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Richardson, Lindsay; Lacroix, Guy – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Research has shown that undergraduate courses in psychology often fail to make students accept the discipline as a science. It may be that explicit instruction is not sufficient to modify students' conceptualization of psychology as something other than science. The goal of this study was to examine introductory psychology students'…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences
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Geier, Michael T. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
This study sought to investigate whether teacher behaviors, within the Teacher Behavior Checklist dimensions of caring and supportive and professional competency and communication skills, relate to students' satisfaction. Additionally, it assessed the influence of the importance students set on teacher behaviors on students' satisfaction.…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Student Satisfaction
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Malik, Sarah E.; Salomon, Ilyssa; Elsey, Taylor; Golding, Jonathan M.; Sheehan, Elizabeth A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Students majoring in psychology are often required or encouraged to have hands-on experience in the field. One way to gain experience is through an independent research experience (IRE); however, little is known about what IREs actually entail. In an effort to learn about students' IREs, we recruited 117 undergraduates from a Research I university…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Mentors, College Faculty
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Brown-Kramer, Carolyn R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
How can instructors help students adopt effective learning strategies? In this study, students in a large introductory psychology class completed a "learning how to learn" assignment in which they read one of four randomly assigned empirical articles about the utility of a learning strategy (i.e., distributed practice, rereading,…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Learning Strategies
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Zayac, Ryan M.; Miller, Sydney; Lenhard, Wolfgang; Paulk, Amber; Chrysler, Kirby – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Steadily increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the United States has led employers to see intercultural competence as a valuable and necessary trait for those entering the workforce, including students studying psychology. One high-impact practice that may increase students' multicultural awareness is study abroad. The current research…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Psychology, Cultural Awareness, Learning Activities
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Hallock, Robert M.; Bennett, Tara N. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
The title of an article is the first chance at catching a reader's attention. We set to develop a list of title attributes that lead to attractive titles in psychology papers, which could then be used to help instruct undergraduate students on how to write good titles for their papers and projects. Currently, research into successful elements that…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Preferences, Journal Articles
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Pfund, Rory A.; Hailstorks, Robin; Stamm, Karen E.; Christidis, Peggy; Conroy, Jessica C.; Norcross, John C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Despite the multiple benefits of the careers in psychology course, it is not universally offered in undergraduate programs. Teachers who wish to design such a course may wonder about its typical number of credits, when students should take the course, and how much it uses a common curriculum across sections. The 2018 Undergraduate Study in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students), Career Education
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Prieto, Loreto R.; Siegel, Zachary D.; Kaiser, Dakota J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
In this article, we discuss the ways in which psychology educators can assist students who have color vision deficiency (CVD). We outline basic information concerning CVD, offer tips for instructors to help students with CVD access content materials in the classroom, and suggest class activities to help all psychology students learn about CVD.
Descriptors: Psychology, Visual Impairments, Learning Activities, Visual Perception
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Fuentes, Milton A.; Zelaya, David G.; Madsen, Joshua W. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Introduction: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are receiving considerable attention in higher education. Within psychology, the American Psychological Association has highlighted the importance of cultural diversity in both undergraduate and graduate curricula and charged educators with facilitating the development of cultural competence…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Equal Education, Diversity, Inclusion
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Boysen, Guy A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Standards for the evaluation of candidates for faculty positions in psychology differ by institution and applicants' career level, but no research has attempted to quantify these variations. This study asked faculty (N = 267) to describe the minimal research and teaching qualifications needed by job candidates at baccalaureate, master's, and…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Teacher Qualifications, College Faculty, Psychology
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Rice, Lindsay; Alquist, Jessica L.; Penuliar, Michael; Donato, Francesco V.; Price, Mindi M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Courses including lab- or experiential-based learning may shy away from an online lab format. Using an empirically driven approach, an online research methods in psychology lab section was developed and compared to a face-to-face lab section. Results indicated that there were no differences in student knowledge regarding the American Psychological…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Research Methodology, Courses, Writing (Composition)
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Zayac, Ryan M.; Poole, Bryan D.; Gray, Chance; Sargent, Mary; Paulk, Amber; Haynes, Elise – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Research examining excellence in teaching is extensive. Nevertheless, research examining the inverse--what constitutes poor or ineffective teaching--has not been as systematic. The current research addresses this gap in the literature by examining student and faculty perceptions of the qualities and behaviors of ineffective teachers. Students and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics
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Riser, Diana K.; da Silva, Stephanie P.; Clarke, Stephanie D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Peer leader programs train students in supporting introductory learners in traditional classrooms via instructional sessions of peer-to-peer learning. Assessments of these programs typically focus on benefits to learners rather than leaders, with any gains for leaders shown via self-reported growth measures. This study examined benefits to leaders…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Student Leadership, Psychology, College Students
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Nusbaum, Amy T.; Swindell, Samantha; Plemons, Anna – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Strong faculty-student relationships are an important predictor of student retention and success in higher education. Faculty often work to establish these relationships by developing rapport with students in the classroom, but minimal research has been done on whether syllabus design and language can affect these relationships. The goal of…
Descriptors: Altruism, Course Descriptions, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students
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Sibicky, Mark; Klein, Christopher L.; Embrescia, Emily – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Psychological misconceptions are common among students taking psychology courses. In this study, we show an association between student endorsement of misconceptions and two prevalent and well-researched lay beliefs about the human mind, specifically the belief in free will and dualism. This study also revisits and builds upon past research…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Psychology, Beliefs, College Students
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