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Dr. Norman Spivey, Curriculum VITA

Education

  1. 1994

    1. Ph.D.
    2. University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colorado
    3. Educational Psychology
  2. 1986

    1. M.A.
    2. University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colorado
    3. General Psychology
  3. 1980

    1. University of Montana - Missoula, Montana
    2. Secondary Teacher
  4. 1977

    1. B.A.
    2. Eastern Montana College - Billings, Montana
    3. Psychology
  5. 1975

    1. A.A.
    2. Northwest Community College - Powell, Wyoming
    3. General Studies

Work Experience - Academic

  1. 1988-Present

    1. Bethel College
    2. Professor
    3. Instruction in Psychology/Dean, School of Business and Social Sciences
  2. 1987-1988

    1. University of Northern Colorado
    2. Research Assistant
    3. Research
  3. 1985-1987

    1. University of Northern Colorado
    2. Instructor
    3. Responsibilities

Courses Taught (1988-2006)

  • Psychology; Psy. 182
  • General Psychology; Psy. 280
  • History and Systems; Psy 284
  • Child Growth and Development; Psy 285
  • Adolescent Growth and Development; Psy 286
  • Adult Growth and Development; Psy 288
  • Life-span Development; Psy 381
  • Learning Theories I; Educational Learning Theories; Psy 383
  • Learning Theories II; Psy 384
  • Readings in Psychology; Psy 385
  • Learning & Memory; Psy 386
  • Personality Theories; Psy 471
  • Independent Study in Psychology; Psy 481
  • Abnormal Psychology; Soc 251
  • Social Psychology; SS 374
  • Field Work in Social Science; SS 376
  • Research Methods I; SS 378
  • Research Methods II; SS 377
  • Seminar Topics in Social Science.

Area of Specialization

  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning Theory

Research Interests

  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Comprehension monitoring
  • Cognitive factors influencing peak performance

Professional Presentations Refereed Conferences

  • Spivey, N., McDevitt, T., & Story, R. (1988).  Children’s and parent’s beliefs  about appropriate listening strategies.  Paper presented at the Colorado Psychological Association Conference, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Spivey, N. & Cuthbert, A (2005). Reciprocal teaching of lecture comprehension skills in college students. Paper presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, South Bend, Indiana.

Publications Refereed Journal Articles

  • Ormrod, J.E. & Spivey, N.R. (1990). Overlearning and speeded practice in spelling instruction. Psychological Reports, 67, 365-366.
  • McDevitt, T.M., Spivey, N.R., Sheehan, E.P., Lennon, R. & Story, R. (1990). Children's beliefs about listening: Is it enough to be still and quiet? Child Development, 61, 713-721.
  • Spivey, N. & Cuthbert, A. (2006). Reciprocal teaching of lecture comprehension skills in college students. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6, 66-83

Research Papers in Progress

  • Spivey, N.R. (2007). The reciprocal teaching of comprehension monitoring skills in college students.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association

Committees

  • Current
    1. Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee
  • Past
    1. Academic Services Committee
    2. Institutional Research Committee
    3. Faculty Athletic Representative
    4. Tenure Committee
    5. MERT Committee