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Griggs, Richard A.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Contends that, because of rising textbook costs and related factors, many college psychology teachers are interested in paperback textbooks. Reports on a review of 11 psychology textbooks. Includes 4 tables of comparison data and a list of the 11 texts used in the study. (CFR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Content Analysis, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Perlman, Baron; McCann, Lee – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Reports on a national survey of 520 psychology programs on the number of mathematics and science courses required as part of the general education requirements for an undergraduate degree. Finds that an average of one mathematics course and two science courses are required. (CFR)
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Majors (Students)
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Quereshi, M. Y. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Compares a content analysis of 60 college introductory psychology textbooks published or revised between 1969 and 1975 with another analysis of 52 texts published or revised between 1980 and 1989. Finds recent texts more voluminous and more comprehensive, yet more readable than their predecessors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Psychology
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Lowman, Joseph; Mathie, Virginia Andreoli – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Reports on a content analysis of 18 manuals designed for college-level teaching assistants. Finds that frequently included topics focused on intellectual and interpersonal tasks. Suggests that the study's results could serve as a model for teaching assistant materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Content Analysis, Faculty Handbooks, Graduate Students
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Shepperd, James A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Discusses increased numbers of undergraduate psychology majors and strategies to reduce them. Proposes a prediction model based on the grade point average of graduating psychology students. Concludes that student performance in introductory psychology courses may provide one predictive measure of later achievement. (CFR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admissions Counseling, College Applicants, Competitive Selection
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Dewsbury, Donald A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1992
Urges the inclusion of comparative psychology in the undergraduate curriculum. Defines zoological or comparative psychology as a field that explores the behavior patterns and minds of many animal species and the genesis, control, and consequences of a range of behavioral patterns. Traces the history and development of the discipline. Discusses…
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Behavior Development, Cognitive Processes
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Rickard, Henry C.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Describes a Teaching of Psychology course required for University of Alabama psychology doctoral students. Reports that graduate students take full responsibility for teaching an introductory psychology section and participate in a weekly seminar on practical and theoretical issues. Suggests that both faculty and graduate students are satisfied…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Feedback, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Stache, Carolyn; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Reports on a survey of 275 psychology departments on requirements for psychology majors, chairperson's opinions about psychology minors, and minor areas recommended for psychology majors. Finds strong support for minors in the psychology program to provide a more well-rounded education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Curriculum, Course Selection (Students), Degrees (Academic)
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Lowe, Dennis W.; Brock, Julie – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Reports on a study that compared graduate student and faculty views of effective psychology courses. Finds that students placed greater emphasis on course components directly related to their class performance. Suggests strategies for addressing the different perspectives of students and faculty. (CFR)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Degrees (Academic)
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Henderson, Bruce B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Contends that providing continuing education for secondary school psychology teachers may be more important to the improvement of high school psychology than changes in teacher preparation and certification. Describes the efforts of one university department to work with secondary psychology teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Hogan, Peter M.; Kimmel, Allan J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1992
Asserts that most efforts to maintain professional ethics in psychology have focused on research and clinical practice. Maintains that a need also exists for ethical codes in psychology instruction. Describes the development and implementation of a code of ethics for a college-level department of psychology. (CFR)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Departments, Ethical Instruction, Ethics
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Freeman, Harvey R. – Teaching of Psychology, 1992
Presents a study of students' preferences regarding teachers. Reports that students selected psychology courses taught by instructors possessing stereotypically male, female, or androgynous characteristics. Concludes that students preferred courses taught by those with "feminine" or androgynous characteristics over those possessing…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Course Selection (Students), Higher Education, Personality Traits
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Dunn, Dana S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Asserts that, among trends in higher education, none is more debated than the place of general education and the use of the core curriculum as an antidote to specialized education. Argues that psychology can be effectively presented to undergraduates in an interdisciplinary core curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Educational Change
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Fish, Thomas A.; Fraser, Ian H. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Reports on a study of 110 students in advanced undergraduate psychology courses to assess their retrospective impressions about their introductory psychology course, current course selections and performance, and future academic plans. Finds that students who had participated in a science fair gave significantly higher ratings. (CFR)
Descriptors: Assignments, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Psychology
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Wise, Paula Sachs; Fulkerson, Frank E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Presents an annotated bibliography of 219 books, articles, and other documents on the teaching of psychology. Also presents 14 references to other annotated bibliographies and bibliographic essays. Includes some citations not listed in previous bibliographies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Psychology
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