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50 Years of ERIC
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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
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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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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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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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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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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Barrett, Anne E.; Redmond, Rebecca; von Rohr, Carmen – American Sociologist, 2012
Population aging, in conjunction with social and cultural transformations of the life course, has profound implications for social systems--from large-scale structures to micro-level processes. However, much of sociology remains fairly quiet on issues of age and aging, including the subfield of social psychology that could illuminate the impact of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Age, Social Psychology, Sociology
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Zinn, Tracy E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Scott O. Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Lilienfeld is founder and editor of the journal, "Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice," and is past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He has been a member of 11 journal editorial boards, including the "Journal of…
Descriptors: Personality Assessment, Reputation, Interviews, Behavior
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American Psychologist, 2012
Presents a short biography of one of the winners of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. The 2012 winner is Laurie R. Santos for creative and insightful investigations of cognition across a broad range of species and psychological domains, illuminating cognitive…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Animal Behavior, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
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Furnham, Adrian; Hughes, David J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
This study examined the prevalence of psychological myths and misconceptions among psychology students and within the general population. In total, 829 participants completed a 249-item questionnaire designed to measure a broad range of psychological myths. Results revealed that psychological myths and misconceptions are numerous and widely held.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Misconceptions, Psychology, College Students
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Balch, William R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
To evaluate a demonstration involving active and cooperative learning, 40 students in a cognitive psychology course and 132 students in an introductory psychology course completed a brief multiple-choice pretest on referential communication. Two days later, randomly assigned students either participated in a classroom referential communication…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Students, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Johnson, E. Jean; Tuskenis, Albert D.; Howell, Glenna L.; Jaroszewski, Kimberly – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
The authors developed and assessed a new undergraduate psychology course: Thinking and Writing in Psychology. A description of how the course was developed using the APA learning goals as well as results from an analysis of the course's effectiveness are offered. The course demonstrated a positive impact on the overall grade point average and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Psychology, Writing Skills, Thinking Skills
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Lucas, Jennifer L.; Blazek, Melissa A.; Raley, Amber B.; Washington, Christi – Educational Psychology, 2005
The first goal of this study was to look at the representation of educational and school psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. Research into the representation of other sub-fields of psychology has been conducted but no research has looked specifically at educational or school psychology. The second goal was to compare the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, School Psychology, School Psychologists, Educational Psychology
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Daly, Edward J., III; Doll, Beth; Schulte, Ann C.; Fenning, Pamela – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
In the past decade, American professional psychology has taken significant steps toward a unified statement of the competencies that define the practice of psychology, regardless of specialty. The purpose of this article is to explain the current competency initiative in professional psychology and examine its implications and potential impact on…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Content Analysis
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