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Brown, Patricia M.; Mak, Anita S.; Neill, James T. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
An internationalised curriculum could better prepare graduates for globalising and increasingly culturally diverse workplaces. There is a need to provide students with intercultural learning opportunities at home because many students do not have access to study abroad opportunities. This paper describes curriculum changes designed to enhance…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Intercultural Programs, Global Approach, Global Education
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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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Kelly, Kiesa; Jones, Linda; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Hart, Wendy – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
This paper describes the development of a regional psychology teaching organisation, Psychology Educators of Tennessee (PET). PET is designed to enhance collaboration among teachers from local colleges, universities, and high schools. We discuss the history of PET, the themes and pragmatics associated with our annual conference, plans for…
Descriptors: Regional Cooperation, Faculty Development, Psychology, Communities of Practice
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Bowyer, Jessica; Carroll, Prerna – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
A levels in England are moving from a modular to a linear system. Additionally, the AS and A level are being "decoupled", meaning that students will no longer undertake summative assessment at the end of the first year of study. Psychology may be particularly vulnerable to these changes as students often have no prior experience of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Psychology, Online Surveys
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Edwards, T.; Catling, J. C.; Parry, E. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Adverse life experiences have been linked with a wide range of negative outcomes. However, despite being exposed to adversity, individuals who exhibit high levels of resilience appear to be less impacted by adversity, and continue to function normally. Using self-report measures and a sample of 161 participants aged between 16 and 21, the present…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology), College Students, Experience
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Walklet, Elaine; Davis, Sarah; Farrelly, Daniel; Muse, Kate – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Student response systems (SRS) are hand-held devices or mobile phone polling systems which collate real-time, individual responses to on-screen questions. Previous research examining their role in higher education has highlighted both advantages and disadvantages of their use. This paper explores how different SRS influence the learning experience…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Handheld Devices
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Standing, Lionel G.; Astrologo, Lisa; Benbow, Felecia F.; Cyr-Gauthier, Chelsea S.; Williams, Charlotte A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
This paper describes the novel use of parallel student teams from a research methods course to perform a replication study, and suggests that this approach offers pedagogical benefits for both students and teachers, as well as potentially contributing to a resolution of the replication crisis in psychology today. Four teams, of five undergraduates…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Teaching Methods, Replication (Evaluation)
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Thompson, Ross; Wylie, Judith; Hanna, Donncha – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Due to the empirical nature of the discipline, psychology students, during the course of their degree, are required to become proficient with a range of quantitative methods. Unfortunately many of these students experience high levels of maths anxiety, which can have a damaging effect on this aspect of their educational development. The first…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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Frankland, Lianne; Harrison, Jacqui – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The shortage of social science graduates with competent quantitative skills jeopardises the competitive UK economy, public policy making effectiveness and the status the UK has as a world leader in higher education and research (British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012). There is a growing demand for quantitative skills across all…
Descriptors: Intervention, Statistical Analysis, Social Sciences, Methods Courses
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Granziera, Helena; Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
Teaching is characterised by constant change and occurs in a dynamic and unpredictable environment. Being able to adapt to meet the novel and changing situations that occur in these ever-changing environments is an important capacity for thriving and effective teachers. This is known as adaptability, or the capacity of individuals to adjust their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Capacity Building, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Merdian, Hannah Lena; Warrior, John Kyle – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
This study investigated students' communication preferences in educational settings, resulting in an empirical model of effective communication between students and lecturers. Students from a psychology department at a UK university were asked about their preferred communication tool for academic purposes, including social networking, emails,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preferences, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies
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Cheng, Vivienne; Catling, Jonathan – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Transition to university is an important and potentially stressful life event for students. Previous studies have shown that resilience, delay of gratification and stress can affect the academic performance of students. However, none have shown the effect of these factors in predicting academic performance, hence the current study aimed to look at…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Delay of Gratification, Predictor Variables, Psychology
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Hartley, James; Ho, Yuh-Shan – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Who are the most prestigious authors cited in today's psychology textbooks and journals? And where are (or where were) they based? This short note reports on the answers gained to such questions by using the Web of Science Core Collection to find the authors of the most highly cited papers in psychology published between 1927 and 2012. The…
Descriptors: Psychology, Theory Practice Relationship, Citations (References), Citation Analysis
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Norris, Emma; Chaves, Tahirah De Aguiar; Dunsmuir, Sandra – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Psychology is a popular UK A-level, despite many pupils having no previous taught experience of it. Prior introduction to psychology teaching could help pupils make more informed choices to study it. This study evaluates a six-session introduction to psychology programme for 20 Year 9 pupils called "Myth-Busting the Brain." A…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Interests, Learning Strategies, Introductory Courses
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