Journal of Instructional Psychology

Published quarterly by Project Innovation, the Journal of Instructional Psychology was founded in 1974. This professional journal covers instructional and educational management, bilingual and multicultural aspects and technology and education. Articles in the Journal of Instructional Psychology include the topics of education, psychology and psychiatry.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 4, December

An IT Manager's View on E-Mail and Internet Policies and Procedures
E-mail is mandatory tool of communications any business to survive in the 21st century. It is imperative that Information technology (IT) managers monitor and make sure that the e-mail systems are used properly. In order to organize a systematic process...
Assessment of Teenage Diaries for Teaching Concepts in Adolescent Psychology
Student self-report measures have been reported in numerous studies to assert that the use of ease studies in college psychology courses can help students to better understand the relevance of course topics; however, few studies have directly measured...
Building Interpersonal Relationships as a Key to Effective Speaking Center Consultations
Although much interest has been generated regarding the functions speaking centers serve and the effects consultations can have, minimal research has addressed the dynamics of consultations themselves. This study documents what speaking center clients...
Cursive Writing: Are Its Last Days Approaching?
Indicators are that technological advances and state-mandated tests, in addition to other variables, are forcing cursive writing to become a casualty of the American educational landscape. It behooves us to examine the historical, practical, and essential...
Detecting Differential Person Functioning in Emotional Intelligence
Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is a widely used term in test development literature. It is very important to analyze test's data for DIF because It is a serious threat to validity. If the same data matrix was transposed, similar analysis can be...
Facing Reality: What Are Doctoral Students' Chances for Success?
Doctoral education in the United States had been scrutinized because of high-attrition rates reported as an average of 50 percent. Emerging from Lovitts (2001), this research examined students' attendance at Mock Orals (MO) and its relationship to...
Learning Style and the Special Needs Child
In order for a teacher to teach their students well they need to know their students and their learning styles. They need to know the best strategies of teaching in order to help them to become better learners. When the teacher accommodates their teaching...
Numerical Conceptions Reflected during Multiage Child-Initiated Pretend Play
Much research has pointed to the importance of pretend play as a facilitator of literacy development. However, few studies have investigated the corresponding role of sociodramatic play in mathematical development. This exploratory naturalistic study...
Rating Teachers of Social Studies Instruction
Teachers are being increasingly held accountable for their quality of student instruction. They need to prepare well for each lesson taught and provide for individual differences among learners. Documentation of teaching success is desired. Tracking...
Setting Up the On-Site Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Training Course
The first clinical training experience or practicum for graduate students in a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT program is one of the most important aspects of the entire training program. After a year-long journey through textbook and classroom knowledge,...
The Effect of Perspective on Misconceptions in Psychology: A Test of Conceptual Change Theory
To test whether students' knowledge about psychology undergoes a conceptual change when learning about the discipline, 227 Introductory Psychology students from six different classes were given the Psychology as a Science (PAS) Scale in one of two...
Transformational Leadership in the Classroom: Fostering Student Learning, Student Participation, and Teacher Credibility
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between transformational leadership in college classrooms (i.e., charisma, individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation), student learning outcomes (i.e., cognitive learning, affective...
What Happens When Two Cultures Meet in the Classroom?
The paper investigated four Chinese graduate students' perceptions of the major differences between North American and Chinese classroom teaching styles. Major differences in the following five areas were identified: 1) the teacher's role, 2) the student's...
Who Do You Know? Demonstrating Networking in a Careers in Psychology Course
This study examined the effectiveness of a classroom activity designed to visually depict the ability of networking to increase potential job contacts. We implemented the activity in two sections of a Careers in Psychology course. Use of the activity...