Colloquiumalternateexpform FA2014 Essays

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Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
General Psychology Students’ Research Participation: Alternative Experience Form

Attend one or more research colloquia scheduled for this semester or view videos of presentations from this semester or Fall-Spring 2013-14. Videos of presentations are available for viewing on the Department’s website click on Research, then Departmental Colloquia. Be sure to select from the current year’s series or last year’s series only.

Completed form(s) MUST be returned to Prof. Richard Siegel Room 301 HSSB no later than 4:00 P.M. Monday December 3, 2014 for on-campus students, 4:00 P.M. Monday November 1, 2014. Electronic copies are acceptable as long as
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This is when the mind would normally be wandering the most, but the tested group did well. For the scores of all 48 names combined, the tested group’s average was 22/48 correct while the untested group only averaged 6/48 correct. THe study also found that the tested group learned twice as many names from the 4th set than the untested group. This is a major difference and proves the benefits the consistent testing had on the participant's ability to remember names from all 4 sets.

Describe how information from this research could be utilized (by a psychologist, or a professional, or other students, or yourself) This research could be very beneficial for all types of professors or students. The professors, knowing the benefits of low stakes quizzes, could give them more frequently and could see holes in the student’s knowledge. Dr. Weinstein also reported that professors found an increased attendance rate by students when frequent quizzes were administered. As a result, the study would suggest that their student’s grades would improve and their comprehension and memorization of the material would increase. Student’s may also see the benefits by self quizzing as opposed to other study methods that aren’t as effective like rereading notes.

Based on what you learned from this presentation, what

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