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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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Dutke, Stephan; Bakker, Helen; Sokolová, Lenka; Stuchlikova, Iva; Salvatore, Sergio; Papageorgi, Ioulia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper argues that teaching psychology for non-psychologists influences psychology's public image and the basis of collaboration between psychologists and non-psychologists. Therefore, designing psychology curricula for non-psychology students and professionals is an important task of psychology departments that deserves attention. For guiding…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Needs, Relevance (Education)
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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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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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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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Segrist, Daniel J.; Meinz, Elizabeth J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Over the past seven years, we have offered a psychology book club to undergraduate and graduate students in our department. We suggest the book club provides an informal opportunity for student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction, and offers a way to engage students in critical thinking about popular psychological issues. In this…
Descriptors: Clubs, Recreational Reading, Discussion Groups, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Heyder, Anke; Bergold, Sebastian; Steinmayr, Ricarda – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Evidence-based knowledge about intellectual giftedness is important for identifying, counseling, and fostering intellectually gifted students. How much teachers actually know about intellectual giftedness is unclear because previous studies have relied solely on self-reports. This study aimed to: (a) develop a test for the assessment of teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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