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Thomas Brothen

Thomas Brothen

Psychology N315 EltH 75 East River Rd

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My primary research has involved developing and examining online course management systems and other technology to improve post-secondary student learning. In addition, I research the teaching of psychology and how technology can be utilized to improve it. Also, I am interested in the history of psychology and the influence of psychological theory and research on large-scale educational interventions.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, 1976.


  • Brothen, T. (2012). What Ever Happened to John Dodson?. History of Psychology, 15, 100-105.
  • Brothen, T., Wambach, C. (2007). Internet vs. classroom access in a hybrid psychology course for developmental students.. Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 23(2), 15-22.
  • Brothen, T., Wambach, C. (2005). Refocusing developmental education. Journal of Developmental Education, 28(2), 16-18, 20, 22, 30.
  • Brothen, T. & Wambach, C. (2005). The criterion model of developmental education in the history of General College. . In J. L. Higbee, D. B. Lundell, & D. R. Arendale (Eds.), The General College vision: Integrating intellectual growth, multicultural perspectives, and student development , 449-473.
  • Steel, P. Brothen T., & Wambach, C. (2001). Procrastination and personality, performance, & mood.. Personality and Individual Differences, 17, 95-106.
  • Wambach, C., & Brothen , T. (2001). The relationship of conscientiousness to metacognitive study strategy use by developmental students.. Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 18(1), 25-31.

Courses Taught

  • Psy 1001 - Introduction to Psychology
  • Psy 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology
  • Psy 3121 - History and Systems of Psychology
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