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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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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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Zannella, Lesley; Vahedi, Zahra; Want, Stephen – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Researchers often rely on undergraduate students to participate in psychological studies and so ethical guidelines state that there must be educational value to their participation. In previous studies that have asked undergraduates whether they felt they learned something new from participating in research, students have generally said yes.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Psychological Studies, Social Science Research
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared W.; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
The Chinese Ministry of Education recently called for improvements in undergraduate teaching. One way to meet this mandate is to codify what Chinese undergraduate students consider to be poor teaching behaviors. Across three phases, this study investigated poor teacher behaviors and compared them to existing data from American students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Undergraduate Students
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Masip, Jaume; Levine, Timothy R.; Somastre, Sandra; Herrero, Carmen – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Deception detection is a topic covered in many psychology and communication courses. We designed and implemented an engaging class activity to facilitate the students' learning of several key concepts related to sender and receiver variability in lie detection. The pedagogical effectiveness of the activity was measured. In line with previous…
Descriptors: Deception, Identification, Individual Differences, Class Activities
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Beanland, Vanessa; Walsh, Erin I.; Pammer, Kristen – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
It is a common, if controversial, practice to recruit undergraduate psychology students as research participants. There is substantial research concerning putative educational benefits for students, but as students increasingly have freedom to choose between studies to meet participation requirements, factors underlying student choice of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Introductory Courses, Required Courses
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Bebermeier, Sarah; Hagemann, Anne – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
We describe how students can be encouraged to actively review course contents on inferential statistics by creating application-oriented exercises and sample solutions on the basis of concrete and realistic research articles and their data. For evaluation purposes, we use students' reactions to the activity and investigate its effects on the final…
Descriptors: Statistics, Course Content, Statistical Inference, Learning Activities
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Davidson, Heather; Jabbari, Yasaman; Patton, Heather; O'Hagan, Fergal; Peters, Kevin; Cribbie, Robert – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Two controversial topics related to the teaching of statistics to psychology students are (a) when to introduce statistical software and (b) which statistical software package to use. The current research looked at the use of statistical software in statistics classes from every university with a psychology program in Canada. Researchers collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Psychology, College Students
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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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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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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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Whillans, Ashley V.; Hope, Sally E.; Wylie, Lauren J.; Zhao, Bob; Souza, Michael J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Promoting undergraduate engagement is an important and challenging obstacle at large research-focused universities. Thus, the current study evaluated whether a peer-led program of student-geared events could improve engagement among a diverse group of psychology students early on in their degrees. We randomly assigned interested second-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Research Universities, Psychology
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Fierro, Catriel; Ostrovsky, Ana Elisa; Di Doménico, María Cristina – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This study is an empirical analysis of the field's current state in Argentinian universities. Bibliometric parameters were used to retrieve the total listed texts (N = 797) of eight undergraduate history courses' syllabi from Argentina's most populated public university psychology programs. Then, professors in charge of the selected courses (N =…
Descriptors: Psychology, Bibliometrics, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Strelan, Peter – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This article presents an innovative technique for teaching the principles of experimental design in a way that is entertaining and engaging for students. Following a lecture on experimental design, students participate in an experiment in which the teacher uses a funny segment from a movie to test the influence of implicit social norms. Randomly…
Descriptors: Research Design, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Sheen, Mercedes; AlJassmi, Maryam A.; Jordan, Timothy R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study compares the traditional use of case studies against the novel use of discussion boards to teach naive students in the United Arab Emirates about anxiety disorders. Sixty-six female students from an abnormal psychology class were randomly assigned to either the case study condition (CSC) or the discussion board condition (DBC). Students…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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