the use of cognitive science principles to improve children's learning.
Mix, K. S., Levine, S. C., Cheng, Y.-L. Stockton, J. D., & Bower, C. (2020). Does spatial training improve mathematics performance? A comparison of training type, age, and mathematics outcome. Journal of Educational Psychology.
Mix, K.S.. & Kalish, C. K.. (2019) Foreword to the Special Issue: Found in Translation. Journal of Cognition and Development, 20(2), 107-109, doi:10.1080/15248372.2019.1605997.
Mix, K. S. (2019). Why are spatial skill and mathematics related? Child Development Perspectives, 13(2), 121-126. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12323
Mix, K. S., Smith, L. B. & Crespo, S. (2019) Leveraging relational learning mechanisms to improve place value instruction. In M. W. Alibali & E. A. Norton (Eds.) Constructing Number: Merging Perspectives from Psychology and Mathematics Education (pp.87-121). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Yuan, L., Prather, R., Mix, K. S., & Smith, L.B. (2019) Preschoolers and multi-digit numbers: A path to mathematics through symbols themselves. Cognition, 189(1), 89-104. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2019.03.013
Mix, K. S., Hambrick, D. Z., Satyam, V. R., Burgoyne, A., & Levine, S. C. (2018). The latent structure of spatial skill: A test of the 2x2 typology. Cognition, 268-278. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.07.012
Mix K.S., Levine S.C. (2018) Part II Commentary 2: Disparities and Opportunities: Plotting a New Course for Research on Spatial Visualization and Mathematics. In K.S. Mix & M. Battista (Eds.) Visualizing Mathematics: Research in Mathematics Education (pp.347-353). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Young, C.J., Levine, S. C., & Mix, K. S. (2018). What processes underlie the relation between spatial skill and mathematics? In K.S. Mix & M. Battista (Eds.) Spatial Visualization in Mathematics (pp. 117-148). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Young, C.J., Levine, S. C., & Mix, K. S. (2018). The connections between spatial skill and mathematics ability across development. In H.-C. Nuerk, K. Cipora, F. Domahs & M. Haman (Eds.) On the Development of Space-Number Relations: Linguistic and Cognitive Determinants, Influences, and Associations (pp. 122-128). Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88963-588-7
Mix, K. S., Smith, L. B., Stockton, J. D., Cheng, Y. L., & Barterian, J. A. (2017). Grounding the Symbols for Place Value: Evidence From Training and Long-Term Exposure to Base-10 Models. Journal of Cognition and Development, 18(1), 129-151.
Mix, K. S., Levine, S. C., Cheng, Y., Young, C., Hambrick, D. Z., Ping, R. & Konstantopolous, S. (2016). Separate but correlated: The latent structure of space and mathematics across development. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(9), 1206-1227.
Mix, K. S., Levine, S. C., & Newcombe, N. S. (2016). Development of quantitative thinking across correlated dimensions. In A. Henik (Ed.) Continuous Issues in Numerical Cognition: How Many or How Much (pp. 3-35), New York: Elsevier.
Irving B. Harris Fellowship, University of Chicago (1991-1995).
Boyd McCandless Award (American Psychological Association, Division 7, Early Career Award), 2002.