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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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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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Grant, Janie Busby; Grace, Tim – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology graduates are employed in a wide variety of workplace roles. The broad nature of these future workplace requirements can make it difficult for students to learn and apply classroom knowledge and challenging for educators to develop authentic and engaging materials. In research methods and statistics courses in particular it can be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Research Methodology, Statistics
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Dutke, Stephan; Bakker, Helen; Sokolová, Lenka; Stuchlikova, Iva; Salvatore, Sergio; Papageorgi, Ioulia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper argues that teaching psychology for non-psychologists influences psychology's public image and the basis of collaboration between psychologists and non-psychologists. Therefore, designing psychology curricula for non-psychology students and professionals is an important task of psychology departments that deserves attention. For guiding…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Needs, Relevance (Education)
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Paltoglou, Aspasia E.; Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Davies, Emma L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology students often feel anxious about learning statistics, which can impact their performance. However, little research has explored statistics confidence, which may be an important way to reduce the negative connotations of associating statistics with anxiety. We aimed to explore whether modifying an existing measure of statistics anxiety…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Psychology
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Julal, Fay S. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Some students taking infant development classes have limited, direct experience of interacting with infants. This paper reports on a pilot of an innovative, research-informed workshop that provides hands-on experience through the use of infant simulators. The workshop adapted the Leiden Infant Sensitivity Simulator Assessment, which uses the…
Descriptors: Infants, Simulation, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Theories
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Klopp, Eric; Stark, Robin – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate whether worked examples are effective in fostering psychology students' explanation competence. Explanation competence is a context-specific cognitive disposition that enables a person to construct a causal model of an observable psychological phenomenon by drawing on psychological theories. We set up a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Psychology, College Students
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Howe, Piers D. L.; McKague, Meredith; Lodge, Jason M.; Blunden, Anthea G.; Saw, Geoffrey – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Testing can do more than just determine what a student knows; it can aid the learning process, a phenomenon known as the testing effect. There is a growing trend for students to create and share self-assessment questions in their subject, as advocated by the contributing-student pedagogy (CSP). For subjects with large enrolments, this process can…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Multiple Choice Tests, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Heyder, Anke; Bergold, Sebastian; Steinmayr, Ricarda – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Evidence-based knowledge about intellectual giftedness is important for identifying, counseling, and fostering intellectually gifted students. How much teachers actually know about intellectual giftedness is unclear because previous studies have relied solely on self-reports. This study aimed to: (a) develop a test for the assessment of teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Blech, Christine; Gaschler, Robert – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Learning and forgetting curves are not only integral issues for courses in introductory psychology, they are also of high practical relevance to students when it comes to the formation of realistic goals and expectations on learning outcomes. A paper-and-pencil-study investigated how well students of psychology (N = 82) have internalized the…
Descriptors: Memory, Knowledge Level, Skill Development, Psychology
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Deibl, Ines; Zumbach, Jörg; Geiger, Viola M.; Neuner, Christine M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Teaching of Psychology includes a great variety of topics, course formats, and assessment approaches. A central concept that incorporated the interface between teaching goals, instructional methods, and examination modalities is referred to as Constructive Alignment (CA). This model addresses possible designs of teaching to improve students'…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Test Construction, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods
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Feistauer, Daniela; Richter, Tobias – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Validity is an important issue when measuring teaching quality using student evaluations. This study examined the effects of psychology students' subjective clarity about study contents and their prior interest in the subject as variables possibly biasing the evaluations of psychology courses. German students (N = 292) evaluated lectures and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Validity, Foreign Countries, Lecture Method