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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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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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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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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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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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Wang, Yuanyuan; D'Amato, Rik Carl – School Psychology International, 2013
School psychology is one of the most important fields within applied psychology, which is closely related to education and as a developing specialty it is important to be considered. Taiwan is an important Western ally and is highly developed in many ways. Taiwan is influenced by both Western and Eastern cultures, and this has inevitably impacted…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Counseling Services
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Felver, Joshua C.; Doerner, Erin; Jones, Jeremy; Kaye, Nicole C.; Merrell, Kenneth W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Although the use of mindfulness is increasing in other areas of applied psychology, school psychology has yet to embrace it in practice. This article introduces school psychologists to the burgeoning field of mindfulness psychology and to the possibilities that it offers to their discipline. A background on the Western scientific study and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, School Psychology, Intervention, Innovation
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Burke, Brian L.; Sears, Sharon R.; Kraus, Sue; Roberts-Cady, Sarah – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
This study compared changes in psychology and philosophy classes in two distinct components of critical thinking (CT): general skills and personal beliefs. Participants were 128 undergraduates enrolled in CT in psychology, other psychology courses, or philosophy courses. CT and philosophy students significantly reduced beliefs in paranormal…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Comparative Analysis, Psychology, Philosophy
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Zucchero, Renee' A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Previous research revealed that introductory psychology textbooks included limited information about psychology ethics. This study reviewed 48 current introductory psychology textbooks for research and other APA ethics content. These textbooks included slightly more total ethics content and were more thorough in their review of research ethics…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Psychology, Ethics, Introductory Courses
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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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Burl, Jeffrey; Shah, Sanjay; Filone, Sarah; Foster, Elizabeth; DeMatteo, David – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
An increasing number of graduate programs are available to students interested in the study of forensic psychology. The growth of forensic training opportunities is reflective of the wider development of forensic psychology as a discrete specialty area. An Internet-based survey was conducted to provide descriptive information to academic advisors…
Descriptors: Crime, Psychology, Graduate Study, Masters Programs
Ruiz, Eleonora Rubio – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
The first formal psychology course taught in Mexico was in 1896 at Mexico's National University; today, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM in Spanish). The modern psychology from Europe and the US in the late 19th century were the primary influences of Mexican psychology, as well as psychoanalysis and both clinical and experimental…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Psychological Testing, Psychiatry, Foreign Countries
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