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Geiss, Paul Georg – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Psychological literacy has become a key concept for the teaching and learning of psychology in higher education and is a laudable goal of pre-tertiary psychology education. The widely used definition of McGovern and his colleagues enables a subject-specific contribution to liberal education. Nevertheless, this definition also includes general…
Descriptors: Psychology, Knowledge Level, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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James, Alana I. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Mentoring between psychology undergraduate students and A-level psychology pupils, from widening participation (WP) backgrounds, was run as action research over four academic years. The key aims were to support potential new university students' transition into higher education (HE) and current students' transition out of HE into work or further…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mentors, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Robbins, A.; Kaye, E.; Catling, J. C. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Resilience, when coping with stress, can protect against serious negative life outcomes and lead to greater lifetime satisfaction. The current literature suggests that there are internal factors that may moderate the development of resilience. These factors could be used to inform targeted interventions for young people experiencing stress within…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology), Higher Education, Coping
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Bender, Sara; Stokes, Amanda; Gaspaire, Shawn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Many criticisms accompanied the development of the fifth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual" ("DSM-5"), yet it was still released in 2013 and is used within clinical work throughout the United States. Despite on-going questions pertaining to its development and validity, many undergraduate psychology students…
Descriptors: Psychology, Higher Education, Mental Health, Clinical Diagnosis
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Bourne, Victoria J.; Nesbit, Rachel J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety has often been linked to performance in statistics modules for psychology students, despite this no research to date has examined whether attitudes towards statistics can predict whether or not a student chooses to carry on psychology from pre-tertiary to higher education. In this pilot study 41 second year A-level psychology…
Descriptors: Statistics, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Anxiety
Hartley, James – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
In this article, Hartley notes the difficulties of using questionnaires to assess the efficiency of new instructional methods and highlights nine issues that researchers must consider. Hartley continues the discussion about the use of questionnaires and suggests that psychology teachers can help improve the teaching of psychology by drawing…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
In this article, I describe the ACCEL (active concerned citizenship and ethical leadership) model for university education. I then apply it to the teaching of psychology. The goal of the model is to develop university students who are active concerned citizens and ethical leaders, where leaders are viewed as people who make a positive, meaningful,…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Ethics, Knowledge Level, Leadership
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Hulme, Julie A.; Skinner, Rebecca; Worsnop, Francesca; Collins, Elizabeth; Banyard, Philip; Kitching, Helen J.; Watt, Roger; Goodson, Simon – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
The concept of psychological literacy has grown in importance within psychology education at all levels, in the UK and globally, in recent years. Increasingly, psychology educators and policy makers are seeking to emphasise the relevance and usefulness of psychology within everyday life, within the workplace, and as an element of global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education
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Evans, Thomas Rhys; Steptoe-Warren, Gail – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Emotions are fundamental to understanding many phenomena in psychology; however, there are currently no emotion-specific evidence-based teaching practices. The current study evaluates an innovative new active learning-based teaching activity, designed to provide a structure for discussions around emotion. Small groups of third-year psychology…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Affective Measures, Psychology, Evidence Based Practice
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Taylor, Jacqui; Hulme, Julie – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
This article introduces a set of case studies that were submitted to us following requests in psychology conferences and publications, and through professional networks. The full versions of the case studies make up the first version of a Psychological Literacy Compendium of Practice that is available online at The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Psychology, Learning Activities, Evaluation Methods
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Pinquart, Martin; Bernardo, Allan B. I. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
We compare structures and contents of psychology programmes from countries with developing and advanced economies. Respondents from 49 countries completed a survey of the International Union of Psychological Science on psychology education and training. In general, there are more similarities than differences between countries with developing and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Instruction, Teaching Methods, Developed Nations
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Norton, Lin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
It is just over 12 years since "Psychology Teaching Review"'s first Special Issue on action research psychology. In the guest editorial for that issue Lin Norton suggested that pedagogical action research can be controversial, and that for some academic psychologists it appears to be more than curriculum development rather than…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Needs, Psychology, Relevance (Education)
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Watling, Rosamond; Clarke, Richard; Rowell, Christopher – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Student response systems (SRSs) have been used in a number of disciplines in higher education and, generally, the literature reports this technology leading to very positive outcomes for student engagement and learning. Learning outcomes are particularly enhanced if the technology is used to promote higher order cognitive skills. Here, we discuss…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Psychology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Cormack, Sophie – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Students often perceive cognitive psychology as an abstract and difficult subject with little intrinsic interest. When student feedback identified problems with the traditional essay assessment in a cognitive psychology module, action research led to the development of a forensic scenario-based assessment which successfully increased student…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Student Interests, Vignettes, Action Research
Winstone, Naomi; Millward, Lynne – Psychology Teaching Review, 2012
Teaching and assessing large classes can be reframed from focusing on overcoming difficulties with large classes, to seeking the unique educational opportunities provided by such learning environments. We discuss data and examples illustrating how active learning and formative assessment can be successfully embedded into the teaching of large…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Opportunities, Active Learning, Feedback (Response)
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