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. 2, June

Biblio-Therapeutic Book Creations by Pre-Service Student Teachers: Helping Elementary School Children Cope
Many elementary school children may cope with difficult life struggles such as disabilities, abuse, loss, and identity issues. This article details original, student generated, biblio-therapeutic book creations and how this genre teaches positive ways...
Does Posting PowerPoint Presentations on WebCT Affect Class Performance or Attendance?
Grade earned and class attendance records were examined to determine if posting PowerPoint notes on a web-based course management system was related to enhanced performance or increased absences. There were no differences in either grades or absences...
Effects of Near-to-Far Principle and Other Factors on Learning and Teaching Some Geography Subjects in the Social Studies Course
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of near-to-far principle and other factors effective on students' achievement on learning and teaching the subjects of Marmara and Aegean Regions in the 7th Grade Social Studies course at the primary...
Internet and Internet Use: Teacher Trainees' Perspective
The aim of this study is to present the development and issues of internet and internet use. The study has a descriptive survey design and 185 randomly selected teacher trainees at Marmara University, Ataturk Education Faculty in the 2001-2002 academic...
Predicting Students' Performance in Introductory Psychology from Their Psychology Misconceptions
Students bring many misconceptions about psychology to the introductory psychology course. We investigated whether scores on a 10-item Knowledge of Psychology Test (adapted from Vaughan, 1977) taken on the first class day were related to final class...
Relation of Early Testing and Incentive on Quiz Performance in Introductory Psychology: An Archival Analysis
Students should learn best by repeating a cycle of studying, testing, and feedback, all of which are components of "mastery learning." We performed an archival analysis to determine the relation between taking quizzes early and quiz performance in...
Scientific Research in Jordanian Higher Education Institutions: An Evaluation of the Status and Obstacles
This study aimed at identifying the status and obstacles of scientific research in Jordanian higher education institutions. And defined by being an attempt to increase faculty member's, researcher's and educational leader's attention to the necessity...
Street Hawking: Oppressing the Girl Child or Family Economic Supplement?
Street hawking in its simplest form is the selling of things along the roads and from one place to the other. In Nigeria this is done almost all the time by young children both males and females. The girl hawkers come to the cities in groups and then...
Study Strategy Predictors of Performance in Introductory Psychology
In this study, the relationship between student study strategies and performance in Introductory Psychology was examined. Eighty-eight students in three sections of Introductory Psychology at a Midwestern university in the United States completed a...
The Art of the Favor: The Connection between Networking and Personal Influence within a College
This article discusses various strategies for utilizing favors as a means for developing a personal powerbase and influencing individuals within a college setting. Building a personal network of influence centers upon effectively utilizing various...
The Relationship between Perceived Instructor Immediacy and Student Challenge Behavior
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between perceived instructor immediacy and student challenge behavior (i.e., procedural, evaluation, power play, practicality) in the college classroom. Participants were 403 students who listened...
Using a Real Life Contract Bid for Students to Learn Mathematics
This article describes a project where students in a low-performing suburban school learned about profit and area by forming their own companies and creating bids to re-surface of their school's floors. They learned by measuring floor area, calculating...
Using Drama and Movement to Enhance English Language Learners' Literacy Development
One of the biggest challenges teachers face in today's classrooms is instructing students who are non-native English speakers. Research supports using drama and movement to enhance the literacy development of English language learners. Besides being...