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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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Matthewman, Lisa; Jodhan-Gall, Donna; Nowlan, Jenni; OSullivan, Nuala; Patel, Zorica – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
In this article, the authors describe the PERMA model of wellbeing and how it has been applied within the teaching provision at undergraduate level in a business school context. PERMA is an acronym for a model of wellbeing put forward by a pioneering psychologist in the field of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. According to Seligman (2011),…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Well Being
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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
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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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Kitching, Helen J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
This paper overviewed some of the research that had already been conducted in schools to support student wellbeing and reported back on research that the author had conducted in her own school, evaluating an intervention that aimed to help Year 12 students cope better with stress. The results showed a small but significant improvement in students'…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Conferences (Gatherings), 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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Werz, Janina; Buechner, Vanessa L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
This study explores major-related life experiences (MRLE) of psychology and law students to examine the stereotype of the wounded psychology student. Previous studies have shown that psychology students know people with mental disorders and are seeking treatment themselves. However, these studies do not allow drawing conclusions about the…
Descriptors: College Students, Experience, Psychology, Legal Education (Professions)
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Mugabe, C.; Brug, P.; Catling, J. C. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The relationship between academic motivation, support structures, self-esteem, and social mobility was assessed between three culturally distinct Higher Education student cohorts. Two-hundred-and-sixty-seven students took part in the study: 64 American undergraduates; 100 British undergraduates; and 103 Ugandan undergraduates. Using a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Bowyer, Jessica; Carroll, Prerna – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
A levels in England are moving from a modular to a linear system. Additionally, the AS and A level are being "decoupled", meaning that students will no longer undertake summative assessment at the end of the first year of study. Psychology may be particularly vulnerable to these changes as students often have no prior experience of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Psychology, Online Surveys
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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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Merdian, Hannah Lena; Warrior, John Kyle – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
This study investigated students' communication preferences in educational settings, resulting in an empirical model of effective communication between students and lecturers. Students from a psychology department at a UK university were asked about their preferred communication tool for academic purposes, including social networking, emails,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preferences, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies
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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
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Norris, Emma; Chaves, Tahirah De Aguiar; Dunsmuir, Sandra – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Psychology is a popular UK A-level, despite many pupils having no previous taught experience of it. Prior introduction to psychology teaching could help pupils make more informed choices to study it. This study evaluates a six-session introduction to psychology programme for 20 Year 9 pupils called "Myth-Busting the Brain." A…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Interests, Learning Strategies, Introductory Courses
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Skipper, Yvonne – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Some people hold an entity theory of intelligence: they think of intelligence as innate. In contrast, others hold an incremental theory, believing that intelligence can be changed. Previous research has shown that an incremental theory is associated with positive outcomes. The aim of this paper was to evaluate an intervention which promoted an…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Intervention, College Freshmen, Psychology
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Bohan, Jason; Friel, Niamh; Szymanek, Larissa – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Here we report on a new initiative which supported first-year psychology undergraduates in developing their information literacy skills. These skills were taught in a small-group tutorial setting with tutor guidance and peer-supported activities. We measured student's Autonomous Learning and Academic Self-Efficacy before and after the teaching…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Self Efficacy
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