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Wu, Jennifer; Kraemer, Philipp – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This project describes the results from a large enrollment introductory psychology course specially designed to improve performance of first-year students. The main objective of the project was to identify early indicators of student success to inform future teaching and promote classroom engagement. Variables representing academic preparation,…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Introductory Courses, Psychology, Academic Achievement
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Buckelew, Susan P.; Byrd, Nikki; Key, Colin W.; Thornton, Jessica; Merwin, Michelle M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
This study assessed the relationships among the accuracy of grade predictions, actual grades, self-enhancement bias, and attributions about academic performance. As a group, students anticipated higher grades than were earned. Individual differences in self-enhancement bias were measured using the discrepancy between anticipated and attained…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grade Prediction, Accuracy, Expectation
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Freng, Scott; Webber, David; Blatter, Jamin; Wing, Ashley; Scott, Walter D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Comprehension of statistics and research methods is crucial to understanding psychology as a science (APA, 2007). However, psychology majors sometimes approach methodology courses with derision or anxiety (Onwuegbuzie & Wilson, 2003; Rajecki, Appleby, Williams, Johnson, & Jeschke, 2005); consequently, students may postpone…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Grade Point Average, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement