Diane F. Halpern

Professor of Psychology, Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family & Children

Claremont McKenna College

Diane F. Halpern is professor of psychology and Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children at Claremont McKenna College. Diane is a past president of the American Psychological Association. She has written over 350 journal articles and numerous books including Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (4th ed) and Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (3rd ed). She is joining Gazzaniga and Heatherton as the 3rd author on their introduction to psychology text, Psychological Science (3rd ed.).
Using the principles of cognitive science and learning theories to enhance learning and teaching
"We have powerful models of human learning that we can use as a guide for the redesign of higher education– and higher education needs to be redesigned because, like it or not, virtually every variable in the higher education equation is changing at a rapidly accelerating rate."
Applying the Science of Learning to University Teaching and Beyond
The editors begin, "It is sadly true that most of the way we teach and learn is uninformed by laboratory findings in human cognition." This book addresses the need for faculty to reform pedagogy based on recent findings in how students learn effectively. As a whole, the scientific community needs to reform higher education to maintain validity with today's students. For faculty and administrators interested in long-lasting pedagogical reform this is a must-read.
Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes