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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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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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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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Gaze, Catherine M. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2014
The present study investigates the frequency and confidence with which college students endorse popular psychological myths, contrasting introductory psychology students (at the beginning and end of the course) with upper-level psychology majors and students who have never taken Introduction to Psychology. This study builds on the existing…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Majors (Students), Intellectual Disciplines
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Mahoney, Emery B.; Perfect, Michelle M.; Edwinson, Roxanne M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
The ratio of internship applicants to internship positions listed in the online directory of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) is estimated at 1.23:1. In 2014a, approximately 14% of all students who participated in the match were not placed. Although the internship crisis impacts students in clinical,…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Internship Programs, Admission Criteria
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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Stewart, Peter C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
With the burgeoning influence of cognitive neuroscience in the field of psychology, it is important to train, or at least expose, undergraduate psychology students to the discipline's methods. Unfortunately, many instructors are limited in their ability to provide such tangible experiences due to resource limitations. However, recent advances in…
Descriptors: Brain, Diagnostic Tests, Physiology, Cognitive Psychology
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Whitehead, George I., III; Smith, Stephanie H.; Losonczy-Marshall, Marta – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
This study examined the similarities and differences in the topics and references in selected chapters of eight introductory social psychology textbooks and six developmental psychology textbooks. We wanted to determine the extent to which there were core concepts and references presented in these chapters. We found a relatively small set of core…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Textbooks
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Landrum, R. Eric; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Almost 2 million students enroll in introductory psychology each year in the United States, making it the second most popular undergraduate course in the nation. Introductory psychology not only serves as a prerequisite for other courses in the discipline but for some students this course provides their only exposure to psychological science.…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Student Behavior, College Students
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Goddard, Murray – Psychological Record, 2012
Selected writings of B. F. Skinner are compared to 5 current topics in mainstream psychology, including the role of the unconscious, human language, the role of dispositions in psychology, human perceptions of conformity and bias, and mindfulness. The striking similarities between Skinner's work and these 5 current topics support Richelle's (1993)…
Descriptors: Psychology, Psychologists, Publications, Comparative Analysis
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D'Amato, Rik Carl; van Schalkwyk, Gertina J.; Zhao, B. Yang; Hu, Juan – School Psychology International, 2013
School psychology is an important area within psychology, which has a short developmental history in Mainland China. Nonetheless, along with economic advances and social changes in Mainland China, school psychology is developing and becoming more important. Currently, people need to work harder and longer. This places many under pressure that may…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Mental Health
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Villarreal, Victor – Contemporary School Psychology, 2014
An understanding of the current intervention research is critical to the adoption of evidence-based practices in the delivery of psychological services; however, the generalizability and utility of intervention research for culturally and linguistically diverse youth may be limited by the types of research samples utilized. This study addresses…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Intervention, Psychological Studies, Student Diversity
Tsuji, Bruce H.; Lindgaard, Gitte – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This research compared undergraduate Novices and PhD Experts in psychology and business in their exploration of psychology and business domain graphs. An overall expertise effect in graph explanation was found. Results indicated that Novices paused longer than Experts before beginning their explanations. Qualitative analyses showed that Experts…
Descriptors: Graphs, Data Interpretation, Comparative Analysis, Novices
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Togia, Aspasia – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact factor of cognitive psychology journals indexed in the Science and Social Sciences edition of "Journal Citation Reports" ("JCR") database over a period of 10 consecutive years. Cognitive psychology journals were indexed in 11 different subject categories of the database. Their mean impact factor…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Databases, Periodicals
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