This PhD in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology program integrates psychology with technology, instruction and learning to inform research and create solutions to optimize opportunities for stakeholders. This broad research degree appeals to those looking to advance their learning; seeking to improve their performance or credentials in their current workplace or practice.
With a focus on Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology, learners will examine theories and principles including the psychology of applying technology to individuals, organizations and communities while assessing the risks and benefits associated with the use of technology. Social networks have changed the way we communicate and coursework will have learners create strategies for building communities and social networks. Scholars will examine and understand the psychology of change at the organization, community and social network levels.
The PhD in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology teaches empirical, research-based approaches to understanding mental and thought processes including memory, reasoning, intelligence, motivation and learning. Learners will examine the social, group and multicultural factors affecting individual behavior, the influence of mass communication on social awareness, and control. The construction, analysis and interpretation of psychological tests to measure learning outcomes are also taught.
Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. Entry to this program requires a graduate degree and related coursework.
For some individuals, a doctoral degree may seem out of reach. At Grand Canyon University, we have developed a program that includes an integrated dissertation process as well as a dynamic community that supports you along your doctoral journey.
Unlike many programs where learners are expected to complete a core set of specializations prior to beginning their dissertation; at GCU learners begin the dissertation process from the beginning of their program of study. From the very first course where learners are introduced to the doctoral dispositions, through subsequent residencies and milestones, scholars progressively build the skills and understanding necessary to research, write the results and, finally, defend their dissertation.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.