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Wright, Jake – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Introductory students regularly endorse "naïve skepticism" -- unsupported or uncritical doubt about the existence and universality of truth -- for a variety of reasons. Though some of the reasons for students' skepticism can be traced back to the student -- for example, a desire to avoid engaging with controversial material or a desire…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Metacognition
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Ferguson, Lara – Child Care in Practice, 2018
The focus for this literature review developed from reading American research by Oyserman and Destin around the theme of identity and possible selves. The intention of this review was to consider whether an identity-based perspective could be applied to investigate the multiple outcomes of UK care leavers. The aim was to explore the relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification, Individual Development, Foster Care
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McCullough, Susan – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper describes the practices employed by middle school girls in New York City to negotiate their postfeminist school environment and considers the contested notion of girls' agency. Based on an exploratory ethnographic study, the data reveal that girls--to varying degrees of success--enacted a range of practices to gain power over the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Power Structure
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Forsythe, Alex; Johnson, Sophie – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Feedback is an emotional business in which personal disposition influences what is attended to, encoded, consolidated and eventually retrieved. Here, we examine the extent to which students' perceptions of feedback and their personal dispositions can be used to predict whether they appreciate, engage with and act on the feedback that they receive.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Defense Mechanisms, Personality Traits
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Rodriguez, Diego – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2017
At the heart of the educational vocation is a drive to influence, to meaningfully affect the learning and development of others. For adult educators working in higher education, daily activities--from teaching classes to supervising student research to attending faculty meetings to sitting on advisory boards--are full of opportunities to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influences, Adult Educators, Higher Education
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Richardson, Sydney D. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This study demonstrates adult women college students overcoming challenges due to mistreatment in order to succeed academically. Asking each participant to tell her life story allowed the researcher to find common narratives of mistreatment among them, while using critical feminist and constructivist theories for analysis. As a result, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Womens Education, Academic Persistence, Personal Narratives
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the second in a series of three articles about microaggressions. All of the articles are tailored specifically to help enable faculty developers, provosts and directors of diversity and training, faculty, and administrators to address the most critical issues related to this topic in higher education. Specific responses to and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Work Environment, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the final installment in a series of three articles about microaggressions. All of the articles are tailored specifically to help enable faculty developers, provosts and directors of diversity and training, faculty, and administrators to address the most critical issues related to this topic in higher education. Specific responses…
Descriptors: Aggression, Work Environment, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Zhang, Li-Fang – Educational Psychology, 2016
To overcome the major weakness in the response format of the Defense Mechanisms Inventory and to use the information most relevant to the population concerned in the present study, an alternative form of the Defense Mechanisms Inventory (DMI-AF) was designed. The 80 Likert-scaled items in the inventory were tested among 385 university students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Defense Mechanisms, Likert Scales, College Students
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Nail, Paul R.; Simon, Joan B.; Bihm, Elson M.; Beasley, William Howard – Journal of School Violence, 2016
According to the compensation model of aggression (Staub, 1989), some people bully to defend against their own feelings of weakness and vulnerability. Classmates and teachers rated a sample of American sixth graders in terms of trait: defensiveness (i.e., defensive egotism), self-esteem, bullying, and related behaviors. Consistent with the model,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Gender Differences, Aggression, Grade 6
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Walgenbach, Katharina; Reher, Friederike – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2016
Critical approaches to Whiteness, heteronormativity, masculinity, and educational privileges have contributed in recent years to a greater focus on structural privileges. Various studies have established that structural privileges often remain invisible for the privileged individuals themselves (Bourdieu and Passeron 1997; Frankenberg 1993;…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Advantaged, Whites, Group Discussion
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Abitov, Ildar R.; Gorodetskaya, Inna M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The research addresses the peculiarities of self-regulation of loneliness experience of elderly people living in care homes. The population of the study consisted of 60 elderly people (65-80 years old). 30 of them live in families with spouses and children and 30 persons live in the State residential social service institution. It was found that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Social Isolation, Psychological Patterns
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Mazzone, Angela; Camodeca, Marina; Salmivalli, Christina – Journal of Moral Education, 2016
We examined the moderating effect of guilt on the associations between moral disengagement and bullying, defending and outsider behaviors in a sample of 404 students (203 boys; M[subscript age] = 11.09 years; SD = 1.48). Bullying, defending and outsider behavior were assessed through peer nominations, whereas guilt and moral disengagement were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Psychological Patterns, Moral Values, Correlation
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Kumar, S. Raja – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2016
Visually challenged students' career choice is influenced by many factors, including life context, personal aptitudes, and educational attainment. This study focuses the defense styles of visually challenged students and also study about their career choice. Survey method has been adopted in this investigation. Totally 77 samples were collected…
Descriptors: Defense Mechanisms, Career Choice, Visual Impairments, Undergraduate Students
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Clayton, Robert E. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Inhibition of emotional experience is a widely acknowledged characteristic of many Western-raised men. While this affective inhibition may impact men chronically in many ways, it becomes particularly salient when men are bereaved or otherwise grieving and are unable fully to experience normative emotional responses to loss. This article briefly…
Descriptors: Males, Grief, Inhibition, Emotional Experience
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