This Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology (PhD) with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology program integrates psychology with technology, instruction and learning to inform research and create solutions that optimize opportunities for stakeholders. This broad research degree typically appeals to those looking to advance their career in business, social media, government, technology or institutions of higher education.
With an Emphasis in 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. Learners 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 also 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. Graduates will be able to integrate psychology with technology, instruction and learning to research and create solutions.
Learners 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 designed our PhD program to include an integrated dissertation process, two hands-on residencies, as well as a dynamic, virtual community to help keep learners connected and provide support throughout the doctoral journey.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.