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Jakobsen, Krisztina V.; Daniel, David B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Research on team-based learning (TBL) generally supports its effectiveness over "traditional" lecture. In practice, however, lecturing rarely consists of teachers exclusively talking at their students, as many incorporate a variety of strategies to encourage active processing. This study compared an interactive lecture style with TBL on…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Grade Point Average
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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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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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Burgoyne, Stephanie; Eaton, Judy – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Flipped classrooms are gaining popularity, especially in psychology statistics courses. However, not all courses lend themselves to a fully flipped design, and some instructors might not want to commit to flipping every class. We tested the effectiveness of flipping just one component (a module on junk science) of a large methods course. We…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Active Learning, College Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Chopik, William J.; Bremner, Ryan H.; Defever, Andrew M.; Keller, Victor N. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Over the past 10 years, crises surrounding replication, fraud, and best practices in research methods have dominated discussions in the field of psychology. However, no research exists examining how to communicate these issues to undergraduates and what effect this has on their attitudes toward the field. We developed and validated a 1-hr lecture…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Instruction, Replication (Evaluation), Lecture Method
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Bemis, Rhyannon H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Segments are a structured presentation style that is commonly used on late-night talk and variety television shows. Research has shown that shows that contain segments with both entertaining and informative content (e.g., "The Daily Show") have increased students' political knowledge. This study investigated how the structure of segments…
Descriptors: Repetition, Recall (Psychology), Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Lloyd, E. Paige; Walker, Ryan J.; Metz, Molly A.; Diekman, Amanda B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Although previous research has demonstrated that guided testing (i.e., self-testing) and question generation effectively increase retention compared to control methods, no work has simultaneously implemented both strategies in the classroom. In a semester-long study designed to maximize experimental control in a naturalistic setting, we adapted…
Descriptors: Review (Reexamination), Testing, Questioning Techniques, Comparative Analysis
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Goode, Christopher T.; Lamoreaux, Marika; Atchison, Kristin J.; Jeffress, Elizabeth C.; Lynch, Heather L.; Sheehan, Elizabeth – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Hybrid or blended learning (BL) has been shown to be equivalent to or better than face-to-face (FTF) instruction in a broad variety of contexts. We randomly assigned students to either 50/50 BL or 100% FTF versions of a research methods and statistics in psychology course. Students who took the BL version of the course scored significantly lower…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Courses, Research Methodology, Statistics
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Munro, Geoffrey D.; Behlen, Margaret M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Students often have little understanding of the role psychological science plays in informing us about the impact of human behavior when addressing climate change. We designed an assignment for a social psychology course based on Frantz and Mayer's use of the decision tree model of helping behavior to identify the psychological barriers that…
Descriptors: Climate, Social Psychology, Assignments, Barriers
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Stansbury, Jessica A.; Earnest, David R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Motivation and game research continue to demonstrate that the implementation of game design characteristics in the classroom can be engaging and intrinsically motivating. The present study assessed the extent to which an industrial organizational psychology course designed learning environment created with meaningful gamification elements can…
Descriptors: Industrial Psychology, Educational Games, Courses, Student Motivation
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Reber, Jeffrey S.; Downs, Samuel D.; Peterson Nelson, Julie A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study employed a quasi-experimental design to test the effects of three pedagogies on learning outcomes in a simulated psychology of gender lecture. Results showed that meaning and relational pedagogies, as well as a combination of meaning, relational, and explanatory pedagogies, significantly improved participant learning beyond self-study…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Psychology
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Slezak, Jonathan M.; Faas, Caitlin – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study implemented the components of interteaching as a probe to teach American Psychological Association (APA) Style to undergraduate university students in a psychology research methods and statistics course. The interteaching method was compared to the traditional lecture-based approach between two sections of the course with the same…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Courses, Research Methodology
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Ord, Anna S.; Ripley, Jennifer S.; Hook, Joshua; Erspamer, Tiffany – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Although statistical methods and research design are crucial areas of competency for psychologists, few studies explore how statistics are taught across doctoral programs in psychology in the United States. The present study examined 153 American Psychological Association-accredited doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology and aimed…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, College Instruction
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Sego, Sandra A.; Stuart, Anne E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Many students, particularly underprepared students, struggle to identify the essential information in empirical articles. We describe a set of assignments for instructing general psychology students to dissect the structure of such articles. Students in General Psychology I read empirical articles and answered a set of general, factual questions…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Journal Articles, Content Area Reading
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Boysen, Guy A.; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Tazeau, Yvette N.; Meyers, Steven A.; Sciutto, Mark J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
In 2011, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology commissioned a presidential task force to document teaching criteria for model psychology teachers in undergraduate education. The resulting list of criteria reflects activities related to face-to-face course interaction and online teaching, training, and education; course design; implementation…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Criteria
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