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Bebermeier, Sarah; Hagemann, Anne – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
We describe how students can be encouraged to actively review course contents on inferential statistics by creating application-oriented exercises and sample solutions on the basis of concrete and realistic research articles and their data. For evaluation purposes, we use students' reactions to the activity and investigate its effects on the final…
Descriptors: Statistics, Course Content, Statistical Inference, Learning Activities
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Toomey, Thomas; Richardson, Deborah; Hammock, Georgina – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Many students who declare a psychology major are unaware that they are studying a scientific discipline, precipitating a need for exercises and experiences that help students understand the scientific nature of the discipline. The present study explores aspects of an introductory psychology class that may contribute to students' understanding of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Student Experience, Student Surveys
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Zelechoski, Amanda D.; Riggs Romaine, Christina L.; Wolbransky, Melinda – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Given the recent proliferation of undergraduate psychology and law courses, there is an increased need to empirically evaluate effective methods of teaching psycholegal material. The current study used a between- and within-subject design across four higher education institutions (N = 291 students) to evaluate the effectiveness of incorporating…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Psychology
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Stansbury, Jessica A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
An interactive learning module was developed and implemented in a social psychology course to teach concepts of the "self" via self-exploration and game play using "The SIMS[superscript 3]." Students volunteered to play the computer video game throughout a 5-week summer session as a supplement to reading the chapter in the…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Games, Video Games
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Blessing, Stephen B.; Blessing, Jennifer S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
A capstone experience serves as a culminating exercise for students to assimilate the information learned in a course and to realize how to use the material and skills in different contexts. Both majors and nonmajors benefit from having the material in the introductory course consolidated in such a way, for later study in the field and to more…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Learning Activities, Instructional Films, Instructional Materials
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Elcoro, Mirari; McCarley, Nancy – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Using a surplus of older laboratory instruments, 48 students in a learning and behavior course completed an assignment designed to provide an introduction to the history and use of some instruments in psychology. Students worked in pairs, were assigned one instrument, and created labels in which they identified several keys characteristics of an…
Descriptors: Psychology, Laboratory Equipment, Assignments, Knowledge Level
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Tomcho, Thomas J.; Foels, Rob; Walter, Mark I.; Yerkes, Kyle; Brady, Brittany; Erdman, Molly; Dantoni, Lindsay; Venables, Megan; Manry, Allison – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
A primary objective for researchers who publish teaching activities and methods in the "Teaching of Psychology" (ToP) is to inform best practices in classroom teaching. Beyond the learning effect in the classroom, these ToP teaching activity and method articles may also have a "scientific" effect that heretofore researchers…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Bibliometrics
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McCabe, Jennifer A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Classroom demonstrations of empirically supported learning and memory strategies have the potential to boost students' knowledge about their own memory and convince them to change the way they approach memory tasks in and beyond the classroom. Students in a "Human Learning and Memory" course learned about the "Method of Loci"…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Pretests Posttests, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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McCabe, Jennifer A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The goal of this research was to determine whether there is a generation effect for learner-created keyword mnemonics and real-life examples, compared to instructor-provided materials, when learning neurophysiological terms and definitions in introductory psychology. Students participated in an individual (Study 1) or small-group (Study 2)…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Brain, Neurology, Physiology
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Simon-Dack, Stephanie L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
For this simple active learning technique for teaching, students are assigned "roles" and act out the process of the action potential (AP), including the firing threshold, ion-specific channels for ions to enter and leave the cell, diffusion, and the refractory period. Pre-post test results indicated that students demonstrated increased…
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Students, Biology, Psychology
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Pearson, Matthew R.; Richardson, Thomas A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
To teach the importance of deception in everyday social life, an in-class activity called the "Speed Lying Task" was given in an introductory social psychology class. In class, two major research findings were replicated: Individuals detected deception at levels no better than expected by chance and lie detection confidence was unrelated…
Descriptors: Ethics, Social Psychology, Deception, Pretests Posttests
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Karazsia, Bryan T. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Quantitative and statistical literacy are core domains in the undergraduate psychology curriculum. An important component of such literacy includes interpretation of visual aids, such as tables containing results from statistical analyses. This article presents a new technique for enhancing student interpretation of American Psychological…
Descriptors: Tables (Data), Data Interpretation, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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Hartnett, Jessica L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The present article describes four free or inexpensive Internet-based activities that can be used to supplement statistics/research methods/general psychology classes. Each activity and subsequent homework assessment is described, as well as homework performance outcome and student opinion data for each activity. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Daniel, Frances; Braasch, Jason L. G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The present research investigated whether real-world application exercises promoted students' abilities to spontaneously transfer statistical knowledge and to recognize the use of statistics in real-world contexts. Over the course of a semester of psychological statistics, two classes completed multiple application exercises designed to mimic…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Statistics, Psychology, Learning Activities
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Kreiner, David S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
College students in two sections of a general psychology course participated in a demonstration of a simple neural circuit. The activity was based on a neural circuit that Jeffress proposed for localizing sounds. Students in one section responded to a questionnaire prior to participating in the activity, while students in the other section…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, College Students, Questionnaires
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