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(615) 322--8301
219B Hobbs

Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Science
  • Education

    Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University, 1999)

    Current Courses

    PSY 1250 Developmental Psychology

    PSY 2250 Cognitive Aspects of Human Development
    PSY 2600 Educational Psychology
    PSY 3650 Advanced Topical Seminar: How children learn math
    PSY 8470 Cognitive Science to the Classroom


    Definitely interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2017

    Bethany Rittle-Johnson

    Professor of Psychology & Human Development

    Professor Rittle-Johnson's research focuses on understanding how knowledge change occurs. Her specific interests are in how children learn problem-solving procedures and key concepts in mathematics. For example, what roles do comparison or generating explanations have in promoting learning of concepts and procedures? What early math knowledge supports later math knowledge? This research bridges between psychological theory and educational practice, and Professor Rittle-Johnson also collaborates with teachers and educational researchers to apply and test her research in educational settings.

    She describes her research interests and what led to them in a 2015 interview here

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