Grand Canyon University

Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction - Qualitative Research (Online)

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is designed to help students who wish to work with adult educational communities that are economically and culturally diverse. Graduates will investigate how cognitive processes can inform the best instructional method.

The coursework in this cognitive psychology program covers topics relevant to building and analyzing desired learning outcomes. This includes studying social cognition and assessments. Additionally, learners in this PhD in cognitive psychology program will:

- Analyze the impacts of nature and nurture on cognitive development
- Use theoretical and empirical approaches to understand mental processes
- Create psychometrically sound measures
- Apply cognitive psychology to learning and instruction
- Understand how cognitive processes are used in practice

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