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Montes-Berges, Beatriz; Aranda, Maria; Castillo-Mayen, Maria del Rosario – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
Roots in Spanish Psychology dated back to Huarte de San Juan (1575). From this period to nowadays, Psychology has notably developed, branching in different areas such as psychology and sports and physical exercise, clinical and health psychology, educational psychology, psychology of social intervention, legal psychology, work and organisational…
Descriptors: Exercise, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, History
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Stinnett, Terry A.; Solomon, Benjamin G. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2014
An initial point of contact for recruitment of qualified persons into school psychology is undergraduate psychology degree programs. Unfortunately, the discipline of school psychology appears to receive at best only cursory coverage in undergraduate psychology texts, curriculum, and discussion by psychology department faculty even though school…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Interests, Graduate Study, School Psychology
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Norcross, John C.; Sayette, Michael A.; Stratigis, Katerina Y.; Zimmerman, Barrett E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Students often inquire about which psychology courses to complete in preparation for graduate school. This study provides data that enable students and their advisors to make research-informed decisions. We surveyed the directors of the 304 American Psychological Association-accredited doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology (97%…
Descriptors: Prerequisites, College Admission, Doctoral Programs, Clinical Psychology
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Halonen, Jane S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Although scholars have scrutinized many aspects of academic life in psychology, the topic of leadership for psychology programs has remained elusive. This article describes the importance of high-quality leadership in the development of thriving psychology programs. The author offers a strategy for evaluating leaders to help provide developmental…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Psychology, Benchmarking
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Peter, Johannes; Leichner, Nikolas; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports the development of a fixed-choice test for the assessment of basic knowledge in psychology, for use with undergraduate as well as graduate students. Test content is selected based on a core concepts approach and includes a sample of concepts which are indexed most frequently in common introductory psychology textbooks. In a…
Descriptors: Tests, Psychology, Knowledge Level, Scores
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Bocanegra, Joel O.; Gubi, Aaron A.; Fan, Chung-Hau; Hansmann, Paul R. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2015
Trainers within school psychology have struggled to recruit racial/ethnic minority graduate students, with a recent demographic survey suggesting that racial/ethnic minorities comprise 9.3% of school-based practitioners (Curtis, Castillo, & Gelley, 2012). Furthermore, research has suggested that school psychology training programs have also…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, School Psychology, Knowledge Level
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Tryon, Warren W. – American Psychologist, 2012
Lilienfeld (see record 2011-12007-001) made several cogent points regarding "public skepticism of psychology." He persuasively documented the prevalence of public skepticism with regard to psychology. He also provided sound rebuttals to six common criticisms of psychology. This comment addresses two substantial omissions regarding his discussion…
Descriptors: Psychology, Public Opinion, Criticism, Theory of Mind
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Floyd, Randy G.; Cooley, Kathryn M.; Arnett, James E.; Fagan, Thomas K.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Hingle, Christine – Journal of School Psychology, 2011
This article describes the results of three studies designed to understand better the journal operations, publishing practices, and impact of school psychology journals in recent years. The first study presents the results of a survey focusing on journal operations and peer-review practices that was completed by 61 journal editors of school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Internet, Periodicals
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Grose-Fifer, Jillian; Helmer, Kimberly A.; Zottoli, Tina M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
We investigated whether students in psychology-based learning communities (LCs; i.e., cohorts who took introductory psychology and English together) performed better on psychology tests than those in standard classes. There were two types of LC; in one (connected LC), we created links between English and psychology by using English class readings…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Psychology, Introductory Courses, Freshman Composition
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Roscoe, Lauren J.; McMahan, Ethan A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
University career courses have become a more standard offering at many colleges and universities over the past few decades. Similarly, there has been an increase in the number of psychology departments offering a careers course for psychology majors or an introduction to the psychology major course. This study examines the outcomes of a course…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Broussard, Kristin A.; Sterns, Jillian L.; Sanders, Kristina K.; Shardy, Justin C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The purpose of the current study was to examine the sample diversity of empirical articles published in four premier teaching of psychology journals from 2008 to 2013. We investigated which demographic information was commonly reported and if samples were ethnically representative and whether gender was representative compared to National…
Descriptors: Psychology, Periodicals, Content Analysis, Scholarship
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Barner, John R.; Holosko, Michael J.; Thyer, Bruce A.; King, Steve, Jr. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2015
The "h"-index for all social work and psychology tenured or tenure-track faculty in the top 25 social work programs and psychology departments as ranked by "U.S. News and World Report" in 2012 and 2013, respectively, were obtained, permitting comparison of the scholarly influence between members (N = 1,939) of the two fields.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Work, Psychology, Higher Education
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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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Rajecki, D. W. – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
A Census Bureau national survey identified baccalaureates aged up to 64 years having major area subspecializations labeled "psychology," "industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology," and "counseling psychology." Median 2009 earnings of all such types of baccalaureate psychology alumni were well below the distribution mean of the 153 fields in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Specialization
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Keith, Kenneth D.; Hammer, Elizabeth Yost; Blair-Broeker, Charles T.; Ernst, Randal M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Although institutional recognition of high school psychology is fairly recent, psychology and psychological subject matters have a history dating to at least the 1830s. By the middle of the twentieth century, high school psychology courses existed in nearly all U.S. states, and enrollments grew throughout the second half of the century. However,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational History, State Policy, Curriculum Implementation
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