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Norman Spivey

Norman Spivey
  • Title Psychology Department Chairperson
    Professor of Psychology
  • Work Phone 574.807.7278
  • Office Academic Center, Room 307 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

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  • B.A. in Psychology, Montana State University-Billings (1977)
  • M.A. in Psychology, University of Northern Colorado (1986)
  • PH.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado (1994)

Courses taught at Bethel College:

  • General Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Theories
  • School-Age Growth and Development
  • Life-span Development
  • History and Systems of Psychology

Area of Specialization:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning Theory

Research Interests:

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

Professional Membership:

  • American Psychological Association

Personal Interests:

  • Family (including wife Lois, son Matthew and his wife Beth, and son Steven and his wife Tara)
  • Church (Grace Church)
  • Sports (including basketball, baseball, football and golf)
  • music
  • travel