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Altman, Joanne D.; Prittie, Beth A.; Forbach, Gary B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
This study examined student, professor, and employer perceptions of how reward for effort expended and meeting task performance criteria should be factored into college grades and employment compensation. The sample consisted of students, faculty, and employers. Participants completed a survey assessing perceptions of effort and performance in…
Descriptors: Expectation, Rewards, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Holmes, Jeffrey D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Could the same interests that draw many students to psychology also predict departure from the major? I present a comparison of students and instructors with respect to professional interests and views of the scientific nature of psychology (Study 1) and an examination of the link between student interests and persistence in the major (Study 2).…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Persistence
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Bennett, Kymberley K.; Behrendt, Linda S.; Boothby, Jennifer L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
This study examined instructor views of what constitutes plagiarism. The authors collected questionnaire data from 158 participants recruited through three teaching-related electronic listservs. Results showed that most participants agreed that behaviors that claim credit for someone else's work constituted plagiarism. Instructors differed in…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Electronic Mail, College Faculty, College Students
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McCabe, Jennifer; Doerflinger, Alicia; Fox, Russell – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
This article presents student and faculty ratings of electronic editing (EE) functions (i.e., track changes, insert comments, highlighting) as used for "e-feedback" on written assignments. Students reported increased convenience, clarity of expectations, amount of feedback, and writing ability as well as substantial improvement in EE skills…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Writing Ability, Psychology
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Lammers, William J.; Smith, Shelia M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
We examined faculty and student perspectives on variables relating to the instructor, student, and physical environment that affect student learning. Tenured faculty members and university students enrolled in upper level courses completed a questionnaire evaluating their perceptions of variables important to student learning. Overall, faculty and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physical Environment, Student Characteristics, College Faculty
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Wilson, Janie H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2006
Psychological availability to students defines immediacy, a concept traditionally measured using ratings of instructor behaviors. However, students' perceptions of their professor's attitude toward them may serve as a more parsimonious measure of psychological availability. In fact, ratings of a professor's attitude toward students are positively…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Perception
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Adams, Jeffrey B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2005
This study extended the work of White and Dunlap (1999) by quantifying faculty views regarding the relative effects performance and effort should have on final grades and by comparing faculty views with student views to assess their similarity. Survey results of 159 students and 59 faculty indicated that students believed effort should influence…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), Teacher Attitudes
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Stalder, Daniel R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2005
Study 1 assessed students' use and perceptions of acronyms at 3 different exam times in 2 sections of Introduction to Psychology. Acronym use consistently predicted higher performance on acronym related exam items, and I partially discounted 2 possible confounds. Students rated acronyms as helpful in multiple ways, including increasing motivation…
Descriptors: Memory, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Wilson, Janie H.; Taylor, Kelli W. – Teaching of Psychology, 2001
Presents a study that examines the relations: (1) among professor immediacy (being available and welcoming to students) behaviors and undergraduate students perceptions of instructor's attitudes towards them; and (2) perceptions of instructor attitude towards undergraduates students and student motivation, projected grades, and attitudes towards…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Questionnaires
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Miller, Jessica L.; Dzindolet, Mary T.; Weinstein, Lawrence; Xie, Xiaolin; Stones, Christopher R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2001
Surveys attitudes toward teaching effectiveness of both instructors and students among universities in the United States, China, and South Africa. Reveals a high degree of similarity was found between instructors and students in views of teaching effectiveness, but differences were found among the three countries. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Gardner, Rick M.; Hund, Renee M. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
Study findings indicate that there is correspondence between faculty members' misconceptions related to psychology and students' mistaken beliefs about psychology. Subjects were 303 psychologists teaching in colleges and universities who completed a true-false questionnaire. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Psychology, Student Attitudes
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Roberts, Albert E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1981
Study examined expectations, in an idealized sense, that students and faculty might carry into a college course. Student and faculty responses to items on an evaluation questionnaire were compared. Faculty and students agree on the value of communication skills, but they differ on the value of intellectual and practical outcomes. (RM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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Dullaert, John – Teaching of Psychology, 1977
A course on the psychology of the aged which emphasizes a humanistic approach and field trips to institutions housing the aged is described. Six frequently encountered factors which inhibit student learning are: negative feelings towards the aged, fear of aging, social conditioning, limited acquaintance with the aged, guilt, and teacher attitude.…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Field Trips, Higher Education, Humanistic Education
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Gebhard, Paul – Teaching of Psychology, 1975
The author examines teacher attitudes and behavior in dealing with a course on human sexuality. (JR)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Content, Higher Education, Psychology
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