Faculty members in the Department of Educational Psychology are active researchers. Examples of the topics under investigation in each of the program areas are listed below.
Marriage and family dynamics; multicultural issues in counseling; small group intervention in schools, career development; counseling process and outcome; cross-cultural counseling; at-risk and delinquent youth; women's issues; spirituality; health psychology; psychological assessment; ecopsychology; interpersonal violence and trauma
Instructional Psychology and Technology
Relationships among factors that influence student motivation and engagement in learning; measurement of motivation; instructional design; scaffolding problem solving with technology; visual literacy; development of politico-moral attitudes and behaviors; the development of expertise; teacher professional development
Instructional strategies for students with learning differences (e.g., autism, mental retardation, learning disabilities); early intervention, transition, and severe disabilities; Technology for students with and without learning differences; technology applications.