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Grissett, Judy Orton; Huffman, Charles – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
In the current study we examined students' course performance, perceptions, and self-reported use of an open textbook compared to a traditional publisher's textbook in an introductory psychology course. Sixty students from two course sections used either an open textbook or a traditional textbook. To minimize the effect of confounding variables,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services, Psychology
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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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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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Laski, Elida V. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper provides five clear, relatable examples that can help students understand the distinction between the term "factors" and "mechanisms" in Developmental Psychology. The examples emphasize the idea that factors are related to changes in ways that moderate development, but are not causal. On the other hand, the term…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Vocabulary, Influences, Change
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Soicher, Raechel N.; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Previous research has indicated that an intervention called "exam wrappers" can improve students' metacognition when they are using wrappers in more than one course per academic term. In this study, we tested if exam wrappers would improve students' metacognition and academic performance when used in only one course per academic term. A…
Descriptors: Intervention, Metacognition, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement
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Shane-Simpson, Christina; Che, Elizabeth; Brooks, Patricia J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
To test the feasibility of Wikipedia editing in large undergraduate psychology classrooms, we engaged groups of students in a large introductory-level Human Development course (N = 110) in editing Wikipedia articles to improve psychology-related content. Students attended in-class workshops and received online support to develop skills. They…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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McConnell, Bridget L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper summarizes a pilot study of an experiential learning technique that was designed to give undergraduate students a greater understanding of the principles and theories of learning and behavior, which is traditionally taught only in a lecture-based format. Students were assigned the role of a dog trainer, and they were responsible for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Animals, Teaching Methods, Trainers
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Howell-Carter, Marya; Nieman-Gonder, Jennifer; Pellegrino, Jennifer; Catapano, Brittani; Hutzel, Kimberly – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The MAP (Model Advisement Procedure) is a comprehensive, systematic approach to developmental student advisement. The MAP was implemented to improve advisement consistency, improve student preparation for internships/senior projects, increase career exploration, reduce career uncertainty, and, ultimately, improve student satisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Models, Career Development, Psychology
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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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Powers, Kasey L.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Galazyn, Magdalena; Donnelly, Seamus – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Online course-packs are marketed as improving grades in introductory-level coursework, yet it is unknown whether these course-packs can effectively replace, as opposed to supplement, in-class instruction. This study compared learning outcomes for Introductory Psychology students in hybrid and traditional sections, with hybrid sections replacing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Goldberg, Robert W.; Young, Kevin R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Objective(s): The focus on competency attainment by professional psychology trainees obligates training programs to assess these competencies prior to completion of an internship. However, little is known about how trainees may perceive such testing. This study examines relationships between performance on an Oral Final Competency Examination of a…
Descriptors: Trainees, Student Attitudes, Verbal Tests, Psychology
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Amsel, Eric; Ashley, Aaron; Baird, Todd; Johnston, Adam – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Two studies explored conceptual change in undergraduate psychology students' acceptance of the scientific foundations of the discipline. In Study 1, Introductory Psychology students completed the Psychology as Science questionnaire (PAS) at the beginning and end of the semester and did so from their own (Self Condition) and their instructors'…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Jones, Janelle M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Higher student enrolment at North American tertiary institutions over the last decade has led to a greater reliance on lecturing in large classes (i.e., 50 students or more). The efficiency of lecturing as a method of instruction can sometimes come at the cost of student interaction, engagement, critical thinking and satisfaction. Implementing…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Group Discussion, Self Concept, Social Theories
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Malouff, John M.; Emmerton, Ashley J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
This article describes a novel assignment involving students giving a presentation on YouTube about how to apply behavior-modification principles to change a specific type of behavior, chosen by each student. The presentations covered topics such as how to end nail biting and how to reduce anxiety about public speaking. Giving an oral presentation…
Descriptors: Psychology, Online Courses, Electronic Publishing, Behavior Modification
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Cook, Kathleen E.; Murowchick, Elise – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Creating literature reviews encompasses skills that are central to psychology students' academic and professional lives, yet writing them consistently challenges students. Research shows that instruction leads to improvement in students' literature reviews within courses (Boscolo, Arfé, & Quarisa, 2007; Granello, 2001), but little work…
Descriptors: Psychology, Transfer of Training, Statistics, Research Methodology
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