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Pettijohn, Terry F., II; Pettijohn, Terry F.; Brenneman, Miranda M.; Glass, Jamie N.; Brito, Gabriela R.; Terranova, Andrew M.; Kim, JongHan; Meyersburg, C. A.; Piroch, Joan – College Student Journal, 2015
College students (N = 297) completed a perceptions of psychology as a science survey before and after completion of psychology courses. Psychology as a science scores increased significantly from the beginning to the end of the research methods courses, but scores in introductory psychology courses did not change and scores for students in…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Psychology, Student Surveys
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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Pfund, Rory A.; Norcross, John C.; Hailstorks, Robin; Aiken, Leona S.; Stamm, Karen E.; Christidis, Peggy – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Previous studies have documented small differences between the bachelor of arts (BA) and the bachelor of science (BS) psychology degrees in their general education core requirements, particularly mathematics and science courses. But are there differences between the BA and BS degrees within the psychology curriculum? Using data from the…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Study, Comparative Analysis, Psychology
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Sümer, Nebi – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Similar to the other developing countries, undergraduate psychology programs in Turkish universities have rapidly grown in the last two decades. Although this sharp increment signifies the need for psychologists, it has also caused a number of challenges for effective teaching of psychology. The department chairs (N = 42) were interviewed with an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Undergraduate Study, Psychology
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Sego, Sandra A.; Stuart, Anne E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Many students, particularly underprepared students, struggle to identify the essential information in empirical articles. We describe a set of assignments for instructing general psychology students to dissect the structure of such articles. Students in General Psychology I read empirical articles and answered a set of general, factual questions…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Journal Articles, Content Area Reading
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Greenbaum, Hannah; Meyer, Lisa; Smith, M. Cecil; Barber, Amanda; Henderson, Heather; Riel, David; Robinson, Daniel H. – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
This article examines the productivity of both individuals and institutions, indexed through an examination of five educational psychology journals ("Cognition and Instruction," "Contemporary Educational Psychology," "Educational Psychologist," "Educational Psychology Review," and "Journal of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Literature Reviews, Periodicals, Educational Research
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Ferreira, Aristides I.; Rodrigues, Rosa I.; da Costa Ferreira, Paula – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2016
In this study, we present the development of a vocational interest scale for university students studying psychology. Three dimensions were extracted through principal component analysis, namely, organizational, educational, and clinical psychology. A second study with confirmatory factor analysis replicated the same three factors obtained in the…
Descriptors: Vocational Interests, Student Interests, Psychology, College Students
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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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