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Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Becker-Blease, Kathryn A. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Having a growth mindset has been shown to predict better academic performance in a variety of educational settings. Efforts to instill a growth mindset through educational interventions have demonstrated positive effects on academic success. However, many of the interventions previously tested are relatively time intensive and costly for some…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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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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Skorinko, Jeanine Lee McHugh – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
This paper describes a classroom demonstration that showcases how pre-existing beliefs (e.g., stereotypes) influence problem-solving. Across four studies, participants solved riddles with gender stereotype-consistent (e.g. doctor is male) or gender stereotype-inconsistent (e.g., doctor is female; barber is female) solutions. Solve time, perceived…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Problem Solving, Time
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Thomas, Nichole Gibbs; Thomas, Antonio Lamar – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Whether instructional-communication feedback sent to struggling students and succeeding students following course exams would significantly increase their exam scores and significantly decrease their exam-skipping behavior relative to students in the control group was investigated. An experimenter-blind study utilizing feedback and the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, Intervention, Tests
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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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Butler, Allison G.; Lenore, Sandra; Nunez, Jenifer – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
An innovative learning partnership took place between undergraduates in an educational psychology course and fifth graders at a local elementary school. The goals for the partnership were: (a) to use videoconferencing to provide educational psychology students with a window into a live classroom, thus allowing opportunities to see theories and…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Educational Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Grade 5
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Mallonee, Sybil; Phillips, Jennifer; Holloway, Kevin; Riggs, David – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Evidenced-based psychotherapies (EBPs) are primarily disseminated via in-person workshops, which have been shown to be effective in training clinicians. However, there is limited space at these workshops, they occur in limited locations, and the time and money required to travel to these workshops is limiting for many providers. An online virtual…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Workshops, Online Courses, Computer Simulation