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Henneberry, John K. – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
Discusses research which explored the hypothesis that students who are fast starters in a personalized system of instruction psychology course would perform better and maintain faster course progress rates than slow starters. Findings indicate that students' starting pace is predictive of course performance and subsequent progress rates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Grade Prediction
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Scott, William C.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
This study investigates the management and the effectiveness of a personalized system of instruction (PSI) in higher education. The study examined the number of behavioral objectives completed during a lab period as a function of the grade achieved in the course. The study also compared course ratings from students who are receiving instruction in…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Instruction, Course Evaluation, Experimental Psychology
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Fernald, Peter S.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1975
The student pacing feature of the Personalized system of Instructional (PSI) is found to have the most influence on student test scores. (DE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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Goldwater, B. C.; Acker, L. E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1975
Weekly testing coupled with a mastery performance requirement generated higher student performance in an introductory psychology class. (DE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Organization, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Johnson, William G.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1975
Three components of instruction and withdrawal rates are compared between a traditional lecture and a Personalized Systems of Instruction (PSI) course. The results indicate a more favorable response to the PSI course. (DE)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Educational Research, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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McBurney, Donald H. – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
The author describes the development and organization of a psychology course on extrasensory perception. (DE)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Experimental Psychology, Higher Education
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Wortman, Camille B.; Hillis, Jay W. – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
An introductory psychology course which used undergraduate-taught minicourses and the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) approach is described. (DE)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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Calhoun, James F. – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
Systematic experimental manipulation of the four components of the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) approach and required lectures gives results suggesting that dropping any one component is undesirable. (Author)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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Riedel, Robert C.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
Even initial unit test performance of Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) students is superior to that of students in a traditional course, under controlled conditions. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Course Organization, Higher Education
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Barrera, Manual, Jr.; Glasgow, Russell E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
A course in behavioral self-control which uses the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) approach is described. (DE)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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Acker, Loren E.; Goldwater, Bram C. – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
The authors stress mastery criterion as the most important component of the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI). (DE)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Mastery Learning, Pacing
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Heckler, J. B.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1975
This research indicates that training techniques that employ the graduated fading of discriminative stimuli over successive exposures to stimulus materials are superior to both nonfading and trial and error techniques in the teaching of factual written material to normal adults. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Psychology, Teaching Methods
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