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ERIC Number: ED186054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Interdisciplinary Facets of Psychology.
Brender, Myron
Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of psychology can be employed to provide a continuity between the various subjects a student encounters in college. One approach--a total push remediation program--is exemplified by a project involving representatives of the psychology and physical education departments, as well as interested students, in the improvement of awkward motor coordination among pre-adolescents. This involves: (1) diagnosis of the motor skills that need improvement; (2) personalized athletic training incorporating the principles of skill learning and the techniques of response, shaping, and chaining; and (3) peer review to provide mutual encouragement. Another approach, using individual student research, involves a comparative motivational analysis of advertisements in foreign language publications. By requiring the student to write a final report in a foreign language, this approach provides practice in language skills, as well as insights into psychology. A third approach utilizes popular literature, rather than textbooks, in the study of basic psychology concepts in a conventional course format. A final approach, etymological analysis, employs the study of linguistic roots in teaching psychology terminology. The report includes a list of literary selections and the psychological concepts that they illustrate. (JP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Adapted from a paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Community College Social Science Association (5th, Philadelphia, PA, March 15-17, 1979)