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Ketels, Shaw L. Research Associate


Research Areas research areas



  • cognitive science, education, engineering education, educational theory, educational technologies, assessment, evaluation, curriculum design, cognitive psychology, memory, learning, attention, student engagement, student motivation


courses taught

  • PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides a foundation for engaging with scientific research on human behavior, and surveys the basic principles and theories of psychology. Topics include biological and hereditary influences on behavior; human perception, attention, learning, and memory; social influences; personality; psychiatric disorders and treatments.
  • PSYC 2145 - Introductory Cognitive Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces the study of human cognitive processes and covers perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making. Focuses on basic research and theory in cognitive psychology but also considers their implications for everyday applications such as effective learning and retention, multitasking, and eyewitness testimony.
  • PSYC 2606 - Social Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2020
    Covers general psychological principles underlying social behavior. Analyzes major social psychological theories, methods, and topics, including attitudes, conformity, aggression, attraction, social perception, helping behavior, and group relations.
  • PSYC 4145 - Advanced Cognitive Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Advanced course in human cognitive processes. Covers key aspects of cognition, such as perception, attention, learning, memory, language and thinking. Discusses major theories and ideas in terms of the research they have inspired. Emphasis varies with instructor. One lab per week and a research project is required. Same as PSYC 5145.