Explore our collection of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences below.

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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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Improving Planning: Quantitative Evaluation of the Premortem Technique in Field and Laboratory Settings, Madeline Peabody

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Investigating the Importance of Detail Interest Level and Learning Objectives on the Seductive Detail Effect, Kay Tislar

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STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF FINGER LAKES GEOLOGY USING A FIELD STUDY, Jonathan D. Pragle

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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AN ANALYSIS OF STAKEHOLDERS COMMUNICATION IN COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, Wei Zhang

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AN INVESTIGATION OF A FOREST FIELD TRIP FOR ELELMENTARY STUDENTS: WHAT STRATEGIES WERE USED, AND TO WHAT EXTENT WERE THESE STRATEGIES EFFECTIVE IN SUPPORTING STUDENT LEARNING?, Michelle M. Miller

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Designing Better Symbols: An Attentional Approach to Match Symbols to Performance Goals, Hannah North

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EAST-WEST CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN VISUAL ATTENTION TASKS: IDENTIFYING MULTIPLE MECHANISMS AND DEVELOPING A PREDICTIVE MODEL, Yin Yin Tan

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GETTING ACTIVE WITH PASSIVE CROSSINGS: INVESTIGATING THE EFFICACY OF IN-VEHICLE AUDITORY ALERTS FOR RAIL ROAD CROSSINGS, Steven Landry

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MULTISENSORY CUE CONGRUENCY IN LANE CHANGE TEST, Yuanjing Sun

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THE MENTAL GAME: SUPERSTITIONS, RITUALS, AND MENTAL CONTROL IN COMPETITIVE ATHLETES, Alexander S. van der Merwe

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A NATURALISTIC COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN NAVIGATION AND SEARCH TASKS, Brandon S. Perelman

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Can Community Connection Be Learned? A Case Study, Carrie L. Karvakko

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTELLIGENT GRAPHS FOR EVERYDAY RISKY DECISIONS TUTOR, Margo Woller-Carter

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DON'T GET TESTY ABOUT IT: CAN TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IMPROVE ACT SCORES?, Glenda L. LaBruyere

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FOSSIL PLANTS AND PALYNOMORPHS FROM THE LATE PALEOZOIC CUTLER FORMATION, EASTERN PARADOX BASIN, Kendall R. Grazul

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GUIDING TEACHERS TO USE INQUIRY TEACHING IN THE CLASSROOM, Danielle DiFalco

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IMPACTS OF DISTRACTION ON DRIVING: AN ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE, AND EMOTIONAL DISTRACTION, Jason Sterkenburg

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IMPROVING UNDERSTANDING OF HOME HIV TEST RESULTS: CAUSES, BENEFITS, AND DECISION AIDS, Katrina M. Ellis

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Investigating the role of objective and subjective task complexity on retirement investment plan earnings judgments, Natasha Hardy

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USING COGNITIVE WORD GAMES TO PROMOTE LEXICAL MEMORY ACCESS AND VOCABULARY RETRIEVAL IN SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS, Kejkaew Thanasuan

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A REPORT ON THE MITEP PROGRAM AND ITS IMPACT ON MY TEACHING, Nicholas C. Grabemeyer

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COMPONENT NUMERACY SKILLS AND DECISION MAKING, Saima Ghazal

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY-RISK-ESTIMATION QUIZ (ACL-IQ), Erich J. Petushek

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DRTA ACCOMPANYING SQ3R COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH AND REFLECTION ON MITEP PROGRAM, Dawn M. Kahler

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INCORPORATING REAL SCIENCE INTO THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM: AEROSOLS AND CLIMATE CHANGE, Lorentyna M. Harkness

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INCORPORATING STIMULATING QUICK-WRITE PROMPTS WITHIN A SECONDARY SCIENCE CLASSROOM: A CASE STUDY IN LESOTHO, Eduardo J. Cabret

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INTEGRATING HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: A CASE STUDY, Heather L. Simpson

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MICHIGAN TEACHER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM: A CATALYST FOR CHANGE, Angela Ernstes

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MICHIGAN TEACHER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM: A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE, Claudia Witt

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MICHIGAN TEACHER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM: PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND IMPACT, Rebecca A. Joyce

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MICHIGAN TEACHER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM: PROVIDING THE CONFIDENCE TO DRIVE CHANGES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION, Joshua D. Ernstes

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MITEP: REFLECTIVE JOURNEY, Jennifer N. Finta

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ON THE EFFECT OF VIRTUAL REALITY ON STUDENT UNDERSTANDING OF AND INTEREST IN PHYSICS, Isaac D. Crouch

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THE EXPERIENCE OF RESEARCH, GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP OF THE MiTEP PROGRAM, Yonee E. Bryant-Kuiphoff

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THE IMPACTS OF MITEP ON MY CAREER IN EDUCATION, Kari A. Luckett

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Assessing Decision Making Skill in Complex and Dynamic Environments Using Representative and Simulated Tasks, Patrick Karl Belling

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PERSPECTIVES ON ICT ADOPTION IN UGANDAN SCHOOLS, Anthony G. Markon

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Skill Acquisition and the Influence of Attentional Focus and Practice, Alison Beth Regal

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SUPPORTING LEARNING FOR NAVAJO STUDENTS THROUGH ETHNOMATHEMATICS, Tracy L. Hunter

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TEACHING MENSTRUAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE TO YOUNG WOMEN IN EASTERN UGANDA WITH REUSABLE MENSTRUAL PADS, Stacey L. Frankenstein-Markon

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TEACHING THE GAS PROPERTIES AND GAS LAWS: AN INQUIRY UNIT WITH ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT, Michael Hammar

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THE EFFECT OF EASTERN KENTUCKY COAL FIRES ON LOCAL AIR QUALITY AND PERSONAL HEALTH, Eric C. Abbott

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THE EFFECTS OF MODELING INSTRUCTION ON STUDENT LEARNING OF A NEWTONIAN FORCE CONCEPT, Daniel W. Kilpela

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THE EFFECTS OF WEB-BASED TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN A RURAL SCIENCE CLASSROOM, Joseph D. Heflin

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Using a Prediction and Option Generation Paradigm to Understand Decision Making, Joel Suss

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Investigation of the effect of using data collection technology on students' attitudes to science instruction , R. Douglas Damery

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Attempting to improve standardized test results using Study Islands' web-based mastery program , Paul J. Dube'

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Comparison of the effects of inquiry-based cooperative learning and demonstrations in science education , John Asiala

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Effects of instructional changes on student learning of electrochemistry in an IB chemistry course , Deborah Corriveau

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Improving learning by connecting chemistry curriculum to students' experiences , Nicole N. Olszowy

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Improving sixth grade student knowledge of ecology using fish rearing and release as a real-world context , Erich Ziegler

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Is virtuality close enough to reality? A comparison of the effectiveness of simulations with traditional laboratory activities in a high school biology class , Wendelien K. Benya

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Looking at the effectiveness of an earth science unit designed using the Understanding by Design process, Michele Renee Svoboda

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Occasional white boarding : examining the effects of physics students' understanding of motion graphs , Tony Schwaller

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Clean water in the classroom : understanding the importance of water quality , Emily Curry

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Teaching and aligning upper level mathematics classes to Michigan high school content expectations in an alternative education setting : approaches and issues, Sarah Van Baale

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Assessment of a high school geological field course, Eric Morgan Ruckert

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Effect of implementing project-based education in high school physics : file folder bridge engineering , Amy P. Muzzarelli

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Real-world context, interest, understanding, and retention, Annikka Chrestensen

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Effect of an inquiry-based curriculum and experiential education of middle school students' attitude in science, Angela Rae Teubert

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Inquiry and understanding : educational research with middle level science students , Deborah A. Sage