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Willard, Eleanor – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This short report will outline a remote work experience scheme that has successfully been running for three years in the psychology group within the Leeds School of Social Sciences. It is designed to aid transition to university for pre-tertiary students by introducing them to undergraduate literacy skills and making their expectations of…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Psychology, Undergraduate Study, College Preparation
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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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Jessop, Nadia; Adams, Glenn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Advocates for internationalisation of the undergraduate psychology curriculum anticipate a variety of beneficial outcomes strongly associated with forms of intellectual growth -- including critical thinking, appreciation for diversity, and global awareness -- that are the defining purpose of a university education. As a prelude to an intervention…
Descriptors: Psychology, Global Approach, Undergraduate Study, Cultural Differences
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Gallagher, Shawn P.; Cook, Shaun P. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2013
The Major Field Test in Psychology (MFT) is a standardised test designed to assess subject mastery at the conclusion of an undergraduate career. Eighty-one graduating majors completed the MFT and 56 of them also took a multiple-choice exam of questions drawn randomly from an introductory psychology test bank. Like the MFT, the constructed exam was…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Exit Examinations, Field Tests, Standardized Tests
Jarvis, Matt; Gauntlett, Lizzie; Collins, Hayley – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) have become ubiquitous in colleges and universities but have failed to consistently improve learning (Machin, 2007). An alternative interface can be provided in the form of a mashed-up personal learning environment (MUPPLE). The aim of this study was to investigate student perceptions of its desirability and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Study, Independent Study, Focus Groups
Ruggeri, Kai – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
Statistics is one of the most common topics across disciplines and levels of study. This is mainly due to a rise in need for students to apply analytical skills in almost any academic area or profession. The statistical component of academic programmes is considered critical, and it is listed as one--if not the--focal point of higher education.…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Statistics, Anxiety, Higher Education
Hylton, Patrick L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2010
The case is made that psychology, and the British Psychological Society in particular, should make culture in all its guises (multiculturalism, diversity, ethnicities, gender, sexuality, class) part of the core curriculum of undergraduate degrees. It is suggested that this could increase participation by Black and Minority Ethnic groups (BME)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Culture, Cultural Pluralism
Winter, Liz – Psychology Teaching Review, 2010
Semi-structured interviews were conducted with teaching staff and students associated with a longstanding Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology course. Participants were invited to give their views upon why a declining number of people from "wider participation" or "socially disadvantaged" backgrounds come forward to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Participation, Disadvantaged
Taylor, Jacqui – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
The aim of this paper is two-fold. The first aim is to discuss some observations gained from teaching psychology to computing students, highlighting both the wide range of areas where psychology is relevant to computing education and the topics that are relevant at different stages of students' education. The second aim is to consider findings…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Psychology, Majors (Students), Interdisciplinary Approach
Mathieson, Ian – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
In responding to Upton's discourse arguing for reform of undergraduate health profession curricula to maximise the inclusion of health psychology, it is first important to concede the enormity of the task. After all, psychologists are inherently biased towards their subject, quite simply due to their immersion within it which convinces them of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Core Curriculum
Dickins, T. E. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
Early in his paper, Radford discusses the origins of Western universities and argues that they were designed to provide a "very practical preparation for life and particularly for the professions, specifically law, medicine and theology." Radford then mentions how a core part of such education was grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Psychologists
Hardman, David – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
Radford argues that psychology needs to be of greater value to psychology students, regardless of whether they intend to enter professional practice. He also suggests that psychology should be part of everybody's education, on the basis that human behaviour lies at the heart of the most serious problems facing humanity. This author agrees very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Psychology
Trapp, Annie – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
In this article, the author comments on John Radford's article "Psychology in its place," which makes some keen observations around the current status of psychology education. The author's response focuses on undergraduate psychology education and the "responsible autonomy" of psychology educators. The author, as administrator,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Instruction, Undergraduate Study
Druggeri, Kai; Dempster, Martin; Hanna, Donncha; Cleary, Carol – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
Within undergraduate psychology courses, students often have significant levels of anxiety and negative attitudes toward the statistical element. This has been attributed to poor interaction with teachers, fears about mathematical abilities, and simply being unaware of that portion of the course or its relevance to psychology. To address this, 196…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Curriculum
Upton, Dominic; Mansell, Hayley – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
Psychology is taught on a range of vocational courses including such training for professions as nurses, medics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other health care professionals. However, what is uncertain is what psychology is taught, who it is taught by and how it is taught. This project aims to address these unresolved questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Role