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Davis, Teresa L.; Fromuth, Mary Ellen – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper describes a model for the articulation and assessment of goals in the development and use of a general psychology custom textbook. A description of custom textbooks is presented, and the specific textbook that our Psychology Department has developed is discussed. Two studies present data on student and faculty perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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
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Whitehead, George I., III; Smith, Stephanie H.; Losonczy-Marshall, Marta – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to identify the core references in introductory textbooks in two sub-disciplines of psychology: social psychology and developmental psychology. One research question was the extent to which the common references in these textbooks present the trends in contemporary research in each sub-discipline. An analysis…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Citations (References)
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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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Goette, William F.; Delello, Julie A.; Schmitt, Andrew L.; Sullivan, Jeremy R.; Rangel, Angelica – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study compares the academic performance and perceptions of 114 undergraduate students enrolled in an abnormal psychology course. Specifically, this study focuses on whether face-to-face (F2F) or blended modalities are associated with student learning outcomes. In this study, data analysis was based upon the examination of end-of-course…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Senzaki, Sawa; Hackathorn, Jana; Appleby, Drew C.; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Two studies examined the effectiveness of a flashcard-based study strategy, "Flashcards-Plus," in an ecologically valid context. The strategy requires students to create flashcards designed to increase their ability to retain, comprehend, and apply textbook material to exams. In Studies 1a (n = 73) and 1b (n = 62), we introduced all…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Visual Aids, Memory, Comprehension
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Chen, Ruth – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Problem-based learning (PBL) courses have historically been situated in physical classrooms involving in-person interactions. As online learning is embraced in higher education, programs that use PBL can integrate online platforms to support curriculum delivery and facilitate student engagement. This report describes student perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Electronic Learning
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Burns, Lawrence R.; Stephenson, Paul L.; Bellamy, Katy – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Although students make some epistemological progress during college, most graduate without developing meaning-making strategies that reflect an understanding that knowledge is socially constructed. Using a pre-test-post-test design and a within-subjects 2 × 2 mixed-design ANOVA, this study reports on empirical findings which support the Socratic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Lecture Method, 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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Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Hurst, Jennifer R.; Johnson, Quinn R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Very little research examines the beliefs and stereotypes students have about the discipline and major of psychology. Previous research has found that psychology majors report hearing a variety of such beliefs and stereotypes more often from their fellow students than from their family members. In the current study, psychology majors/minors and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, Student Attitudes
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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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Seifried, Eva; Lenhard, Wolfgang; Spinath, Birgit – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Essays that are assigned as homework in large classes are prone to cheating via unauthorized collaboration. In this study, we compared the ability of a software tool based on Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) and student teaching assistants to detect plagiarism in a large group of students. To do so, we took two approaches: the first approach was…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Essays, Homework
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Bebermeier, Sarah; Nussbeck, Fridtjof W.; Ontrup, Greta – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Lecturers teaching statistics are faced with several challenges supporting students' learning in appropriate ways. A variety of methods and tools exist to facilitate students' learning on statistics courses. The online questionnaires presented in this report are a new, slightly different computer-based tool: the central aim was to support students…
Descriptors: Statistics, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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