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Petrunich-Rutherford, Maureen L.; Daniel, Frances – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The current study investigated whether collaborative quizzing impacted quiz performance, overall grades, exam grades, pass/fail rates, and attendance in upper-level psychology courses. Students enrolled in two sections of upper-level psychology courses completed collaborative quizzes, whereas students enrolled in two noncollaborative sections…
Descriptors: Psychology, Attendance, Tests, Grades (Scholastic)
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Gingerich, Amanda C.; Lineweaver, Tara T. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
In two experiments, we examined the effects of text messaging during lecture on comprehension of lecture material. Students (in Experiment 1) and randomly assigned participants (in Experiment 2) in a text message condition texted a prescribed conversation while listening to a brief lecture. Students and participants in the no-text condition…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Comprehension, Retention (Psychology)
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Daniel, Frances; Braasch, Jason L. G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The present research investigated whether real-world application exercises promoted students' abilities to spontaneously transfer statistical knowledge and to recognize the use of statistics in real-world contexts. Over the course of a semester of psychological statistics, two classes completed multiple application exercises designed to mimic…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Statistics, Psychology, Learning Activities
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Rajecki, D. W.; Borden, Victor M. H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Selections from the career counseling literature indicated that the undergraduate psychology curriculum is a potential source of generic liberal arts skills--for example, numeracy, literacy, critical thinking--said to be useful to baccalaureates entering the workforce. A "meritocracy hypothesis" stated that psychology and other liberal…
Descriptors: Employment, Alumni, Psychology, Career Counseling
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Hackney, Amy – Teaching of Psychology, 2005
Susan T. Fiske is professor of psychology, Princeton University (PhD, Harvard University; honorary doctorate, Universite Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). She wrote Social Cognition (with Taylor) on how people make sense of each other. Currently, she investigates emotional prejudices (pity, contempt, envy, and pride) at cultural,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Gender Bias, Foreign Countries, Recognition (Achievement)