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Nesbit, Rachel J.; Bourne, Victoria J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety is extremely common in undergraduate psychology students. The Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) is at present the most widely used measure to assess statistics anxiety, measuring six distinct scales: test and class anxiety, interpretation anxiety, fear of asking for help, worth of statistics, fear of statistics teachers…
Descriptors: Statistics, Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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Stinnett, Terry A.; Solomon, Benjamin G. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2014
An initial point of contact for recruitment of qualified persons into school psychology is undergraduate psychology degree programs. Unfortunately, the discipline of school psychology appears to receive at best only cursory coverage in undergraduate psychology texts, curriculum, and discussion by psychology department faculty even though school…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Interests, Graduate Study, School Psychology
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Mayer, Richard E. – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
This paper explores the potential of neuroscience for improving educational practice by describing the perspective of educational psychology as a linking science; providing historical context showing educational psychology's 100-year search for an educationally relevant neuroscience; offering a conceptual framework for the connections among…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science
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Norcross, John C.; Sayette, Michael A.; Stratigis, Katerina Y.; Zimmerman, Barrett E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Students often inquire about which psychology courses to complete in preparation for graduate school. This study provides data that enable students and their advisors to make research-informed decisions. We surveyed the directors of the 304 American Psychological Association-accredited doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology (97%…
Descriptors: Prerequisites, College Admission, Doctoral Programs, Clinical Psychology
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Proyer, René T.; Gander, Fabian; Tandler, Nancy – Gifted Education International, 2017
Positive psychology has revived psychology's abandoned interest in the study of morally positively valued traits (the so-called character strengths) and virtues. We review literature generated on strength-based approaches and focus on applications in the so-called positive psychology interventions. There seems to be great potential in this…
Descriptors: Intervention, Gifted, Relevance (Education), Positive Behavior Supports
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Feistauer, Daniela; Richter, Tobias – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Validity is an important issue when measuring teaching quality using student evaluations. This study examined the effects of psychology students' subjective clarity about study contents and their prior interest in the subject as variables possibly biasing the evaluations of psychology courses. German students (N = 292) evaluated lectures and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Validity, Foreign Countries, Lecture Method
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Halonen, Jane S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Although scholars have scrutinized many aspects of academic life in psychology, the topic of leadership for psychology programs has remained elusive. This article describes the importance of high-quality leadership in the development of thriving psychology programs. The author offers a strategy for evaluating leaders to help provide developmental…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Psychology, Benchmarking
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Stricker, Lawrence J. – ETS Research Report Series, 2013
This is an account of a portion of the research on cognitive, personality, and social psychology at ETS since the organization's inception. The topics in cognitive psychology are the structure of abilities; in personality psychology, response styles and social and emotional intelligence; and in social psychology, prosocial behavior and stereotype…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Personality Traits, Social Psychology, Educational Research
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Brady, Loretta L. C.; Malik, Melinda – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
This case study illuminates the effectiveness of collaboration between a librarian and psychology faculty as they use the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major to improve an assignment and frame their conversation on scaffolding students' information literacy skill…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Psychology, College Faculty, Librarians
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Peter, Johannes; Leichner, Nikolas; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports the development of a fixed-choice test for the assessment of basic knowledge in psychology, for use with undergraduate as well as graduate students. Test content is selected based on a core concepts approach and includes a sample of concepts which are indexed most frequently in common introductory psychology textbooks. In a…
Descriptors: Tests, Psychology, Knowledge Level, Scores
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Merced, Matthew; Stutman, Zachariah E.; Mann, Sandra T. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Psychology graduate students in the United States are expected to demonstrate competency in the history of psychology. Despite the topic's importance, there are limited guidelines. The present study examined history and systems of psychology (HSP) course syllabi from American Psychological Association accredited Doctor of Psychology programs. Of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Psychology, History Instruction, Content Analysis
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Bocanegra, Joel O.; Gubi, Aaron A.; Fan, Chung-Hau; Hansmann, Paul R. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2015
Trainers within school psychology have struggled to recruit racial/ethnic minority graduate students, with a recent demographic survey suggesting that racial/ethnic minorities comprise 9.3% of school-based practitioners (Curtis, Castillo, & Gelley, 2012). Furthermore, research has suggested that school psychology training programs have also…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, School Psychology, Knowledge Level
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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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Begeny, John C.; Levy, Rebecca A.; Hida, Rahma; Norwalk, Kate – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Past studies have examined the contents of journal articles in school psychology, and more recently there has been increased interest in examining the frequency and characteristics of experimental studies appearing in school psychology journals. However, no prior studies have examined the international representation of experimental and…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews, Periodicals
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Appleby, Drew C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Undergraduate psychology programs have not always provided the same level of support for their job-seeking students than they have for those preparing to become psychologists. This is a particularly unfortunate situation because, according to the American Psychological Association's Center for Workforce Studies (American Psychological Association,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students), Job Training
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