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Bourne, Victoria J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety is experienced by a large number of psychology students, and previous research has examined a range of potential correlates, including academic performance, mathematical ability and psychological predictors. These varying predictors are often considered separately, although there may be shared variance between them. In the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Skills, Academic Ability, Student Attitudes
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Lucas, Rebecca; Cage, Eilidh; James, Alana I. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
The number and percentage of students with mental health conditions (MHC) attending university is increasing. Students with MHC can be well supported during their time at university, but receive less support with the transition from university to post-graduation. This time is characterised by great change and can be accompanied by mixed feelings.…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Expectation, Related Services (Special Education), Transitional Programs
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Taylor, J.; Salvagno, M.; Morris, R.; Hutchings, M.; Bobeva, M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Where universities focus on the benefits of technology-enhanced learning (TEL), they tend to underestimate the impact on learners' experiences and wellbeing. The goal of the research reported in this article was to investigate how new technologies and ubiquitous connectivity affect students' day-to-day life, learning habits and consequent…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Well Being, College Students, Mixed Methods Research
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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Campbell, Elizabeth L.; Davidson, Kenzie; Davidson, Spencer M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
LifeRAFT, a helping skills training model for undergraduate paraprofessionals, addresses training needs for applied psychology skills for undergraduate psychology majors. LifeRAFT draws from three empirically supported psychotherapy treatments to introduce counselling theory and encourage helping skill progression. Trainees learn practical helping…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Training Methods, Models, Paraprofessional Personnel
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Edwards, T.; Catling, J. C.; Parry, E. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Adverse life experiences have been linked with a wide range of negative outcomes. However, despite being exposed to adversity, individuals who exhibit high levels of resilience appear to be less impacted by adversity, and continue to function normally. Using self-report measures and a sample of 161 participants aged between 16 and 21, the present…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology), College Students, Experience
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Walklet, Elaine; Davis, Sarah; Farrelly, Daniel; Muse, Kate – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Student response systems (SRS) are hand-held devices or mobile phone polling systems which collate real-time, individual responses to on-screen questions. Previous research examining their role in higher education has highlighted both advantages and disadvantages of their use. This paper explores how different SRS influence the learning experience…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Handheld Devices
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Standing, Lionel G.; Astrologo, Lisa; Benbow, Felecia F.; Cyr-Gauthier, Chelsea S.; Williams, Charlotte A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
This paper describes the novel use of parallel student teams from a research methods course to perform a replication study, and suggests that this approach offers pedagogical benefits for both students and teachers, as well as potentially contributing to a resolution of the replication crisis in psychology today. Four teams, of five undergraduates…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Teaching Methods, Replication (Evaluation)
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Cheng, Vivienne; Catling, Jonathan – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Transition to university is an important and potentially stressful life event for students. Previous studies have shown that resilience, delay of gratification and stress can affect the academic performance of students. However, none have shown the effect of these factors in predicting academic performance, hence the current study aimed to look at…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Delay of Gratification, Predictor Variables, Psychology