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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.

Learning Sciences

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

Special Education

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.