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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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Dutke, Stephan; Bakker, Helen; Sokolov√°, 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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Wiggins, Sally; Chiriac, Eva Hammar; Abbad, Gunvor Larsson; Pauli, Regina; Worrell, Marcia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an internationally recognised pedagogical approach that is implemented within a number of disciplines. The relevance and uptake of PBL in psychology has to date, however, received very limited attention. The aim of this paper is therefore to review published accounts of how PBL is being used to deliver psychology…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Psychology, Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods
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Anderson, Nicole D. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Computational thinking is an approach to problem solving that is typically employed by computer programmers. The advantage of this approach is that solutions can be generated through algorithms that can be implemented as computer code. Although computational thinking has historically been a skill that is exclusively taught within computer science,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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Green, Heather J.; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, David L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Student satisfaction at university is receiving increasing attention. While academic discipline has been associated with student satisfaction in many studies, we found no previous reviews of student satisfaction within psychology, a discipline with among the largest undergraduate enrolments. In this paper, we review the student satisfaction…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes, Correlation, Psychology
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Case, Kim A.; Miller, Angela; Hensley, Rachel; Jackson, Shaprie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Invisible knowledge or the hidden curriculum, the informal education some students get from faculty mentors, is a privilege not afforded to all students. Many universities have instituted psychology careers courses to assist undergraduate psychology students with academic and career advisement. Designed to share this invisible curriculum with all…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Informal Education
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Stites, Shana D.; Warholic, Christina L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Preparing students to enter the field of psychology as competent professionals requires that multicultural practices be infused into all areas of training. This article describes how the Grand Rounds model was adapted to a graduate clinical psychology training program to foster applied learning in multicultural competence. This extension of Grand…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Clinical Psychology, Multicultural Education, Models
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Hellmann, Jens H.; Paus, Elisabeth; Jucks, Regina – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Seeing the need to change parts of one's teaching project may be the starting point for scholars to seek inspiration and guidance from educational psychologists for innovation in their teaching. In this report, the authors address the question of how educational psychologists can assist lecturers in higher education with the implementation of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Improvement
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Hughes, Sean; Lyddy, Fiona; Lambe, Sinead – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
This article provides an overview of the available evidence on psychological misconceptions, including key findings, current directions and emerging issues for investigation. We begin by defining misconceptions and then examine their prevalence and persistence, discuss their implications for student learning and highlight potential strategies to…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Psychological Studies, Evidence, Definitions
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Green, Heather J.; Hood, Michelle – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Beliefs about the nature of knowledge, termed "epistemological beliefs", are relevant to understanding educational strategies of both learners and teachers. Epistemological beliefs arguably have particular relevance in the discipline and profession of psychology, due to an emphasis on integration of knowledge from multiple theoretical…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Student Attitudes, Psychology, Educational Strategies
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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