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Research Profile

Dr Catherine
Fritz

Senior Lecturer in Developmental and Educational Psychology

Faculty of Health, Education and Society

  • Catherine studies how people learn and ways to make learning and teaching more effective. She is a psychologist of the cognitive sort with added interests in statistics, research methods, applying psychology to education, developmental psychology, individual differences, social cognition and behaviour analysis as well as the history of psychology.

  • Catherine’s teaching interests include statistics, research methods, cognitive psychology, applying psychology to education, developmental psychology, behaviour analysis (operant conditioning), individual differences and social cognition as well as the history of psychology.

    At this time she is convening:

    • ​PSY2013 – Developmental Psychology
    • EDU2013 – The psychology of teaching and learning in educational settings
    • PSY4001 – The psychology dissertation
    • PSYM064 – (co-convening with Rachel Maunder) – Working with Schools, Parents and Communities

    And teaching on:

    • ​PSY2005 – Research Methods
    • PSY2013 – Developmental Psychology
    • EDU2013 – The psychology of teaching and learning in educational settings
    • PSY3023 – Educational Psychology
    • PSY4001 – The psychology dissertation
    • PSYM064 – Working with Schools, Parents and Communities
    • PSYM062 – Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People
  • Catherine’s research areas are:

    • Learning and remembering, especially with regard to education-related contexts
    • Learning from text
    • Learning through practice
    • Learning statistics
    • Learning mathematics
    • ​​​Effective reporting and interpretation of quantitative analysis, especially with respect to selecting, reporting and interpreting effect size estimation
    • Stimulating engagement with school in the early years
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Catherine Fritz’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.