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Calma-Birling, Destany; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Mindfulness practices improve cognition, emotional balance, and well-being in clinical and non-clinical populations. The bulk of mindfulness research in higher education has focused on improving psychological and cognitive variables, leaving academic performance largely unexplored. We investigated the effects of a brief mindfulness intervention on…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Pinnow, Eleni – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The Decoding the Disciplines methodology aims to teach students to think like experts in discipline-specific tasks. The central aspect of the methodology is to identify a bottleneck in the course content: a particular topic that a substantial number of students struggle to master. The current study compared the efficacy of standard lecture and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Comparative Analysis
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Carroll, David W. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
History of psychology students wrote essays about historical figures and counterfactual events. A linguistic analysis of the essays revealed that counterfactual assignments included more auxiliary verbs and more references to tentativeness and the future. More important, scores on the counterfactual assignments but not the historical figure…
Descriptors: College Students, College Seniors, Psychology, History
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Landrum, R. Eric; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
When students are given a period or window of time to take an exam, is taking an exam earlier in the window (high latency to deadline) related to test scores? In Study 1, students (n = 236) were given windows of time to take online each of 13 quizzes and 4 exams. In Study 2, students (n = 251) similarly took 4 exams online within a test window. In…
Descriptors: Scores, Time, Tests, Predictor Variables