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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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Hill, Kimberley M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
Psychology is a valuable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline, but one which could do far more at communicating its value to the wider public. This paper discusses how popular initiatives, such as "The University of Northampton's STEM Champions" programme, enhance psychology's STEM membership, while…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Psychology, College Programs, Community Involvement
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Danquah, Adam N. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
This paper describes the development and delivery of an innovative approach to teaching qualitative research methods in psychology. The teaching incorporated a range of "active" pedagogical practices that it shares with other teaching in this area, but was designed in such a way as to follow the arc of a qualitative research project in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Brown, Patricia M.; Mak, Anita S.; Neill, James T. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
An internationalised curriculum could better prepare graduates for globalising and increasingly culturally diverse workplaces. There is a need to provide students with intercultural learning opportunities at home because many students do not have access to study abroad opportunities. This paper describes curriculum changes designed to enhance…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Intercultural Programs, Global Approach, Global Education
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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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Griffiths, Mark – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
This paper provides some additional observations on publishing with undergraduates following the short paper by Hartley (2014) in a previous issue of "Psychology Teaching Review." This paper's main focus relates to how students can develop as scholars by lecturers actively encouraging students to disseminate their written and oral…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Publications, Writing for Publication, Observation
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Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Paltoglou, Aspasia E.; Davies, Emma L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Statistics and Research Methods modules are often unpopular with psychology students; however, at Oxford Brookes University the seminar component of the second-year research methods module tends to get very positive feedback. Over half of the seminars work towards the submission of a research-based experimental lab report. This article introduces…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Research, Research Methodology, Methods Courses
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Reddy, Peter; Hammond, Jennifer; Lewandowska, Anna; Trapp, Annie; Marques, J. Frederico – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
To investigate innovation in psychology teaching in European Union (EU) higher education, Europlat partners were surveyed and 43 replies were received from 30 countries. Estimated use of e-learning and other technologies including e-books and journals, virtual learning environments, lecture recording, plagiarism detection, laboratory simulation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Wesson, Caroline J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2013
Patchwork text assessment offers an alternative to traditional forms of assessment that are often focused on single assessment outcomes. Embedded within patchwork text assessment is formative assessment whereby short pieces of work, or patches, are shared with staff or peers for feedback which students can reflect upon and use to amend their work…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Learning Modules, Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation
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Kitching, Helen J.; Hulme, Julie – Psychology Teaching Review, 2013
The transition from school or college to university education is an exciting time for most students, but also one that is filled with new challenges. Students are faced with new styles of teaching and learning, and are required to be more independent and acquire new skill sets. For psychology students, there may be an additional challenge in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Acceleration (Education), Transitional Programs, College Transfer Students
Hollin, Gregory J. S.; Hollin, Clive R. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2009
John Radford's original article (Radford, 2008a) asked some hard questions about the content and purpose of a degree in psychology. The original article prompted a number of replies and a rejoinder from Radford (2008b). In the spirit of carrying on the discussion started by Radford and others, this article offers two personal perspectives on our…
Descriptors: Psychology, Foreign Countries, Psychological Studies, Educational Principles
Hagger, Martin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
In this article, the author comments on John Radford's article "Psychology in its Place," which is a provocative and thoughtful piece on the state of psychology as a discipline in higher education. In his article, Radford introduces evidence that psychology graduates are attractive to employers for their numeracy and literacy skills and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Psychology, Intellectual Disciplines
Moore, David; Semmens-Wheeler, Rebecca – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
In this article, the authors share their views on the article by Dr. Radford, which raises a number of key issues that have a great impact on the future of postgraduate training and funding as well as on postgraduate students' future careers. The first issue relates to higher education in which the teaching at undergraduate level is evermore being…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Psychology, Reader Response, Resource Allocation
Mason, Oliver J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2002
This paper considers some of the problems inherent in teaching qualitative research methods within psychology. It stresses the use of a reflective approach to course design that aims to "emancipate" students in their own study and research, as well as equipping them with a combination of practical and theoretical skills. In addition to a brief…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Psychological Studies, Research Methodology, Active Learning