Category Archives: Research

Presentation of research articles

RAP ON: Does Social Media Ease the Stress of Finals or INCREASE IT?

About the Author: Amara Bradetich is a graduate student in the School of Public Health and Human Services at Oregon State University. Studying in the Human Development and Family Science area, her research focuses on how maternal stress during pregnancy … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Please, Laugh at Me: Letting down our guards to draw students in during difficult times

About the Author: Arianna Stone is a graduate student in the applied cognition area of the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share  pedagogical research from across … Continue reading

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RAP ON: “Things will be different on the next test” – Expectations vs Reality of changing how we study.

About the Author: William Rayo, MAT is a graduate student in the applied cognition area of the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share  pedagogical research … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Get Students to Take Notes (on Laptop or Otherwise): A key replication failure.

About the author: Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D. is the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University and Professor of Psychological Science. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed … Continue reading

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RAP ON: A Crisis Preparedness Kit for Educators

About the author: Sydney Tran is a Health Psychology PhD student studying the effects of objectification on women’s well-being. She is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusivity in improving mental health and well-being. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy … Continue reading

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Engaging Undergraduate Students with Research

Each year, many new and returning OSU undergraduates look forward to engaging in forms of experiential learning beyond the classroom. Engaging undergraduates in research, for example, is central to OSU’s Strategic Plan 4.0, and has been shown to lead to … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Live Streamed or Face to Face? Comparing Efficacy

Editor’s Note:  Universities nationwide are preparing for the summer and fall terms. After a quick pivot to emergency remote teaching this spring, there is now a small window of time to prepare for the next phase of education during the … Continue reading

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Where Are All the Men?… In Higher Education Human Sexuality Courses

About the Author:  Kalina Lamb is a Health Psychology PhD student at Oregon State University researching sexual minority health and religion and health topics. She is passionate about health equity and inclusive education.  This is part of our series of Research Advancing … Continue reading

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Eating your Peas, like Active Learning, not Preferred but Better for You.

[This is the first in a series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share the latest pedagogical research from across the disciplines in a pragmatic format] “I wish he would just lecture instead of all this active learning … Continue reading

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Return on Investment

What if a college instructor could appreciably increase the likelihood of the long-term well-being of a student by simply having a few conversations with the student? Great Jobs Great Lives, the recently released 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index National Report, links the quality of … Continue reading

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