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Calma-Birling, Destany; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Mindfulness practices improve cognition, emotional balance, and well-being in clinical and non-clinical populations. The bulk of mindfulness research in higher education has focused on improving psychological and cognitive variables, leaving academic performance largely unexplored. We investigated the effects of a brief mindfulness intervention on…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Goette, William F.; Delello, Julie A.; Schmitt, Andrew L.; Sullivan, Jeremy R.; Rangel, Angelica – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study compares the academic performance and perceptions of 114 undergraduate students enrolled in an abnormal psychology course. Specifically, this study focuses on whether face-to-face (F2F) or blended modalities are associated with student learning outcomes. In this study, data analysis was based upon the examination of end-of-course…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Senzaki, Sawa; Hackathorn, Jana; Appleby, Drew C.; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Two studies examined the effectiveness of a flashcard-based study strategy, "Flashcards-Plus," in an ecologically valid context. The strategy requires students to create flashcards designed to increase their ability to retain, comprehend, and apply textbook material to exams. In Studies 1a (n = 73) and 1b (n = 62), we introduced all…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Visual Aids, Memory, Comprehension
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Warchal, Judith R.; Ruiz, Ana I.; You, Di – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study focuses on the inclusion of the American Psychological Association's learning goals in the mission statements of undergraduate psychology programs across the US. We reviewed the mission statements available on websites for 1336 psychology programs listed in the Carnegie classification. Results of a content analysis revealed that of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Departments, Position Papers
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Wiggins, Sally; Chiriac, Eva Hammar; Abbad, Gunvor Larsson; Pauli, Regina; Worrell, Marcia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an internationally recognised pedagogical approach that is implemented within a number of disciplines. The relevance and uptake of PBL in psychology has to date, however, received very limited attention. The aim of this paper is therefore to review published accounts of how PBL is being used to deliver psychology…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Psychology, Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods
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Imhof, Margarete; Starker, Ulrike; Spaude, Elena – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Building on Dörner's (1996) theory of complex problem-solving, a learning scenario for teacher students was created and tested. Classroom management is interpreted as a complex problem, which requires the integration of competing interests and tackling multiple, simultaneous tasks under time pressure and with limited information. In addition,…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teacher Competencies, Problem Solving, Classroom Techniques
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Hendry, Gillian; Wiggins, Sally; Anderson, Tony – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Research has shown that educators may be reluctant to implement group work in their teaching due to concerns about students partaking in off-task behaviours. However, such off-task interactions have been shown to promote motivation, trust, and rapport-building. This paper details a study in which student groups were video recorded as they engaged…
Descriptors: Group Unity, Problem Based Learning, Tutorial Programs, Teaching Methods
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Rosander, Michael; Chiriac, Eva Hammar – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate how first-year students view the purpose of tutorial groups in problem-based learning. In all, 147 students from 24 groups participated, providing 399 statements. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. The results showed a focus on both learning and social influence. Learning involved the tutorial as…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Problem Based Learning, Group Dynamics, Data Analysis
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Christensen, Gerd – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how poststructuralism and social constructionism can contribute to the empirical research on groups in problem-based learning (PBL). The paper outlines the analytical complexity and shows, through empirical examples, the potentials and limitations of this perspective as an alternative to traditional group…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Postmodernism, Problem Based Learning, Constructivism (Learning)
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Chen, Ruth – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Problem-based learning (PBL) courses have historically been situated in physical classrooms involving in-person interactions. As online learning is embraced in higher education, programs that use PBL can integrate online platforms to support curriculum delivery and facilitate student engagement. This report describes student perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Electronic Learning
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Shane-Simpson, Christina; Che, Elizabeth; Brooks, Patricia J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
To test the feasibility of Wikipedia editing in large undergraduate psychology classrooms, we engaged groups of students in a large introductory-level Human Development course (N = 110) in editing Wikipedia articles to improve psychology-related content. Students attended in-class workshops and received online support to develop skills. They…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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McConnell, Bridget L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper summarizes a pilot study of an experiential learning technique that was designed to give undergraduate students a greater understanding of the principles and theories of learning and behavior, which is traditionally taught only in a lecture-based format. Students were assigned the role of a dog trainer, and they were responsible for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Animals, Teaching Methods, Trainers
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Howell-Carter, Marya; Nieman-Gonder, Jennifer; Pellegrino, Jennifer; Catapano, Brittani; Hutzel, Kimberly – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The MAP (Model Advisement Procedure) is a comprehensive, systematic approach to developmental student advisement. The MAP was implemented to improve advisement consistency, improve student preparation for internships/senior projects, increase career exploration, reduce career uncertainty, and, ultimately, improve student satisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Models, Career Development, Psychology
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Burns, Lawrence R.; Stephenson, Paul L.; Bellamy, Katy – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Although students make some epistemological progress during college, most graduate without developing meaning-making strategies that reflect an understanding that knowledge is socially constructed. Using a pre-test-post-test design and a within-subjects 2 × 2 mixed-design ANOVA, this study reports on empirical findings which support the Socratic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Lecture Method, Psychology
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Pinnow, Eleni – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The Decoding the Disciplines methodology aims to teach students to think like experts in discipline-specific tasks. The central aspect of the methodology is to identify a bottleneck in the course content: a particular topic that a substantial number of students struggle to master. The current study compared the efficacy of standard lecture and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Comparative Analysis
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