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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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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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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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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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Sheriston, Lee; Holliman, Andrew J.; Payne, Alice – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Adaptability refers to an individual's cognitive, behavioural, and emotional adjustment in the face of novel, changing, or uncertain situations. A growing literature has demonstrated the influence of adaptability on students' academic outcomes at primary, secondary level, and more recently, tertiary levels; however, its influence on students'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Psychology, Outcomes of Education
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Becker, Sue; Johnson, Darren; Britton, Paul – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This paper presents a model of the challenges facing undergraduates transitioning to taught postgraduate studies developed from a grounded theory analysis of interviews with current and prospective taught postgraduates from a range of psychology programmes. The model reveals the importance of the visibility of current and recently taught…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Graduate Study, Psychology, Decision Making
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Zammit, Maria; Willard, Eleanor – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This article outlines the design of a module introducing Developmental Psychology to distance learners undertaking a two-year part-time BPS accredited MSc Psychology (Conversion) degree. The module was redesigned to accommodate increased student numbers. Online learners differ significantly from those in face-to-face learning environments, in…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
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Curson, Sally; Wilson-Smith, Kevin; Holliman, Andrew J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school has long been recognised as one of the most challenging in a child's education. Whilst most children ultimately make this transition successfully, it can nevertheless be an anxious time for the majority of children. For a minority, this may lead to high levels of anxiety that can have long-term…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Student Adjustment, Family Role
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Nel, Pieter W.; Nolte, Lizette – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Training clinical psychologists to be able to work with those who will use their services in ways that are not 'othering' or stigmatising and that facilitate a safe, compassionate and accepting place from where psychological therapy can be undertaken, is an essential task for trainers. Although simulation training is widely used in some healthcare…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Clinical Psychology, Simulation, Foreign Countries
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