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Fierro, Catriel; Ostrovsky, Ana Elisa; Di Doménico, María Cristina – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This study is an empirical analysis of the field's current state in Argentinian universities. Bibliometric parameters were used to retrieve the total listed texts (N = 797) of eight undergraduate history courses' syllabi from Argentina's most populated public university psychology programs. Then, professors in charge of the selected courses (N =…
Descriptors: Psychology, Bibliometrics, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Wieth, Mareike B.; Francis, Andrea P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
The interdisciplinary topic of creativity is both fascinating and controversial. In this review, we begin by highlighting the many ways that researchers conceptualize and define creativity, focusing in particular on the difference between everyday creativity and creativity associated with exceptional breakthroughs in thinking. In addition, we…
Descriptors: Creativity, Individual Differences, Convergent Thinking, Creative Thinking
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McCann, Lee I.; Ebert, Alexandria R.; Timmins, Rebecca R.; Thompson, Ashley E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
The present study examined changes in the genders of authors, first authors, reviewers, and editorial staff over 42 years (1974-2015) in "Teaching of Psychology." Over the first 6 years of the journal's publication, 17.67% of authors and 16.5% of first authors were women, increasing to 57.83% and 44% in the most recent 6 years. From the…
Descriptors: Authors, Editing, Gender Differences, Psychology
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Slavich, George M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Life stress is a central construct in many models of human health and disease. The present article reviews research on stress and health, with a focus on (a) how life stress has been conceptualized and measured over time, (b) recent evidence linking stress and disease, and (c) mechanisms that might underlie these effects. Emerging from this body…
Descriptors: Life Style, Life Satisfaction, Stress Variables, Literature Reviews
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Griggs, Richard A.; Christopher, Andrew N. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
It is important to assess periodically how introductory textbooks portray our discipline because introductory psychology is the most popular psychology course, almost all teachers use textbooks for it, and textbooks play a major role in defining the course for students. To do so, past studies have used textbook citation analyses. We analyzed…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Griggs, Richard A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Given the many inaccuracies in the original "New York Times" 38-witnesses version of the Kitty Genovese story, this study examined the accuracy of this story in current introductory psychology textbooks, 50 years later. Recent studies have shown that there is no evidence for the following three key features of the original story: (1)…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Case Studies, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Griggs, Richard A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Asch's classic social pressure experiments are discussed in almost all introductory and social psychology textbooks. However, the results of these experiments have been shown to be misrepresented in textbooks. An analysis of textbooks from 1953 to 1984 revealed that although most of the responses on critical trials were independent correct ones,…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbook Bias, Textbook Standards, Social Psychology
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Griggs, Richard A.; Whitehead, George I., III – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Past studies of the treatment of Milgram's obedience experiments in social psychology textbooks from the 1960s to the 1990s discovered an evolving "Milgram-friendly" coverage style (dealing with criticisms of his experiments either summarily, in a pro-Milgram manner, or not at all). We examined 10 current social textbooks to determine…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Compliance (Psychology), Social Behavior, Experimental Psychology
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Broussard, Kristin A.; Sterns, Jillian L.; Sanders, Kristina K.; Shardy, Justin C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The purpose of the current study was to examine the sample diversity of empirical articles published in four premier teaching of psychology journals from 2008 to 2013. We investigated which demographic information was commonly reported and if samples were ethnically representative and whether gender was representative compared to National…
Descriptors: Psychology, Periodicals, Content Analysis, Scholarship
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Griggs, Richard A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
To determine how topical coverage in introductory textbooks may have changed from the 1980s to the present, the author examined topic coverage in full-length and brief introductory textbooks from this time period. Because 98% of the teachers use textbooks for the introductory course and the majority do not assign reading beyond the textbook, the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Textbook Content, Course Descriptions, Course Content
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Griggs, Richard A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Zimbardo's 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE), one of the most famous studies in psychology, is discussed in most introductory textbooks. The present study is concerned with the nature of this coverage, given that there have been myriad criticisms, especially recently, of the SPE. These criticisms concern both Zimbardo's situationist…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Psychology, Experiments, Psychological Studies
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McGovern, Thomas V. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
I summarize multidisciplinary paradigms and best practices' recommendations for professional learning by higher education faculty members. This review leads to an innovative narrative model for academic life that synthesizes current personality and vocational psychology theory and positive psychology's emphasis on virtues and character…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Best Practices, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Psychology departments are increasing their attention to providing career options and guidance for majors. I review the literature on the use of career courses in psychology and describe the development and implementation of an online careers seminar that provides psychology majors and minors with a wide range of information and resources. Student…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Career Development, Majors (Students), Seminars
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Tomcho, Thomas J.; Foels, Rob; Rice, Diana; Johnson, Jeremy; Moses, Tad P.; Warner, Douglas J.; Wetherbee, Rebecca; A. Amalfi, Tiffany – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
A major function of instruction in psychology is to convey complex phenomena in a manner accessible to students. Instructors using well-designed teaching activities can help to make complex material accessible. We content analyzed teaching activities reported in the first 33 years of "Teaching of Psychology." We identified 15 general teaching…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Development, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tomcho, Thomas J.; Foels, Rob – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
Teaching researchers can assess learning outcome effectiveness as a function of students' graded performance or changes in knowledge, skills and behaviors, or attitudes. We meta-analyzed 197 studies to determine the effectiveness of teaching activities in "Teaching of Psychology (ToP)" both overall and also as a function of type of learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Psychology, Ethics
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