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Pychology Professor to Address Michiana Human Resource, Training and Learning Professionals

Bethel College’s Norm Spivey, Ph.D., professor of psychology, will speak on “Learning and Memory: Theory and Application” during a Michiana ASTD (American Society of Trainers and Developers) luncheon on Thursday, April 26. The meeting is located at the Riverside Terrace, 426 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, Ind.  Registration, networking and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. The program and discussion will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m.

“The presentation will focus on defining learning and memory; explaining classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning; explaining the stages of memory (including short-term memory, working-memory and long-term memory) plus general principles for memory improvement,” says Spivey.

The cost of the luncheon and program is $20 and is open to professionals and college students. Preregistration is required. For more information and to preregister by the end of day Monday, April 23, contact Cindy Antonelli at 574.329.1706.

Spivey is a professor of psychology at Bethel College specializing in educational psychology, developmental psychology and learning theory. His research interests include listening and reading comprehension; comprehension monitoring; automaticity and peak performance. Spivey earned a B.A. in Psychology from Montana State University-Billings, an M.A. in Psychology and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.