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. 28, No. 3, September

Assessment, Geography, and the Student
It is important to assess learner achievement in geography to ascertain how much each has learned. Whether geography is taught as integrated with the social studies or as a separate academic discipline, students need to reveal if there has been adequate...
Bi-Modal Instructional Practices in Educational Psychology: Mentoring and Traditional Instruction
This paper describes an innovative, non-traditional approach to teaching Educational Psychology to undergraduates (UG's) and graduates (G's) together in split-level classes where traditional instruction was complemented by a mentoring program. Approximately...
Comparing Canadian and United States High School Students on Cognitive Dissonance Test Scores
Comparisons on scores for the Cognitive Dissonance Test were made between 243 Canadian and 1275 United States high school students. Some gender differences were found for the two groups and in general, the United States male high school students showed...
Comparison of Traditional and Nontraditional (Adult Education) Undergraduate Business Programs
With the increase in the number of non traditional academic programs, debate has raged over the quality of these programs as compared to the traditional format. In order to address this concern, Cardinal Stritch University (CSU) conducted a two-year...
Computer Anxiety and Performance: An Application of a Change Model in a Pedagogical Setting
This paper identifies the computer anxiety - performance effects and a means of implementing change to improve learning by applying a change management model. An application of the process and outcomes, guided by hypotheses on the computer anxiety...
Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Classroom
The use of computer technology in education is a topic that has received extensive attention as advances have been made and greater opportunities for incorporating technology within classroom settings have occurred, Internet courses, multimedia classrooms,...
How to Recognize and Counteract Student Inattentiveness in the Classroom
When school days become tediously repetitious students drift of into a world of daydreams. These momentary lapses or "drift times" give students the opportunity to explore their feelings, their personal thoughts, and the everyday experiences that make...
Impact of Learning Strategies and Motivation on Performance: A Study in Web-Based Instruction
This study investigates how learning strategies and motivation influence performance in Web and lecture settings of a business information systems course. These were measured using a survey instrument: learning performance by test scores. Findings...
Mentoring: The Components for Success
Mentoring is a process that has been used widely in the workplace as well as academia. The mentoring process has been utilized in different forms whether formal or informal as well as the relationships which might be CEO to vice-president, faculty...
Significant Variables Associated with Assertiveness among Hispanic College Women
Undergraduate and graduate Hispanic and non-Hispanic women enrolled in teacher education and counseling courses at the University of Texas at El Paso completed the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule. Scores were compared to age, marital status, ethnicity,...
The Effects of Parenting Styles and Childhood Attachment Patterns on Intimate Relationships
This paper examines the idea that parental behavior characteristic of authoritative, authoritarian and permissive parenting styles seem to parallel the parental behavior connected with secure, avoidant, and ambivalent attachment styles. Since it has...
Toward a Psychosocial and Sociocultural Understanding of Achievement Motivation among Latino Gang Members in U. S. Schools
Gang members tend to drop out of school, commit crimes, and engage in other delinquent behaviors at rates far exceeding those of the general population, and the Latino component of the U.S. gang member population constitutes up to 40 percent (and even...