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Case, Kim A.; Miller, Angela; Hensley, Rachel; Jackson, Shaprie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Invisible knowledge or the hidden curriculum, the informal education some students get from faculty mentors, is a privilege not afforded to all students. Many universities have instituted psychology careers courses to assist undergraduate psychology students with academic and career advisement. Designed to share this invisible curriculum with all…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Informal Education
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Forden, Carie L.; Carrillo, Amy M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
There is a demand for the integration of global learning/diversity across the curriculum. A series of cross-cultural assignments was created to facilitate global learning in two social psychology classes, one in Egypt, and one in the USA. In these assignments, students collected data and applied course concepts to real-life problems, then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Global Education, Cross Cultural Training
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Chappell, Charisse – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently revised their "Guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major" in 2013. In this updated version diversity is included in the broad goal of ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world. Indicators associated with this goal include student awareness of prejudice within…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students), Multicultural Education
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Drechsel, Barbara; Breunig, Katharina; Thurn, Daniela; Basten, Johanna – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The report portrays a theory-practice psychology course on reading education in a German teacher education programme. Having completed a theoretical course phase that is largely based on knowledge from cognitive and educational psychology, pre-service student-teachers applied their acquired knowledge by working with a fifth-grader in five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education
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Stites, Shana D.; Warholic, Christina L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Preparing students to enter the field of psychology as competent professionals requires that multicultural practices be infused into all areas of training. This article describes how the Grand Rounds model was adapted to a graduate clinical psychology training program to foster applied learning in multicultural competence. This extension of Grand…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Clinical Psychology, Multicultural Education, Models
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Stehle, Sebastian; Spinath, Birgit – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this study the relationship between intended course objectives and teaching effectiveness was investigated. Teaching effectiveness was indexed through student evaluations of teaching (SETs) and lecturer self-evaluations (LSEs), with a focus on course evaluation. Rated learning of intended course objectives was derived by two parallel…
Descriptors: Psychology, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Course Objectives
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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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Cook, Kathleen E.; Murowchick, Elise – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Creating literature reviews encompasses skills that are central to psychology students' academic and professional lives, yet writing them consistently challenges students. Research shows that instruction leads to improvement in students' literature reviews within courses (Boscolo, Arfé, & Quarisa, 2007; Granello, 2001), but little work…
Descriptors: Psychology, Transfer of Training, Statistics, Research Methodology
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Hellmann, Jens H.; Paus, Elisabeth; Jucks, Regina – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Seeing the need to change parts of one's teaching project may be the starting point for scholars to seek inspiration and guidance from educational psychologists for innovation in their teaching. In this report, the authors address the question of how educational psychologists can assist lecturers in higher education with the implementation of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Improvement
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Hansen, Miriam; Jucks, Regina – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
A significant amount of communication between lecturers and students takes place via e-mail. This study provides evidence that two types of cultural cues contained in the e-mail impacts lecturers' linguistic adaptation to, and appraisal of, the student. A total of 186 psychology lecturers from universities in Germany answered a fictitious…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Psychology, Electronic Mail
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Wood, Benjamin T.; Bolner, Olivia; Gauthier, Phillip – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
With a move from lecture-based to interactive teaching approaches, students are encouraged in a variety of ways to share personal experiences in classroom settings. Among those self-disclosures, students may speak about their mental health concerns or diagnoses. The purpose of the study was to gain a deeper understanding of what it is like for…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Tilley, Brian P. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The growing proportion of non-traditional students, very commonly defined as students over the age of 25 (though other features vary from study to study) necessitates more studies with this increasingly relevant group participating. Recently, the growth of non-traditional universities such as those offering predominantly online, accelerated…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Characteristics, Online Courses, Acceleration (Education)
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Hudson, Danae L.; Whisenhunt, Brooke L.; Shoptaugh, Carol F.; Rost, Ann D.; Fondren-Happel, Rachel N. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Increasing college enrollments, and decreased funding have led institutions and instructors to focus on developing courses that can be taught effectively in a large class format. This article presents the effectiveness of a redesigned, blended format of Introductory Psychology taught in large sections. The goals of the project included improving…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Educational Change, Psychology, Teaching Methods
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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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Todd, Valerie J.; McIlroy, David – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
There has been considerable criticism of assessment methods because of inconsistencies across modules and a focus on the measurement of learning rather than assessment for learning. The aim of the current study was to formalise the process of assessment feedback to feed-forward, and assess the impact on student learning. A cohort of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Processes, Evaluation Methods, Undergraduate Students
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