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. 32, No. 1, March

A Live Demonstration to Enhance Interest and Understanding in Child Development
Concepts and methods in the field of child development are understood better when observed or experienced, as opposed to described in a standard textbook or lecture format. We describe a live demonstration ill which commonly-taught developmental phenomena...
Biochemical Sociology: Correlates of Aggression
The authors review numerous correlates of aggression from the perspective of sociology, psychology, and the biochemical. They introduce to the reader the field of biochemical sociology. ********** Biochemical sociology is a new field. It relates...
Cultural Implications of Crisis Intervention
Elements and components of crisis situations are identified. Strategies and sequences of crisis intervention are described. Cultural implications of crisis intervention are discussed. ********** A crisis event is seldom anticipated. By its very...
Evaluating Student Use of Web-Based Course Material
Course management software and on-line course material are becoming more available.. As a result, many instructors have developed WebCT course Web sites to deliver on-line course material that supplements lecture topics. The present study examined...
From Student Teacher to Teacher: Making the Second Cut Part II
Part I of this two-part article, published in the March 204 issue, addressed five components of the employment process in order to "make the first cut" when seeking a teaching position. The purpose of this article (Part two) is to provide teacher candidates...
Grade Inflation and Student Individual Differences as Systematic Bias in Faculty Evaluations
The media has recently exposed that grade inflation is a concern for higher education in North America. Grade inflation may be due to consumerism by universities that62 now compete for students. Keeping students happy (and paying) may have been emphasized...
Impact of Pre-Service Student Teaching Experience on Urban School Teachers
A total of 204 K- 12 teachers were surveyed for the purpose of investigating the effect of pre-service student teaching on teachers' career goals, affective measures and classroom teaching. The study also explored whether different levels of supervision...
Parental Involvement in the Classroom
Improving parental involvement with public schools can improve schools. Parental involvement is highly important for pushing the public school systems to higher standards. Also, research reports that engaging parents in an active role in the school...
Perceived Usefulness and Outcomes of Intranet-Based Learning (IBL): Developing Asynchronous Knowledge Management Systems in Organizational Settings
This article introduces two studies showing the perceived usefulness reported by the participants of Intranet Based Learning (IBL) (N=226) and the effectiveness of IBL measured by the outcomes of two instructional groups and the control group in a...
Principles of Effective Instruction-General Standards for Teachers and Instructional Designers
This paper offers a review on effective instructional methods from educational and psychological research. Thirteen instructional principles are presented which should help teachers and educators to improve the quality of their instruction. Principles...
Spatial Working Memory and Gender Differences in Science
One reason for the lack of female participation in science could be due to cognitive differences between males and females. The present study measured verbal and spatial working memory for 15 males and 48 females. Males were found to have both a larger...
The Venture Studies Program at the University of North Florida: Innovative, Experiential Courses
Key requirements for an experiential, innovative course in race relations, as well as the processes followed for university approval and implementation, are described. The course was offered by a licensed clinical psychologist at a university in the...
Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, Form-S for Education Majors
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal-Form S was a reliable and valid instrument to measure critical thinking for students pursuing a teaching career. The participants were 137 students enrolled...