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Fleck, Bethany; Hussey, Heather D.; Rutledge-Ellison, Lily – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study contributes to the service learning (SL) literature by providing new empirical evidence of learning from a problem-based SL research project conducted in a developmental research methods course. Two sections of the course taught in a traditional manner were compared to two sections of the course taught with an integrated SL project…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Methods Courses, Educational Research, Problem Based Learning
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Barber, Larissa K.; Bailey, Sarah F.; Bagsby, Patricia G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The undergraduate psychology curriculum often does not address guidelines for acceptable participant behavior. This two-part study tested the efficacy of a recently developed online learning module on ethical perceptions, knowledge, and behavior. In the preliminary quasi-experiment, students who viewed the module did not have higher…
Descriptors: Ethics, Learning Modules, Online Courses, Educational Research
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Landrum, R. Eric – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Over 5 semesters and 10 sections, students in a 300-level research methods course used clickers to respond to knowledge-based and opinion/attitude questions about clicker use, the effectiveness of assignments, self-confidence regarding skills and abilities, and more. Changes during the semester and student answers to questions about pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology
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Zinn, Tracy E.; Magnotti, John F.; Marchuk, Kimberly; Schultz, Bridget S.; Luther, Andrew; Varfolomeeva, Veronika – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Previous research has examined differences between students and faculty regarding the weight of effort in assigning grades. Here, students and faculty responded to questions regarding the relative weight of performance and effort on final grades and what letter grades faculty should assign across different types of courses. The authors asked these…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Student Attitudes
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Wilson, Janie H.; Wilson, Shauna B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2007
Teaching experts assert that the first day of class impacts students, with potential negative effects lasting the entire term. However, no empirical research supports this supposition. We randomly assigned students to view a video of their professor either providing a positive or negative first-day experience. Students with the positive experience…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Psychology, Teaching Methods
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Levy, Gary D.; Peters, Walt W. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Presents the results of a study, in which undergraduate students (n=105) in student-centered courses (one first-year and one second-year psychology course) completed a questionnaire evaluating their perceptions of the best college courses based on the course, professor, and the student's role. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Research, Higher Education, Questionnaires
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Perlman, Baron; McCann, Lee I. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Examines student responses to a questionnaire that investigated student perceptions of behaviors that may positively or negatively affect test performance. Surveys undergraduate students (n=340) whose examination grades had risen or declined a minimum of one full letter grade from one examination to the next. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Psychology, Questionnaires
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Carkenord, David M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Focuses on students' use of a research participation record sheet where students keep track of their own participation in research projects and have researchers sign the sheet to prove student's participation. Surveys the student participants and the researchers involved. Addresses the problems that occurred using this system. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Higher Education, Psychology
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Badura, Amy S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Presents results of a study that evaluated using popular movie clips, shown in the first class meeting of an abnormal psychology course, in relation to student enthusiasm. Compares two classes of female juniors, one using clips and one class not using them. States that the films portrayed psychological disorders. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Films, Higher Education
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Harton, Helen C.; Richardson, Deborah S.; Barreras, Ricardo E.; Rockloff, Matthew J.; Latane, Bibb – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Discusses the use of focused interactive learning (FIL), in which students participate in focused discussions with their peers to learn about psychological concepts. Evaluates the use of FIL at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida). Addresses student benefits resulting from this technique. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Research, Educational Strategies
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Bacon, Steven F.; Jakovich, Julie A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2001
Compares the effectiveness of teaching an introductory psychology course delivered through instructional television (ITV) versus the traditional method. Students were taught in one of three ways: (1) traditional classroom instruction, (2) instruction in an ITV studio with a teacher, or (3) instruction in a remote ITV studio. Finds similar…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Classroom Environment, College Students
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Hull, Debra B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2001
Describes a method for assessing student attitudes toward studying international psychology. States that 33 seniors participated in a seminar course in which they took a pretest, wrote and presented information on a country, and then took a posttest. Reveals that five months after the course students' attitudes improved significantly. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Seniors, Course Content, Educational Research, Global Approach
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Cupchik, Gerald C.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Study showed that undergraduate psychology students retain a humanistic orientation, but become more abstract in their thinking about psychology as they advance. Students are sensitive to the difference between psychology as a discipline and as a profession. Teaching styles affect student attitudes. Sex differences were found for values and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Humanism, Intellectual Disciplines
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Laffitte, Rondeau G., Jr. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A study involving undergraduate college students enrolled in an introductory psychology course showed that test item arrangement by difficulty or by order of content presentation has no effect on total achievement test score. The data also fail to demonstrate any influence of test item order on student perception of test difficulty. (RM)
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Educational Research, Higher Education, Psychology
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Ray, Rose E.; Kirkpatrick, Dwight R. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
A study of the effects of time formats on informational and attitudinal changes of students in college-level human sexuality courses indicates that the duration of the course is less important than the method of teaching it. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Program Effectiveness
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