Learning & Mind Sciences

Overview

Learning and Mind Sciences

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The Learning and Mind Sciences emphasis area engages in innovative and interdisciplinary research and training on the foundations of human learning across three strands: Cognition, Design, and Social Context; Assessment, Measurement, and Psychometrics; and Neurodevelopment and Educational Research. Our faculty and graduate students not only conduct research that has implications for educational environments, but also work directly within and in partnership with educational institutions and learning contexts. This emphasis area also shares unique research and graduate education connections with the UC Davis MIND Institute. 

Required Courses

32 units are required, suggested courses include the following:

Courses in Education

  • 210 – The Psychology of School Learning (4)
  • 211 – Social & Situative Perspectives on Learning & Cognition (4)
  • 213 – Individual Assessment (4)
  • 215 – Research on Achievement Motivation in Education (4)

Courses in Psychology

  • 212A – Developmental Psychology: Cognitive & Perceptual Development (4)
  • 212B – Developmental Psychology: Social, Emotional & Personality Development (4)
  • 230 – Cognitive Psychology (4)
  • 245 – Social Psychology (4)
  • 263 – Topics in Cognitive Psychology (4)
  • 264 – Topics in Psycholinguistics (4)

Courses in Human Development

  • 200B – Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4)
  • 217 – Development of Cortical and Perceptual Laterality (3)
  • 234 – Children’s Learning and Thinking (3)
  • 238 – The Context of Individual Development (3)

*Any course marked with an asterisk is a proposed course with a tentative course number. Proposed courses are offered as sections of EDU 292, Special Topics in Education, until they have completed the approval process.

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