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Morling, Beth; Lee, Jeong Min – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
What do university students understand about faculty work? Undergraduate (mostly first-year) students (N = 317) at a research university gave definitions of tenure, estimated how much time faculty spend teaching, and rated fictional faculty members. Most students could define tenure but could not describe how it is earned or its role in academic…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Academic Freedom, Social Status, Faculty Workload
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Cascio, Ted V. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of various psychological critical thinking interventions. The current study tests a novel technique for improving introductory psychology students' ability to identify and evaluate methodological concepts in real-life media by prompting them to analyze secondary source news and blog articles.…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, News Reporting, Electronic Publishing, Comparative Analysis
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Morling, Beth; Lee, Jeong Min – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Full-time teaching-focused faculty at research universities may hold alternative titles such as Assistant Teaching Professor, Instructor, or Lecturer. We manipulated the title of a fictitious faculty target to investigate how such titles are perceived. Student and lay respondents (N = 317) respected and liked all targets, and their ratings did not…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional)
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Strait, Julia Englund; Strait, Gerald Gill; McClain, Maryellen Brunson; Casillas, Laurel; Streich, Kristin; Harper, Kristina; Gomez, Jocelyn – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
This preliminary randomized controlled experiment evaluated the effects of a single classroom mindfulness educational session, versus an active contact control activity (study skills review), on college students' mindfulness meditation frequency and self-reported stress, anxiety, and self-regulation. Those in the intervention group reported…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Study Skills
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Stiegler-Balfour, Jennifer J.; Jakobsen, Krisztina V.; Stroud, Michael J.; Daniel, David B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
We examined the effect of in-text American Psychological Association (APA)-style citations on quiz performance as a function of structure building ability, measured by the Multi-Media Comprehension Battery. Participants were randomly assigned to either APA or no citation conditions and asked to read an expository text followed by a comprehension…
Descriptors: Psychology, Professional Associations, Guides, Citations (References)
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Clinton, Virginia; Meester, Stacy – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this quasi-experiment is to test two different methods for helping students reduce anxiety before an exam. Students in two introductory psychology courses (N = 111) engaged in either a focused breathing exercise or an expressive writing exercise before their final exam. Results indicated that, compared with previous exam…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Introductory Courses, Relaxation Training, Psychology
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Ahluwalia, Muninder K.; Ayala, Sherlene Iris; Locke, Anna Flores; Nadrich, Tyce – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teaching multicultural competence is a unique experience. Little is known, however, about the experiences of faculty of color teaching multicultural competence. In this phenomenological study, semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 faculty of color to explore their experiences teaching multicultural competence in counseling graduate…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Tenure
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Petrunich-Rutherford, Maureen L.; Daniel, Frances – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The current study investigated whether collaborative quizzing impacted quiz performance, overall grades, exam grades, pass/fail rates, and attendance in upper-level psychology courses. Students enrolled in two sections of upper-level psychology courses completed collaborative quizzes, whereas students enrolled in two noncollaborative sections…
Descriptors: Psychology, Attendance, Tests, Grades (Scholastic)
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Sheen, Mercedes; Yekani, Hajar Aman Key; Jordan, Timothy R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research compared the use of case studies to online discussion boards to teach about anxiety disorders. The current study extends this research to mood disorders, reports pretest and posttest scores on four learning outcomes, and compares midterm exam scores from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 when case studies and online discussion boards were…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Swinkels, Alan; Giuliano, Traci A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
A project was developed to introduce the core principles of repeated-measures designs. Using the levels of processing approach to memory, students are prompted to engage in either shallow, moderate, or deep processing of 54 common nouns. An unexpected recall task then measures the number of words remembered in each condition. Data from 293…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Recall (Psychology), College Students, Research Methodology
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Rieken, Chrystal Jansz; Dotson, Wesley H.; Carter, Stacy L.; Griffith, Annette K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Interteaching (IT) has demonstrated more effective and durable learning than traditional lecture-style teaching. Whereas IT's effectiveness has been established in traditional face-to-face courses, there is a need to extend the evaluation of IT to increasingly common course delivery modalities such as online courses. The purpose of the present…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Behavioral Science Research, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Seifried, Eva; Eckert, Christine; Spinath, Birgit – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
The effects of offering and seizing optional learning opportunities rarely have been investigated. Thus, university instructors have no basis on which to decide whether offering optional learning opportunities to their students would be worth the effort and which students would seize and benefit from them. To target these questions, we designed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Psychology
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Prieto, Loreto R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
I examined concerns surrounding teaching culturally diverse students and attitudes toward incorporating diversity content into courses, held by a national sample of psychology educators (N = 91). Findings indicated that as instructors' personal acceptance of culturally diverse students increased, instructors' level of "backlash"…
Descriptors: Course Content, Psychology, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Burgoyne, Stephanie; Eaton, Judy – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Flipped classrooms are gaining popularity, especially in psychology statistics courses. However, not all courses lend themselves to a fully flipped design, and some instructors might not want to commit to flipping every class. We tested the effectiveness of flipping just one component (a module on junk science) of a large methods course. We…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Active Learning, College Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Collisson, Brian; Rusbasan, David – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
The question of renaming graduate psychology programs to psychological science is a timely and contentious issue. To better understand why some programs, but not others, are changing names, we surveyed chairpersons (Study 1) and faculty (Study 2) within graduate psychology and psychological science programs. Within psychology programs, a name…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Programs, Department Heads, College Faculty
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