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Mercer, Jenny; Sander, Paul; Williams, Stella; Jones, Tim – Psychology Teaching Review, 2013
It is well established that the number of males studying psychology in the UK, both at A-level and on degree courses, is disproportionately low compared to females. There is a paucity of research, however, which discusses how psychology is viewed by this group. The present study employed focus groups with 35 pre-tertiary males (some of whom were…
Descriptors: Males, Student Attitudes, Psychology, Foreign Countries
Mercer, Jenny – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
The European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) supports students to pursue temporary periods of study in other European universities. During the academic year 2007/08 the UK received 15, 975 ERASMUS students. Although much research exists about the experiences of international students less attention has…
Descriptors: Community Action, Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Psychology
Mercer, Jenny – Psychology Teaching Review, 2010
Evidence indicates that non-traditional adult returners describe returning to education as a period of self-development and growth. However, lifespan psychology perspectives also show that successful growth and change involves periods of conflict. This paper will explore both the nature of self-development and conflicts experienced by a sample of…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Failure
Sanders, Lalage; Sander, Paul; Mercer, Jenny – Psychology Teaching Review, 2009
This three-year longitudinal study explored the approach to study and academic performance of a group of male psychology undergraduates. In induction week, 112 new psychology students completed the survey. Later in the year, some of the males were interviewed in small groups. Performance was measured from marks at the end of Years 1 and 3. In Year…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Psychology