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Busler, Jessica; Kirk, Claire; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Across three phases, we investigated college students' perceptions of poor college teaching to develop a typology of poor teaching behaviors. In Phase 1, students generated a list of qualities representative of poor teaching. In Phase 2, another group of students assigned behavioral correspondents to these qualities, resulting in a list of 15 poor…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Characteristics
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Keeley, Jared W.; Ismail, Emad; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Studies of master teaching have investigated a set of qualities that define excellent teaching. However, few studies have investigated master teachers' perspectives on excellent teaching and how it may differ from other faculty or students. The current study investigated award-winning teachers' (N = 50) ratings of the 28 qualities on the teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Excellence in Education, Check Lists, Teacher Behavior
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Researchers have found that students from different academic disciplines tend to value different qualities in their teachers, and cultural differences play a role in which qualities students appreciate in their professors. The present/current study employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist as an operationalization of teaching qualities in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Context Effect
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We "employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist" (TBC) to investigate Chinese college students' perceptions of excellent teachers' qualities and then compared the results to those from previously collected data from American and Japanese students. Chinese students tended to favor additional structure both in the classroom and in teachers'…
Descriptors: Asians, Student Attitudes, College Students, Teacher Behavior
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The movement to prepare graduate students to teach is relatively new in the history of the academy. During the past several decades, many graduate departments of psychology, like many academic departments, have gone from providing essentially no training to graduate students to teach to developing extensive training programs consisting of course…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students, Educational History
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Smith, Dale L.; Cook, Patrick; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
The perceived relation between assigned student grades and instructor evaluations of teaching has been the subject of much debate, though few laboratory studies have been conducted with adequate controls. Marsh and Roche suggested that experimental field studies may be a particularly promising avenue for further analyses of this relation. The…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Tests, Correlation
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Keeley, Jared; Furr, R. Michael; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Keeley, Smith, and Buskist (2006) investigated the psychometric properties of the Teacher Behavior Checklist (TBC), but did not provide evidence that the measure could differentiate among teachers. This study required students at 2 schools to rate their best professor, worst professor, and most recent professor on the TBC. We found highly similar…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Attitudes, Psychometrics, Check Lists
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Stephen F. Davis is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Emporia State University. He served as the 2002-2003 Knapp Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. Currently, he is Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University. Since…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Psychologists, Interviews, Teacher Student Relationship
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Irons, Jessica G.; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
We examined job advertisements published in the September and October 2006 issues of the APA Monitor and APS Observer for courses that psychology departments requested successful applicants for assistant professor openings to teach. We found that 4 courses accounted for 45% of all courses so listed: research methods, introductory psychology,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Labor Market, Developmental Psychology
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Irons, Jessica G.; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
We surveyed the editorial board of "Teaching of Psychology" regarding their perspectives on the distinction between the scholarships of teaching and pedagogy. Respondents provided wide-ranging and divergent answers to our queries, suggesting that scholarship, its attendant activities, and distinctions among related terms are complex issues in need…
Descriptors: Surveys, Editing, Periodicals, Scholarship
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Buskist, William; Carlson, Janet F.; Christopher, Andrew N.; Prieto, Loreto; Smith, Randolph A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
This article provides ideas for engaging in the scholarship of teaching in psychology. Topics covered include contributing to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology and "Teaching of Psychology". Writing and editing books also constitute scholarly work. Finally, teaching with intentionality…
Descriptors: Psychology, Scholarship, Instruction, College Faculty
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Keeley, Jared; Smith, Dale; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2006
We converted the Teacher Behaviors Checklist (TBC; Buskist, Sikorski, Buckley, & Saville, 2002) to an evaluative instrument to assess teaching by adding specific instructions and a Likert-type scale. Factor analysis of the modified TBC produced 2 subscales: caring and supportive and professional competency and communication skills. Further…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Check Lists, Factor Analysis, Teacher Evaluation
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Andreoli Mathie, Virginia; Buskist, William; Carlson, Janet F.; Davis, Stephen F.; Johnson, David E.; Smith, Randolph A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2004
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology formed a task force in 2000 on Uniting Scholarship and Teaching to develop suggestions for how the Society might facilitate Boyer's (1990) and Halpern et al.'s (1998) expanded views of traditional scholarship with respect to the teaching of psychology. This article represents a partial fulfillment of that…
Descriptors: Psychology, Scholarship, Models, Intellectual Disciplines
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
I surveyed Division Two's teaching award winners in the 2-year college and 4-year college and university categories to discover the qualities and attributes that make these individuals effective teachers. I found that (a) most awardees did not receive formal training in teaching; (b) many awardees believed that observations of others' effective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Observation
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Buskist, William; Tears, Rachel S.; Davis, Stephen F.; Rodrigue, Karen M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Presents the results of a survey to determine the prevalence and content of courses on teaching of psychology for graduate teaching assistants. Finds that 67 percent of psychology departments have a formal course on the teaching of psychology. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Departments, Educational Research, Graduate Students
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