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Burns, Lawrence R.; Stephenson, Paul L.; Bellamy, Katy – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Although students make some epistemological progress during college, most graduate without developing meaning-making strategies that reflect an understanding that knowledge is socially constructed. Using a pre-test-post-test design and a within-subjects 2 × 2 mixed-design ANOVA, this study reports on empirical findings which support the Socratic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Lecture Method, Psychology
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Pinnow, Eleni – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The Decoding the Disciplines methodology aims to teach students to think like experts in discipline-specific tasks. The central aspect of the methodology is to identify a bottleneck in the course content: a particular topic that a substantial number of students struggle to master. The current study compared the efficacy of standard lecture and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Comparative Analysis
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Kaendler, Celia; Wiedmann, Michael; Leuders, Timo; Rummel, Nikol; Spada, Hans – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The monitoring by teachers of collaborative, cognitive, and meta-cognitive student activities in collaborative learning is crucial for fostering beneficial student interaction. In a quasi-experimental study, we trained pre-service teachers (N = 74) to notice behavioral indicators for these three dimensions of student activities. Video clips of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teachers, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Behavior
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Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Hurst, Jennifer R.; Johnson, Quinn R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Very little research examines the beliefs and stereotypes students have about the discipline and major of psychology. Previous research has found that psychology majors report hearing a variety of such beliefs and stereotypes more often from their fellow students than from their family members. In the current study, psychology majors/minors and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, Student Attitudes
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Powers, Kasey L.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Galazyn, Magdalena; Donnelly, Seamus – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Online course-packs are marketed as improving grades in introductory-level coursework, yet it is unknown whether these course-packs can effectively replace, as opposed to supplement, in-class instruction. This study compared learning outcomes for Introductory Psychology students in hybrid and traditional sections, with hybrid sections replacing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Goldberg, Robert W.; Young, Kevin R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Objective(s): The focus on competency attainment by professional psychology trainees obligates training programs to assess these competencies prior to completion of an internship. However, little is known about how trainees may perceive such testing. This study examines relationships between performance on an Oral Final Competency Examination of a…
Descriptors: Trainees, Student Attitudes, Verbal Tests, Psychology
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Dunn, Karee E. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Data-driven decision-making (DDDM) is a difficult topic to cover, but typically required, in the applied educational psychology course or other courses required for teacher licensure in the United States. While a growing body of literature indicates in-service teachers are resistant to DDDM and underprepared to engage in it, little has been done…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Data, Decision Making
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Koger, Susan M.; Scott, Britain A. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The behavioral sciences can make vital contributions to environmental sustainability efforts, as relevant basic and applied psychological research has grown considerably over the past dozen years. Recently, conservation biologists, environmental policy makers, and other experts have recognized the importance of engaging with experts on human…
Descriptors: Psychology, Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education)
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Anderson, Nicole D. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Computational thinking is an approach to problem solving that is typically employed by computer programmers. The advantage of this approach is that solutions can be generated through algorithms that can be implemented as computer code. Although computational thinking has historically been a skill that is exclusively taught within computer science,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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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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Bringle, Robert G.; Ruiz, Ana I.; Brown, Margaret A.; Reeb, Roger N. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Educators in psychology should aspire to encourage students' holistic growth in academic, personal, and civic domains. We propose that service learning is the most potent pedagogy for developing well-rounded, psychologically literate citizens capable of meeting the goals for the undergraduate psychology major. This article defines service…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Psychology, Citizenship Education, Definitions
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Mcilroy, David; Todd, Valerie; Palmer-Conn, Sue; Poole, Karen – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Research on personality in the educational context has primarily focused on quantitative approaches, so this study used a mixed methods approach to capture the boarder aspects of students' learning processes. Goals were to ensure that student responses were reliable and normal (quantitative data), and to examine qualitative reflections on…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Reflection, Scores, Undergraduate Students
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Hund, Alycia M.; Bueno, Daisy – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Our goal was to document professional skills and attitudes gained via out-of-class teaching and research experiences during the undergraduate years. Qualitative analysis of reflection papers revealed that students noted gains in professional skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and intrapersonal skills. Importantly, students also…
Descriptors: Skill Development, After School Education, Achievement Gains, Professional Education
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Bartels, Jared M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
The present content analysis examines the coverage of theoretical and methodological problems with the Stanford prison experiment (SPE) in a sample of introductory psychology textbooks. Categories included the interpretation and replication of the study, variance in guard behavior, participant selection bias, the presence of demand characteristics…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Introductory Courses, Content Analysis, Institutionalized Persons
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