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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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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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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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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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Thomas, Nichole Gibbs; Thomas, Antonio Lamar – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Whether instructional-communication feedback sent to struggling students and succeeding students following course exams would significantly increase their exam scores and significantly decrease their exam-skipping behavior relative to students in the control group was investigated. An experimenter-blind study utilizing feedback and the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, Intervention, Tests
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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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Spedding, Jason; Hawkes, Amy J.; Burgess, Matthew – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
The initial year of university is often a sensitive period for new students. Commencing students may lack the necessary skills and resources to adapt to unfamiliar learning environments. One intervention demonstrating academic benefits is Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). PASS is a structured peer led study group where students collectively…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attendance, Self Efficacy, Student Adjustment
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Koch, Helvi; Spörer, Nadine – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this intervention study, we investigated how we could teach university students who were majoring in education to teach reading strategies. The goal of the study was to analyze whether and to what extent students would benefit from the intervention with respect to their own learning. Did their own reading skills improve after they attended the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Strategies, Student Improvement
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Falgares, Giorgio; Venza, Gaetano; Guarnaccia, Cinzia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this paper, we describe the advantages of an experiential training group, specifically conceived for psychology students, in which the goal was to activate reflection on the internalized social representations of professional identity. Our study showed the results of a pre-post comparison of a one-group intervention. It was aimed to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Professional Identity, Intervention, Experimental Groups
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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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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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Maranzan, K. Amanda – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
A number of initiatives are aimed at reducing mental illness stigma, yet stigma remains a problem in the general population. A focus on stigma reduction with students is particularly relevant, as students often hold negative attitudes toward mental illness, have regular contact with persons experiencing mental health difficulties, and because…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Psychology, Literature Reviews
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Cathey, Christie L.; Visio, Michelle E; Whisenhunt, Brooke L.; Hudson, Danae L.; Shoptaugh, Carol F. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study examined the effectiveness of a study skills training session offered at midterm to students enrolled in a large section of "Introductory Psychology." In the training session, students watched a series of five, short videos on effective learning and answered related clicker questions that encouraged them to reflect their own…
Descriptors: College Students, Study Skills, Intervention, Introductory Courses
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Ohst, Andrea; Glogger, Inga; Nückles, Matthias; Renkl, Alexander – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Psychological research on learning has brought forth many insights that are relevant for teachers (for example, knowledge about learning strategies). However, teachers sometimes have intuitive fragmentary knowledge that is partly incorrect. Such knowledge hinders the acquisition of psychological knowledge. Tried-and-tested interventions dealing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Prior Learning
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Goodwin-Smith, Ian; Pearson, Elissa; Ranzijn, Rob; Campbell, Alan; Lushington, Kurt – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
This work identifies the human service sector as an important and growing destination for psychology graduates. It further identifies a number of key themes which flow from that observation and which are important to configuring psychology education in a way which takes account of emerging trends. The major theme identified in the research is the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Human Services, Undergraduate Students, Psychology