ERIC Number: ED260700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Instructional Technology: Demonstration of Original Software for Teaching Introductory Psychology.
Slotnick, Robert S.; Jeger, Abraham M.
This paper describes a demonstration of an instructional package consisting of original, interactive microcomputer-based simulations and accompanying faculty and student guides designed to assist in teaching introductory psychology. An Apple IIe computer and color monitor were used. The paper contains: (1) a purpose statement; (2) a brief summary of available software in the field of psychology, including titles and authors; (3) a description of the New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) Psychology Software Development Project; and (4) a list of NYIT's individual psychology software programs. Each listing contains the program title, a brief content summary, and the student interaction involved. The programs are: Operant Conditioning; Incremental Learning--A Self-Experiment; Classical Conditioning; Digit-Span; and Prisoner's Dilemma. Also included is a summary of the implementation procedures for utilizing these software programs as value-added exercises at NYIT. The concluding section promises a more formal evaluation study focusing on process and outcome data after a full-scale course implementation of the interactive software programs is initiated. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 1985).