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Horner, David T.; Stetter, Kathleen R.; McGann, Lee I. – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Describes techniques for clarifying goals, improving organization, and evaluating students in research courses that are typically unstructured. Includes methods for assisting students in designing experiments, creating evaluation tools, and monitoring student progress throughout the course. These simple methods are appropriate for courses with an…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Higher Education
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Bunnell, Julie K. – Teaching of Psychology, 1992
Presents results of a name recognition questionnaire testing the historical awareness of psychology majors and faculty members. Reports that students showed a low level of name recognition prior to taking a course in the history of psychology. Concludes that explicit instruction is required to impart knowledge of the history of the discipline. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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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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O'Sullivan, Michael J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes a college-level course in psychology in which students study community issues and problems. Outlines how students work in community program internships and participate in individual and group research projects. Includes course objectives, recommended instructional resources, and evaluation strategies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Community Problems, Community Study, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Thompson, W. Burt – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Describes the use of a student-designed questionnaire to generate data for teaching statistical procedures and concepts. Maintains that students learn firsthand that data analysis is an integral part of the research process. Concludes that students find real data more interesting. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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Bohan, Janis S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1990
Contends that recent historiographic scholarship underscores the need for new approaches to the history of psychology. Introduces the content of an advanced undergraduate seminar based on materials in social constructionism and contextual history. Illustrates its application to the history of psychology through a contextual look at the place of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Course Content, Higher Education, Historiography