About the Learning & Cognition Program:
The Learning and Cognition area is broad, involving basic and applied research in several areas, including: the psychology of reading, the psychology of writing, cognitive skill acquisition, memory processes, multimedia design and learning, human intelligence, applications of psychological principles to learning contexts, psychophysiology, and credibility assessment.
The Learning and Cognition area grants Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Educational Psychology. Students in this area acquire theoretical knowledge of psychological and/or educational principles and the methodological skills necessary to conduct original research on a variety of topics such as those outlined above. A cognitive framework is used in approaching issues. That is, mental processes and structures are postulated to account for learning and the effects of instruction. However, within this cognitive framework there is a great diversity in the kinds of research questions that can be pursued and in the particular methodologies used to explore them.