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Stringfellow, Erica L.; McAndrew, Francis T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2010
A study of 357 students (112 males, 245 females) responding to an online survey at a Midwestern liberal arts college revealed that males and children from divorced families perceived themselves as more promiscuous and drank more than did students from intact families. However, a significant interaction between the gender of the students and the…
Descriptors: Divorce, College Students, Marital Status, At Risk Students
McAndrew, Francis T. – 1981
Previous research has suggested the existence of a primacy effect in the attribution of ability. To test if the primacy effect occurs in situations where specific cues about the person and nature of the test materials are lacking or greatly reduced, college students corrected a multiple-choice test in which a phantom stimulus person correctly…
Descriptors: Ability, Attribution Theory, Evaluation Criteria, Learning Theories
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McAndrew, Francis T. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
An activity that teaches psychology students about the primacy effect that occurs when individuals make judgments about the ability of other people is described. The primacy effect is the tendency for an observer's judgment to be influenced more strongly by early information about a person than by information that comes later. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Demonstrations (Educational), Higher Education, Learning Activities
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McAndrew, Francis T. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1990
Examines stereotypes among Pakistani and U.S. students in the United States; and U.S. and French students in France. Focuses on amount and context of contact students had with the stimulus cultures. Finds significant differences in stereotype content. Suggests auto and heterostereotypes are equally variable and strongly affected by cultural…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Brackney, Melissa; McAndrew, Francis T. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Assesses the ecological worldviews of (n=95) undergraduates by using Blaikie's Ecological World View scale (1992). Reports no relationship between ecological worldviews and receptivity to arguments on the basis of aesthetics or economics, and women having more positive ecological worldviews. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Ecology, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Higher Education
Mitchell, Jennifer L.; McAndrew, Francis T. – 1984
Research has indicated that alcohol consumption is strongly affected by situational factors, especially social factors. To explore the relevance to drinking of the need for social approval in social situations, 36 male college students were asked to predict how much they would drink in several situations varying in how certain they were of their…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Higher Education, Males
Shugert, Diane P., Ed. – Connecticut English Journal, 1983
The focus of the articles in this journal issue is helping students write for real audiences. The document contains the following articles: "Real Audiences: The Only Kind We Write For" (Margaret Queenan); "A Literary Magazine for Middle Grades" (Anthony R. Angelo and Marie-Jeanne Laurent); "Rewarding Understanding and…
Descriptors: Audiences, Creative Writing, Expository Writing, Interdisciplinary Approach