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Holliman, Andrew J.; Jones, Tim – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Identifying a 'promising' topic for a psychology dissertation is widely recognised as one of the most important, challenging, and stressful parts of the research process. Students are required to work in a relatively unstructured way (compared with other modules) to independently identify a topic that is not only appropriate, of personal interest,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Supervision, Supervisors, College Faculty
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Bourne, Victoria J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety is experienced by a large number of psychology students, and previous research has examined a range of potential correlates, including academic performance, mathematical ability and psychological predictors. These varying predictors are often considered separately, although there may be shared variance between them. In the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Skills, Academic Ability, Student Attitudes
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Lucas, Rebecca; Cage, Eilidh; James, Alana I. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
The number and percentage of students with mental health conditions (MHC) attending university is increasing. Students with MHC can be well supported during their time at university, but receive less support with the transition from university to post-graduation. This time is characterised by great change and can be accompanied by mixed feelings.…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Expectation, Related Services (Special Education), Transitional Programs
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Matthewman, Lisa; Jodhan-Gall, Donna; Nowlan, Jenni; OSullivan, Nuala; Patel, Zorica – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
In this article, the authors describe the PERMA model of wellbeing and how it has been applied within the teaching provision at undergraduate level in a business school context. PERMA is an acronym for a model of wellbeing put forward by a pioneering psychologist in the field of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. According to Seligman (2011),…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Well Being
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Rasheed-Karim, Walifa – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Adult providers as well as further and adult education colleges are a major part of an economically driven society improving skills for developing careers as well as for new interests and jobs. Further education (FE) colleges deliver courses that not only meet the demands of school leavers but also serve the wider community in terms of delivering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Adult Education, Well Being
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Taylor, J.; Salvagno, M.; Morris, R.; Hutchings, M.; Bobeva, M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Where universities focus on the benefits of technology-enhanced learning (TEL), they tend to underestimate the impact on learners' experiences and wellbeing. The goal of the research reported in this article was to investigate how new technologies and ubiquitous connectivity affect students' day-to-day life, learning habits and consequent…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Well Being, College Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Ennis, Harriet – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Providing the evidence-base to establish whether mindfulness for young people is beneficial is undoubtedly more challenging than it has been for adults. First of all there are the practical difficulties in training teachers to deliver mindfulness well. Yet this is what needs to be done; teachers with the class management and pedagogical expertise…
Descriptors: Credibility, Metacognition, Evidence Based Practice, Stress Management
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Robbins, A.; Kaye, E.; Catling, J. C. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Resilience, when coping with stress, can protect against serious negative life outcomes and lead to greater lifetime satisfaction. The current literature suggests that there are internal factors that may moderate the development of resilience. These factors could be used to inform targeted interventions for young people experiencing stress within…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology), Higher Education, Coping
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Bender, Sara; Stokes, Amanda; Gaspaire, Shawn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Many criticisms accompanied the development of the fifth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual" ("DSM-5"), yet it was still released in 2013 and is used within clinical work throughout the United States. Despite on-going questions pertaining to its development and validity, many undergraduate psychology students…
Descriptors: Psychology, Higher Education, Mental Health, Clinical Diagnosis
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Kennette, Lynne N.; Myatt, Beverley – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Positive psychology is based on the notion that people are motivated to develop into their best selves and reach their maximum potential. Martin Seligman, a pioneer of positive psychology, defines it as "the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want…
Descriptors: Well Being, Learner Engagement, Psychology, Psychological Patterns
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Kitching, Helen J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
This paper overviewed some of the research that had already been conducted in schools to support student wellbeing and reported back on research that the author had conducted in her own school, evaluating an intervention that aimed to help Year 12 students cope better with stress. The results showed a small but significant improvement in students'…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Conferences (Gatherings), Anxiety
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Kantaris, Xenya – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Independent study can be satisfying and thrilling, and it can also be terrifying. Some students may not be equipped to handle the stress that University life puts in front of them. It is a fact that 75 per cent of adult mental health problems begin before the age of 18 (Davies, 2013) therefore, some students will enter University with a mental…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Resilience (Psychology), Coping
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Campbell, Elizabeth L.; Reedy, Amanda R.; Baird, Mark J.; Baird, David M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
This study examined co-teaching -- two teachers collaboratively leading one course -- in undergraduate applied psychology courses. Previous research has established potential benefits of co-teaching on student success; however, none have examined students' perspectives on co-teaching in applied psychology courses. The present study hypothesized…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Team Teaching, Educational Benefits
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Dry, M. J.; Due, C.; Powell, C.; Chur-Hansen, A.; Burns, N. R. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
In this project we test the utility of an adaptive e-learning study tool (LearnSmart) within the context of a large undergraduate psychology course. We measured student usage of the e-learning tool and the effect that this usage has on academic outcomes, while controlling for the effects of intellectual ability and personality traits such as…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Personality Traits, Cognitive Ability
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Dempsey, Imogen – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
This paper explores: (a) the impact of psychology education governance on our understanding of subjectivity and (b) how this functions for neoliberal capitalist structures. The ways-of-knowing, power relations and perceptions of subjectivity are approached through texts selected from official documents governing the curriculum, and qualitative…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Psychology, Governance, Neoliberalism
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