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Dr. Catherine Fritz

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Department: Psychology

General information

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.

Teaching

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

Research

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

Publications

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2018

  1. Fritz, C. O. and Morris, P. E. (2018) Effect size. In: Frey, B. (ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage. pp. 577-578.
  2. Fritz, C. O. and Morris, P. E. (2018) Eta squared. In: Frey, B. (ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage. p. 607.
  3. Fritz, C. O. and Morris, P. E. (2018) Interaction. In: Frey, B. (ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage. pp. 849-853.
  4. Fritz, C. O. and Morris, P. E. (2018) Standard deviation. In: Frey, B. (ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage. p. 1587.

2017

  1. Morris, P. E. and Fritz, C. O. (2017) Meeting the challenge of the Psychonomic Society’s 2012 Guidelines on Statistical Issues: some success and some room for improvement. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 1069-9384.

2015

  1. Morris, P. E. and Fritz, C. O. (2015) Conscientiousness and procrastination predict academic coursework marks rather than examination performance. Learning and Individual Differences. 39, pp. 193-198. 1041-6080.
  2. Fritz, C. O., Morris, P. E., Reid, B., Aghdassi, R. and Naven, C. E. (2015) Failure of further learning: activities, structure and meaning. British Journal of Psychology. 106(1), pp. 22-45. 0007-1269.
  3. Morris, P. E., Fritz, C. O., Smith, G., Cherchar, A., Crockett, R. G. M., Roe, C. A., Collings, R., Hill, K. M., Saunders, D., Anderson, M. and Atkinson, L. (2015) In defence of inferential statistics. The Psychologist. 28(5), pp. 338-339. 0952-8229.
  4. Fritz, C. O. and Morris, P. E. (2015) Part-set cuing of texts, scenes and matrices. British Journal of Psychology. 106(1), pp. 1-21. 0007-1269.

2014

  1. Morris, P. E. and Fritz, C. O. (2014) The challenge of the Psychonomic Society Guidelines on statistical issues (2012). Poster presented to: 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, 20-23 November 2014. (Unpublished)
  2. Fritz, C. O., Morris, P. E., Crowther, V.-L. and Benn, N. (2014) The influence of early questions on learning from text. Poster presented to: 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, 20-23 November 2014. (Unpublished)
  3. Maunder, R., Fritz, C. O. and Mitchell, G. (2014) To specialise or not to specialise? That is the question. ATP Today. October(2014), pp. 20-21. 0305-7607.
  4. Maunder, R., Fritz, C. O. and Callaghan, J. (2014) Working with schools and communities: a postgraduate module where students undertake a mental health or well-being intervention in a school or community setting. In: Alden Rivers, B. and Smith, J. (eds.) Changemaker in the Curriculum: The University of Northampton: Case Studies 2013-2014. Northampton: The University of Northampton. pp. 25-27.

2013

  1. Morris, P. E. and Fritz, C. O. (2013) Effect sizes in memory research. Memory. 21(7), pp. 832-842. 0965-8211.
  2. Morris, P. E. and Fritz, C. O. (2013) Methods: why are effect sizes still neglected? The Psychologist. 26(8), pp. 580-583. 0952-8229.

2012

  1. Fritz, C. O., Morris, P. E. and Richler, J. J. (2012) Effect size estimates: current use, calculations, and interpretation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 141(1), pp. 2-18. 0096-3445.

2011

  1. Fritz, C. O. (2011) Testing, generation, and spacing applied to education: past, present and future. In: Benjamin, A. S. (ed.) Successful Remembering and Successful Forgetting: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert A. Bjork. New York: Psychology Press. pp. 199-216.

2010

  1. Fritz, C. O., Francis, B., Morris, P. E. and Peelo, M. (2010) SIMPLE: helping to introduce statistics to social science students. Responding to the Mathematics Problem: The Implementation of Institutional Support Mechanisms. , pp. 51-58.

2009

  1. Fritz, C. O., Passey, D. and Morris, P. E. (2009) Phase-6 AG: analyses and results of initial research studies: an independent report. Germany: Phase-6.

2008

  1. Passey, D. and Fritz, C. O. (2008) Social inequality and uses of online resources: perspectives highlighted from an investigation of a large online data set. London: SAM Learning. 9780956022608.

2007

  1. Fritz, C. O., Morris, P. E., Acton, M., Voelkel, A. R. and Etkind, R. (2007) Comparing and combining expanding retrieval practice and the keyword mnemonic for foreign vocabulary learning. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 21(4), pp. 499-526. 0888-4080.
  2. Fritz, C. O., Morris, P. E., Nolan, D. and Singleton, J. (2007) Expanding retrieval practice: an effective aid to preschool children’s learning. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 60(7), pp. 991-1004. 1747-0218.
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