Title

Misconceptions Tests or Misconceived Tests?

ISBN or ISSN

0098-6283

Volume

14

Issue

4

Publication Date / Copyright Date

12-1987

First Page

210

Last Page

214

Publisher

Sage Publications, Inc.

DOI Number

10.1207/s15328023top1404_4

Abstract

It was found that taking a psychology course in high school did not improve the performance of college students in an introductory psychology class on a modified version of Vaughan's (1977) misconceptions test. However, college experience did lead to a significant, but not large, improvement. A comparison of our results with those from previous studies, along with an analysis of specific test items, indicated that perhaps the test itself is misconceived.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

High School, Psychology Class, Misconceptions Test, College, Test

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