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Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.
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Digital technology is having a huge impact on commerce as the Industrial Revolution did during the 18th and 19th centuries—and things are changing far more quickly than they did back then. If you choose to enroll in the Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing degree program from Grand Canyon University, you’ll explore a modern, relevant curriculum that includes a look at the interplay of digital technology and consumer behavior.

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Industrial-organizational psychologists are experts in applying the principles of the scientific method to workplace challenges. They work with individuals, teams and organizations to enhance productivity, promote employee wellness and train effective workplace leaders. Change management is a major component of organizational psychology, as change is one of the few universal constants in any industry and any company.

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Are you interested in furthering your career by learning how to optimize various environments for success? If so, then you may benefit from earning Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology.

Learners in this program delve into research, statistical analysis and evidence-based outcomes with the goal of improving the use of technology and research in various environments, such as educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. Read on for an introduction to what you will learn while earning this degree.

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All human beings are products of their social environments. Social psychology is a fascinating field of study that explores the ways in which individuals are influenced by others. Specifically, it focuses on the thoughts, behaviors and feelings of individuals as influenced by the presence of other individuals, including the implied, imagined, or actual presence of those people. Some social psychologists choose to study a subspecialty of this field, called social cognition.

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It’s long been thought that profitability and sustainability are at odds with each other and that in order to increase profits, environmental responsibilities must be sacrificed—or vice versa. In recent years, business leaders and influencers have begun recognizing that sustainable practices and profits can actually go hand-in-hand. It’s all about striking the right balance.

If you’re considering going back to school to complete your Doctoral Degree in Business Administration, you may be interested to learn that Grand Canyon University embraces a modern, cutting-edge curriculum that covers topics like sustainability in business.

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By Dr. Jodee Jacobs
Research Specialist, College of Doctoral Studies

Dr. Jacobs was selected to represent GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies in attending the international conference for MAXQDA, Qualitative Software in Berlin Germany. Out of 30 poster submissions, Dr. Jacobs was one of the 19 selected to present her poster regarding her study on collaborative efforts between transition specialists and secondary special education teachers working with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder transitioning from secondary to higher education. Her poster highlighted the results of the study along with demonstrating creative design, presenting the project’s overarching goals, methods, use of MAXQDA software and key results and discussion of study findings.

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Since it was enacted, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has ensured that all children, regardless of disability status, have access to a free and appropriate public education. Of course, special education programs look a little different from school to school and professionals have varying ideas about the best way to deliver quality services to kids.

One area of ongoing debate is inclusivity. If you’re passionate about inclusive practices, you might consider doing your doctoral research in this area and bring what you learn back to the classroom with you.

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