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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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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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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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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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Green, Heather J.; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, David L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Student satisfaction at university is receiving increasing attention. While academic discipline has been associated with student satisfaction in many studies, we found no previous reviews of student satisfaction within psychology, a discipline with among the largest undergraduate enrolments. In this paper, we review the student satisfaction…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes, Correlation, Psychology
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Hussey, Heather D.; Richmond, Aaron S.; Fleck, Bethany – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Instructional design for psychology courses is ever changing. Recently, there has been an explosion of scholarly literature related to flipped classroom pedagogy in higher education. This essentially entails inverting a course so that lectures are viewed outside of class, and class time is devoted to active learning through activities such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Psychology, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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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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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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Jakobsen, Krisztina V.; McIlreavy, Megan; Marrs, Sarah – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Using a quasi-experimental design, the authors examined student performance (i.e., exam scores) in a traditional, lecture-based course (n = 43) and a team-based learning (TBL) course (n = 47). Students from James Madison University, USA--who were unaware that the two sections of the course were taught using different methods--self-selected into…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Attendance, Academic Achievement, Tests
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Ludemann, Pamela M.; McMakin, Deborah – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The perceived value of peer editing to students is unclear. To investigate, first-year students (N = 35) completed a writing attitudes scale and first writing assignment in September 2012. The expected writing requirements were explained and handouts provided, as well as subsequent instructor feedback and grades. A second writing assignment was…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Editing
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Kottke, Janet L.; Valencia, Leslie A.; Shultz, Kenneth S. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Actively engaged participants in the learning process typically demonstrate superior learning outcomes, better retention, and more satisfaction with the learning experience. The authors present the use of a simulated selection interview (SSI) as a culminating experience in a graduate-level personnel selection course as a way to engage students…
Descriptors: Simulation, Personnel Selection, Graduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Green, Heather J.; Hood, Michelle – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Beliefs about the nature of knowledge, termed "epistemological beliefs", are relevant to understanding educational strategies of both learners and teachers. Epistemological beliefs arguably have particular relevance in the discipline and profession of psychology, due to an emphasis on integration of knowledge from multiple theoretical…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Student Attitudes, Psychology, Educational Strategies
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