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Button, Katherine S.; Chambers, Christopher D.; Lawrence, Natalia; Munaf├▓, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smith, Tamarah F.; Capuzzi, Grace – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The primary goal of this article is to provide detailed instructions as to how to run a mindset intervention in a psychology statistics course. A secondary goal is to provide preliminary data on such an intervention's relationship to students' statistics anxiety and course grades. Large randomized studies have demonstrated that using a one-time…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Intervention
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Cummings, Daniel J.; Sheeran, Nicola – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Previous research investigating the relationship between peer-assisted study sessions (also called supplemental instruction or peer-assisted learning) and academic performance has a number of concerns. These include the lack of inclusion of important variables such as academic motivation and personality. This study (N = 233) investigated how…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Peer Teaching, Study, Supplementary Education
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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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Yalch, Matthew M.; Vitale, Erika M.; Kevin Ford, J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Writing has long been recognized as both an outcome and method of successful pedagogy in psychology. Accordingly, there are a number of methods that successful instructors have employed to teach psychology students how to write. One such method is to facilitate students' reviewing each other's written work (i.e., to engage in peer review),…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Criticism
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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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