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Strelan, Peter – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This article presents an innovative technique for teaching the principles of experimental design in a way that is entertaining and engaging for students. Following a lecture on experimental design, students participate in an experiment in which the teacher uses a funny segment from a movie to test the influence of implicit social norms. Randomly…
Descriptors: Research Design, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Skues, Jason L.; Wise, Lisa – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Herein, we describe the implementation of, and responses to, a structured writing workshop in the form of an academic boot camp. Participants were 42 undergraduate psychology students from a medium-sized Australian university who were completing their major assignment for the semester. A majority of the students expressed satisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Psychology, Research Reports, Undergraduate Students
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Malouff, John M.; Emmerton, Ashley J.; Schutte, Nicola S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Experts have advocated anonymous grading as a means of eliminating actual or perceived evaluator bias in subjective student assessment. The utility of anonymity in assessment rests on whether information derived from student identity can unduly influence evaluation. The halo effect provides a conceptual background for why a bias might occur. In…
Descriptors: Grading, Psychology, College Faculty, Teaching Assistants
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Vanags, Thea; George, Amanda M.; Grace, Diana M.; Brown, Patricia M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
Brain Bingo is a tutorial activity for helping undergraduate psychology students learn complex physiological terms. In two experiments, the authors tested pretest and posttest knowledge, and in Experiment 2, the authors tested retention after 5 weeks. In Experiment 1 (n = 41), the experimental group (Brain Bingo) recalled more terms than the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Psychology