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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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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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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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Lammers, William J.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.; Hancock, Felecia – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
We used a brief scale to measure student-instructor rapport and assessed the degree to which student's perceived rapport at the beginning, middle, and end of the semester predicted final course grades in a traditional course. Results showed a positive correlation between rapport scores and final grades such that rapport at each of the time points…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Grades (Scholastic)
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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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McCarthy, Maureen A.; Frantz, Sue – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Student beliefs in common psychological misperceptions were assessed at the beginning of an introductory psychology course, the end of the course, and again 1 year later. At the end of the course, students' previously held misperceptions of psychological phenomena shifted toward more accurate perceptions, and 1 year later, students reported that…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes
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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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Pines, Harvey A.; Larkin, Judith E.; Murray, Molly P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Two studies explored properties of psychology assignments from an atypical perspective: students' own perceptions of what they learned and their emotional reactions to the assignments, specifically feelings of pride in their work. Study 1 showed that assignments vary in their likelihood of generating prideful accomplishment and identified three…
Descriptors: Assignments, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Travis, Lisa L.; Hudson, Nathan W.; Henricks-Lepp, Genevieve M.; Street, Whitney S.; Weidenbenner, Jennifer – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the influence of team-based learning (TBL) methods on exam performance and student satisfaction in an introductory psychology class. Fifteen instructors teaching 29 sections (with a combined enrollment of approximately 1,130 students) were randomly assigned to use TBL for 7 of 12 major topics or to use lecture. All students…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning
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Asgari, Shaki; Carter, Frederick, Jr. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
The present study examined the relationship between peer mentoring and academic performance. Students from two introductory psychology classes either received (n = 37) or did not receive (n = 36) peer mentoring. The data indicated a consistent improvement in the performance (i.e., grades on scheduled exams) of the mentored group. A similar pattern…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Academic Achievement
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Bailey, Sarah F.; Jenkins, Jade S.; Barber, Larissa K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Classroom management involves managing students' requests for course policy changes. Instructors can adhere to the course policies or convey flexibility through making an exception for the student. The current study empirically examines students' emotional reactions (hostility, guilt, and surprise) and fairness perceptions to course policy…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Policy, Course Content, Policy Formation
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Earnest, David R.; Rosenbusch, Katherine; Wallace-Williams, Devin; Keim, Alaina C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Despite the prominence of study abroad programs, few are offered in the field of psychology. The current study sought to investigate the impact of study abroad programs in psychology through a comparison of study abroad and domestic student cultural competencies. Participants included 104 undergraduate students enrolled in either a psychology…
Descriptors: Psychology, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Comparative Analysis
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Researchers have found that students from different academic disciplines tend to value different qualities in their teachers, and cultural differences play a role in which qualities students appreciate in their professors. The present/current study employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist as an operationalization of teaching qualities in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Context Effect
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Diliberto-Macaluso, Kristen; Hughes, Alan – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
The current study examined the impact of mobile applications or apps on student learning in an introduction to psychology course. Students were assigned to complete a learner-centered worksheet activity on the brain and central nervous system using either an interactive 3-D Brain app or their online course textbook. We measured student learning…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Introductory Courses
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Ciarocco, Natalie J.; Dinella, Lisa M.; Hatchard, Christine J.; Valosin, Jayde – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
The current study empirically tested the effectiveness of a modular approach to integrating professional development across an undergraduate psychology curriculum. Researchers conducted a two-group, between-subjects experiment on 269 undergraduate psychology students assessing perceptions of professional preparedness and learning. Analysis…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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