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. 37, No. 4, December

An Observational Case Study of Four Second Grade General Education Students' Academic Responding and Inappropriate Behavior in the Presence of a Disruptive Student with Disabilities
The current observational case study involves four second grade students without disabilities in a classroom in which a disruptive student with disabilities was included. The purpose of the study was to record and analyze the academic responses (AR)...
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A Rationale to Adopt Team Teaching in Prevocational Education in Jordan
Prevocational education (PVE) in Jordan is a multi-disciplinary subject. It is known that it is difficult to prepare one teacher to teach all its fields. This study investigated the possibility to teach prevocational education by a team of teachers....
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Creating Student-Centered Learning Experience through the Assistance of High-End Technology in Physical Education: A Case Study
Student-centered learning is an approach in education focusing on the needs of the students, rather than those of others involved in the educational process, such as teachers and administrators (Blumberg, 2009). This approach has many implications...
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Did the Assignment Do What You Wanted? Examining the Correlations between Learning Processes and Class Assessments
We examined the correlations between students' scores on the Inventory of Learning Processes (Schmeck, Ribich, & Ramanaiah, 1977) and on the different assessments in a cognitive psychology course (and the total points). We determined that many...
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Group Composition Affecting Student Interaction and Achievement: Instructors' Perspectives
Multiple research studies have been conducted that focus on various uses of collaborative learning in and out of the classroom in higher education institutions. The purpose of this article is to review previously published literature regarding group...
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How the Courts Deal with Bullying in Schools
School officials have a difficult time dealing with cases of bullying. Often, it is one student's word against another. Also, many victims of bullying are reluctant to report instances for fear of retribution. As in sexual harassment cases, school...
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Humor on Learning in the College Classroom: Evaluating Benefits and Drawbacks from Instructors' Perspectives
Some college instructors believe that the only way for students to take their education seriously is to be serious and solemn in the classroom. This often means creating a strict classroom environment built on discipline and hard work, perhaps with...
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Improving Inappropriate Social Behavior of Autistic Students Using the LISTEN Intervention Strategy
A case study was conducted on the development of the LISTEN intervention strategy for use with autistic students to improve inappropriate social behaviors. The study was conducted in a special education classroom in an autism school in Kuwait. Examination...
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Pre-Class Coming Attractions: Interest and Program Awareness in the Classroom
Slides similar to "Coming Attractions" shown in cinemas were displayed prior to classes at a mid-western university over three semesters. More than 140 PowerPoint slides, featuring humor, psychology content, and department/faculty information were...
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Social Anxiety in Children with Disabilities
Humans experience social anxiety to different degrees and in different areas. In schol settings, this can be a barrier to learning. The school is a social place and to experience anxiety arond peers can be challenging, especially if the student also...
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The Case for the Semantic Differential in Organizational and Business Research
Attitude measurement has been and continues to be a central component in the field of social psychology. The semantic differential technique has proven to be a well-respected measuring device of attitudes since the 1960s, particularly in the social...
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The Importance of Psychological Needs for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Displaced Children in Schools
The study targets children in especially difficult circumstances from 8-14 years; and explores the importance of psychosocial needs for the PTSD and displaced children in schools. Out of 235 participants, descriptive statistics indicated that 63 children...
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