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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
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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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Campbell, Elizabeth L.; Reedy, Amanda R.; Baird, Mark J.; Baird, David M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
This study examined co-teaching -- two teachers collaboratively leading one course -- in undergraduate applied psychology courses. Previous research has established potential benefits of co-teaching on student success; however, none have examined students' perspectives on co-teaching in applied psychology courses. The present study hypothesized…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Team Teaching, Educational Benefits
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Dry, M. J.; Due, C.; Powell, C.; Chur-Hansen, A.; Burns, N. R. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
In this project we test the utility of an adaptive e-learning study tool (LearnSmart) within the context of a large undergraduate psychology course. We measured student usage of the e-learning tool and the effect that this usage has on academic outcomes, while controlling for the effects of intellectual ability and personality traits such as…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Personality Traits, Cognitive Ability
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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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Kennette, Lynne N.; McGuckin, Dawn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
This paper examines an experiment conducted at a 2-year college with non-majors. The Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IFAT) is a cross between a lottery scratch ticket and a scantron form which was designed to replace scantrons (EpsteinEducation.com). Using the IFAT in an unconventional way (reviewing class material), we expected to find…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses
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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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Penn, P. R.; Wells, I. G. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
There is a wealth of literature that attests to the benefits of retrieval practice in the long term retention of academic material (see Roediger & Butler, 2011 for a review). Unfortunately, there is also evidence indicating that students rarely report using this method of study (e.g. Karpicke, Butler, Roediger, 2009). The authors have piloted…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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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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Griffith, Emma; Butler, Catherine; Csecs, Jenny; Davis, Cara – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Problem-Based learning (PBL) is a widely used teaching method in UK Clinical Psychology training. This study considers the experience of using PBL as part of the University of Bath's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Questionnaire and focus group analyses suggest PBL was predominantly experienced as useful by trainees when completed during the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Clinical Psychology, Doctoral Programs
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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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Winstone, Naomi E.; Kinchin, Ian M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
Many topics within the psychology curriculum can be described as "sensitive", with potential for students to experience distress and discomfort. Given the pressure experienced by academics in Higher Education, the potential for student distress or complaints might lead lecturers to adopt a risk-averse approach to teaching, which is well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, College Faculty, Interviews
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Simpson, Kerri L.; Wilson-Smith, Kevin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
This research explored the experience of five undergraduates who engaged with qualitative research as part of their final dissertation project. There have been concerns raised over the emotional safety of researchers carrying out qualitative research, which increases when researchers are inexperienced making this a poignant issues for lectures…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Learning Readiness, Qualitative Research
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