Grow Your Expertise with Our PhD in Cognition and Instruction

Woman holds folders in front of a black chalkboard with a brain outline on it

Having the right knowledge and experience can help you become a better instructor and promote student achievement. For these reasons, instruction professionals who wish to deepen their skills and prepare themselves to train culturally and economically diverse adult education communities can benefit from earning GCU’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction. Read more about how to grow your expertise with a PhD in cognition and instruction:

Discover Strategies for Successful University-Level Education

This PhD in cognition and instruction introduces learners to a broad selection of topics related to the analysis and construction of learning outcomes. Also, you will learn strategies for scholarly research and writing as well as attend Doctoral Residencies, where you’ll improve your skills in writing, presenting and defending your dissertation.

Learn Current Theories in Instruction and Cognition

In this online PhD in psychology program, you will study human learning and cognition as well as discover how to use collaboration to improve instructional effectiveness and student learning. The nature, history and origins of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis will be covered, in addition to the influence of mass communication on awareness and control. Other topics covered include the analysis, construction and interpretation of psychological tests for measuring learning outcomes; group, social and multicultural factors that affect individual behavior; and the relation of motivation, existence, needs and love to transpersonal, humanistic and existential psychology.

Develop a Research-Based Learning Approach

GCU’s PhD in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction incorporates research-based, empirical approaches. In this way, the program is designed to increase your knowledge of thought and mental processes like intelligence, memory, reasoning, learning and motivation. As you earn this degree, you will have the chance to explore learning principles in a formal education setting.

GCU’s PhD programs can prepare you for a role as a researcher or instructor at the university level. For more information, visit the College of Doctoral Studies or click the Request More Information button on this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.


Loading Form

Scroll back to top