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LoSchiavo, Frank M.; Shatz, Mark A.; Poling, Devereaux A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
In recent years, national policy experts have questioned the overall quality of educational research, and they have suggested that researchers strengthen their scientific methods by maximizing the use of experimental designs. To promote more rigorous methodology, we discuss several new and often-overlooked opportunities for incorporating…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Psychology, Experiments
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Ocampo, Carlota; Prieto, Loreto R.; Whittlesey, Valerie; Connor, Jane; Janco-Gidley, Julie; Mannix, Sally; Sare, Karen – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
We reviewed the body of published research in the journal "Teaching of Psychology" ("ToP") concerning diversity issues (e.g., age, race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status). Between 1974 and 2002, approximately 7% of articles published in "ToP" substantively dealt with diversity issues, with gender issues…
Descriptors: Psychology, Sexual Orientation, Gender Issues, Student Diversity
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Hogben, Matthew; Waterman, Caroline K. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Examines text and photographs in 28 introductory textbooks published between 1990 and 1992 for coverage of diversity issues (minority group members and gay and lesbian lifestyles). Although the quantity and quality of diversity coverage has improved, the content and images in 1990s textbooks has varied substantially. Includes statistical tables.…
Descriptors: Authors, Content Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Discrimination
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Nelson, Eileen S.; Johnson, Kelly A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Presents the results of an assessment of undergraduate courses and instruction-related services. Students answered a 148-item questionnaire concerning advising services, career services, departmental communications, research and field experiences, and departmental courses. Discusses the results and includes statistical tables of the collected…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Departments, Educational Assessment, Educational Counseling
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Meyers, Steven A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Reviews studies and journal articles to collect suggestions for increasing individual student involvement in small-group activities. Briefly addresses the lack of student productivity during these activities. Includes a descriptive table of all articles appearing in "Teaching of Psychology" between 1974 and 1995. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Research, Group Dynamics, Higher Education
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Buskit, William; Cush, David T. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Examines aspects of the introductory psychology textbook market through a publishing house survey. Aspects covered are the current and future number of introductory texts, fewer textbook publishers, custom publishing, changing content, and computer technologies. Discusses the results of the publishers' responses and provides statistical tables of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses
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VanderStoep, Scott W.; Shaughnessy, John J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Presents the results of a study that tested students in a research methods and a developmental psychology class on methodological and statistical reasoning at the beginning and the end of the term. Reasoning scores of research methods students improved more than the scores of developmental psychology students. (MJP)
Descriptors: Course Content, Decision Making, Developmental Psychology, Educational Benefits
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Miller, Stuart – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Discusses the results of a content analysis of student journals in which the students applied concepts from their social psychology course to their daily social experiences. Reveals that students applied each of four cognitive operations (labeling, explaining, reducing consequences, and self-assessing) to various aspects of the self. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Analysis, Course Content, Higher Education
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Cavalier, Robert; Wesp, Richard – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Maintains that having students estimate the size and width of a class waste paper can (placed on a desk) is a simple and effective way of illustrating perceptual distortion. Tests show that people will consistently overestimate the height of the can, allowing for a useful discussion on sensory distortion. (MJP)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Experiments, Error Patterns, Higher Education
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Clement, Russell W.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Replicates a classic psychology laboratory experiment where students either endorsed or refuted personal statements and estimated how other people would respond. Students always overestimated an affirmative response on the statements they endorsed, thus illustrating the false consensus effect. Includes a list of the statements and statistical…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Computer Uses in Education, Conformity, Congruence (Psychology)
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Morgan, Betsy Levonian; Johnson, Emily J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Describes the course content and structure of a one-credit, elective senior seminar designed to inform a college psychology department about the effectiveness of their instruction. Assessment measures included a faculty-generated multiple choice test, a student-generated multiple choice test, student surveys, focus groups, and a student essay on…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Selection (Students), Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
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Mueller, Amy; Perlman, Baron; McCann, Lee I.; McFadden, Susan H. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Analyzes the results of a questionnaire given to psychology departments offering doctoral programs. The survey asked department chairs to identify pedagogical responsibility and training components for teaching assistants and to rate teaching assistant supervisors. Includes a statistical analysis regarding specific teaching functions and training…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Faculty, Faculty Evaluation
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Fisher, Celia B.; Kuther, Tara L. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Describes an experiment where faculty at two universities integrated six case studies on research ethics into their introductory psychology curricula. Suggests that students who received the ethics modules were better able to identify and understand moral issues. Includes a statistical analysis of assessment and a brief discussion of instructional…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Course Content
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Bonifazi, Deanne Zotter; Crespy, Scott D.; Rieker, Patrick – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Surveys a number of clinical doctor of philosophy, clinical doctor of psychology, counseling, and school psychology doctoral programs to ascertain the importance of various admission criteria. Reveals that, while some programs favor a terminal master's degree, the clinical programs viewed them negatively. Briefly discusses other admissions…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Bias
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Kreiner, David S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Reviews results of an experiment comparing the comprehension and recall of four groups: those who watched a videotape without taking notes; those who took notes while watching; those who took notes on questions in advance; those who orally replied to questions while watching. Comprehension was higher in the interactive groups. (MJP)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Comprehension
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