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Lawson, Timothy J.; Reisinger, Debra L.; Jordan-Fleming, Mary Kay – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
Information about the undergraduate psychology courses preferred by graduate programs is useful for a number of purposes, including (a) advising psychology majors who are interested in graduate school, (b) undergraduate curriculum planning, and (c) examining whether graduate programs' preferences reflect national guidelines for the undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Majors (Students), Course Content
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Liddle, James R.; Shackelford, Todd K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
As the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology continues to gain exposure and acceptance throughout the psychological community, it is important to explain this field clearly and accurately to students. This article discusses some recent findings and trends in evolutionary psychological research to aid instructors in their efforts to provide…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Psychologists, Psychology, Environmental Influences
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Beins, Bernard C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Gaining a perspective on the evolution of psychological concepts can show students the power of theory and societal perspective in shaping scientific ideas across time. In this article, the author uses two constructs, the broad concept of intelligence and the narrow concept of combat stress reaction, to illustrate how psychologists have grappled…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Psychology, Evolution, History
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Stadtlander, Lee M.; Giles, Martha J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Online graduate programs in psychology are becoming common; however, a concern has been whether instructors in the programs provide adequate research mentoring. One issue surrounding research mentoring is the absence of research laboratories in the virtual university. Students attending online universities often do research without peer or lab…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Freshman Composition, Mentors, Virtual Universities
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Tomcho, Thomas J.; Rice, Diana; Foels, Rob; Folmsbee, Leah; Vladescu, Jason; Lissman, Rachel; Matulewicz, Ryan; Bopp, Kara – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Research methods and statistics courses constitute a core undergraduate psychology requirement. We analyzed course syllabi and faculty self-reported coverage of both research methods and statistics course learning objectives to assess the concordance with APA's learning objectives (American Psychological Association, 2007). We obtained a sample of…
Descriptors: Universities, Research Methodology, Course Descriptions, Psychology
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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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Lockett, Charles T. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
Charles Lockett is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at James Madison University, where he teaches developmental psychology as well as advanced topic courses in cultural psychology and the psychology of race and racism. A graduate of Howard University, Lockett credits Howard's Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship Program for his…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Interviews, African Studies
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Probst, Tahira M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
Diversity is increasing within the United States, and higher education will likely play a key role in preparing people to function in this new environment. This study assessed the effectiveness of a semester-long psychology workplace diversity course at changing student levels of ethnocentrism and attitudes regarding gender roles; the disabled;…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education
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Cunningham, Paul F. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
Chairs at 262 prominent U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities (75% response rate) completed a questionnaire about animal use, student choice policies, and alternatives to the use of animals in undergraduate psychology education. Results indicated that a majority of institutions used animals in teaching, only a minority had choice policies…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Educational Policy, Animals, Psychology
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Bartsch, Robert A.; Warren, Thomas D.; Sharp, Aaron D.; Green, Marsha A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
We gathered information on MA and PhD psychology programs from direct mailings and Web sites from 70 universities in the United States. Analyses revealed that Web sites provided more information about graduate programs than direct mailings, especially in areas not directly related to graduate applications. Further analyses indicated that…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Universities, Psychology, Internet
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Grant, Lyle – Teaching of Psychology, 1987
Reports the results of a survey of interdisciplinary courses in psychology and literature in Canada and the United States. The survey indicated that most of the courses were taught in literature departments and that psychoanalysis was the dominant theoretical orientation. (Author/JDH)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature
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Miller, Arden – Teaching of Psychology, 1981
Psychology departments in U.S., Canadian, English, and Irish universities were asked to describe their practices concerning student participation as subjects in experiments. Experimental participation as a requirement, with other options to fulfill that requirement, has become the most popular form of subject pool. The educational value is…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Education, Experimental Psychology, Experiments