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Landrum, R. Eric; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Amsel, Eric – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
We compared the performance of senior psychology majors, introductory psychology students, and similarly aged individuals with no college psychology on seven different outcome measures including multiple-choice knowledge tests, attitudes, and open-ended scenarios requiring qualitative responses. On all measures, both senior psychology majors and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses, Majors (Students)
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Boysen, Guy A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
American Psychological Association (APA)-style writing is an essential part of the undergraduate psychology curriculum. However, little is known about the effectiveness of specific techniques for instructing students on how to format APA-style citations and references. The current research compared the effectiveness of having students (N = 76)…
Descriptors: Psychology, Citations (References), Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students
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McCann, Lee I.; Ebert, Alexandria R.; Oechsner, Markus; Immel, Kathy R.; Kadah-Ammeter, Tammy L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Three hundred thirty-three Introductory Psychology (IP) students from a 4-year university, 2-year community college, and a technical college provided survey data. Student self-reports significantly differed across schools on hours studied during exam weeks, textbook helpfulness, importance of lecture and class activities, quality and importance of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Vocational Schools, Two Year Colleges
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Cushen, Patrick J.; Hackathorn, Jana; Vázquez Brown, Maria D.; Rife, Sean C.; Joyce, Amanda W.; Smith, Eric D.; Bordieri, Michael J.; Anderson, Paul W.; Karlsson, Marie E.; Daniels, Jordan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Students frequently request concept-list study guides prior to exams, but the benefits of instructors providing such resources are unclear. Research on memory and comprehension has suggested that some challenges in learning are associated with benefits to performance. In the context of an introductory psychology course, a study was conducted to…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Study Guides, Check Lists, Undergraduate Students
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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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Strait, Gerald G.; Williams, Christopher; Peters, Christopher – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
In this study, we used a randomized control trial (N = 84) to evaluate the effects of a classroom-based motivational interviewing intervention on undergraduate psychology students' test performance. Results indicated that students in the treatment group (n = 38) demonstrated significant increases in their exam grades following the intervention (d…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, Motivation, Interviews
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Sheen, Mercedes; Yekani, Hajar Aman Key; Jordan, Timothy R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research compared the use of case studies to online discussion boards to teach about anxiety disorders. The current study extends this research to mood disorders, reports pretest and posttest scores on four learning outcomes, and compares midterm exam scores from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 when case studies and online discussion boards were…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Kelley, Matthew R.; Chapman-Orr, Elizabeth K.; Calkins, Susanna; Lemke, Robert J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The present study explored the generation and retrieval practice effects within a college classroom using a free, online tool called PeerWise (PW). PW allows students to create their own multiple-choice questions, share them with peers, and answer the shared questions written by their peers. Forty students from two sections of an upper level…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Computer Uses in Education, Cognitive Psychology, Memory
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Selterman, Dylan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
A world-famous classroom exercise gives students the choice between 2 points (the communal option) or 6 points (the overconsumption option) of extra credit toward an assignment in their course, but if more than 10% choose 6 points, no one receives any points. In the current variation, students (N = 795) were also given a third option--to sacrifice…
Descriptors: Altruism, Punishment, Class Activities, Psychology
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Lammers, William J.; Byrd, Alleshia A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
We evaluated whether gender (masculinity/femininity) rather than biological sex would better predict student-instructor rapport. University students (104 men, 97 women) considered either a feminine hypothetical instructor or a masculine hypothetical instructor and rate their expected rapport with that instructor. The Bem Sex Role Inventory…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Gender Differences, Masculinity, Femininity
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White, Holly A.; Highfill, Lauren E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The present study piloted a cognitive exercise program in a college classroom to enhance learning of lecture material. Undergraduate students enrolled in introductory psychology (N = 68) completed variations of letter-number cancelation tasks with spoken instructions in 5-min sessions prior to lecture during four nonconsecutive class periods.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Lecture Method, Feedback (Response), Program Descriptions
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Farley, Sally D.; Carson, Deborah H.; Pope, Terrence J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
This activity explores attitudinal beliefs and behavioral responses of obedience to an illegitimate authority figure in an ambiguous situation. In Experiment 1, students either self-reported the likelihood that they would obey a request made by a stranger to surrender their cell phone or were asked directly and in person by a confederate to…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Compliance (Psychology), Social Behavior, Student Behavior
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Boysen, Guy A.; Morton, Jordan; Nieves, Tatiana – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Competition for full-time psychology faculty positions is intense, and some behaviors and types of information could lead to the rejection of even highly qualified candidates; the current research explored these so-called kisses of death in the hiring process. Qualitative analysis of faculty reports of kisses of death in Study 1 (N = 155) produced…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Psychology, College Faculty, Rejection (Psychology)
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Posey, Amy J.; Cushing, Jacob – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Debate about the merits of the psychodynamic perspective led us to wonder about the extent of its inclusion in personality textbooks and its coverage by teachers of the undergraduate personality psychology course. We reviewed the tables of contents of 25 recent personality textbooks and found only 4 that had no chapters dedicated to psychodynamic…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Psychology, Textbooks, Undergraduate Students
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Hong, Phan Y.; Lishner, David A.; Ebert, Alexandria; Zimmerman, Caileigh; Oechsner, Markus; McCann, Lee I. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Undergraduate psychology majors (n = 277) completed a survey assessing their rationale for pursuing either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Only 52.9% correctly identified the differences in degree requirements. Of those, BA students indicated greater science anxiety and avoidance than those pursuing a BS. BS students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Bachelors Degrees, Psychology
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