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In Applied Cognition and Development, educational psychologists explore the effect of human cognitive and developmental processes on education. They also determine how that knowledge can be applied to teaching and learning. Our programs prepare graduates to improve education through research, to implement projects in schools, and to apply research and methods to various settings.

Students study with faculty experts in topics including reading development and vocabulary, mathematics, cultural influences on achievement, early intervention, and technology-enhanced learning.

Our faculty are active in state and national organizations. Some members have held esteemed positions including dean of the College of Education, editor of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education, and president of the Educational Psychology division of the American Psychological Association.

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    323 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton St.
    Athens, GA 30602
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Latest News

Alumnus receives staff award from Office of the Vice President for Instruction

July 18, 2017
Gregory Spillers (PhD ’17), director of the Pre-Health Advising Office at UGA, was recently honored with the Lightbulb Award for his innovative ideas and creative solutions to improve student services.

Alumna receives Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award

March 23, 2017
Associate professor Hillary Steiner was recently honored for her commitment to student-focused research on effective teaching.

Kappa Delta Pi elects new president; leadership council

September 28, 2016
Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education at the University of Georgia, recently elected a new president and leadership council to help foster excellence in education.

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