- Peng Peng
Dr. Peng Peng's research aims to bridge cognitive psychology and special education. He is interested in embedding high-level cognitive skills training into academic instructions for children with severe learning difficulties. In particular, he has been working on projects to design instruction that can incorporate cognitive strategy, meta-cognition, and reading skills. Another line of his research is meta-analysis that examines reading and mathematics learning across cultures and languages. Currently, he is working on several meta projects to investigate whether there is a bidirectional relation between general cognition and learning during development. Dr. Peng Peng's work has been published in journals including Psychological Bulletin, Review of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Educational Psychology Review, Learning and Individual Differences, Exceptional Children, Scientific Studies of Reading, Journal of Special Education, Learning Disability Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. He is the recipient of 2018 Early Career Award from International Dyslexia Association and serves on the editorial board of Psychological Bulletin, Review of Educational Research, and Journal of Educational Psychology (starting 2020).
Ph.D. in Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2014
Ed.M. in Educational and Developmental Psychology, Beijing Normal University, 2009
B.A. in Psychology, Beijing Normal University, 2006
Focuses on embedding high-level cognitive skills training into academic instructions for children with severe learning disabilities that address the cognitive impairments underlying those disabilities.
Editorial Board Member, Review of Educational Research(2019 - Present)
Editorial Board Member, Psychological Bulletin(2019 - Present)
Panelist, Review Panel for National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Education and Human Resources Core Research (ECR) program, National Science Foundation(2016)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Educational Psychology( - Present)
Peng, P. & Lin, X. (2019). The relation between mathematics vocabulary and mathematics performance among fourth graders. Learning and Individual Differences, 69, 10–21. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1041608018301821?dgcid=author. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2018.11.006.
Yang, X. J., Peng, P. & Meng, X. Z. (2019). Contributions of domain-general processing to Chinese reading: The mediation effect of domain-specific processing. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02670.
Namkung, J., Peng, P., Goodrich, M. & Molfese, V. (2019). Exploring growth trajectories of informal and formal mathematics skills among prekindergarten children struggling with mathematics. Learning Disability Quarterly, 42, 80–91. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0731948718786030.
Namkung, J., Peng, P. & Lin, X. (2019). The relation between mathematics anxiety and mathematics performance among school-aged students: A meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 89, 459–496. doi:doi.org/10.3102/0034654319843494.
Liu, X. Y.., Peng, X. R.., Peng, P.., Li, L. L.., Lei, X.. & Yu, J.. (2019). The age differences of sleep disruption on mood states and memory performance. Aging & Mental Health. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1603286.
Lin, X., Peng, P. & Luo, H. J. (2019). The deficit profile of elementary students with computational difficulties versus word problem-solving difficulties. Learning Disability Quarterly. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0731948719865499.
Liu, J., Peng, P. & Luo, L. (2019). The relation between family socioeconomic status and academic achievement in China: A meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-019-09494-0.
Peng, P., Wang, T. F., Wang, C.C. & Lin, X. (2019). A Meta-analysis on the relation between fluid intelligence and reading/mathematics: Effects of tasks, age, and social economics status. Psychological Bulletin, 145(2), 189–236. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-01878-003. doi:10.1037/bul0000182.
Peng, P., Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L., Elleman, A. M., Kearns, D., Gilbert, J. K., Compton, D., Cho, E. & Patton, S. (2019). A longitudinal analysis of the trajectories and predictors of word reading and reading comprehension development among at-risk readers. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 52(3), 195–208. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219418809080.
Yang, X. J., Peng, P. & Meng, X. Z. (2019). How do metalinguistic awareness, working memory, reasoning, and inhibition contribute to Chinese character reading of kindergarten children?. Infant and Child Development, 28. doi:10.1002/icd.2122.
Peng, P., Wang, C.C. & Namkung, J. (2018). Understanding the cognition related to mathematics difficulties: A meta-analysis on the cognitive deficit profiles and the bottleneck theory. Review of Educational Research, 88, 434–476. doi:https://doi.org/10.3102/0034654317753350.
Peng, P., Barnes, M., Wang, C.C., Wang, W., Swanson, L., Dardick, W., Li, S. & Tao, S. (2018). A meta-analysis on the relation between reading and working memory. Psychological Bulletin(144), 48–76. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bul0000124.
Filderman, M.J., Toste, J.R., Didion, L.A., Peng, P. & Clemens, N.H. (2018). Data-based decision making in reading interventions: A synthesis and meta-analysis of the effects for struggling readers. Journal of Special Education. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0022466918790001.
Fuchs, D., Kearns, D.M., Fuchs, L.S., Elleman, A.M., Gilbert, J.K., Patton, S., Peng, P. & Compton, D. (2018). Using moderator analysis to identify the first-grade children who benefit most and least from a reading comprehension program: A step towards Aptitude-by-Treatment interaction. Exceptional Children. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0014402918802801.
Sun, C.Y., Branum-Martin, L., Peng, P. & Tao, S. (2018). Phonology, orthography and decoding skills within and across English and Chinese. Scientific Studies of Reading. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10888438.2018.1466302.
Namkung, J. & Peng, P. (2018). Learning disabilities. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (Vol. 3, pp. 953–956). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, INC..
Fuchs, D., Hendricks, E., Walsh, M.E., Fuchs, L., Gilbert, J., Tracy, W.Z., Patton, S., Davis-Perkins, N., Kim, W., Elleman, A.M. & Peng, P. (2018). Evaluating a multidimensional reading comprehension program and reconsidering the lowly reputation of tests of near-transfer. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 33, 11–23. doi:10.1111/ldrp.12162.
Peng, P. & Fuchs, D. (2017). A randomized control trial of working memory training with and without strategy instruction: Effects on young children's working memory and comprehension.. Journal of Learning Disabilities(50), 62–80. doi:10.1177/0022219415594609.
Peng, P., Yang, X.J. & Meng, X.Z. (2017). The relation between Approximate Number System and early arithmetic: The mediation role of numerical knowledge. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 157, 111–124. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2016.12.011.
Peng, P., Wang, C.C., Tao, S. & Sun, C.Y. (2017). The deficit profiles of Chinese children with reading difficulties: A meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review, 29, 513–564. doi:10.1007/s10648-016-9366-2.
Gui, W.J., Li, H.J., Guo, Y.H., Peng, P., Lei, X. & Yu, J. (2017). Age-related differences in sleep-based memory consolidation: A meta-analysis. Neuropsychologia, 97, 46–55. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.02.001.
Fuchs, D., Patton, S., Fuchs, L., Gilbert, J., Walsh, M., Lute, N., Haga, L., Peng, P. & Elleman, A. (2017). Combining reading comprehension instruction with cognitive training to provide intensive instruction to at-risk students. Handbook on RTI and MTSS. Boston: Routledge.
Peng, P., Namkung, J., Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L., Patton, S., Yen, L., Compton, D., Zhang, W.J., Miller, A. & Hamlett, C. (2016). A longitudinal study on predictors of early calculation development among young children at-risk for learning difficulties. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 152, 221–241. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2016.07.017.
Peng, P. & Miller, A. (2016). Does attention training work? A meta-analysis to explore the effects of attention training and moderators. Learning and Individual Differences, 45, 77–87. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2015.11.012.
Peng, P. & Fuchs, D. (2016). A meta-analysis of working memory deficits in children with learning difficulties: Is there a difference between verbal domain and numerical domain?. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 49, 2–20. doi:10.1177/0022219414521667.
Peng, P., Namkung, J., Barnes, M. & Sun, C.Y. (2016). A meta-analysis of mathematics and working memory: Moderating effects of working memory domain, type of mathematics skill, and sample characteristics. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108, 455–473. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000079.
Yu, J., Cheng, H. & Peng, P. (2016). Using a pictorial timeline to assess age-related changes in time estimation of daily events. Acta Psychologica, 164, 455–473. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000079.
Toste, J., Heath, N., Connor, C. & Peng, P. (2015). Reconceptualizing teacher-student relationships: Applicability of the working alliance within classroom contexts. The Elementary School Journal, 116, 30–48. doi:10.1086/683110.
Peng, P., Tao, S. & Li, B.L. (2013). The deficits profile of working memory, inhibition, and updating in Chinese children with reading difficulties. Learning and Individual Differences, 25, 111–117. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2013.01.012.
Peng, P., Sun, C.Y., Li, B.L. & Tao, S. (2012). The phonological storage and executive function deficits in children with mathematics difficulties. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112, 452–466. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2012.04.004.
Sun, C.Y., Peng, P., Cheng, H.X. & Tao, S. (2012). The role of processing and storage of English and Chinese working memory in English reading comprehension among Chinese middle school students. Psychological Development and Education, 28, 61–69.
Tao, S. & Peng, P. (2010). What are English word decoding skills for Chinese children: The construct and assessment. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 42, 229–231.
Peng, P. & Tao, S. (2009). Native Chinese-speaking children learning to read English: The role of decoding, English language comprehension, and general ability. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 41, 30–37.
Dean's Fellow, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin (2019)
IDA's 2018 Early Career Researcher Award, International Dyslexia Association (2018)
The Robert Gaylord-Ross Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing, Department of Special Education, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University (2014)
Young Scholar Travel Award, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (2012)
Zheng Zhang (Supervisor)
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