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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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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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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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LaCaille, Rick A.; LaCaille, Lara J.; Damsgard, Erika; Maslowski, Amy K. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Misconceptions about psychological phenomena are prevalent among students completing college-level psychology courses. Although these myths are often difficult to eliminate, efforts incorporating a refutational focus have demonstrated some initial promise in dispelling these beliefs. In the current quasi-experimental study, four sections of an…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Misconceptions, Psychopathology, Student Attitudes
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Hillbrink, Alessa; Jucks, Regina – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
An academic career in psychology typically begins with a role reversal: young academics, who were only recently being taught, become doctoral researchers and teachers. Studies at two German universities provide insights into how students and early-career academics (ecas) in psychology view research and teaching and how their perspectives might…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, 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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Clinton, Virginia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) have been developed to free students from the expense and instructors from the restrictions of commercial materials. There has been a wealth of empirical examination on numerous aspects of OER. The purpose of this narrative review is to synthesize and integrate the findings on OER in psychology to assist…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Costs
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Grissett, Judy Orton; Huffman, Charles – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
In the current study we examined students' course performance, perceptions, and self-reported use of an open textbook compared to a traditional publisher's textbook in an introductory psychology course. Sixty students from two course sections used either an open textbook or a traditional textbook. To minimize the effect of confounding variables,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services, Psychology
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Hardin, Erin E.; Eschman, Bret; Spengler, Elliot S.; Grizzell, J. Alex; Moody, Anahvia Taiyib; Ross-Sheehy, Shannon; Fry, Kevin M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are increasingly attractive options for reducing educational costs, yet controlled studies of their efficacy are lacking. The current study addressed many criticisms of past research by accounting for course and instructor characteristics in comparing objective student learning outcomes across multiple sections of…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Teaching Assistants, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing
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Cuttler, Carrie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The bulk of previous research on students' perceptions of open educational resources have lacked a control group of students rating traditional textbooks. Moreover, few studies have examined differences in the perceptions of online students and those taking classes in the classroom. A 2 × 2 cross-sectional design was used in which 925 students,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Shared Resources and Services
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Julal, Fay S. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Some students taking infant development classes have limited, direct experience of interacting with infants. This paper reports on a pilot of an innovative, research-informed workshop that provides hands-on experience through the use of infant simulators. The workshop adapted the Leiden Infant Sensitivity Simulator Assessment, which uses the…
Descriptors: Infants, Simulation, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Theories
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Deering, Catherine Gray – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article presents a unique approach for teaching crisis intervention in that it involves students reading novels and autobiographies to use as case studies in order to apply the theories and concepts. A rationale for the use of literature as a projective device to help students experience personal growth and to target the affective domain of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Crisis Intervention, Novels, Autobiographies
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Denton, Ashley Waggoner – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Reflective learning entails a thoughtful learning process through which one not only learns a particular piece of knowledge or skill, but better understands "how" one learned it--knowledge that can then be transferred well beyond the scope of the specific learning experience. This type of thinking empowers learners by making them more…
Descriptors: Reflection, Journal Writing, Student Journals, Statistics
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Zucchero, Reneé A. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Healthcare providers, including psychologists who work as health service providers and with older adults, must be able to work effectively with professionals from other disciplines. Interprofessional education (IPE) engages students from two or more professions to learn collaboratively. To date, only a few studies have examined psychology student…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Clinical Psychology
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Lyons, Minna; Limniou, Maria; Schermbrucker, Ian; Hands, Caroline; Downes, John J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Previous research has found that the flipped classroom (i.e., learning prior to the lecture, and using the lecture time for consolidating knowledge) increases students' deep learning, and has an association with improved grades. However, not all students benefit equally from flipping the classroom, and there may be important individual differences…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Behavioral Objectives, Blended Learning
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