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Gurung, Regan A. R.; Stoa, Rosalyn – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
In this study, we assessed instructor and student attitudes and knowledge toward research methods (RM). Instructors (N = 62) answered questions about course format, topic importance, and resources. Students (N = 166) of some of those instructors answered questions regarding attitudes toward research. Five major factors organize topics that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology, Knowledge Level
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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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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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Fallon, Marianne; Mahon, Mary A.; Coyle, Melaney – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Improving students' knowledge and application of American Psychological Association (APA) formatting rules typically involves spending class time reviewing or practicing these rules. Screencasts (narrated lectures with real-time screen capture) can reduce the time professors devote to teaching APA format. In addition to imparting rules,…
Descriptors: Guides, Computer Software, Psychology, Professional Associations
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Buzinski, Steven G.; Clark, Jenna; Cohen, Matthew; Buck, Benjamin; Roberts, Scott P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Pluralistic ignorance occurs when individuals misperceive a group norm and attempt to match the perceived--rather than actual--norm. Little is currently known about its role in the undergraduate classroom. The present research examined the pluralistic ignorance of studying behavior and its relationship with examination performance across four…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Study Habits, Undergraduate Students, Tests
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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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Stansbury, Jessica A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
An interactive learning module was developed and implemented in a social psychology course to teach concepts of the "self" via self-exploration and game play using "The SIMS[superscript 3]." Students volunteered to play the computer video game throughout a 5-week summer session as a supplement to reading the chapter in the…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Games, Video Games
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Hughes, Sean; Lyddy, Fiona; Kaplan, Robin; Nichols, Austin Lee; Miller, Haylie; Saad, Carmel Gabriel; Dukes, Kristin; Lynch, Amy-Jo – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Although past research has documented the prevalence of misconceptions in introductory psychology classes, few studies have assessed how readily upper-level undergraduate and graduate students endorse erroneous beliefs about the discipline. In Study 1, we administered a 30-item misconception test to an international sample of 670 undergraduate,…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Students, Misconceptions, Beliefs
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Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Cheney, Brianna; Thompson, Clarissa – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Students in an introductory psychology class rated their level of confidence in their answers to exam questions on four multiple-choice exams through the course of a semester. Correlations between confidence judgments and accuracy (correct vs. incorrect) at the individual item level showed modest but significant relationships for item sets scaled…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes, Taxonomy
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Barber, Larissa K.; Bailey, Sarah F.; Bagsby, Patricia G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The undergraduate psychology curriculum often does not address guidelines for acceptable participant behavior. This two-part study tested the efficacy of a recently developed online learning module on ethical perceptions, knowledge, and behavior. In the preliminary quasi-experiment, students who viewed the module did not have higher…
Descriptors: Ethics, Learning Modules, Online Courses, Educational Research
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Brucato, Brittany; Neimeyer, Greg J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
The present study reports the results of a controlled examination of the effectiveness of an online graduate preparation program, the Virtual Advisor. The effects of the Virtual Advisor were compared to a website preparation group and a wait-list control group. Results indicated that, compared to the control group, students who utilized the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, College Students, Self Efficacy, Knowledge Level
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Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Stanek, Layla R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
This article examines students' perceptions of the learning environment in a service learning research course and increases in student motivation and skill development. According to self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985), positive learning environments increase levels of student motivation and learning outcomes. Survey responses…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Service Learning, Student Motivation, Classroom Environment
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Maynard, Amanda M.; Maynard, Douglas C.; Rowe, Kirsten A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2004
We evaluated a project designed to expose introductory psychology students to the fields of psychology. We created this project to foster student learning about the various fields of psychology, careers that psychologists have, the psychology program on their campus, and courses available at their home institution. Evaluative data included…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Psychology, Psychologists, Introductory Courses
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Hull, Debra B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2001
Describes a method for assessing student attitudes toward studying international psychology. States that 33 seniors participated in a seminar course in which they took a pretest, wrote and presented information on a country, and then took a posttest. Reveals that five months after the course students' attitudes improved significantly. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Seniors, Course Content, Educational Research, Global Approach
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Ray, Rose E.; Kirkpatrick, Dwight R. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
A study of the effects of time formats on informational and attitudinal changes of students in college-level human sexuality courses indicates that the duration of the course is less important than the method of teaching it. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Program Effectiveness
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