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Stiles, William B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1981
Contains a conversation in a dialog format discussing opinions about the relations among theory, data, subjectivity, and the scientific enterprise in psychology. Distributed as a handout, the conversation has generated interest and comment from psychology students at introductory to graduate levels. (RM)
Descriptors: Experience, Higher Education, Psychology, Scientific Literacy
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Cirino-Gerena, Gabriel – Teaching of Psychology, 1981
To obtain information on the efficacy of college essay tests a study was undertaken to determine strategies used by students in answering essay tests. Expressing a similar opinion to the teacher's is the most common strategy. This finding casts doubt on the assumption that essay tests provide opportunity for students to exercise creativity and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Essay Tests, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Barton, Edward J.; Duerfelt, Pryse H. – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
Discusses the goals and the problems of psychology practica, offers strategies for avoiding pitfalls, and analyzes the costs and benefits. Emphasizes the necessity of careful supervision and planning. (CK)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Practicum Supervision, Practicums
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Kremer, John F. – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
Notes three obstacles to improving academic consultation to students: (1) lack of knowledge of techniques to improve student performance; (2) reduction of barriers between students and professors; and (3) needed reinforcements for professors. Suggests strategies for overcoming those problems. (CK)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cooperation, Higher Education, Student Teacher Relationship
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Mershon, Donald H. – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
Describes how a teacher can give demonstrations of additive color mixing with one slide projector. (CK)
Descriptors: Color, Higher Education, Perception, Program Descriptions
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Schwartz, Lita Linzer – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
Describes an introductory psychology course using a traditional text and study guide as well as a novel about cults. One objective was that students be able to make informed decisions about cults. (CK)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Psychology, Religious Cultural Groups
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Weiss, Charles S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
Describes an animal laboratory course using male Siamese fighting fish which is inexpensive, compact, and permits students to conduct a wide variety of behavioral investigations. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Psychology
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Lehmann, Thomas S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1990
Describes and evaluates seven organizational/motivational academic research guides, and points out their value to the dissertation writer. States doctoral students frequently rely on major professors and fellow students in learning how to plan, execute, and document their work. Recommends incorporating these guides into dissertation strategies.…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Graduate Students