ERIC Number: EJ1075568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Two Birds with One Myth-Debunking Campaign
LaCaille, Rick A.
Teaching of Psychology, v42 n4 p323-329 Oct 2015
Misconceptions of psychological phenomena are widespread and often not easily eliminated--even among students completing college-level psychology courses. As part of a research methods psychology course, students developed public-service-announcement-style posters as part of a psychology myth-debunking campaign and presented these to students enrolled in introductory psychology courses on campus. Results revealed that both the introductory students who were exposed to the myth-debunking campaign and the research method students who created the campaign endorsed significantly fewer myths than their respective comparison groups. The research methods students viewed their experiences with the myth-debunking campaign as enjoyable and valuable in developing scientific inquiry skills.
Descriptors: Psychology, Misconceptions, Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Publicity, Introductory Courses, Visual Aids, Undergraduate Students, Intervention, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Matched Groups, Achievement Tests, Learning Experience, Public Relations, Teaching Methods, Factor Analysis, Pretests Posttests
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