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Thompson, W. Burt – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
When a psychologist announces a new research finding, it is often based on a rejected null hypothesis. However, if that hypothesis is true, the claim is a false alarm. Many students mistakenly believe that the probability of committing a false alarm equals alpha, the criterion for statistical significance, which is typically set at 5%. Instructors…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Misconceptions, Data Interpretation
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Rode, Jacob B.; Ringel, Megan M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The current study examines whether R or SPSS output induces greater initial anxiety in students and whether anxiety toward one or both changes after being taught one type of software output throughout the course. The authors each taught an introductory statistics course, with the first course (n = 43) teaching R output exclusively and the second…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Introductory Courses
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Strapp, Chehalis M.; Drapela, Danica J.; Henderson, Cierra I.; Nasciemento, Emily; Roscoe, Lauren J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the accuracy of psychology majors' expectations regarding careers. Psychology majors, including 101 women and 35 men (M[subscript age] = 23 years; standard deviation[subscript age] = 6.25), indicated a desired career and estimated the level of education needed and the expected annual salary for the career. Students'…
Descriptors: Psychology, Career Choice, Student Attitudes, Income
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Littleford, Linh Nguyen; Buxton, Kim; Bucher, Meredith A.; Simon-Dack, Stephanie L.; Yang, Kao Lee – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
What do psychology doctorate programs require and prefer in their master's level applicants? Do the programs value students' graduate experiences during and postadmission? Doctoral programs' (n = 221) responses to an online survey showed that most required letters of recommendation, personal statements, Graduate Records Examination scores, and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Doctoral Programs, College Admission, Online Surveys
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Seifried, Eva; Eckert, Christine; Spinath, Birgit – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
The effects of offering and seizing optional learning opportunities rarely have been investigated. Thus, university instructors have no basis on which to decide whether offering optional learning opportunities to their students would be worth the effort and which students would seize and benefit from them. To target these questions, we designed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Psychology
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Prieto, Loreto R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
I examined concerns surrounding teaching culturally diverse students and attitudes toward incorporating diversity content into courses, held by a national sample of psychology educators (N = 91). Findings indicated that as instructors' personal acceptance of culturally diverse students increased, instructors' level of "backlash"…
Descriptors: Course Content, Psychology, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Campbell, Cynthia G.; Oswald, Brianna R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
As stated in APA Learning Outcomes 2 and 3, two central goals of higher education instruction are promoting students' critical thinking skills and connecting student learning to real-life applications. To meet these goals, a community-based service-learning experience was designed using task value, interpersonal accountability, cognitive…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Service Learning, Home Visits, Case Studies
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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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Fleck, Bethany; Hussey, Heather D.; Rutledge-Ellison, Lily – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study contributes to the service learning (SL) literature by providing new empirical evidence of learning from a problem-based SL research project conducted in a developmental research methods course. Two sections of the course taught in a traditional manner were compared to two sections of the course taught with an integrated SL project…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Methods Courses, Educational Research, Problem Based Learning
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Toomey, Thomas; Richardson, Deborah; Hammock, Georgina – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Many students who declare a psychology major are unaware that they are studying a scientific discipline, precipitating a need for exercises and experiences that help students understand the scientific nature of the discipline. The present study explores aspects of an introductory psychology class that may contribute to students' understanding of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Student Experience, Student Surveys
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Cascio, Ted V. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study assesses the effectiveness of critical thinking drills (CTDs), a repetitious classroom activity designed to improve methodological and statistical thinking in relation to psychological claims embedded in popular press articles. In each of four separate CTDs, students critically analyzed a brief article reporting a recent psychological…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Drills (Practice), Instructional Effectiveness, Statistics
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Lassonde, Karla A.; Kolquist, Molly; Vergin, Megan – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Refutation-style texts have been considered a viable strategy for changing psychological misconceptions. The current study aims to integrate refutation-style texts into a classroom-based method of learning. Psychology students were administered a true/false misconception survey and then viewed several refutation-style poster presentations…
Descriptors: Psychology, Persuasive Discourse, Misconceptions, Gender Differences
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Roehling, Patricia V.; Root Luna, Lindsey M.; Richie, Fallon J.; Shaughnessy, John J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Flipped pedagogy has become a popular approach in education. While preliminary research suggests that the flipped classroom has a positive effect on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and quantitative courses, the research on the flipped classroom in a content heavy social science course is minimal and contradictory. We…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Veilleux, Jennifer C.; Chapman, Kate M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Research methods and statistics are core courses in the undergraduate psychology major. To assess learning outcomes, it would be useful to have a measure that assesses research methods and statistical literacy beyond course grades. In two studies, we developed and provided initial validation results for a research methods and statistical knowledge…
Descriptors: Psychology, Item Response Theory, Computer Software, Research Methodology
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