Professor, Educational Psychology
marlene.schommer-aikins@wichita.edu
Office: Hubbard Hall Room 316
Phone: (316) 978-6386

Curriculum vita


Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana
  • M.S. Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Specializations

Epistemological Beliefs

Cognition

Comprehension

Metacomprehension

Cognitive Flexibility

Separate Knowing and Connected Knowing

Open-Mindedness

Research Interests

The conceptualization and measurement of epistemological beliefs. 

The relationships between epistemological beliefs and cognitive flexibility.

Psychological factors affecting learning for online classes.

Predicting openness to diversity.

Examining the relationship between separate knowing, connected knowing, and cognitive flexibility.

Willingness to argue.

Perspective taking.

Comprehending complex information.

Modifying study strategies when given new conditions of learning.

Metacognition (know when you know and knowing when you don't know)

Classes Taught

Learning and Evaluation, Introduction of Educational Research, Introduction to Educational Statistics, Psychology of Learning and Instruction