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Riener, Cedar – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
When people perceive the world, what they see is based on the physics of light reflecting off surfaces and entering their eyes. Their brain then processes the raw data so that photoreceptor activity becomes perceptual awareness. Most textbooks and chapters on sensation and perception follow this formula, building student understanding of…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Cognitive Processes, Psychology, Memory
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Chew, Stephen L.; Halonen, Jane S.; McCarthy, Maureen A.; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Beers, Melissa J.; McEntarffer, Robert; Landrum, R. Eric – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
In traditional research areas within psychology, effective researchers stay up-to-date with the latest advances and new methodologies within a specialty area. Failure to do so limits one's effectiveness and potential impact on advancing that field of study. In our view, teachers of psychology possess the same responsibilities to stay current and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Instructional Improvement
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Gurung, Regan A. R.; Hackathorn, Jana – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
The introductory psychology (Intro Psych) course is the bedrock of the psychology major and the front face of our discipline. The class not only provides a foundation for students in the major but also provides a comprehensive portrait of the discipline for nonmajors. Despite a sizable body of research focused on pedagogy related to the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students
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Boccio, Dana E.; Macari, Andrea M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
The "American Psychologist" did not regularly publish the obituaries of prominent psychologists until 1979. The objective of the obituary section was not to canonize the deceased, but rather to respond to the field's budding interest in the history of psychology. This article argues that the obituary, when viewed as a historical…
Descriptors: Psychology, Instructional Materials, Psychologists, Introductory Courses
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Crittle, Chelsea; Maddox, Keith B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Research in social psychology has the potential to address real-world issues involving racial stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Literature on confrontation suggests that addressing racism can be seen as a persuasive act that will allow for more effective interpersonal interactions. In this article, we explore the persuasive…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Psychology, Teaching Methods, Stereotypes
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Nagy, Laura M.; Baer, Ruth A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Mindfulness, which is best understood as nonjudgmental, present-centered awareness, originated in ancient Eastern traditions but has been adapted for use in Western, secular settings. The present article reviews the quickly burgeoning field of mindfulness research for teachers of psychology, including the most common mindfulness-based treatments…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Mental Health
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Dunn, Dana S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
This article presents some psychosocial aspects of disability linked to the person--environment relation that teachers should share in the psychology classroom. Disability is an often-overlooked form of diversity, one that teachers should discuss alongside race, gender, sexual orientation, social class/socioeconomic status (SES), religiosity, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Environmental Influences, Psychology, Cultural Influences
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McCann, Lee I.; Immel, Kathy R.; Kadah-Ammeter, Tammy L.; Adelson, Sarah K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Introductory psychology students at a technical college, 2-year community college, and a regional university rated how important textbook chapters or topics were to them now and in the future and how interesting they were. Importance and interest ratings were highly correlated, and the whole course was rated of greater importance and interest than…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Introductory Courses, Psychology, Technical Institutes
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Peterson, Daniel J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
There are but a handful of experimental or quasi-experimental studies comparing student outcomes from flipped or inverted classrooms to more traditional lecture formats. In the current study, I present cumulative exam performance and student evaluation data from two sections of a statistics course I recently taught: one a traditional lecture (N =…
Descriptors: College Students, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Academic Achievement
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Sego, Sandra A.; Stuart, Anne E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Many students, particularly underprepared students, struggle to identify the essential information in empirical articles. We describe a set of assignments for instructing general psychology students to dissect the structure of such articles. Students in General Psychology I read empirical articles and answered a set of general, factual questions…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Journal Articles, Content Area Reading
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Tablante, Courtney B.; Fiske, Susan T. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Discussing socioeconomic status in college classes can be challenging. Both teachers and students feel uncomfortable, yet social class matters more than ever. This is especially true, given increased income inequality in the United States and indications that higher education does not reduce this inequality as much as many people hope. Resources…
Descriptors: Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, Stereotypes, Coping
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Kasser, Tim – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
In this article, I review how people organize values and goals in their minds and I suggest teaching demonstrations, exercises, and assignments to help students learn this material. I pay special attention to circumplex models, which represent the extent of conflict or compatibility between values and goals, and to the well-researched distinction…
Descriptors: Values, Goal Orientation, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Sommer, Robert – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Having enjoyed teaching during my active career, I continued to teach summer school following retirement. Self-observed sensory and cognitive impairments, although not mentioned by students in their evaluations, induced me to consider the pros and cons of continuing to teach. My hope is that this list of benefits and problems will be of assistance…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Summer Schools, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Stanovich, Keith E.; West, Richard F. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
In this article the authors argue that distinguishing between rationality and intelligence helps explain how people can be, at the same time, intelligent and irrational (Stanovich, 2009). As such, researchers need to study separately the individual differences in cognitive skills that underlie intelligence and the individual differences in…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Responses, Cognitive Processes, Intelligence Quotient
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Jackson, Sherri L.; Griggs, Richard A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Introductory psychology textbooks have been criticized for being too long and too expensive. A national survey of introductory teachers found that 89% of introductory courses are only one term in length and that teachers could only cover 68% of a text's topics. This situation has been made more problematic by the soaring prices of…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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