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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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Barron, Kenneth E.; Apple, Kevin J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Coursework in statistics and research methods is a core requirement in most undergraduate psychology programs. However, is there an optimal way to structure and sequence methodology courses to facilitate student learning? For example, should statistics be required before research methods, should research methods be required before statistics, or…
Descriptors: Statistics, Methods Courses, Core Curriculum, Undergraduate Students
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VanWormer, Lisa A.; Jordan, Erica F.; Blalock, Lisa Durrance – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Undergraduate psychology majors are encouraged to engage in research to improve understanding of research methods and increase research skills. This study examines the potential of volunteering as a research participant to increase student perceptions of knowledge and interest in research. Undergraduate students completed a survey regarding the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Curriculum Design, Participation
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Kohn, Art; Brill, Max – Teaching of Psychology, 1981
In a student initiated experimental program, undergraduate students assumed full responsibility for planning, staffing, and running introductory psychology laboratories. They supervised six sessions demonstrating psychological principles. The results of post-session quizzes and questionnaires showed that students absorbed course material, enjoyed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Laboratories, Program Descriptions
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Prescott, Suzanne – Teaching of Psychology, 1978
An exploratory study addressed two problems: (1) Can basic concepts or clusters of issues and problems be identified in the field of psychology as it is currently taught to undergraduates? (2) What influences a teacher's selection and coverage of specific items? (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Practices
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Cole, David; Van Krevelen, Alice – Teaching of Psychology, 1977
Discusses a survey of psychology departments in 43 small liberal arts colleges in the United States. Information was obtained about demographic patterns of students and faculty, administrative support for faculty research, library budgets, expenditures for new equipment, components of a core psychology curriculum, and student interests and career…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Design
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Hogan, John D.; Goshtasbpour, Farangis; Laufer, Marcy R.; Haswell, Erinn – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Analyzes a set of undergraduate syllabi for a survey of the history of psychology. Identifies several trends: most instructors rely heavily on textbooks for course organization, three texts accounted for more than 60% of book choices, and newer areas of historical interest did not appear to any substantial degree. (DSK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Research, Higher Education
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Marek, Pam; Jackson, Sherri L.; Griggs, Richard A.; Christopher, Andrew N. – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Describes 12 critical-thinking books that instructors could use as supplements in psychology courses. Observes that, although the breadth and depth of most of these books limit their use in a one-term introductory course, they fit comfortably into two-term courses. Suggests alternative ways to incorporate supplementary books into the psychology…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Higher Education
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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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Enns, Carolyn Zerbe – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Describes limitations of a Western, individualistic perspective on psychological theory. Summarizes research and theory regarding how personality may be shaped differentially by individualistic and collectivist cultures. Describes strategies for teaching about the impact of culture on personality. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Psychology, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Puente, Antonio E.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Claims little information exists in undergraduate education about clinical neuropsychology. Outlines an undergraduate neuropsychology course and proposes ways to integrate the subject into existing undergraduate psychology courses. Suggests developing specialized audio-visual materials for telecourses or existing courses. (NL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Clinical Psychology, College Curriculum
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Gray, Peter – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes a college-level psychology course in which students learn how to think about the ideas of psychology instead of memorizing psychological information. Suggests modeling of thought in lectures and other classroom activities. Recommends strategies for class discussions and student evaluation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Critical Thinking
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Goolkasian, Paula; Lee, Jo Ann – Teaching of Psychology, 1988
Discusses hardware and software requirements and the physical layout of a computerized general psychology laboratory which provides students with direct experience in contemporary psychological research. Lists topics and assignments for the class as well as software used. Concludes that students overwhelmingly rate the class as helpful in learning…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation
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Greene, Edith – Teaching of Psychology, 1987
Describes a course that bridged the disciplines of clinical and experimental psychology and the law. The course included discussion of issues such as the reliability of confessions, victimization, and child custody. Course objectives, requirements, and teaching aids are outlined, and thoughts on integrating these diverse topics are included.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1995
Recommends ways that cross-cultural content can be effectively presented in general psychology courses. Includes avoiding the marginalization of cross-cultural materials and perspectives, using accurate terminology to make cross-cultural comparisons, and raising awareness about bias within the cross-cultural literature. Offers relevant examples…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism
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