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Montes-Berges, Beatriz; Aranda, Maria; Castillo-Mayen, Maria del Rosario – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
Roots in Spanish Psychology dated back to Huarte de San Juan (1575). From this period to nowadays, Psychology has notably developed, branching in different areas such as psychology and sports and physical exercise, clinical and health psychology, educational psychology, psychology of social intervention, legal psychology, work and organisational…
Descriptors: Exercise, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, History
Arias, Walter L. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propósitos y Representaciones, 2014
This work sets out historical information about the development of Latin American psychology over the base of education. It reviews the contribution from education to Latin American psychology, and especially, the creation of experimental psychology laboratories in schools and educational and psychopedagogical institutions, where experimental…
Descriptors: Educational History, Professional Education, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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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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Banyard, Philip; Hulme, Julie A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
In George Miller's famous address to the American Psychological Association in 1969 he explored the aims and future direction of psychology. Psychology could develop as a professional elite that develops specialised knowledge that experts can hold on to or it could aim to "give psychology away" and to allow the general public access to…
Descriptors: Psychology, Change Agents, Educational Development, Educational Trends
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Bowyer, Jessica; Carroll, Prerna – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
A levels in England are moving from a modular to a linear system. Additionally, the AS and A level are being "decoupled", meaning that students will no longer undertake summative assessment at the end of the first year of study. Psychology may be particularly vulnerable to these changes as students often have no prior experience of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Psychology, Online Surveys
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Norris, Emma; Chaves, Tahirah De Aguiar; Dunsmuir, Sandra – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Psychology is a popular UK A-level, despite many pupils having no previous taught experience of it. Prior introduction to psychology teaching could help pupils make more informed choices to study it. This study evaluates a six-session introduction to psychology programme for 20 Year 9 pupils called "Myth-Busting the Brain." A…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Interests, Learning Strategies, Introductory Courses
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MacIntyre, Peter D.; Mercer, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding subfield in psychology that has important implications for the field of second language acquisition (SLA). This paper introduces positive psychology to the study of language by describing its key tenets. The potential contributions of positive psychology are contextualized with reference to prior work,…
Descriptors: Psychology, Well Being, Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition
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Rahman, Reece O.; Zeglin, Robert J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Many undergraduate psychology students eventually choose a career providing clinical mental health services. A background in abnormal psychology (psychopathology) is helpful and requisite in these graduate academic and future professional venues. The creativity needed to adequately teach the complex material covered in most abnormal psychology…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Instructional Materials
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Gaze, Catherine M. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2014
The present study investigates the frequency and confidence with which college students endorse popular psychological myths, contrasting introductory psychology students (at the beginning and end of the course) with upper-level psychology majors and students who have never taken Introduction to Psychology. This study builds on the existing…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Majors (Students), Intellectual Disciplines
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Bas, Asli Uz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to assess the "Positive Psychology" course according to comments and life satisfaction levels of counselor candidates. The course was offered in Guidance and Psychological Counseling undergraduate program as an elective course. The participants of the study were 56 senior undergraduate students attended…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Psychology, Life Satisfaction, Counselor Training
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Coulson, Debra; Homewood, Judi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Psychological literacy is an umbrella term that is widely used to describe the attributes or capabilities of psychology graduate (Cranney & Dunn 2011). This article explores some of the complexities inherent in the learning and teaching of psychological literacy by exploring challenges to the development of self-awareness and cultural…
Descriptors: Psychology, Literacy, Reflection, Self Concept
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Jessop, Nadia; Adams, Glenn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Advocates for internationalisation of the undergraduate psychology curriculum anticipate a variety of beneficial outcomes strongly associated with forms of intellectual growth -- including critical thinking, appreciation for diversity, and global awareness -- that are the defining purpose of a university education. As a prelude to an intervention…
Descriptors: Psychology, Global Approach, Undergraduate Study, Cultural Differences
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Chan, Kevin; Ng, Eddie; Chan, Charles C. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
This article chronicles a service-learning (SL) subject on community psychology in Hong Kong (n = 26) and elaborates on how students experience concepts, frameworks, and values in community psychology and put them into practice at servicelearning settings. Upon acquiring basic concepts in community psychology, including sense of community,…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Service Learning, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Abrams, Kenneth; Ziegler, Naomi – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Study abroad in psychology promotes knowledge of other cultures, global-mindedness, the re-evaluation of one's cultural identity, interest in civic engagement, and insight into the universality or non-universality of psychological phenomena. Heightened recognition of these outcomes has led to increasingly larger numbers of psychology students…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Psychology, Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers
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Kershner, Ruth – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Inclusive education is a complex field of study and practice that requires good communication and dialogue between all involved. Psychology has to some extent been marginalised in these educational dialogues. This is, in part, due to psychology's perceived heritage in the standardised testing that has been used to support the educational…
Descriptors: Psychology, Inclusion, Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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