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ERIC Number: EJ1032805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Learning by Helping? Undergraduate Communication Outcomes Associated with Training or Service-Learning Experiences
Katz, Jennifer; DuBois, Melinda; Wigderson, Sara
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n3 p251-255 Jul 2014
This study investigated communication outcomes after training or applied service-learning experiences. Pre-practicum trainees learned active listening skills over 10 weeks. Practicum students were successful trainees who staffed a helpline. Community interns were trained and supervised at community agencies. Undergraduate students in psychology from each of these three groups (N = 45) were assessed at the start and the end of a semester. Only trainees showed improved communication skills, although students across groups showed increased communication confidence. Results suggest both training and applied experiences benefit undergraduates in psychology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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