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Jessop, Nadia; Adams, Glenn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Advocates for internationalisation of the undergraduate psychology curriculum anticipate a variety of beneficial outcomes strongly associated with forms of intellectual growth -- including critical thinking, appreciation for diversity, and global awareness -- that are the defining purpose of a university education. As a prelude to an intervention…
Descriptors: Psychology, Global Approach, Undergraduate Study, Cultural Differences
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Mugabe, C.; Brug, P.; Catling, J. C. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The relationship between academic motivation, support structures, self-esteem, and social mobility was assessed between three culturally distinct Higher Education student cohorts. Two-hundred-and-sixty-seven students took part in the study: 64 American undergraduates; 100 British undergraduates; and 103 Ugandan undergraduates. Using a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Smith, Joanna; Castro, Dana – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
A first time attender at the annual conference of the "National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology" (NITOP, 2014), Castro was impressed with how throughout, discussions were vivid and innovative; talks were warm and interactive, handouts and other resources were diverse and abundant, with all materials very well adjusted to various…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Technology Transfer
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Banyard, Philip; Hulme, Julie A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
In George Miller's famous address to the American Psychological Association in 1969 he explored the aims and future direction of psychology. Psychology could develop as a professional elite that develops specialised knowledge that experts can hold on to or it could aim to "give psychology away" and to allow the general public access to…
Descriptors: Psychology, Change Agents, Educational Development, Educational Trends
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Cormack, Sophie; Bourne, Victoria; Deuker, Charmaine; Norton, Lin; O'Siochcru, Cathal; Watling, Rosamond – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Psychology lecturers are well-qualified to carry out action research which would contribute to the theoretical understanding of learning as well as having practical benefits for students. Pedagogical action research demonstrates how knowledge of psychology can be applied to solve practical problems, providing role models of psychological literacy…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Research, Action Research, Psychology
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Larkin, Derek; Huett, Kim C. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2013
This paper seeks to add to the discussion surrounding young adults' relationship and engagement with learning technologies, exploring whether they naturally engage with these technologies when the use of them is either compulsory or optional. We discuss our findings in relation to whether young people are truly engaging with technologies or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students, Interviews
Ravenscroft, Lesley – Psychology Teaching Review, 2012
This paper presents some possibilities for applying the linguistic and psychological theories of two dialogists, Mikhail Bakhtin and Jacques Lacan, to the classroom. There is a short summary of how the two theories may interact with each other and then a discussion of their two opposing views of identity formation. Bakhtin was a Russian, coming…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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
Ruggeri, Kai; Diaz, Carmen; Kelley, Karl; Papousek, Ilona; Dempster, Martin; Hanna, Donncha – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
Anxiety, negative attitudes, and attrition are all issues presented in the teaching of statistics to undergraduates in research-based degrees regardless of location. Previous works have looked at these obstacles, but none have consolidated a multilingual, multinational effort using a consistent method. Over 400 Spanish-, English-, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Negative Attitudes, Psychology