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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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Hendry, Gillian; Wiggins, Sally; Anderson, Tony – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Research has shown that educators may be reluctant to implement group work in their teaching due to concerns about students partaking in off-task behaviours. However, such off-task interactions have been shown to promote motivation, trust, and rapport-building. This paper details a study in which student groups were video recorded as they engaged…
Descriptors: Group Unity, Problem Based Learning, Tutorial Programs, Teaching Methods
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Kaye, Linda K.; Brewer, Gayle – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
The current study examined approaches to teaching in a postgraduate psychology sample. This included considering teaching-focused (information transfer) and student-focused (conceptual changes in understanding) approaches to teaching. Postgraduate teachers of psychology (N = 113) completed a questionnaire measuring their use of a teacher- or…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Psychology, Graduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Clarke, Simon P.; Holttum, Sue – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study investigated both negative and positive staff perspectives of service user involvement on two clinical psychology training courses as part of an ongoing process of service evaluation. Ten clinical psychology staff from two training courses were interviewed over the telephone by a current trainee clinical psychologist using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Clinical Psychology, Employee Attitudes, Program Evaluation
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McDermott, Hilary J.; Dovey, Terence M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Research methods courses aim to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for research yet seldom include practical aspects of assessment. This reflective practitioner report describes and evaluates an innovative approach to teaching and assessing advanced qualitative research methods to final-year psychology undergraduate students. An…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Research Methodology, Educational Strategies, Methods Courses
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Kaye, Helen; Barrett, Jane P.; Knightley, Wendy M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Psychology students at the Open University (OU) can choose whether to complete their project work at residential school or by participating in an online equivalent. This study identifies different factors governing module choice and student experience: When choosing residential school, social aspects are important, whereas for online, students are…
Descriptors: Psychology, Preferences, Student Attitudes, Student Projects
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Duro, Elaine; Elander, James; Maratos, Frances A.; Stupple, Edward J. N.; Aubeeluck, Aimee – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
This qualitative study of understandings of critical thinking in higher education aimed to identify themes that could help to demystify critical thinking and inform its more explicit incorporation in the psychology curriculum. Data collected from focus groups with 26 undergraduate psychology students and individual semistructured interviews with 4…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Semi Structured Interviews