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Lawson, Timothy J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This article describes how my psychology department utilizes our alumni to educate current and prospective students about careers in psychology. I explain how we developed an alumni careers website and on-campus alumni careers sessions for students. High school students and our psychology majors reported that they found this information valuable,…
Descriptors: Alumni, Psychology, Career Choice, Information Sources
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Whillans, Ashley V.; Hope, Sally E.; Wylie, Lauren J.; Zhao, Bob; Souza, Michael J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Promoting undergraduate engagement is an important and challenging obstacle at large research-focused universities. Thus, the current study evaluated whether a peer-led program of student-geared events could improve engagement among a diverse group of psychology students early on in their degrees. We randomly assigned interested second-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Research Universities, Psychology
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Cain, Kathleen M.; Wilkowski, Benjamin M.; Barlett, Christopher P.; Boyle, Colleen D.; Meier, Brian P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Students and instructors show moderate levels of agreement about the quality of day-to-day teaching. In the present study, we replicated and extended this finding by asking how correspondence between student and instructor ratings is moderated by time of semester and student demographic variables. Participants included 137 students and 5…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Carlson, Wendy; Witschey, Hannah – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This study examined whether combining classroom curriculum with direct experience with people with disabilities (PWDs) can influence change in undergraduate students' attitudes toward PWDs. Undergraduate students (N = 68) enrolled in a psychology course completed the Interaction with Disabled Persons Scale at the beginning and end of the semester.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Nonprofit Organizations
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Hunt, Maree J.; Macaskill, Anne C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Taking an ethical approach to using nonhuman animals in teaching requires assessment of the learning benefits of using animals and how these compare to the benefits of alternative teaching practices. It is also important to consider whether students have ethical reservations about completing exercises with animals. We compared upper level…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Animals, Psychology
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Wentworth, Diane Keyser; Whitmarsh, Lona – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Teaching the general psychology course provides instructors with the opportunity to invite students to explore the dynamics of behavior and mental processes through the lens of theory and research. Three innovative writing assignments were developed to teach students to think like a psychologist, operationalized as enhancing critical thinking,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Introductory Courses, Writing Assignments
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McCann, Lee I.; Immel, Kathy R.; Kadah-Ammeter, Tammy L.; Adelson, Sarah K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Introductory psychology students at a technical college, 2-year community college, and a regional university rated how important textbook chapters or topics were to them now and in the future and how interesting they were. Importance and interest ratings were highly correlated, and the whole course was rated of greater importance and interest than…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Introductory Courses, Psychology, Technical Institutes
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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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Gorvine, Benjamin J.; Smith, H. David – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
This study describes the use of a collaborative learning approach in a psychological statistics course and examines the factors that predict which students benefit most from such an approach in terms of learning outcomes. In a course format with a substantial group work component, 166 students were surveyed on their preference for individual…
Descriptors: Prediction, Predictive Measurement, Success, Psychology
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McCabe, Jennifer A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The goal of this research was to determine whether there is a generation effect for learner-created keyword mnemonics and real-life examples, compared to instructor-provided materials, when learning neurophysiological terms and definitions in introductory psychology. Students participated in an individual (Study 1) or small-group (Study 2)…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Brain, Neurology, Physiology
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Doran, Jennifer M.; Somerville, William; Harlem-Siegel, Jessica; Steele, Howard – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
The New School Psychology Bulletin (NSPB) is a peer-reviewed journal operated by clinical psychology graduate students. Forty-four members of the editorial board and 27 authors were surveyed before and after working with NSPB. Results of the survey demonstrated that experience with the publication process resulted in quantitative decreases in…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Peer Evaluation, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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McGinley, Jared J.; Jones, Brett D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
What an instructor does on the first day of a course can impact students' motivation in the course. To build upon these prior research findings, we implemented a first-day intervention to influence students' motivation by increasing their perceptions of course interest, course usefulness, and instructor caring. The participants were undergraduate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Drouin, Michelle A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
In this study, I examined the effects of offering supplemental video lecture recordings to students in a face-to-face introductory psychology course. I employed a quasi-experimental design, in which one section had lectures recordings available (recordings of the face-to-face lecture) and one section did not, and I examined whether class section…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Lecture Method, Video Technology
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Hughes, Sean; Lyddy, Fiona; Kaplan, Robin – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The present study examined the possibility that the language and response format used in self-report questionnaires influences how readily people endorse misconceptions. Four versions of a 40-item misconception test were administered to European ("n" = 281) and North American ("n" = 123) psychology and nonpsychology…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Troisi, Jordan D.; Young, Ariana F.; Harris, Brianna – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Previous research demonstrates that psychology courses have the potential to reduce students' biases (e.g., biases against women). In the current research, we hypothesized that taking a seminar-style course on the self (as compared to a research methods course) could reduce students' typically biased views of the self (i.e., unrealistically…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Seminars, Psychology, Student Attitudes
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