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Stoloff, Michael L.; Good, Megan Rodgers; Smith, Kristen L.; Brewster, JoAnne – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We conducted a national survey of psychology department chairs, and, based on their responses, we concluded that psychology programs differ in the number of students enrolled in various types of classes; the degree of focus on each of the goals recommended by the "American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for an Undergraduate…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Success, Program Descriptions
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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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Bailey, Sarah; Barber, Larissa K.; Ferguson, Amanda J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Group projects are often used in psychology courses to prepare students for future collaborative work. However, psychology alumni report that their education did not adequately prepare them for collaborative work. To better understand these perceptions, this study examined how instructor contributions (involvement and evaluation techniques)…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Psychology, Educational Practices, Teamwork
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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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Harper, Melinda S.; Allegretti, Christine L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how a structured experiential course can be used to teach students to lead group discussions. Group dynamics and leadership skills were taught through two teaching strategies in the course: the first method required junior- and senior-level undergraduate students to participate in a process-oriented…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Group Dynamics, Leadership Training, Course Descriptions
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Griggs, Richard A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Most introductory textbooks discuss the story of Phineas Gage and his terrible accident in which he survived a three-and-a-half-foot-long tamping iron that weighed 13¼ pounds exploding through his head. Twenty-three current introductory textbooks were analyzed for the accuracy of their coverage of Gage's subsequent (post-accident) history and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Psychology, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Greenberg, Kathleen P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
A detailed rubric initially designed as a scoring instrument for grading APA-style empirical research reports was tested for its ability to help students improve their scientific writing skills. Students who used the rubric while preparing their reports wrote a higher quality report than did students who did not. Students also improved the quality…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Formative Evaluation, Science Process Skills, Writing Skills
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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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Troisi, Jordan D.; Leder, Sadie; Stiegler-Balfour, Jennifer J.; Fleck, Bethany K. B.; Good, Jessica J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
To date, research has not examined the influence of mentorship on the teaching effectiveness of Early Career Psychologists (ECPs). We sought to fill this void by conducting a national survey of 122 ECPs assessing the presence or absence of three types of ECP mentors (i.e., in their department, in another department at their university, or another…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mentors, Novices, Psychologists
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We "employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist" (TBC) to investigate Chinese college students' perceptions of excellent teachers' qualities and then compared the results to those from previously collected data from American and Japanese students. Chinese students tended to favor additional structure both in the classroom and in teachers'…
Descriptors: Asians, Student Attitudes, College Students, Teacher Behavior
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Daniel, Frances; Gaze, Catherine M.; Braasch, Jason L. G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We examined how writing cover letters to the instructor influenced final papers in research methods courses. After receiving instructor feedback on drafts of each section of an American Psychological Association style research paper throughout the semester, students in two classes wrote cover letters to the instructor explaining how the instructor…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Feedback (Response), Writing Improvement
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Spangler, Brooke R.; Kiel, Elizabeth J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
This study aimed to determine whether taking a chronological approach (CA) or topical approach (TA) to teaching developmental psychology resulted in different learning outcomes. Across two semesters, in four classes, 354 students participated (M[subscript age] = 19.76, SD[subscript age] = 2.93 years), 66% identifying as female. One instructor…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Concept Teaching
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Woodzicka, Julie A.; Ford, Thomas E.; Caudill, Abbie; Ohanmamooreni, Alyna – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
A collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation allowed the first two authors to provide students at primarily undergraduate institutions with a multi-faculty, multi-institution team research experience. Teams of undergraduate students at Western Carolina University and Washington and Lee University collaborated with one…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teamwork, Educational Research, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Bensley, D. Alan; Lilienfeld, Scott O. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Studies of psychological misconceptions have often used tests with methodological shortcomings, unknown psychometric properties, and ad hoc methods for identifying misconceptions, creating problems for estimating frequencies of specific misconceptions. To address these problems, we developed a new test, the Test of Psychological Knowledge and…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Psychological Patterns, Psychometrics, Attitude Measures
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