Professor, Ph.D. (McMaster)
- psychology of media
- feminism and the psychology of men
Cognition and instruction
- hypermedia & multimedia
My recent work centres on the psychology of media, particularly as applied to teaching and learning. I am interested in what different media, particularly digital media, can express, and how we can use this knowledge to improve how we teach and learn.
I am currently exploring these issues primarily through building educational applications. I have produced several videodiscs and CD-ROMS, and learning objects. I am the coauthor of three introductory psychology textbooks and support materials. Through reflection upon the creation and use of these materials I hope to advance my understanding of media as well as education.
Coon, D. & Mitterer, J.O. (2009). Psychology: Modules for Active Learning (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Coon, D. & Mitterer, J.O. (2008). Psychology: A Journey (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Coon, D. & Mitterer, J.O. (2007). Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behaviour (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Mitterer, J.O. (2006). Ask not what post-secondary education can do for psychology; Ask what psychology can do for post-secondary education. Canadian Psychology, 47 (1), 57-62. This paper is based on John Mitterer’s 2005 CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology conference address.