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Judith Sims-Knight
Chancellor Professor, Psychology

Research Interests
My first research interest is the development of expertise. My current laboratory research focuses on the role of metacognitive processing in undergraduate learning and on the motivational keys to the dedicated work necessary to develop expertise. In field research, Dr. Paul Fortier of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and I are collaborating on a National Science Foundation project that explores the usefulness of assessments of design process to promote continuous improvement at both the curricular and classroom levels.

My second line of research is the study of aggression, particularly sexual aggression, and bullying. The overall objective of this research is to develop understanding of how to prevent or reduce aggressiveness.
Keywords
metacognition , assessment-based , continuous improvement , sexual aggression , bullying

Teaching Interests
Statistics , Cognition of Expertise , Evolutionary Psychology