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Howard, Alicia; Michael, Paul G. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Graduate training in psychology emphasizes a student's ability to understand research design and methodology, as well as to generate research that contributes to the profession. The Attitudes Toward Research (ATR) scale was developed in 2005 to measure attitudes among student populations. Past research suggests the scale contains five factors:…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
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LaCaille, Rick A.; LaCaille, Lara J.; Damsgard, Erika; Maslowski, Amy K. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Misconceptions about psychological phenomena are prevalent among students completing college-level psychology courses. Although these myths are often difficult to eliminate, efforts incorporating a refutational focus have demonstrated some initial promise in dispelling these beliefs. In the current quasi-experimental study, four sections of an…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Misconceptions, Psychopathology, Student Attitudes
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Hillbrink, Alessa; Jucks, Regina – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
An academic career in psychology typically begins with a role reversal: young academics, who were only recently being taught, become doctoral researchers and teachers. Studies at two German universities provide insights into how students and early-career academics (ecas) in psychology view research and teaching and how their perspectives might…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Wininger, Steven R.; Redifer, Jenni L.; Norman, Antony D.; Ryle, Mary K. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The role of learning styles in the classroom remains a heavily debated topic within education. Notable problems with using learning styles to inform classroom instruction include a lack of empirical support and potential negative effects on student learning and motivation. This content analysis focused on the presence and quantity of learning…
Descriptors: Incidence, Cognitive Style, Educational Psychology, Textbook Content
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Smith, Tamarah F.; Capuzzi, Grace – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The primary goal of this article is to provide detailed instructions as to how to run a mindset intervention in a psychology statistics course. A secondary goal is to provide preliminary data on such an intervention's relationship to students' statistics anxiety and course grades. Large randomized studies have demonstrated that using a one-time…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Intervention
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Cummings, Daniel J.; Sheeran, Nicola – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Previous research investigating the relationship between peer-assisted study sessions (also called supplemental instruction or peer-assisted learning) and academic performance has a number of concerns. These include the lack of inclusion of important variables such as academic motivation and personality. This study (N = 233) investigated how…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Peer Teaching, Study, Supplementary Education
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Davis, Teresa L.; Fromuth, Mary Ellen – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper describes a model for the articulation and assessment of goals in the development and use of a general psychology custom textbook. A description of custom textbooks is presented, and the specific textbook that our Psychology Department has developed is discussed. Two studies present data on student and faculty perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Yalch, Matthew M.; Vitale, Erika M.; Kevin Ford, J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Writing has long been recognized as both an outcome and method of successful pedagogy in psychology. Accordingly, there are a number of methods that successful instructors have employed to teach psychology students how to write. One such method is to facilitate students' reviewing each other's written work (i.e., to engage in peer review),…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Criticism
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Clinton, Virginia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) have been developed to free students from the expense and instructors from the restrictions of commercial materials. There has been a wealth of empirical examination on numerous aspects of OER. The purpose of this narrative review is to synthesize and integrate the findings on OER in psychology to assist…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Costs
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Grissett, Judy Orton; Huffman, Charles – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
In the current study we examined students' course performance, perceptions, and self-reported use of an open textbook compared to a traditional publisher's textbook in an introductory psychology course. Sixty students from two course sections used either an open textbook or a traditional textbook. To minimize the effect of confounding variables,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services, Psychology
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Engler, Jennifer N.; Shedlosky-Shoemaker, Randi – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open Educational Resources (OER) remove barriers to access instructional material. In light of their increased availability and use, a body of research has emerged to examine the impact of OER on college student success. While many of these studies have broadly examined efficacy across a variety of disciplines, the current study specifically…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Hardin, Erin E.; Eschman, Bret; Spengler, Elliot S.; Grizzell, J. Alex; Moody, Anahvia Taiyib; Ross-Sheehy, Shannon; Fry, Kevin M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are increasingly attractive options for reducing educational costs, yet controlled studies of their efficacy are lacking. The current study addressed many criticisms of past research by accounting for course and instructor characteristics in comparing objective student learning outcomes across multiple sections of…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Teaching Assistants, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing
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Cuttler, Carrie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The bulk of previous research on students' perceptions of open educational resources have lacked a control group of students rating traditional textbooks. Moreover, few studies have examined differences in the perceptions of online students and those taking classes in the classroom. A 2 × 2 cross-sectional design was used in which 925 students,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Shared Resources and Services
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Seraphin, Sally B.; Grizzell, J. Alex; Kerr-German, Anastasia; Perkins, Marjorie A.; Grzanka, Patrick R.; Hardin, Erin E. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The concept of "non-disposable assignments" (NDAs), including those referred to as "renewable assignments," has grown in popularity in recent years in select education circles, particularly alongside an enthusiastic push toward open pedagogy. Unfortunately, little organized literature exists to effectively define, implement,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Models, Time
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Ritzer, Darren R.; Sleigh, Merry J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
We surveyed college students (N = 105) asking them to rate the importance of workplace skills as if they were responding as themselves, as their parents, and as future employers. We also asked participants to generate a list of skills they considered most important to develop in college, and to evaluate workplace behaviors for the likelihood of…
Descriptors: College Students, Value Judgment, Job Skills, Parent Influence
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