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Carmichael, Cheryl L.; Schwartz, Anna M.; Coyle, Maureen A.; Goldberg, Matthew H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
In two studies, we demonstrate an engaging classroom activity that facilitates student learning about Kohlberg's theory of moral development by using digital resources to foster active, experiential learning. In addition to hearing a standard lecture about moral development, students watched a video of a morally provocative incident, then worked…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Moral Development, Lecture Method, Scores
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Knapp, Nancy Flanagan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Social constructivist principles and ideas are among those most cited in both educational and psychological circles today, and many current scholars and reformers ground their work in social constructivist theories. Yet the basic principles of social constructivism are notoriously difficult for students to understand and grapple with. This article…
Descriptors: Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Class Activities, Small Group Instruction
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Morgan, Robin K.; Slattery, Jeanne M.; Mitchell, Nathanael G.; Cooper, Anna Grace – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research suggests that designing a syllabus using learner-centered principles may increase students' perceptions of their instructor on the characteristics of rapport, caring, helpfulness, willingness to seek help from the instructor, and student motivation. Typically, a learner-centered syllabus is one that presents a positive tone at the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Student Centered Learning, Student Attitudes, Caring
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Burn, Shawn Meghan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Sexual harassment (SH) occurs when people are targets of unwanted sexual comments, sexual gestures, or sexual actions because of their actual or perceived gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Due to its frequency and harmful effects on people and organizations, and because it is often a symptom of social inequalities, SH is of concern…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sexual Harassment, Psychology, Social Differences
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Cavanaugh, Courtenay E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teachers of psychology have been called to both educate college students about interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual assault) and use service learning. However, few models exist for how teachers may simultaneously address both of these calls. This article describes a service-learning course in psychology that integrated an evidence-based, bystander…
Descriptors: Rape, Prevention, Psychology, Service Learning
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Boysen, Guy A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
American Psychological Association (APA)-style writing is an essential part of the undergraduate psychology curriculum. However, little is known about the effectiveness of specific techniques for instructing students on how to format APA-style citations and references. The current research compared the effectiveness of having students (N = 76)…
Descriptors: Psychology, Citations (References), Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students
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Hoyer, Dennis; Correia, Christopher J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The misuse of prescription medications has emerged as a national public health concern. Epidemiological studies suggest that college students are at an elevated risk to engage in nonmedical use of several medications, including stimulants and central nervous system depressants. Teachers can easily integrate material related to the nonmedical use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Correlation, Drug Abuse
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Sheen, Mercedes; Yekani, Hajar Aman Key; Jordan, Timothy R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research compared the use of case studies to online discussion boards to teach about anxiety disorders. The current study extends this research to mood disorders, reports pretest and posttest scores on four learning outcomes, and compares midterm exam scores from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 when case studies and online discussion boards were…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Rhodes, Matthew G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Metacognition refers to a set of processes an individual uses in monitoring ongoing cognition so as to effectively control his or her own behavior. In this article, I discuss key frameworks for characterizing metacognition and describe approaches to measuring metacognition. Modern research in metacognition assumes that monitoring of cognition…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Processes, Accuracy, Concept Formation
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Miller, Erin Morris – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Skill in statistical analysis and interpretation are key areas of expertise for psychology majors seeking graduate school admittance and future employment. However, students can be reluctant to engage in their statistics course and may struggle to find success. One possible way to increase engagement and student learning is to teach in a way that…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Achievement, Psychology, Majors (Students)
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White, Holly A.; Highfill, Lauren E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The present study piloted a cognitive exercise program in a college classroom to enhance learning of lecture material. Undergraduate students enrolled in introductory psychology (N = 68) completed variations of letter-number cancelation tasks with spoken instructions in 5-min sessions prior to lecture during four nonconsecutive class periods.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Lecture Method, Feedback (Response), Program Descriptions
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Riener, Cedar – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
When people perceive the world, what they see is based on the physics of light reflecting off surfaces and entering their eyes. Their brain then processes the raw data so that photoreceptor activity becomes perceptual awareness. Most textbooks and chapters on sensation and perception follow this formula, building student understanding of…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Cognitive Processes, Psychology, Memory
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Ahluwalia, Muninder K.; Ayala, Sherlene Iris; Locke, Anna Flores; Nadrich, Tyce – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teaching multicultural competence is a unique experience. Little is known, however, about the experiences of faculty of color teaching multicultural competence. In this phenomenological study, semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 faculty of color to explore their experiences teaching multicultural competence in counseling graduate…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Tenure
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Lloyd, Steven A.; Shanks, Ryan A.; Lopatto, David – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Undergraduate research (UR) is a high-impact practice associated with many positive student outcomes. However, extending UR opportunities to all students is not practical for all psychology programs. Classroom-based UR experiences (CUREs) provide a scalable solution to this problem, but there is a paucity of empirically validated, authentic CUREs…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physiology, Psychology, Student Research
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Davidson, Heather; Jabbari, Yasaman; Patton, Heather; O'Hagan, Fergal; Peters, Kevin; Cribbie, Robert – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Two controversial topics related to the teaching of statistics to psychology students are (a) when to introduce statistical software and (b) which statistical software package to use. The current research looked at the use of statistical software in statistics classes from every university with a psychology program in Canada. Researchers collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Psychology, College Students
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