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Fife, Jane – Composition Forum, 2017
Writers must learn to control factors that influence the ability to focus, especially in what some call a culture of distraction. In our efforts to promote metacognition and flexible writing processes, writing teachers need to engage students in study and discussion of factors in our temporal, social, media, social media, and attentional…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Undergraduate Students, Attention
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
In response to recent research indicating that the benefits of study abroad are significantly enhanced by pre-departure training, tertiary institutions are increasingly offering pre-departure courses to students preparing to study abroad. Teachers of psychology are well positioned to contribute to such courses in that a large number of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Psychology, Cross Cultural Training, Student Experience
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Eddy, Sarah L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The "Current Insights" feature is designed to introduce life science educators and researchers to current articles of interest in other social science and education journals. In this installment, I highlight three diverse research studies out of psychology journals that address student study strategies, faculty change, and the influence…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Science Instruction, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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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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Villarreal, Victor; Castro, Maria J.; Umaña, Ileana; Sullivan, Jeremy R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to provide an updated content analysis of articles published in major journals of school psychology spanning the years 2010-2014, with an emphasis on intervention research (including intervention and participant characteristics). Six journals--"School Psychology Review," "School Psychology…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Research, Research Design, School Psychology
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Manzi, Claudia; Regalia, Camillo; Pelucchi, Sara; Fincham, Frank D. – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
Parental promotion of autonomy for offspring well-being has been widely recognized in developmental psychology. Recent studies, however, show that this association varies across cultures. Such variation may reflect inappropriate measurement of this dimension of parenting. Therefore, three existing measures of promotion of autonomy were used to…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Developmental Psychology, Family Relationship
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Stratman, Jake – Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 2013
According to a recent study in "Personality and Social Psychology Review," empathy is on the decline among college students. How might academic courses invite students to increase empathic behaviors? Additionally, how might service-learning projects aid academic course objectives to help students increase empathic behavior? To explore…
Descriptors: Empathy, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Jenkins, Kisha V.; Shriberg, David; Conway, Devyn; Ruecker, Dana; Jones, Haley – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
Using consensual qualitative research methods, this qualitative study explored how nine recent graduates, all graduating within the past 7 years from an overtly social justice-oriented school psychology program, were experiencing social justice in practice. Semistructured interviews were conducted covering the following three theme areas: defining…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research
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Stewart, Peter C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
With the burgeoning influence of cognitive neuroscience in the field of psychology, it is important to train, or at least expose, undergraduate psychology students to the discipline's methods. Unfortunately, many instructors are limited in their ability to provide such tangible experiences due to resource limitations. However, recent advances in…
Descriptors: Brain, Diagnostic Tests, Physiology, Cognitive Psychology
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Floyd, Randy G.; Cooley, Kathryn M.; Arnett, James E.; Fagan, Thomas K.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Hingle, Christine – Journal of School Psychology, 2011
This article describes the results of three studies designed to understand better the journal operations, publishing practices, and impact of school psychology journals in recent years. The first study presents the results of a survey focusing on journal operations and peer-review practices that was completed by 61 journal editors of school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Internet, Periodicals
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Keith, Kenneth D.; Hammer, Elizabeth Yost; Blair-Broeker, Charles T.; Ernst, Randal M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Although institutional recognition of high school psychology is fairly recent, psychology and psychological subject matters have a history dating to at least the 1830s. By the middle of the twentieth century, high school psychology courses existed in nearly all U.S. states, and enrollments grew throughout the second half of the century. However,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational History, State Policy, Curriculum Implementation
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McCann, Lee I.; Ebert, Alexandria R.; Timmins, Rebecca R.; Thompson, Ashley E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
The present study examined changes in the genders of authors, first authors, reviewers, and editorial staff over 42 years (1974-2015) in "Teaching of Psychology." Over the first 6 years of the journal's publication, 17.67% of authors and 16.5% of first authors were women, increasing to 57.83% and 44% in the most recent 6 years. From the…
Descriptors: Authors, Editing, Gender Differences, Psychology
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Hulme, Julie A.; Skinner, Rebecca; Worsnop, Francesca; Collins, Elizabeth; Banyard, Philip; Kitching, Helen J.; Watt, Roger; Goodson, Simon – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
The concept of psychological literacy has grown in importance within psychology education at all levels, in the UK and globally, in recent years. Increasingly, psychology educators and policy makers are seeking to emphasise the relevance and usefulness of psychology within everyday life, within the workplace, and as an element of global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education
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Belli, Jill – Composition Forum, 2016
This article critically analyzes under-acknowledged influences on the recent turn toward emotions, happiness, and well-being in higher education generally and in writing studies specifically: positive psychology (the science of happiness) and positive education (teaching well-being). I provide an overview of their primary features and complicate…
Descriptors: Well Being, Higher Education, Freshman Composition, Writing Instruction
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Ambrosi, Solene; Kalenine, Solene; Blaye, Agnes; Bonthoux, Francoise – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2011
Recent studies in neuroimagery and cognitive psychology support the view of sensory-motor based knowledge: when processing an object concept, neural systems would re-enact previous experiences with this object. In this experiment, a conceptual switching cost paradigm derived from Pecher, Zeelenberg, and Barsalou (2003, 2004) was used to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Adults, Concept Formation, Object Permanence
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