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Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology is a field for those interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction. It encompasses a variety of different disciplines, including cognitive psychology, human development, and learning theory.  Students are exposed to the latest research findings regarding how people learn most effectively and efficiently. They also apply these principles to the design of instruction, and study how to most accurately assess different types of learning. 

Two types of Master’s degrees are offered. The Master of Education (M.Ed) is the general degree program, appropriate for teachers or trainers. The Master of Arts (M.A.) is a more research-oriented degree for those who intend to write a thesis paper. The Ph.D. program provides extensive expertise in the field of Educational Psychology.

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      IMAGE: Which stores have the lowest prices? In which stocks should I invest for my retirement? Answering these questions requires making sense of number sets. Dr. Brad Morris, a faculty member in Educational Psychology, is investigating how people make sense of number sets by identifying their strategies using eye movements. Morgan Wells, a junior in the Speech Pathology and Audiology program, is pictured with a Tobii T60XL Eye tracker. Morris uses these strategies to create more effective math and science instruction.
      Which stores have the lowest prices? In which stocks should I invest for my retirement? Answering these questions requires making sense of number sets. Dr. Brad Morris, a faculty member in Educational Psychology, is investigating how people make sense of number sets by identifying their strategies using eye movements. Morgan Wells, a junior in the Speech Pathology and Audiology program, is pictured with a Tobii T60XL Eye tracker. Morris uses these strategies to create more effective math and science instruction.
      IMAGE: The Educational Psychology Lab is directed by Associate Professor Christopher Was. Research conducted in the Educational Psychology Lab has involved models of working memory, executive function, and long-term semantic priming processes in comprehension.
      The Educational Psychology Lab is directed by Associate Professor Christopher Was. Research conducted in the Educational Psychology Lab has involved models of working memory, executive function, and long-term semantic priming processes in comprehension.
      IMAGE: Educational Psychology doctoral student Patrick Cravalho, of South Bend, Indiana, demonstrates how to use the driving simulation device located in the Educational Psychology lab. Currently, the simulator is being used to conduct research on texting while driving.
      Educational Psychology doctoral student Patrick Cravalho, of South Bend, Indiana, demonstrates how to use the driving simulation device located in the Educational Psychology lab. Currently, the simulator is being used to conduct research on texting while driving.
      Contact Information

      Dr. Chris Was
      Associate Professor
      330.672.2929
      cwas@kent.edu

      Dr. Drew Tiene
      Program Coordinator
      Educational Psychology
      Instructional Technology

      330.672.0607
      dtiene@kent.edu

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