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PSY 152 - Science of Learning

  • 3 credits
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Science of Learning (PSY 152) is a one of a kind course. Much advice exists all over the internet and in popular books for how to improve your learning or to learn faster, but much of the advice that is out there is not grounded in scientific evidence. How do you determine which advice to believe and which advice to discard? That is what this course covers. This course distills the scientific literature on learning into practical strategies that students can immediately begin applying to their own courses as we go along. This course can help you to become a more efficient learner by teaching you how to best spend your time when the amount of time that you have to devote to studying is limited.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Social/Behavioral Sciences (Category 3C).

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning: Practical Strategies from the Science of Learning, 1st Ed.
    Rhodes, Matthew G., Cleary, Anne M., & DeLosh, Edward L.
    ISBN: 978-0190214470

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.