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Rentzelas, Panagiotis; Harrison, Emily – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
This paper describes the implementation of a new and innovative learning activity created to enhance the learning experience of psychology undergraduate dissertation students. The writing retreat is a student-based learning activity which aims to address students' needs over the final stages of the dissertation module. Involving active-learning,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Writing Workshops, Psychology, Undergraduate Students
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Abbott, Keeley; Earnshaw, Deborah – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Drawing on our own experience, we reflect on the documented challenges of undergraduate supervision faced by qualitative researchers, and extend this discussion by further considering the issues raised by supervising projects that engage with critical perspectives. Concerns are identified regarding the dominance of traditional psychological…
Descriptors: Reflection, Supervision, Capstone Experiences, Student Projects
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Serbic, Danijela; Bourne, Victoria – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Embedding employability in higher education is a key Teaching Excellence Framework requirement, and psychology departments across the UK recognise that this is indeed important for students' employability prospects. The Final Year Research Project is the most important independent piece of work that psychology undergraduate students undertake,…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Student Research, Student Projects, Career Readiness
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Elliot, Dely Lazarte – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
With continuing priority given to the development of Higher Education students' employability skills, this paper reflects on the employability framework as well as recommended principles for promoting and embedding employability within and outwith the curriculum. Given existing traditional and innovative approaches for promoting employability…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Frith, Hannah – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
The dissertation is a highly valued form of teaching and learning in higher education, yet the practice of undergraduate supervision is understudied and under-theorised. Effective supervision is regarded as essential to student success -- by students and supervisors alike, although training, resources and support for supervisors is limited.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Reports, Supervision
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Korbmacher, Max; Wright, Lynn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Undergraduate dissertation students' cognitive appraisal, coping styles and perceived stress were examined at three time points during their undergraduate dissertation projects (UDP), observing whether cognitive appraisal and coping styles predicted perceived stress and their temporal changes. Sixty-four dissertation students completed the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Coping, Student Attitudes, Theses
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McDermott, Hilary; Liasi, Abigail; Newport, Roger – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Developing student's confidence with qualitative research methods presents a challenge to many educators and is even more of a challenge when the 'educator' themselves are unfamiliar with such methods. This paper offers a three-way reflective account of bringing one such colleague 'into the fold'; their journey to the 'dark side.' It documents the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Student Research, Supervision
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Pownall, Madeleine – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Over recent years, psychology has become increasingly concerned with reproducibility and replicability of research findings (Munaf├▓ et al., 2017). One method of ensuring that research is hypothesis driven, as opposed to data driven, is the process of publicly pre-registering a study's hypotheses, data analysis plan, and procedure prior to data…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Teaching Methods
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Churchyard, Jamie S. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
The following paper makes the case for a recommended practice of depositing undergraduate student dissertations into Higher Education Institute (HEI) institutional research repositories. In discussing this, the reasons for doing so, and a comprehensive discussion of the benefits and challenges (motivationally, logistically and ethically) for the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Student Research, Information Dissemination
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Holliman, Andrew J.; Rosenkranz, Patrick; Jones, Tim – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Identifying a topic for a dissertation is widely considered to be one of the most important, challenging, and stressful parts of the research process. Students often find it difficult to navigate this early yet pivotal stage due to heightened pressures, a lack of structural guidance, increased independence, and more pressing time constraints. In…
Descriptors: Theses, Concept Mapping, College Students, Program Development
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Dautel, Jocelyn B. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Despite the significance of the undergraduate dissertation both in student learning, and in staff workload, there is little discussion of best practice in research supervision. The majority of undergraduate students embark on an independent research project overseen by one member of staff, but this traditional model may cause undue stress and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Theses, Supervision, Best Practices
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Freeman, Leanne; Brooks, Joanna; Crowley, Colm; Elmi-Glennan, Clare; Gordon-Finlayson, Alasdair; McDermott, Hilary; Seymour-Smith, Sarah – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
The Teaching Qualitative Psychology Group (TQP) is a group of experienced academics supporting the sharing of best practice in the teaching and supervision of qualitative research methods in psychology. In this paper the group share their knowledge and practice suggestions with a specific focus on supporting academics who do not come from a…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Faculty, Best Practices, Supervision
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Holliman, Andrew J.; Hulme, Julie; Wilson-Smith, Kevin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) hosted a symposium at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference 2018, at which the concepts of transition and adaptability were explored within the context of higher and pre-tertiary education and in academic organisational contexts. The talks and discussions…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), College Students, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Leadbetter, Peter; Bussu, Anna; Richards, Michael – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Outdoor learning experiences in Higher Education (HE) provide students with the opportunity for emotional development, cognitive development and learning. Despite this, the literature exploring the impact of emotive outdoor learning experiences on students' development and learning is scarce. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Historic Sites
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Willard, Eleanor – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This short report will outline a remote work experience scheme that has successfully been running for three years in the psychology group within the Leeds School of Social Sciences. It is designed to aid transition to university for pre-tertiary students by introducing them to undergraduate literacy skills and making their expectations of…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Psychology, Undergraduate Study, College Preparation
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