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Hutcheon, Thomas G.; Lian, Aileen; Richard, Anna – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
To test the impact of the implementation of technology bans on students' experience within a course, we collected data from four sections of Introduction to Psychology at a small liberal arts college in the northeast. In two sections, students were banned from using personal technology devices during lecture. In the other two sections, students…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices
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Thibodeau, Ryan – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Most psychology curricula require the completion of coursework on the physiological bases of behavior. However, delivery of this critical content in a laboratory format is somewhat rare at the undergraduate level. To fill this gap, this article describes the design and implementation of an undergraduate laboratory course in psychophysiology at a…
Descriptors: Psychophysiology, Laboratories, Undergraduate Students, Objectives
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Franz, Timothy M.; Vicker, Lauren A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
We report about an active learning demonstration designed to use a virtual class to present computer-mediated group communication course concepts to show that students can learn about these concepts in a virtual class. We designated 1 class period as a virtual rather than face-to-face class, when class members "attended" virtually using…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Group Dynamics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Team Teaching
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Keeley, Jared – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
A year after receiving his PhD in psychology from the University of Rochester, Tim Kasser accepted a position at Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois, where he is currently professor of psychology. He regularly teaches psychology classes on personality, clinical and abnormal psychology, dreaming, and research methods, as well as an…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Motivation, Social Psychology, Interviews
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Slavich, George M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
This article presents an interview with Philip Zimbardo, emeritus professor of psychology at Stanford University, who is internationally recognized as the voice and face of contemporary American psychology. He earned his PhD in social psychology from Yale University in 1959 and has since received seven honorary doctorates for his contributions to…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Time Perspective, Psychology, Interviews
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Lakin, Jessica L.; Giesler, R. Brian; Morris, Kathryn A.; Vosmik, Jordan R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2007
Mnemonic strategies, such as acronyms, effectively increase student retention of course material. We present an acronym based on a popular television character to help students remember the basic steps in the scientific method. Our empirical evaluation of the acronym revealed that students found it to be enjoyable, useful, and worthy of use in…
Descriptors: Memory, Mnemonics, Scientific Methodology, Teaching Methods