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Sullivan, Jaclynn V. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
The objective of this review is to investigate research in instructional methods and embodied cognition in order to suggest the idea that a professor's movement provides information by increasing levels of exogenous embodiment. This review describes how teaching methods varying in human activity lead to different outcomes and how those outcomes…
Descriptors: Motion, Teaching Methods, Human Body, Cognitive Processes
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Skorinko, Jeanine Lee McHugh – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
This paper describes a classroom demonstration that showcases how pre-existing beliefs (e.g., stereotypes) influence problem-solving. Across four studies, participants solved riddles with gender stereotype-consistent (e.g. doctor is male) or gender stereotype-inconsistent (e.g., doctor is female; barber is female) solutions. Solve time, perceived…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Problem Solving, Time
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Deering, Catherine Gray – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article presents a unique approach for teaching crisis intervention in that it involves students reading novels and autobiographies to use as case studies in order to apply the theories and concepts. A rationale for the use of literature as a projective device to help students experience personal growth and to target the affective domain of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Crisis Intervention, Novels, Autobiographies
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Denton, Ashley Waggoner – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Reflective learning entails a thoughtful learning process through which one not only learns a particular piece of knowledge or skill, but better understands "how" one learned it--knowledge that can then be transferred well beyond the scope of the specific learning experience. This type of thinking empowers learners by making them more…
Descriptors: Reflection, Journal Writing, Student Journals, 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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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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Deibl, Ines; Zumbach, Jörg; Geiger, Viola M.; Neuner, Christine M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Teaching of Psychology includes a great variety of topics, course formats, and assessment approaches. A central concept that incorporated the interface between teaching goals, instructional methods, and examination modalities is referred to as Constructive Alignment (CA). This model addresses possible designs of teaching to improve students'…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Test Construction, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods
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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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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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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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Bruno, Andreina; Dell'Aversana, Giuseppina – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Reflective journals have emerged as an effective means of monitoring and developing reflective practice in higher education, as part of a wider metacognitive strategy to transform traditional learning approaches. In addition, assessment procedures of reflective journals appear to be an important factor in enhancing commitment to learning and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Journal Writing, College Students, Feedback (Response)
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Boser, Julia; Scherer, Sonja; Kuchta, Kathrin; Wenzel, S. Franziska C.; Horz, Holger – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
To improve teaching in higher education, teachers in psychology are encouraged to use evidence-based teaching, that is, to apply empirical findings regarding learning and teaching, when designing learning opportunities. This report illustrates the combination of evidence-based teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Evidence Based Practice
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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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Joyce, Amanda – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Social media is integral to students' lives. Pinterest, an online social network for "Pinning" (sharing) links and images, is the fastest-growing social media tool in history. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of a semester-long active-learning assignment using the Pinterest platform. Forty-nine…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Web Sites, Active Learning
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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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