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Ilyssa Salomon; Andrea M. Pals; Taylor Elsey; Jonathan M. Golding; Elizabeth A. Sheehan – Teaching of Psychology, 2024
Background: American Psychological Association Guidelines for Undergraduate Education (2013) encourage workforce preparation among undergraduate students, and the field of psychology has implemented this recommendation in various ways. Objective: The present study investigated what sources undergraduate psychology students use to find information…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Information Seeking, Career Readiness
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Stacy Loeb; Tatiana Sanchez Nolasco; Nataliya Byrne; Laura Allen; Aisha T. Langford; Joseph E. Ravenell; Scarlett Lin Gomez; Samuel L. Washington; Hala T. Borno; Derek M. Griffith; Nickole Criner – Health Education & Behavior, 2024
Black men have a greater risk of prostate cancer as well as worse quality of life and more decisional regret after prostate cancer treatment compared to non-Hispanic White men. Furthermore, patients with prostate cancer who primarily obtain information on the internet have significantly more decisional regret compared to other information sources.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Cancer, Internet
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Kleinberg, Samantha; Marsh, Jessecae K. – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2023
Each day people make decisions about complex topics such as health and personal finances. Causal models of these domains have been created to aid decisions, but the resulting models are often complex and it is not known whether people can use them successfully. We investigate the trade-off between simplicity and complexity in decision making,…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Causal Models, Decision Making, Difficulty Level
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Tamara Montag-Smit; Melissa G. Keith – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2023
The present research examines how creative process engagement (information gathering, idea generation, idea evaluation, and idea pitch) influences the affective states of positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA). Drawing from motivation theory and research, we proposed that creative process behaviors that are more autonomous and less…
Descriptors: Creativity, Information Seeking, Concept Formation, Affective Behavior
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Ait Ali, Driss; Fazaz, Mohamed; Ounaceur, Brahim; El Houate, Brahim; El Koutbi, Mohamed; El Khiat, Abdelaati; Senhaji, Fatima – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2023
In order to stay up-to-date in the nursing field, nurses must pursue continuous education. This study examined nurses' motivations to take part in continuing education activities by conducting a survey amongst a sample of nurses employed in two hospitals in south-east Morocco. The survey was carried out using a two-part self-administered…
Descriptors: Motivation, Nurses, Participation, Professional Development
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Steve Puttick; Paloma Chandrachud; Rahul Chopra; Radhika Khosla; James Robson; Sanjana Singh; Isobel Talks – British Educational Research Journal, 2024
This paper explores teachers' conceptions of climate change knowledge, contributing to the growing body of work on the geographies of climate change. The paper focuses on the data generated through in-depth semi-structured interviews with a sample of 48 teachers in India to address the research question: What discourses about climate change…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Hartwell, Micah; Keener, Ashley; Coffey, Sara; Chesher, Tessa; Torgerson, Trevor; Vassar, Matt – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Thunberg's increased media attention coupled with her diagnosis--Asperger Syndrome (AS)--may foster help-seeking behaviors among those with similar psychiatric disorders. Using Google Trends data, we compared values of AS from the week of the UN Climate Summit through the end of the year compared to an ARIMA model predicting search interest had…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Information Seeking, Mass Media
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Aguirre, Marie; Brun, Mélanie; Couderc, Auriane; Reboul, Anne; Senez, Philomène; Mascaro, Olivier – Cognitive Science, 2022
Anticipating the learning consequences of actions is crucial to plan efficient information seeking. Such a capacity is needed for learners to determine which actions are most likely to result in learning. Here, we tested the early ontogeny of the human capacity to anticipate the amount of learning gained from seeing. In study 1, we tested infants'…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Goal Orientation, Cognitive Processes
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Sevil Günaydin; Hüsniye Dinç Kaya; Tülay Yilmaz; Rukiye Duman; Seray Gür – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
This study aims to explore the experiences of breastfeeding mothers during pregnancy in tandem breastfeeding. This research is a qualitative study conducted using the phenomenological research design. Data saturation was achieved after 11 participants were interviewed. The content analysis approach was used to analyze the data. Interview…
Descriptors: Infants, Nutrition, Mothers, Pregnancy
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Laura Scholes; Sarah McDonald; Garth Stahl; Barbara Comber – British Educational Research Journal, 2024
Sourcing information related to socio-scientific issues requires sophisticated literacies to read and evaluate conflicting accounts often signified by disagreement among experts, multiple solutions or misinformation. Much of the previous work exploring how young people approach conflicting information has tended to focus on students in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Information Sources, Internet, Search Strategies
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Lane, Jonathan D.; Ronfard, Samuel – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2023
For decades, developmental psychologists and educators have emphasized that learning about counterintuitive phenomena may be a critical driving force for cognitive development. Thus far, little is known about the specific content that children seek to enrich their knowledge. Using a novel book-choice paradigm, we directly examine children's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Books, Cognitive Development, Age Differences
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Kohler, Tessa; Guidry, Jeanine P. D.; Perrin, Paul; Laestadius, Linnea – Health Education & Behavior, 2023
Background: Social media platforms have become a popular source for health information despite concerns about the quality of content shared. We examined how oral contraceptive pills and intrauterine devices are framed on the platform Pinterest using the Health Belief Model (HBM), as well as how fertility awareness methods are portrayed as an…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Contraception, Social Media, Information Seeking
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Gabbert, Fiona; Hope, Lorraine; Luther, Kirk; Wright, Gordon; Ng, Magdalene; Oxburgh, Gavin – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2021
A growing body of research illustrates consensus between researchers and practitioners that developing rapport facilitates cooperation and disclosure in a range of professional information gathering contexts. In such contexts, rapport behaviors are often intentionally used in an attempt to facilitate a positive interaction with another adult,…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Researchers, Cooperation, Collegiality
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Ruggeri, Azzurra; Stanciu, Oana; Pelz, Madeline; Gopnik, Alison; Schulz, Eric – Developmental Science, 2024
What drives children to explore and learn when external rewards are uncertain or absent? Across three studies, we tested whether information gain itself acts as an internal reward and suffices to motivate children's actions. We measured 24-56-month-olds' persistence in a game where they had to search for an object (animal or toy), which they never…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Behavior, Information Seeking, Persistence
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Hannah, Matthew N. – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
The 21st century has been riven by information challenges, from mis/disinformation campaigns, fake news, and propaganda to online conspiracy theories. At a time when more people are literate than perhaps at any other time in history, we still see the rise and viral global spread of unhinged conspiracy theories across the web. The existence of such…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Beliefs, Deception, Misinformation
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