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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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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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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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Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Gordon, Alexander J.; Terjesen, Mark D.; Hicks, Ashley – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The advent of the integrated learning system (ILS) offers instructors opportunities to provide students with feedback-enabled, interactive learning exercises as online supplements to assigned textbooks. Major college publishers are now bundling an ILS with many of their textbook offerings in undergraduate courses in psychology and other fields. We…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Assisted Testing, Mastery Learning, Introductory Courses
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Egloff, Frank; Souvignier, Elmar – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Affecting preservice teachers' pedagogical intentions and future behavior is a challenging goal of teacher education. It may be accomplished by purposefully changing their beliefs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether lesson videos, compared to an argumentation-based video format, can evoke stronger and more positive emotional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Intention, Video Technology
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Paltoglou, Aspasia E.; Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Davies, Emma L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology students often feel anxious about learning statistics, which can impact their performance. However, little research has explored statistics confidence, which may be an important way to reduce the negative connotations of associating statistics with anxiety. We aimed to explore whether modifying an existing measure of statistics anxiety…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Psychology
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Ritzer, Darren R.; Sleigh, Merry J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
We surveyed college students (N = 105) asking them to rate the importance of workplace skills as if they were responding as themselves, as their parents, and as future employers. We also asked participants to generate a list of skills they considered most important to develop in college, and to evaluate workplace behaviors for the likelihood of…
Descriptors: College Students, Value Judgment, Job Skills, Parent Influence
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Grant, Janie Busby; Grace, Tim – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology graduates are employed in a wide variety of workplace roles. The broad nature of these future workplace requirements can make it difficult for students to learn and apply classroom knowledge and challenging for educators to develop authentic and engaging materials. In research methods and statistics courses in particular it can be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Research Methodology, Statistics
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Zucchero, Renee' A.; Gibson, Jennifer E. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study examined student outcomes of participating in a semester-long, intergenerational service-learning course compared to a traditional pedagogy course. At the beginning and end of the semester, students (N = 161) voluntarily completed a series of measures assessing six outcomes across four domains: personal, social, citizenship, and…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Service Learning, Psychology, Undergraduate Students
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Howard, Alicia; Michael, Paul G. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Graduate training in psychology emphasizes a student's ability to understand research design and methodology, as well as to generate research that contributes to the profession. The Attitudes Toward Research (ATR) scale was developed in 2005 to measure attitudes among student populations. Past research suggests the scale contains five factors:…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
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