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Sarafoglou, Alexandra; Hoogeveen, Suzanne; Matzke, Dora; Wagenmakers, Eric-Jan – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The current crisis of confidence in psychological science has spurred on field-wide reforms to enhance transparency, reproducibility, and replicability. To solidify these reforms within the scientific community, student courses on open science practices are essential. Here we describe the content of our Research Master course "Good Research…
Descriptors: Psychology, Research Skills, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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van Doorn, Johnny; Matzke, Dora; Wagenmakers, Eric-Jan – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Sir Ronald Fisher's venerable experiment "The Lady Tasting Tea" is revisited from a Bayesian perspective. We demonstrate how a similar tasting experiment, conducted in a classroom setting, can familiarize students with several key concepts of Bayesian inference, such as the prior distribution, the posterior distribution, the Bayes…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Statistical Inference, Statistical Distributions, Sequential Approach
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Pek, Jolynn; Van Zandt, Trisha – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Statistical thinking is essential to understanding the nature of scientific results as a consumer. Statistical thinking also facilitates thinking like a scientist. Instead of emphasizing a "correct" procedure for data analysis and its outcome, statistical thinking focuses on the process of data analysis. This article reviews frequentist…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Thinking Skills, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Button, Katherine S.; Chambers, Christopher D.; Lawrence, Natalia; Munafò, Marcus R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
There is a widely acknowledged need to improve the reliability and efficiency of scientific research to increase the credibility of the published scientific literature and accelerate discovery. Widespread improvement requires a cultural shift in both thinking and practice, and better education will be instrumental to achieve this. Here we argue…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, 21st Century Skills, Scientific Research, Teamwork
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Blincoe, Sarai; Buchert, Stephanie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The preregistration of research plans and hypotheses may prevent publication bias and questionable research practices. We incorporated a modified version of the preregistration process into an undergraduate capstone research course. Students completed a standard preregistration form during the planning stages of their research projects as well as…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Research Problems, Research Design
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Anglin, Stephanie M.; Edlund, John E. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Despite discussion and institution of new reforms in psychology research, little is known about how much reform psychologists believe is still needed across various research practices and whether instructors are teaching students about replication and reform in their courses. To investigate these questions, we distributed questionnaires assessing…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Research Methodology, Replication (Evaluation), College Faculty
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Jekel, Marc; Fiedler, Susann; Allstadt Torras, Ramona; Mischkowski, Dorothee; Dorrough, Angela Rachael; Glöckner, Andreas – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The "Hagen Cumulative Science Project" is a large-scale replication project based on students' thesis work. In the project, we aim to (a) teach students to conduct the entire research process for conducting a replication according to open science standards and (b) contribute to cumulative science by increasing the number of direct…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Student Research
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Grahe, Jon E; Cuccolo, Kelly; Leighton, Dana C; Cramblet Alvarez, Leslie D – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Open science initiatives, which are often collaborative efforts focused on making research more transparent, have experienced increasing popularity in the past decade. Open science principles of openness and transparency provide opportunities to advance diversity, justice, and sustainability by promoting diverse, just, and sustainable outcomes…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Student Research, Researchers, Undergraduate Students
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Riser, Diana K.; Clarke, Stephanie D.; Stallworth, Allison N. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Social media is riddled with memes (i.e., captioned images intended to convey cultural ideas or beliefs) that often promote maladaptive and unsupported beliefs about human development and parenting. This paper presents a scientific writing assignment designed to help spread accurate information on human development beyond the classroom through…
Descriptors: Social Media, Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Scientific Literacy
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Phares, Vicky – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Memoirs and autobiographies can be rich sources of real-world information for students in psychology classes. These resources have been used in adult-oriented abnormal psychology classes, but have yet to be explored for use in courses on abnormal child psychology. This manuscript reviews the use of memoirs and autobiographies in adult-oriented…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Teaching Methods, Psychopathology, Child Psychology
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Ruiz, Ana; Warchal, Judith; You, Di – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Teaching ethics to undergraduate psychology students has been the focus of professional organizations for several years. However, the evidence that psychology programs are teaching ethics and its effectiveness is scarce. In this review, we present recent evidence on teaching ethics based on three themes: delivery of ethics in the curriculum,…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students)
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Francis, Andrea P.; Wieth, Mareike B.; Zabel, Kevin L.; Carr, Thomas H. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
This quasi-experimental study investigated the role of prior psychology knowledge and in-class retrieval activity in the testing effect. Undergraduate introductory psychology students (N = 53) from two classes at a small liberal arts college practiced retrieving information in class with multiple-choice quizzing and concept mapping. Prior…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Psychology, Testing, Undergraduate Students
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Thompson, W. Burt; Garry, Amanda; Taylor, John; Radell, Milen L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
When people interpret the outcome of a research study, do they consider other relevant information such as prior research? In the current study, 251 college graduates read a single brief fictitious news article. The article summarized the findings of a study that found positive results for a new drug. Three versions of the article varied the…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Statistics, Misconceptions, Probability
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Rumain, Barbara; Geliebter, Allan – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
We implemented NSF-funded computerized Experimental Psychology Laboratories at Touro College and incorporated process-oriented guided-inquiry learning (POGIL). We designed POGIL modules for the labs and conducted workshops for faculty on the implementation of the guided-inquiry approach, including learning teams. Data were collected from students…
Descriptors: Experimental Psychology, Active Learning, Inquiry, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jacobsen, Anja Møgelvang; Diseth, Åge – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Psychology as an A-level subject in senior high school (12th to 13th grade) has increased in popularity in recent years. The purpose of this study was to investigate why students choose psychology as a subject, and their satisfaction with this choice. A total of 624 Norwegian students responded to a survey. A factor analysis supported a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Psychology, Course Selection (Students), Adolescents
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