Applied Cognitive Psychology and Evaluation explores the veracity and reliability of human understanding as acquired through thought, experience, and the senses.￼
Applied Cognitive Psychology is an active and vital enterprise with a long and distinguished history at Claremont Graduate University. Taught by faculty-experts who helped bring the field to prominence, our program provides expertise in the theories and research that define the traditional and contemporary areas of the field, including cognitive aging, eyewitness memory, intelligence and working memory, and perception and human performance. The program integrates broad cognitive psychology scholarship with curriculum in evaluation, so students develop the methodological and statistical skills to perform applied cognitive psychology research within real-world settings.
- Many cognitive psychology students focus their research in Law & Psychology, including the topics of eyewitness memory, autobiographical memory, and lie detection.
- Many students focus their research on intelligence, including topics on working memory and attention.
- Students also collaborate with faculty from The Claremont Colleges on a range of topics, including cognitive aging, decision making, prospective memory, autobiographical memory, and embodied cognition.
- Graduate students and faculty gather regularly for Cognitive Brown Bag Lunches to hear research presentations on topics of current interest.
- All students who request financial aid receive fellowships. DBOS also regularly hires students for paid teaching assistantships.