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Zammit, Maria; Willard, Eleanor – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This article outlines the design of a module introducing Developmental Psychology to distance learners undertaking a two-year part-time BPS accredited MSc Psychology (Conversion) degree. The module was redesigned to accommodate increased student numbers. Online learners differ significantly from those in face-to-face learning environments, in…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
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Mawtus, Bridget; Rodriguez-Cuadrado, Sara; Ludke, Karen M.; Nicolson, Roderick I. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
It is becoming clear that in the 21st century, a focus on skill development in education is necessary to complement the curriculum, particularly with regards to creative problem solving. The emerging Pedagogy of Play seems to provide a framework to facilitate this but is not easily applicable in the mainstream UK due to difficulties in empowering…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Adolescents
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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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Ennis, Harriet – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Providing the evidence-base to establish whether mindfulness for young people is beneficial is undoubtedly more challenging than it has been for adults. First of all there are the practical difficulties in training teachers to deliver mindfulness well. Yet this is what needs to be done; teachers with the class management and pedagogical expertise…
Descriptors: Credibility, Metacognition, Evidence Based Practice, Stress Management
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Kantaris, Xenya – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Independent study can be satisfying and thrilling, and it can also be terrifying. Some students may not be equipped to handle the stress that University life puts in front of them. It is a fact that 75 per cent of adult mental health problems begin before the age of 18 (Davies, 2013) therefore, some students will enter University with a mental…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Resilience (Psychology), Coping
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Dempsey, Imogen – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
This paper explores: (a) the impact of psychology education governance on our understanding of subjectivity and (b) how this functions for neoliberal capitalist structures. The ways-of-knowing, power relations and perceptions of subjectivity are approached through texts selected from official documents governing the curriculum, and qualitative…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Psychology, Governance, Neoliberalism
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Nesbit, Rachel J.; Bourne, Victoria J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety is extremely common in undergraduate psychology students. The Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) is at present the most widely used measure to assess statistics anxiety, measuring six distinct scales: test and class anxiety, interpretation anxiety, fear of asking for help, worth of statistics, fear of statistics teachers…
Descriptors: Statistics, Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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Homer, Sophie R. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
The number of PhD students in the UK is growing exponentially, and in an increasingly competitive labour market, postgraduate research students are facing unprecedented pressure to demonstrate a range of skills within and beyond research management. Due to the popularity and broad-ranging nature of the discipline, psychology students will face…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Psychology
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Hegarty, John; Hartley, James – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
To obtain their degree, final year students of psychology in the UK normally complete a set of examination papers and a dissertation, and the marks obtained for these pieces of work are usually combined with marks obtained for coursework completed in the second year. With joint-honours degrees the marks obtained for psychology are combined with…
Descriptors: Grading, Grades (Scholastic), College Seniors, Psychology
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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
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Hulme, Julie A.; Kitching, Helen J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
This paper describes one aspect of a larger scale qualitative study conducted to investigate psychology-specific issues in learning and teaching in higher education. Participants included academic psychologists from across the career spectrum and from diverse UK universities. A semi-structured focus group methodology was employed, and results were…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Perham, Nick; Hodgetts, Helen; Sanders, Lalage D.; Heggs, Daniel – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
Psychology Participant Pools (PPP) are known to be used within psychology departments in the United Kingdom as a way to promote understanding of psychological research and as a means to aid students and researchers to collect data. However, there is currently no information regarding the different practices undertaken in each department. This…
Descriptors: Psychology, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Akhurst, Jacqueline – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The drives to internationalise the UK curriculum and psychology students' desires to work in communities are brought together in this paper. International community-based learning (ICBL) links with many psychology students' motivations to make contributions to others; with the potential to enhance students' learning and cultural sensitivities. The…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
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Thompson, Ross; Wylie, Judith; Hanna, Donncha – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Due to the empirical nature of the discipline, psychology students, during the course of their degree, are required to become proficient with a range of quantitative methods. Unfortunately many of these students experience high levels of maths anxiety, which can have a damaging effect on this aspect of their educational development. The first…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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Frankland, Lianne; Harrison, Jacqui – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The shortage of social science graduates with competent quantitative skills jeopardises the competitive UK economy, public policy making effectiveness and the status the UK has as a world leader in higher education and research (British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012). There is a growing demand for quantitative skills across all…
Descriptors: Intervention, Statistical Analysis, Social Sciences, Methods Courses
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