How does multitasking while studying (e.g., listening to music while reading, or texting while reading) influence attention to course material?
Revisit the Module One Areas of Interest and Practical Applications in Cognitive Psychology discussion topic, where you examined your interests, potential problems, and applied settings related to cognitive psychology. Building on those conversations, draft a topic suggestion by identifying your particular area of interest in cognitive psychology (attention, learning, memory, language, or decision making), select an applied setting (education, law, mental health, or technology), and describe the contemporary problem as it relates to your topic and setting. Last, draft three potential research questions that explore potential improvements related to your topic and the applied setting.
For example, if you suggested the topic of attention and online students, the applied setting would be education, and you might develop the following research questions:
- How does multitasking while studying (e.g., listening to music while reading, or texting while reading) influence attention to course material?
- How do individuals with ADHD perform in an online learning environment, and what strategies can help them succeed?
- What strategies can teachers and students use to increase attention to relevant material in an online course?
Memory and technology