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Wassana Na Sulong; Kanyakorn Sermsook; Oraya Sooknit; Wittaya Worapun – Journal of Education and Learning, 2023
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of project-based learning on the learning achievement and satisfaction of undergraduate learners in General Psychology. The study included 30 undergraduate students enrolled in a general psychology class. The research utilized a project-based learning management plan, a learning achievement…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Courses, Active Learning
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Goldey, Katherine L.; Espinosa, Angel – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Background: Many instructors use trivia-style review games to encourage self-testing, increase student engagement, and promote collaboration. However, most published examples of review games include trivia questions only, rather than activities that incorporate kinesthetic learning. Objective: We evaluate a review activity modeled after the game…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Davis, Teresa L.; Fromuth, Mary Ellen – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper describes a model for the articulation and assessment of goals in the development and use of a general psychology custom textbook. A description of custom textbooks is presented, and the specific textbook that our Psychology Department has developed is discussed. Two studies present data on student and faculty perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Sego, Sandra A.; Stuart, Anne E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Many students, particularly underprepared students, struggle to identify the essential information in empirical articles. We describe a set of assignments for instructing general psychology students to dissect the structure of such articles. Students in General Psychology I read empirical articles and answered a set of general, factual questions…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Journal Articles, Content Area Reading
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Zielinski, Dianne – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019
As part of a final project for a general psychology course, students were required to play a game, either digital/video or on a board. Students selected their own games, and were asked to identify psychological principles in their game play. Topics included the brain, sensation and perception, human development, learning, motivation, intelligence,…
Descriptors: Games, Concept Formation, College Students, Psychology
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Astrid Mairitsch; Giulia Sulis; Sarah Mercer; Sun Shin; Salam Mairi – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2024
While the emotion of pride has received increasing attention in general psychology, it has gone largely overlooked in the field of education generally, and language education specifically. This study explores the sources of pride reported by 140 English language teachers from various contexts across the globe. Data were generated through an online…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Darowski, Emily S.; Helder, Elizabeth; Patson, Nikole D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2022
Identifying effective and time-efficient approaches to teaching students how to write from scholarly sources benefits students and instructors. Students in a general psychology course learned a concrete method to improve this type of synthesis writing. The intervention was brief, consisting of viewing an online tutorial outside of class and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Whittington, Brandon L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Although cell phones are often discussed as a problem in higher education research, the literature focuses largely on disciplinary tactics or integration of phones into the curriculum. The present study provides further support for the use of positive reinforcement to minimize the negative effects of cell phones in the classroom. A…
Descriptors: Psychology, Classroom Environment, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Choi, Sunhee; Jang, So Young – English Teaching, 2022
The purpose of this paper was to introduce positive psychology, to the fields of SLA and English education in Korea. Positive psychology investigates how people flourish and seeks the virtues and strengths of humans. It focuses on the factors enabling people and their communities to thrive, instead of focusing on psychological disorders and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Well Being, English (Second Language)
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LaPaglia, Jessica A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
In this article, the author describes an exam review activity in which students answered questions and solved puzzles in order to escape the review session. In a general psychology (100-level) course and research methods in psychology (300-level) course, students solved a series of puzzles and review questions. This format is similar to popular…
Descriptors: Review (Reexamination), Tests, Puzzles, Problem Solving
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McAfee, Morgan A.; Hoffman, Bobby – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2021
When teachers harbor misconceptions or unjustified beliefs about teaching, learning, and academic motivation, the pedagogical consequences can be severe. It is likely these teachers will unintentionally perpetuate such false beliefs upon students through ineffective teaching strategies or misinterpretations of learning science. Misconceptions…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Educational Psychology, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Wentworth, Diane Keyser; Whitmarsh, Lona – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Teaching the general psychology course provides instructors with the opportunity to invite students to explore the dynamics of behavior and mental processes through the lens of theory and research. Three innovative writing assignments were developed to teach students to think like a psychologist, operationalized as enhancing critical thinking,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Introductory Courses, Writing Assignments
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Goomas, David – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Numerous studies have reported on the innovative and effective delivery of online course content by community colleges, but not much has been done on how learning management systems (LMS) can deliver real-time (immediate data delivery) antecedents that inform students of performance requirements. This pilot study used Blackboard's™ interactive…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Psychology, Integrated Learning Systems, Web Sites
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Eva Seifried; Cordelia Menz; Birgit Spinath – Teaching of Psychology, 2024
Background: Teachers' perception of psychology is of importance because they get in contact with psychology as a scientific discipline and should apply (educational) psychological findings. This requires a generally positive attitude toward corresponding findings, which should be fostered during teacher education. Objective: The goal of this study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Psychology, College Students
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Acar, Selcuk; Tadik, Harun; Myers, Danielle; van der Sman, Carian; Uysal, Recep – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Creativity and well-being are popular subjects in psychological and organizational studies. The recent literature presented mixed perspectives about the nature of the relationship between the two. Whereas the mad-genius hypothesis, which was often explored among eminently creative individuals, seems to imply a negative relationship between the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Well Being, Meta Analysis, Predictor Variables
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