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Panjwani, Aliza A.; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Revenson, Tracey A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
We conducted an online national survey to examine how undergraduate health psychology is taught, offer information about course design and content, and provide a needs analysis. Health psychology instructors (N = 126) answered questions about course format, teaching tools, importance of covering specific topics, and needed resources. A principal…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Health Education, Psychology, Online Surveys
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Fried, Stephen B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Describes a special topics course in American popular psychology. Course objectives are to trace the history of the popularization of psychology in America; discuss the efforts of William James, G. Stanley Hall, and others; and evaluate the quality of various examples of popular psychology. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences
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Whitten, Lisa A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Contends that infusing black psychology into an introductory psychology course can help students learn about the impact of social, economic, and cultural factors on psychological development. Provides a rationale, lecture outline, and resource list to assist teachers in incorporating black psychology in their courses. Reports that African-American…
Descriptors: Blacks, Course Content, Course Organization, Cultural Background
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Tritt, Donald G. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes a college-level course in health psychology. Recommends a course divided between lectures and a class-designed research project. Reports that course evaluations by the students indicated that the students enjoyed the course design and assignments. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design
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Elliott, Lisa B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes the use of debate in teaching a college level course on the psychology of women. Contends that the technique encouraged critical thinking, active learning, and cooperation. Provides suggestions for replicating the process in other courses. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design
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Ortman, Patricia E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes a learning theory course using methods recommended in the book, "Women's Ways of Knowing." Outlines course activities and assignments. Maintains that students gave the course high ratings on evaluations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Keutzer, Carolin S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes the use of the board game, Jeopardy, in a college level abnormal psychology course. Finds increased student interaction and improved application of information. Reports generally favorable student evaluation of the technique. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design
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Messer, Wayne S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Examines the catalog descriptions of 42 undergraduate psychology programs in North Carolina. Reveals that minimum introductory and methodological requirements consists of one-term introductory, statistics, and experimental design courses. A required integrated experience was most often a history and systems course or senior seminar. This is…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Course Content