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LaCaille, Rick A.; LaCaille, Lara J.; Damsgard, Erika; Maslowski, Amy K. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Misconceptions about psychological phenomena are prevalent among students completing college-level psychology courses. Although these myths are often difficult to eliminate, efforts incorporating a refutational focus have demonstrated some initial promise in dispelling these beliefs. In the current quasi-experimental study, four sections of an…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Misconceptions, Psychopathology, Student Attitudes
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Cummings, Daniel J.; Sheeran, Nicola – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Previous research investigating the relationship between peer-assisted study sessions (also called supplemental instruction or peer-assisted learning) and academic performance has a number of concerns. These include the lack of inclusion of important variables such as academic motivation and personality. This study (N = 233) investigated how…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Peer Teaching, Study, Supplementary Education
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Engler, Jennifer N.; Shedlosky-Shoemaker, Randi – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open Educational Resources (OER) remove barriers to access instructional material. In light of their increased availability and use, a body of research has emerged to examine the impact of OER on college student success. While many of these studies have broadly examined efficacy across a variety of disciplines, the current study specifically…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Julal, Fay S. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Some students taking infant development classes have limited, direct experience of interacting with infants. This paper reports on a pilot of an innovative, research-informed workshop that provides hands-on experience through the use of infant simulators. The workshop adapted the Leiden Infant Sensitivity Simulator Assessment, which uses the…
Descriptors: Infants, Simulation, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Theories
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Klopp, Eric; Stark, Robin – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate whether worked examples are effective in fostering psychology students' explanation competence. Explanation competence is a context-specific cognitive disposition that enables a person to construct a causal model of an observable psychological phenomenon by drawing on psychological theories. We set up a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Psychology, College Students
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Howe, Piers D. L.; McKague, Meredith; Lodge, Jason M.; Blunden, Anthea G.; Saw, Geoffrey – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Testing can do more than just determine what a student knows; it can aid the learning process, a phenomenon known as the testing effect. There is a growing trend for students to create and share self-assessment questions in their subject, as advocated by the contributing-student pedagogy (CSP). For subjects with large enrolments, this process can…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Multiple Choice Tests, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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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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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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Ebersole, Tela M.; Kelty-Stephen, Damian G. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
This article outlines the theoretical rationale and process for an integrated-science approach to teaching sensation and perception (S&P) to undergraduate psychology students that may also serve as an integrated-science curriculum. The course aimed to introduce the interdisciplinary evolution of this psychological field irrespective of any…
Descriptors: Psychology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Perception, Undergraduate Students
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Ohly, Sandra; Plückthun, Laura; Kissel, Dorothea – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
The development of novel and useful ideas is a process that can be described in multiple steps, including information gathering, generating ideas and evaluating ideas. We evaluated a university course that was developed based on design thinking principles which employ similar steps. Our results show that the course was not effective in enhancing…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Creativity, Elective Courses
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Sheafer, Vicki – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Digital storytelling is a technology application that has emerged as a powerful teaching and learning tool that engages both teachers and students. Digital storytelling allows students to become creative storytellers through selecting a topic, conducting research, writing a script, and developing the story. However, the use of digital storytelling…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Griffin, Claire P.; Howard, Siobhán – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Recent years have witnessed a surge in classroom-based pedagogies aimed at targeting student engagement. This paper seeks to report on the design, delivery and small-scale evaluation of a final year undergraduate module in developmental psychology. Adopting a range of innovative teaching/learning methodologies, the author sought to support student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students
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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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Imhof, Margarete; Starker, Ulrike; Spaude, Elena – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Building on Dörner's (1996) theory of complex problem-solving, a learning scenario for teacher students was created and tested. Classroom management is interpreted as a complex problem, which requires the integration of competing interests and tackling multiple, simultaneous tasks under time pressure and with limited information. In addition,…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teacher Competencies, Problem Solving, Classroom Techniques
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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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