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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
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Bocanegra, Joel O.; Gubi, Aaron A.; Cappaert, Kevin J. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
School psychology trainers have historically struggled to adequately increase the number of professionals from diverse backgrounds. An increase in diverse providers is important in meeting the needs of a burgeoning racial/ethnic minority student population. Previous research suggests that minority undergraduate psychology students have less…
Descriptors: Social Theories, School Psychology, Student Recruitment, Minority Group Students
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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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Stricker, Lawrence J. – ETS Research Report Series, 2013
This is an account of a portion of the research on cognitive, personality, and social psychology at ETS since the organization's inception. The topics in cognitive psychology are the structure of abilities; in personality psychology, response styles and social and emotional intelligence; and in social psychology, prosocial behavior and stereotype…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Personality Traits, Social Psychology, Educational Research
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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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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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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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Bocanegra, Joel O.; Newell, Markeda L.; Gubi, Aaron A. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2016
Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented within school psychology. Increased racial/ethnic diversity within university training programs has been shown to reduce prejudices and anxiety within students while increasing empathy for other racial/ethnic groups. The reduction of prejudices and anxiety and increased empathy for racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), School Psychology, Student Recruitment
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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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