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Symons, Douglas K.; Smith, Kathleen H. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Students are very familiar with digital media and computers. The aim of this study was to take advantage of this skill-set and examine evidence of psychological engagement in a personalized web-based learning experience, given the more general interest in student engagement of students in Higher Education. In this study, 117 students each raised…
Descriptors: Evidence, Web Based Instruction, Learning Experience, Learner Engagement
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Hughes, Sean; Lyddy, Fiona; Lambe, Sinead – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
This article provides an overview of the available evidence on psychological misconceptions, including key findings, current directions and emerging issues for investigation. We begin by defining misconceptions and then examine their prevalence and persistence, discuss their implications for student learning and highlight potential strategies to…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Psychological Studies, Evidence, Definitions
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Landrum, R. Eric – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
A US sample (N = 360) of psychology educators assessed 73 writing skills and competencies with regard to (a) the importance of each and (b) the typical performance of the top half of local psychology majors. An analysis of gap scores yielded results showing that specific skills, such as supporting claims with citations and proofreading ability,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Psychology, Writing Skills
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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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Gurung, Regan A. R.; Landrum, R. Eric – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
The authors take an initial step in identifying potential bottleneck concepts in psychology, that is, concepts that are deceptively difficult, perhaps due to student overconfidence. In order to first identify bottleneck concepts, faculty (n = 65) rated the difficulty of 91 psychological concepts from across the discipline. Students (n = 35) rated…
Descriptors: Psychology, Concept Teaching, Difficulty Level, Introductory Courses
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Sharp, Gwen; Yao, Richard; Cresiski, Robin; Hahn, Kate – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
There has been little research on the types of boundary issues encountered in undergraduate psychology field experience courses, despite the increased popularity of such courses. This case study identifies the frequency and types of boundary issues faced by undergraduate psychology students enrolled in such a course, including the most common…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Field Experience Programs
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Kobayashi, Futoshi – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Japanese college students (N = 18) aspiring to become English teachers in junior or senior high schools studied several examples of educational games and created their own English games as an assignment during the last two weeks of an educational psychology course. Results indicated (1) a significant increase between pre- and post-…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Marques, J. Frederico – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
The present article examines how different institutions that offer psychology study cycles across Europe have adopted quality principles and have taken up particular quality assurance initiatives to raise standards and enhance quality. Thirty-eight different institutions from 32 countries who were members of a European psychology network responded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Higher Education, Quality Assurance
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Kaye, Linda K.; Brewer, Gayle – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
The current study examined approaches to teaching in a postgraduate psychology sample. This included considering teaching-focused (information transfer) and student-focused (conceptual changes in understanding) approaches to teaching. Postgraduate teachers of psychology (N = 113) completed a questionnaire measuring their use of a teacher- or…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Psychology, Graduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Swiderski, David J.; Amadio, Dean M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Instructors of psychology typically use a variety of methods to teach concepts. The present double-blind experiment is intended to determine the effectiveness of popular television clips as exemplars of Piagetian concepts compared to verbal descriptions of the same exemplars among a sample of 86 undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Piagetian Theory, Concept Teaching
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Scarlet, Janina; Ampolos, Lauren – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
This article reviews several approaches used to teach psychopharmacology for graduate clinical psychology students. In order to promote engagement and increase student interest, students were broken up into groups and were asked to demonstrate their understanding of the material through a variety of interactive games (i.e., game-based learning, or…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Pharmacology, Student Surveys
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Siporin, Sheldon – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Electronic portfolios (EP) are an academic version of online social media (e.g., Facebook) that archive student work and support integrated learning. Despite limited theory, advocates believe EP enhances the reflective process. Thirty-six students in introductory psychology at Pace University were invited to create EP and complete optional EP…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Carroll, David W. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
History of psychology students wrote essays about historical figures and counterfactual events. A linguistic analysis of the essays revealed that counterfactual assignments included more auxiliary verbs and more references to tentativeness and the future. More important, scores on the counterfactual assignments but not the historical figure…
Descriptors: College Students, College Seniors, Psychology, History
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Pedersen, Cory L.; Lymburner, Jocelyn; Ali, Jordan I.; Coburn, Patricia I. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Connecting Minds (CM) is a North American undergraduate research conference in psychology, hosted annually by Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, Canada. However, CM is a conference with a twist: it is both student-focused and student-led. The organizing committee is comprised of both faculty and students working collaboratively.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Conferences (Gatherings)
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