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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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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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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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Yalch, Matthew M.; Vitale, Erika M.; Kevin Ford, J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Writing has long been recognized as both an outcome and method of successful pedagogy in psychology. Accordingly, there are a number of methods that successful instructors have employed to teach psychology students how to write. One such method is to facilitate students' reviewing each other's written work (i.e., to engage in peer review),…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Criticism
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Grissett, Judy Orton; Huffman, Charles – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
In the current study we examined students' course performance, perceptions, and self-reported use of an open textbook compared to a traditional publisher's textbook in an introductory psychology course. Sixty students from two course sections used either an open textbook or a traditional textbook. To minimize the effect of confounding variables,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services, Psychology
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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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Cuttler, Carrie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The bulk of previous research on students' perceptions of open educational resources have lacked a control group of students rating traditional textbooks. Moreover, few studies have examined differences in the perceptions of online students and those taking classes in the classroom. A 2 × 2 cross-sectional design was used in which 925 students,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Shared Resources and Services
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Grant, Janie Busby; Grace, Tim – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology graduates are employed in a wide variety of workplace roles. The broad nature of these future workplace requirements can make it difficult for students to learn and apply classroom knowledge and challenging for educators to develop authentic and engaging materials. In research methods and statistics courses in particular it can be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Research Methodology, Statistics
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Zucchero, Renee' A.; Gibson, Jennifer E. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study examined student outcomes of participating in a semester-long, intergenerational service-learning course compared to a traditional pedagogy course. At the beginning and end of the semester, students (N = 161) voluntarily completed a series of measures assessing six outcomes across four domains: personal, social, citizenship, and…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Service Learning, Psychology, Undergraduate Students
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Paltoglou, Aspasia E.; Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Davies, Emma L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology students often feel anxious about learning statistics, which can impact their performance. However, little research has explored statistics confidence, which may be an important way to reduce the negative connotations of associating statistics with anxiety. We aimed to explore whether modifying an existing measure of statistics anxiety…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, 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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Kingery, Julie Newman; Gaskell, Margaret E.; Toner, Shana R.; Rice, Stacey E.; Gray, Melissa L.; Milligan, Jesse A.; Milmoe, Maureen H. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
The primary goal of this paper is to describe an innovative active learning experience (i.e., class trip to a children's museum) aimed at expanding child psychology students' knowledge of the developmental benefits of play. A secondary goal is to present preliminary data about the impact of this experience on students' learning by examining scores…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Child Psychology, Play, Museums
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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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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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