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Schwartz, Beth M.; Gregg, Virginia R.; McKee, Mark – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Providing career preparation for our students continues to be a focus for faculty, departments, and institutions. Professional development is most effective when accessible to students in a number of ways. This article presents how career preparation can be incorporated in advising, through programming and assessment in a career center, and in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Career Centers, Career Counseling
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Lawson, Timothy J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This article describes how my psychology department utilizes our alumni to educate current and prospective students about careers in psychology. I explain how we developed an alumni careers website and on-campus alumni careers sessions for students. High school students and our psychology majors reported that they found this information valuable,…
Descriptors: Alumni, Psychology, Career Choice, Information Sources
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Zickar, Michael J.; Ron, Tom H.; Arnold, Christopher – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Facebook pages have been promoted as a cost-effective way of communicating with department alumni, students, faculty, and friends. We analyzed Facebook engagement metrics across a 2-year span for the page for one department of psychology. In addition, we surveyed followers of the page to determine whether different constituency groups appreciated…
Descriptors: Social Media, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Meyer, Cheryl L.; Harned, Megan; Schaad, Amanda; Sunder, Katherine; Palmer, Judson; Tinch, Christy – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
There is mounting evidence that prison inmates benefit from educational opportunities but may not be offered to them. In addition, when they are offered, priority is given to prisoners who will be released in the near future, and those serving long-term or life sentences are less likely to have access to classes. A service learning opportunity was…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Service Learning
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Shaffer, Dennis M.; Collura, Michael J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
We evaluated the effectiveness of the use of an electronic personal response system (or "clickers") during an introductory psychology lecture on perceptual constancy. We graphed and projected student responses to questions during the lecture onto a large-screen display in Microsoft PowerPoint. The distributions of answers corresponded…
Descriptors: Psychology, Lecture Method, Introductory Courses, Student Reaction
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Poling, Devereaux A.; Loschiavo, Frank M.; Shatz, Mark A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Psychology professors on regional campuses play a vital role in higher education yet find themselves unrepresented in the vast literature on professional development. Regional campuses operate under unique parameters that set them apart from other academic environments, such as main campuses, liberal arts colleges, and 2-year institutions. Job…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Facilities, School Culture, Liberal Arts