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. 35, No. 1, March

A Bronfenbrenner Ecological Perspective on the Transition to Teaching for Alternative Certification
This paper presents an ecologically informed approach to conceptualizing and studying the transition to formal teaching of alternative certification candidates. This perspective acknowledges that transitions play an important role in later teaching...
An Assessment of Stress Experienced by Students in a Prepharmacy Curriculum
This study evaluated stress levels experienced by students in a prepharmacy curriculum. A survey was used to evaluate perceived levels of stress, factors that contribute to stress, and mechanisms used to cope with stress. Participants were first year...
And the Beat Goes On
A recent article (Kohn, 2006) rekindled interest in a paper begun years earlier but never completed. Stimulated by Mile Kohn's observations concerning the misuse or even abuse of research in the educational community the author looks back over a lengthy...
An Empirical Comparison of Traditional and Web-Enhanced Classrooms
Students in a 200-level Psychology course were enrolled in either a traditionally taught section or a web-enhanced section taught by the same instructor. Both sections were identical in content and format except for the addition of a learning management...
Assignment Type and Student Performance in College Economics Courses (1)
The choice of assignment types in a course is shown to have differential effect on performance of specific types of students. Using data from six semesters of college Economics classes, the study demonstrates that male and non-traditional students...
Democratic Teacher Beliefs According to the Teacher's Gender and Locus of Control
This study explored the variations in democratic beliefs among teachers based on gender and locus of control. The study groups comprised of 286 teachers. The results demonstrated that the level of adherence to democratic beliefs on the part of female...
Different, Not Better: Gender Differences in Mathematics Learning and Achievement
This article reviews the assessment data, literature and research on gender differences in mathematics. The question of whether boys are better at mathematics has been an issue in education for the past 5 years. The assumption is that there is a biological...
Mental Health and the Curriculum
The whole student needs to be developed in the curriculum. Teaching and learning situations must reflect quality knowledge, skills, and attitudinal objectives of instruction. Each of these categories is important and the latter should not be minimized....
Physical Settings and Materials Recommended for Play Therapy with Japanese Children
This article describes a number of important issues to consider in play therapy with Japanese children. They include the waiting room and playroom decor, toys, and other materials, as well as terminology that are commonly used in Japan. The layout...
Relationships between the Perceived Value of Instructional Techniques and Academic Motivation
Despite a large volume of research examining instructional strategies and student learning, very little research has examined relationships between students' perceptions of the value of specific instructional techniques and academic motivation. In...
Reliability for the Greek Version of the "Test of Everyday Reasoning (TER)"
The core critical thinking skills, identified in "The Delphi Report" as essential elements for workplace and educational success, are targeted in a standardized 35 item multiple-choice assessment tool entitled the "Test of Everyday Reasoning (TER)"...
Student-Instructor Communication: An Innovative Teaching Material in Support of Student Learning
The purpose of this study was to understand how the innovative teaching material "Interactive Learning Disk (ILD) "could enhance the learning effect of students taking the course of Tourist Database Management (TDM). "ILD" is a kind of teaching material...
Techniques for Encouraging Peer Collaboration: Online Threaded Discussion or Fishbowl Interaction
Two methods for promoting peer collaboration among students conducting research were examined. Student interaction was structured using either computer-mediated conferencing (online threaded discussion) or the fishbowl technique. Both techniques produced...
The Role of Instructors and Peers in Establishing Classroom Community
The need to belong and feel a sense of community is decidedly important during the undergraduate experience. In this study, undergraduate perceptions of classroom community were examined using a modified version of the College and University Community...
The Workaholism Syndrome: An Emerging Issue in the Psychological Literature
The present paper provides a concise overview of the "workaholism syndrome." This includes a discussion of workaholism from an addiction perspective, it's overall components and consequences, and a conceptual framework. Suggestions are offered for...