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Kuldas, Seffetullah; Hashim, Shahabuddin; Ismail, Hairul Nizam; Samsudin, Mohd Ali; Bakar, Zainudin Abu – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Conscious allocation of cognitive resources to task-relevant thoughts is necessary for learning. However, task-irrelevant thoughts often associated with fear of failure can enter the mind and interfere with learning. Effects like this prompt the question of whether or not learners consciously shift their cognitive resources from task-relevant to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Resource Allocation, Learning, Motivation
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Hu, Fang-Tzu; Ginns, Paul; Bobis, Janette – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Cognitive load theory seeks to generate novel instructional designs through a focus on human cognitive architecture including a limited working memory; however, the potential for enhancing learning through non-visual or non-auditory working memory channels is yet to be evaluated. This exploratory experiment tested whether explicit instructions to…
Descriptors: Geometry, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory
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Allen, Kelly A.; Bowles, Terence – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Belonging has been shown to have a significant impact on a range of factors associated with wellbeing. These areas include life satisfaction, general wellbeing, clinical depression, cognitive performance, academic outcomes, and physical health. Belonging is an important aspect of psychological functioning. Schools offer unique opportunities for…
Descriptors: Well Being, Physical Health, Depression (Psychology), Life Satisfaction
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Metallidou, Panayiota; Diamantidou, Eleni; Konstantinopoulou, Eleni; Megari, Kalliopi – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
The study aimed at providing evidence for the development of children's beliefs about everyday reasoning. A total of 116 third, fifth, and seventh graders participated in the study. They were examined individually with 14 everyday thinking scenarios which have been developed by Amsterlaw (2006). After each scenario, children were asked to evaluate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 7
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Lynn, Lisa N.; Cuskelly, Monica; O'Callaghan, Michael J.; Gray, Peter H. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
Survival rates are increasing for children born extremely preterm, yet despite the majority of these children having IQ scores within the average range, 50-70% of these children have later school difficulties. This paper reviews factors associated with academic difficulties in these children, emphasizing the contributions of executive functions…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Yeigh, Tony – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
This study investigated the effects of perceived controllability on information processing within Weiner's (1985, 1986) attributional model of learning. Attributional style was used to identify trait patterns of controllability for 37 university students. Task-relevant feedback on an information-processing task was then manipulated to test for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Attribution Theory
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Skouteris, Helen; Kelly, Leanne; Dorning, Dominica E.; Calgaro, Kristina; Corns, Ben; Feehan, Emily L.; Hamilton, Fiona; Mahoney, Jessica; Macdonald, Zoe J.; Tamburrini, Sarah; Wood, Christopher – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
The aim of this study was to explore the effects of repeat viewing on comprehension of explicitly and implicitly presented information in an animated movie. Seventy-three pre-school children watched an animated film and were tested for comprehension after either their single or fifth viewing. Only children's comprehension of explicitly …
Descriptors: Comprehension, Video Technology, Visual Stimuli, Preschool Children
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Blythe, John M. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2006
This pilot study investigated the efficacy of "Phonics Alive 2: The Sound Blender", a computer-based phonological skills training program, delivered with both at-home and at-school components over a 10-week period, as a potential treatment of phonological dyslexia. Participants were 20 dyslexic primary students with an average delay of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Dyslexia, Interaction, Decoding (Reading)
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Garton, Alison F.; Gringart, Eyal – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
Empathy has been suggested to facilitate effective collaborative problem solving in children. The current study adapted the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI, Davis, 1980), a well-validated empathy measure for adults, for use with children aged 8 and 9 years. Four hundred and thirteen school children aged between 7;11 and 9;11 years completed…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Empathy