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Learning Lab

How do we learn about the world?

How do students recognize when to apply their old learning to new situations?

How do learners acquire abstract knowledge?

At the CSULA Learning Lab, we look to answer these and other important questions about learning and development. Through a variety of activities designed for students and beginners of all stripes, we conduct experiments to figure out how to promote strong and flexible learning. These studies are directed by Dr. Ji Y. Son and focus on issues related to cognition and development.

Recent news in the Learning Lab:

[LEFT] Mariela Rivas, graduate student, presented her poster entitled "Learning in the Age of MOOCs: Using Prompts to Improve Understanding of Video Instruction" at the 2014 meeting of the Association of Psychological Science. Another one of her research projects ("The Value of Testing Transfer: Fostering a Robust Understanding of Correlation v. Causation") won the 2014 Robert L. Solso Research Award. Congratulations Mariela!

[RIGHT] Cynthia Alarcon recently presented her research poster at the 2014 Western Psychological Association. Since then Cynthia has also completed the Leadership Alliance, a summer research fellowship, at Washington University in St. Louis. She has also been accepted to the MARC-U*STAR program. Congratulations Cynthia!

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