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. 30, No. 2, June

Are Girls Victims of Gender Bias in Our Nation's Schools?
This article examines gender bias in our nation' s schools. Studies reveal that in the early years of their education, girls are equal to or ahead of their male counterparts on standardized and psychological assessments. However, research has shown...
Bullying Behavior: What Is the Potential for Violence at Your School?
The purpose of this research was to develop an instrument that might identify those schools that are more prone to the occurrence of violence. A secondary purpose was to identify a number of indicators or signs that might indicate that violence was...
Effects of Computer-Assisted-Instruction on Different Learners
The purpose of this study was to determine how computer-assisted-instruction improves student performance among various types of students. 161 middle school students of various program types: special education, non-English proficient, limited English...
Exploring Poetry: The Reading and Writing Connection
Connecting reading and writing has become an important trend in teaching the language arts. Poetry, as a salient facet of the reading curriculum, integrates well with different purposes in writing. ********** Carefully chosen poems should be...
First, Second, and Third Force Psychology Serve as the Only Scientific Means for Determining Parole Readiness and Prison Reform
First, second, and third force psychologies were described in detail by Ernest Hilgard. First force was based on "Conditioning Theory" and is no longer used with human beings. Second force is based on Freud's psychoanalytic theory and is presently...
High and Low Achieving Education Students on Processing, Retaining, and Retrieval of Information
High Achievers (students whose Educational Psychology grades were 90% and above) and Low Achievers (students whose grades were 79% and below) were compared on how they process, retrain, and retrieve information. The Information of Learning Processes,...
Let Us Hear the Parents
This paper reports the findings of structured interviews that were conducted with 40 mothers of school-age children with disabilities. Findings indicate that majority of the mothers are satisfied with special education services that their children...
Research Skills and the New Undergraduate
Undergraduates are largely unaware of the myriad information resources available to them in their university library; thus, many students rely on publicly accessible Internet sites for their research needs. This practice severely undermines the academic...
Survey of Psychodramatists' Opinions: Professional Issues Post 9/11
To find out psychodramatists' opinions about issues facing the profession that might have been affected by the terrorist acts of 09/11/2001, a survey was mailed to 200 individuals selected at random from the Directory of the American Board of Examiners...
The Relationship between Tolerance for Ambiguity and Need for Course Structure
Although tolerance for ambiguity has been highlighted as important in the development of creative, integrative thinking in the college setting, few studies have examined ambiguity tolerance and anxiety in response to uncertainties introduced in the...
The Use of Assessment in Improving Technology-Based Instruction Programs
A college-based teacher preparation program undertook a grant-supported evaluation of its' curriculum focused on preparing teacher candidates for integrating technology into instruction. The project employed a pre posttest design, including the use...
What Potential Does the Applied Behavior Analysis Approach Have for the Treatment of Children and Youth with Autism?
The assertion that applied behavior analysis is the most powerful approach in the treatment of autistic behaviors warrants examination. Applied behavior analysis is characterized by discrete presentation of stimuli with responses followed by immediate...