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Pfund, Rory A.; Norcross, John C.; Hailstorks, Robin; Stamm, Karen E.; Christidis, Peggy – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
A robust literature has explored multiple facets of the introductory psychology course, but few studies have examined its purposes, student learning outcomes (SLOs), and assessment practices. The second iteration of the Undergraduate Study in Psychology gathered data on these facets in a nationally representative sample of associate (n = 62) and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Outcomes of Education, Evaluation Methods
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Friedrich, James; Childress, Julia; Cheng, David – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This study describes a close replication of Friedrich, Buday, and Kerr's late 1990s survey of statistics instruction in undergraduate psychology programs. Disciplinary reform efforts at that time such as the report of the APA Task Force on Statistical Inference, together with recent progress in the "new statistics" movement, raise…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Statistics, Psychology, Educational Change
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Gurung, Regan A. R.; Hackathorn, Jana – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
The introductory psychology (Intro Psych) course is the bedrock of the psychology major and the front face of our discipline. The class not only provides a foundation for students in the major but also provides a comprehensive portrait of the discipline for nonmajors. Despite a sizable body of research focused on pedagogy related to the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students
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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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Ishak, Shaziela; Salter, Nicholas P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
There is no comprehensive guide for teaching psychological writing, and little is known about how often instructors teach the topic. We present a best practices guide for teaching psychological writing beyond just American Psychological Association style, discuss psychology-specific writing assignments, and examine psychological writing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Best Practices, National Surveys
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Henderson, Dawn X. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This article describes an undergraduate course in community psychology at an Historically Black University. The course integrated community engagement using a local neighborhood revitalization project as a platform for students to volunteer, prepare a historical analysis, and sense of community project. The course aims to fulfill a requirement…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Black Colleges
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Diessner, Rhett; Kirk, Cameron; Guenthner, Crystn; Pohling, Rico; Mobasher, Saman – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
An undergraduate senior-level course, the psychology of beauty, taught within the positive psychology approach, was designed with the aim to increase state and trait levels of engagement with beauty among its students. The course was a service-learning course in which students were paired by the Area Agency on Aging with elders in the greater…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Effect Size, Service Learning
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Tomcho, Thomas J.; Foels, Rob – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Undergraduate psychology majors need a broad base of knowledge in order to be viewed as competent graduates. In addition to acquiring basic knowledge, the American Psychological Association (APA) has guidelines for applied knowledge as well. In order to ensure a broad base of knowledge, teachers therefore need to know what the important…
Descriptors: Psychology, Fundamental Concepts, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students
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Peterson, Jamie J.; Sesma, Arturo, Jr. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
The American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs Working Group (APA) recommends providing some research experience to undergraduate students in the introductory psychology course. This nationwide survey of introductory psychology instructors explored the frequency of integrated research opportunities in introductory courses,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Evidence Based Practice, Undergraduate Study
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Rosa, Nicole M.; Bogart, Kathleen R.; Bonnett, Amy K.; Estill, Mariah C.; Colton, Cassandra E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Historically, psychology education about disability focused narrowly on psychiatric and cognitive disabilities. Furthermore, disability tends to be viewed from the medical model, rather than the social model endorsed by disability scholars, which describes disability as primarily socially constructed. Course offerings for the psychology…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Disabilities, Course Content
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Pfund, Rory A.; Norcross, John C.; Hailstorks, Robin; Aiken, Leona S.; Stamm, Karen E.; Christidis, Peggy – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Previous studies have documented small differences between the bachelor of arts (BA) and the bachelor of science (BS) psychology degrees in their general education core requirements, particularly mathematics and science courses. But are there differences between the BA and BS degrees within the psychology curriculum? Using data from the…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Study, Comparative Analysis, Psychology
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Sümer, Nebi – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Similar to the other developing countries, undergraduate psychology programs in Turkish universities have rapidly grown in the last two decades. Although this sharp increment signifies the need for psychologists, it has also caused a number of challenges for effective teaching of psychology. The department chairs (N = 42) were interviewed with an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Undergraduate Study, Psychology
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Fuentes, Milton A.; Shannon, Casey R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Over the past few decades, diversity and multiculturalism have received considerable attention in the field of psychology. While there have been notable efforts to ensure these important areas are addressed in undergraduate psychology training, little is known about this undertaking. The present study examined how diversity and multiculturalism…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Rocchi, Meredith; Beaudry, Simon G.; Anderson, Craig; Pelletier, Luc G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Undergraduate research participant pools play an essential role in facilitating research, and many universities rely on them for participant recruitment. There is an abundance of information about those who do elect to participate in research through these recruitment systems but very little about those who do not. The present study examines both…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Stanley, Christopher T.; Robbins, Jamie E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Given the growth of Sport and Exercise Psychology (SEP) in recent decades, and the interdisciplinary nature of research and practice in the field, it may be particularly relevant in undergraduate courses and textbooks. However, no studies to date have examined the relative presence of the field. Accordingly, a primary aim of the study described in…
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, Undergraduate Study, Physical Education, Curriculum Development
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