Research Education in Psychology Curricula

Student Research & Information Use Competencies

Learning Outcomes



Student Research & Information Use Competencies

American Psychological Society Symposium. Introducing Students to Research: Variations on a Theme. New Orleans, June 2002.

Chamberlain, Kerry. "Teaching the Practical Research Course." Teaching of Psychology 13 no. 4 (December 1986) 204-208.

Chapdelaine, Andrea and Barbara L. Chapman. "Using Community-Based Research Projects to Teach Research Methods." Teaching of Psychology 26 no. 2 (1999) 101-105.

Chwalisz, Kathleen. "Evidence-Based Practice: A Framework for Twenty-First-Century Scientist-Practitioner Training." The Counseling Psychologist 31 no. 5 (September 2003) 497-528.

Corrie, Sarah and Margie M. Callanan. "Therapists' Beliefs about Research and the Scientist-Practitioner Model in an Evidence-Based Health Care Climate: A Qualitative Study." British Journal of Medical Psychology 74 (2001) 135-149.

Dunn, Dana S. "Collaborative Writing in a Statistics and Research Methods Course." Teaching of Psychology 23 no. 1 (February 1996) 38-40.

Hall, Scott S. and Brenda L. Seery. "Behind the Facts: Helping Students Evaluate Media Reports of Psychological Research." Teaching of Psychology 33 no. 2 (Spring 2006) 101-104.

Horner, David T., Kathleen R. Stoffer & Lee I. McCann. "Adding Structure to Unstructured Research Courses." Teaching of Psychology 25 no 2 (1998) 126-128.

Hulse-Killacky, Diana and Floyd F. Robison. "An Effective Research Team Method to Influence Research and Scholarly Development." Journal for Specialists in Group Work 30 no. 3 (September 2005) 241-252.

Jackson, Sherri L, Susan M. Lugo, and Richard A. Griggs. "Research Methods Textbooks: An Objective Analysis." Teaching of Psychology 28 no. 4 (November 2001) 282-288.

Kazmerski, Victoria A. and Dawn G. Blasko. "Teaching Observational Research in Introductory Psychology: Computerized and Lecture-Based Methods." Teaching of Psychology 26 no. 4 (Autumn 1999) 295-298.

Merriam, Joyce, Ross T. LaBaugh, and Nancy E. Butterfield. "Library Instruction for Psychology Majors: Minimum Training Guidelines." Teaching of Psychology 19 no. 1 (February 1992) 34-36.

Mitchell, Rie Rogers, Merril Simon, and Greg Jackson. "Future Step in Counselor Education: Information Competence." Presentation to the American Counselor Educators and Supervisors National Conference, Park City UT, October 17, 2002.

Quarton, Barbara. "Research Skills and the New Undergraduate." Journal of Instructional Psychology 30 no. 2 (June 2003) 120-125.

Reisetter, Marcy et al. "Counselor Educators and Qualitative Research: Affirming a Research Identity." Counselor Education and Supervision 44 no. 1 (September 2004) 2-16.

Rowell, Lonnie L. "Collaborative Action Research and School Counselors." Professional School Counseling 9 no. 1 (October 2005) 28-36.

Wilson, Thomas L. and Douglas A. Hershey. "The Research Methods Script." Teaching of Psychology 23 no. 2 (April 1996) 97-99.

Yoder, Jan. "Teaching Students To Do Research." Teaching of Psychology 6 no. 2 (April 1979) 85-88.

Learning Outcomes

Graham, Sandra. "Developing Student Outcomes for the Psychology Major: An Assessment-as-Learning Framework." Current Directions in Psychological Science 7 no. 6 (December 1998) 165-170.

Kruger, Daniel J. and Eugene B. Zechmeister. "A Skills-Experience Inventory for the Undergraduate Psychology Major." Teaching of Psychology 28 no. 4 (November 2001) 249-253.

McGovern, T.V. (ed.) Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Education in Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1993.


Brewer, Charles L. and Jane S. Halonen. "A Recent History of Curriculum and Assessment in Undergraduate Psychology Programs." Washington, DC: Project Kaleidoscope.

Gordon, Randall A., Bud A. McClure, Evelyn Petrowski, and Liza L. Willroth. Research Productivity in CACREP Accredited Programs. 1994. ED412490.

Scepansky, James & David M. Carkenord. "Senior Year Retention of Methods and Statistics Concepts." Teaching of Psychology 31 no. 1 (Winter 2004) 9-12.


Addison, William E. "Student Research Proposals in the Experimental Psychology Course." Teaching of Psychology 23 no. 4 (December 1996) 237-238.

Beins, Bernard C. "Teaching Research Methods: British and American Styles." PsycCRITIQUES (2004)

Bell, Colleen and Juanita Benedicto. "The Companion Course: A Pilot Project to Teach Discipline-Specific Library Research Skills." Reference Services Review 26 no. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 1998) 117-124, 137.

Daugherty, Timothy K. and Elizabeth W. Carter. "Assessment of Outcome-Focused Library Instruction in Psychology." Journal of Instructional Psychology 24 no. 1 (March 1997) 29-33.

Ferrari, Joseph R. and Leonard A. Jason. "Integrating Research and Community Service: Incorporating Research Skills into Service Learning Experiences." College Student Journal 30 no. 4 (December 1996) 444-452.

Giesbrecht, N. et al. "Essential Topics in Introductory Statistics and Methodology Courses." Teaching of Psychology 24 no. 4 (1997) 242-246.

Hays, J. Ray and John P. Vincent. "Students' Evaluation of Problem-Based Learning in Graduate Psychology Courses." Teaching of Psychology 31 no. 2 (Spring 2004) 124-127.

Kardash, CarolAnne. "Evaluation of Undergraduate Research Experience: Perceptions of Undergraduate Interns and Their Faculty Mentors." Journal of Educational Psychology 92 no. 1 (March 2000) 191-201.

Kremer, John F. & RObert G. Bringle. "The Effects of an Intensive Research Experience on the Careers of Talented Undergraduates." Journal of Research and Development in Education 24 no. 1 (Fall 1990) 1-5.

Kierniesky, Nicholas C. "Undergraduate Research in Small Psychology Departments: Two Decades Later." Teaching of Psychology 32 no. 2 (Spring 2005) 84-90.

Lampert, Lynn. "'Getting Psyched' about Information Literacy: A Successful Faculty-Librarian Collaboration for Educational Psychology and Counseling." Reference Librarian 89-90 (2005) 5-23.

Larkin, Judith E. and Harvey A. Pines. "Developing Information Literacy and Research Skills in Introductory Psychology: A Case Study." Journal of Academic Librarianship 31 no. 1 (January 2005) 40-45.

Levy, Jeffrey et al. "A Curriculum Matrix for Psychology Program Review." Teaching of Psychology 26 no. 4 (Autumn 1999) 291-294.

Marek, Pam, Andrew Christopher, and Bonnie J. Walker. "Learning by Doing: Research Methods with a Theme." Teaching of Psychology 31 no. 2 (Spring 2004) 128-131.

McBurney, Donald H. "The Problem Method of Teaching Research Methods." Teaching of Psychology 22 no. 1 (February 1995) 36-38.

Messer, Wayne S, Richard A. Griggs & Sherri L. Jackson. "A National Survey of Undergraduate Psychology Degree Options and Major Requirements." Teaching of Psychology 26 no. 3 (1999) 164-171.

Page, Melanie C., Charles I. Abramson, and Joy M. Jacobs-Lawson. "The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program: Experiences and Recommendations." Teaching of Psychology 31 no. 4 (Autumn 2004) 241-247.

Paglia, Alison and Annie Donahue. "Collaboration Works: Integrating Information Competencies into the Psychology Curricula." Reference Services Review 31 no. 4 (2003) 320-328.

Perlman, Baron and Lee J. McCann. "The Most Frequently Listed Courses in the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum." Teaching of Psychology 26 no. 3 (1999) 179-182.

Perlman, Baron and Lee J. McCann. "The Structure of the Psychology Undergraduate Curriculum." Teaching of Psychology 26 no. 3 (1999) 171-176.

Perlman, Baron and Lee J. McCann. "Undergraduate Research Experiences in Psychology: A National Study of Courses and Curricula." Teaching of Psychology 32 no. 1 (Winter 2005) 5-14.

Pury, Cynthia L.S. "Use of In-Class Lab Groups to Enrich Independent Research Projects." Teaching of Psychology 28 no. 4 (November 2001) 280-282.

Sommer, Barbara A. and Robert Sommer. "A Virtual Lab in Research Methods." Teaching of Psychology 30 no. 2 (Spring 2003) 171-173.

Thaxton, Lyn, Mary Beth Faccioli, and Anne Page Mosby. "Leveraging Collaboration for Information Literacy in Psychology." Reference Services Review 32 no. 2 (2004) 185-189.

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