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Homesick At College: A Predictive Model For First-Year First-Time Students, Jie Sun Jan 2015

Homesick At College: A Predictive Model For First-Year First-Time Students, Jie Sun

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study intends to bridge the gap between understanding homesickness as a merely psychological phenomenon and the paucity of literature on homesickness in the field of higher education, the goals of which include: (1) to advance understanding about the experiences of homesickness in the first-year first-time college students; (2) to identify the characteristics of first-year first-time college students who suffer severe homesickness and to examine how they resemble or differ from other students who experience homesickness only in a mild form; (3) to develop an integrative model of predicting first-year first-time college students’ degree of homesickness which will shed light ...


Long-Term Effects Of Testing On The Recall Of Nontested Materials, Jason C.K. Chan Jan 2010

Long-Term Effects Of Testing On The Recall Of Nontested Materials, Jason C.K. Chan

Psychology Publications

Testing, or memory retrieval, is a powerful way to enhance long-term retention of studied material. Recent studies have shown that testing can also benefit later retention of related but nontested material (a finding known as retrieval-induced facilitation, Chan, McDermott, & Roediger, 2006), but the long-term consequences of this benefit is unknown. In the current experiment three retention intervals—20 minutes, 24 hours, 7 days—were used to assess the effects of testing on subsequent recall of the nontested material. The results indicate that the magnitude of retrieval-induced facilitation, like that of the testing effect (i.e., the memorial benefit of testing ...


When Does Retrieval Induce Forgetting And When Does It Induce Facilitation? Implications For Retrieval Inhibition, Testing Effect, And Text Processing, Jason C.K. Chan Aug 2009

When Does Retrieval Induce Forgetting And When Does It Induce Facilitation? Implications For Retrieval Inhibition, Testing Effect, And Text Processing, Jason C.K. Chan

Psychology Publications

Retrieval practice can enhance long-term retention of the tested material (the testing effect), but it can also impair later recall of the nontested material – a phenomenon known as retrieval-induced forgetting (Anderson, M. C., Bjork, R. A., & Bjork, E. L. (1994). Remembering can cause forgetting: retrieval dynamics in long-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 20(5), 1063–1087). Recent research, however, has shown that retrieval practice can sometimes improve later recall of the nontested material – a phenomenon termed retrieval-induced facilitation (Chan, J. C. K., McDermott, K. B., & Roediger, H. L. (2006). Retrieval-induced facilitation: initially nontested material can ...


The Influence Of Cognitive Psychology On Art Education As Seen In The Work Of Howard Gardner And Elliot Eisner , Marcia C. Rich Jan 1997

The Influence Of Cognitive Psychology On Art Education As Seen In The Work Of Howard Gardner And Elliot Eisner , Marcia C. Rich

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the influence of educational psychology on contemporary art education. The century-old debate in art education between those wanting more scientific methods of teaching and assessment and those wanting a more child-centered education appears in contemporary version in the work of Howard Gardner and Elliot Eisner. In this contemporary setting it is the educator, Eisner, who wants more discipline-oriented curricula, while the cognitive scientist, Gardner, calls for more child-centered education. By examining the writings of Howard Gardner, a cognitive scientist, and Elliot Eisner, an art educator, and comparing the art education programs overseen by them, i.e., Arts ...


Distance Education Via Compressed Video: An Evaluation Of The Attitudes And Perceptions Of Students And Instructors , Karen Ann Jurasek Jan 1993

Distance Education Via Compressed Video: An Evaluation Of The Attitudes And Perceptions Of Students And Instructors , Karen Ann Jurasek

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The past few years have seen an increased interest in the use of compressed video technology to deliver instruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate: (a) whether compressed video technology could be used to deliver distance education courses effectively, (b) whether instructors' and students' would have positive attitudes toward the technology, and (c) whether there was a difference in the learning of students at either the origination site or the receive site.


A Case Study Of Ten School-Avoidant Students , Mary Anderson Richards Jan 1993

A Case Study Of Ten School-Avoidant Students , Mary Anderson Richards

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this case study was to examine and to provide information about the early identification of school-avoidance behavior. Factor analysis was performed on the interview data of 10 school-avoidant students, their parents, teachers or school counselors. The Self-esteem Index was administered to the school-avoidant students and a control group of 10 students matched according to gender and grade. Interviews, school attendance records, test results, developmental histories, medical histories, and observations were the data used to draw generalizations concerning the school-avoidant students, their parents, and their educators. Results from the interpretation of data revealed: (a) the school-avoidant students exhibited ...


Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue Jan 1989

Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the relative effectiveness of two instructional methods on the recall and transfer of procedural knowledge. The moderating influence of fluid aptitude was examined. An attempt was made to identify the type of cognitive processing induced by the instructional methods. The instructional methods differed in the completeness of support provided for the cognitive processing of procedural knowledge. The high-load method presented complete information about the steps in a procedure, follow by opportunity to practice the correct steps. The low-load method initially presented incomplete information about the steps and forced the learner to actively construct the correct steps by ...


The Effect Of Similar Counselor-Client Sense Modality Preference On Counselor Attractiveness , Fred J. Dorn Jan 1980

The Effect Of Similar Counselor-Client Sense Modality Preference On Counselor Attractiveness , Fred J. Dorn

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine whether similar counselor-client sense modality preference would enhance counselor attractiveness, a concept developed out of the Bandler and Grinder (1975) model of sense modality similarity. The model suggests that if a counselor uses the same predicates as a client, the client will perceive the counselor as a more responsive person;Three methods of sense modality preference identification were employed: a sense modality preference interview, a sense modality preference inventory, and a self-report indication of sense modality preference. One hundred and seventy-nine undergraduate students at Texas A&M University participated, with each receiving credit toward their final grade in an introductory psychology class for the time spent in the study;Subjects were assigned to one of ...


Affect And Moral Judgment In Older Children, Sonia Soneson Werner Jan 1979

Affect And Moral Judgment In Older Children, Sonia Soneson Werner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Philosophical Orientation Between Prospective Teachers In The United States And Egypt, Mohamed Ahmed Koriem Jan 1978

A Comparison Of Philosophical Orientation Between Prospective Teachers In The United States And Egypt, Mohamed Ahmed Koriem

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of The Lozanov Method For Teaching Word Meaning To Fifth And Sixth Graders , Dean Francis Held Jan 1976

The Effects Of The Lozanov Method For Teaching Word Meaning To Fifth And Sixth Graders , Dean Francis Held

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.