Associate Professor Ray Debus

B.A., Dip.Ed (Sydney) Ph.D. (Illinois)

Dr Ray Debus taught and researched in the area of educational psychology at the University of Sydney from 1958 to 1996; since his retirement he has been an Honorary Associate in the School of Development and Learning. His earlier research and publications centred on children's observational learning of cognitive strategies and attributional processes in student learning. His major continuing research and scholarly interests lie in areas of motivation in education, the operation of self-processes and contextual influences in learning and self-regulation, and teacher-student interaction from the perspective of social-cognitive theory.