John Mitterer

Professor, Ph.D. (McMaster)

John Mitterer, Psychology, Brock University

Office: MC B305
905 688-5550 x3459


  • 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.