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Hund, Alycia M.; Bueno, Daisy – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Our goal was to document professional skills and attitudes gained via out-of-class teaching and research experiences during the undergraduate years. Qualitative analysis of reflection papers revealed that students noted gains in professional skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and intrapersonal skills. Importantly, students also…
Descriptors: Skill Development, After School Education, Achievement Gains, Professional Education
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Bartels, Jared M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
The present content analysis examines the coverage of theoretical and methodological problems with the Stanford prison experiment (SPE) in a sample of introductory psychology textbooks. Categories included the interpretation and replication of the study, variance in guard behavior, participant selection bias, the presence of demand characteristics…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Introductory Courses, Content Analysis, Institutionalized Persons
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Green, Heather J.; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, David L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Student satisfaction at university is receiving increasing attention. While academic discipline has been associated with student satisfaction in many studies, we found no previous reviews of student satisfaction within psychology, a discipline with among the largest undergraduate enrolments. In this paper, we review the student satisfaction…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes, Correlation, Psychology
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Hussey, Heather D.; Richmond, Aaron S.; Fleck, Bethany – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Instructional design for psychology courses is ever changing. Recently, there has been an explosion of scholarly literature related to flipped classroom pedagogy in higher education. This essentially entails inverting a course so that lectures are viewed outside of class, and class time is devoted to active learning through activities such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Psychology, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Dutke, Stephan; Barenberg, Jonathan – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
We introduce a specific type of item for knowledge tests, confidence-weighted true-false (CTF) items, and review experiences of its application in psychology courses. A CTF item is a statement about the learning content to which students respond whether the statement is true or false, and they rate their confidence level. Previous studies using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Psychology, Objective Tests
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Peter, Johannes; Leichner, Nikolas; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports the development of a fixed-choice test for the assessment of basic knowledge in psychology, for use with undergraduate as well as graduate students. Test content is selected based on a core concepts approach and includes a sample of concepts which are indexed most frequently in common introductory psychology textbooks. In a…
Descriptors: Tests, Psychology, Knowledge Level, Scores
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Seifried, Eva; Lenhard, Wolfgang; Spinath, Birgit – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Essays that are assigned as homework in large classes are prone to cheating via unauthorized collaboration. In this study, we compared the ability of a software tool based on Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) and student teaching assistants to detect plagiarism in a large group of students. To do so, we took two approaches: the first approach was…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Essays, Homework
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Ohst, Andrea; Glogger, Inga; Nückles, Matthias; Renkl, Alexander – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Psychological research on learning has brought forth many insights that are relevant for teachers (for example, knowledge about learning strategies). However, teachers sometimes have intuitive fragmentary knowledge that is partly incorrect. Such knowledge hinders the acquisition of psychological knowledge. Tried-and-tested interventions dealing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Prior Learning
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Tatlow-Golden, Mimi – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
In psychology, it is widely agreed that research methods, although central to the discipline, are particularly challenging to learn and teach, particularly at introductory level. This pilot study explored the potential of embedding a student-conducted research activity in a one-semester undergraduate "Introduction to Psychology" survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Introductory Courses
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Bebermeier, Sarah; Nussbeck, Fridtjof W.; Ontrup, Greta – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Lecturers teaching statistics are faced with several challenges supporting students' learning in appropriate ways. A variety of methods and tools exist to facilitate students' learning on statistics courses. The online questionnaires presented in this report are a new, slightly different computer-based tool: the central aim was to support students…
Descriptors: Statistics, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Koch, Franziska D.; Vogt, Joachim – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
At a German university of technology, a large-scale project was funded as a part of the "Quality Pact for Teaching", a programme launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to improve the quality of university teaching and study conditions. The project aims at intensifying interdisciplinary networking in teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
In three separate introductory psychology classes over a three-year period, I tested whether over 600 students' exam scores were associated with the use of textbook technology supplements (TTSs). Each class used a different textbook and a different TTS ("Learnsmart," "PsychPortal," and "Aplia"). In general, students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Textbook Publication, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing
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Dietrich, Heike; Zhang, Ying; Klopp, Eric; Brünken, Roland; Krause, Ulrike-Marie; Spinath, Frank M.; Stark, Robin; Spinath, Birgit – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
The aim of the present study was to introduce a general theoretical model of scientific competencies in higher education and to adapt it to three social sciences, namely psychology, sociology, and political science, by providing evidence from expert interviews and program regulations. Within our general model, we distinguished and specified four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, Higher Education, Scientific Literacy
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Amsel, Eric; Ashley, Aaron; Baird, Todd; Johnston, Adam – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Two studies explored conceptual change in undergraduate psychology students' acceptance of the scientific foundations of the discipline. In Study 1, Introductory Psychology students completed the Psychology as Science questionnaire (PAS) at the beginning and end of the semester and did so from their own (Self Condition) and their instructors'…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Jones, Janelle M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Higher student enrolment at North American tertiary institutions over the last decade has led to a greater reliance on lecturing in large classes (i.e., 50 students or more). The efficiency of lecturing as a method of instruction can sometimes come at the cost of student interaction, engagement, critical thinking and satisfaction. Implementing…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Group Discussion, Self Concept, Social Theories
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