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ERIC Number: ED407635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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From the Psychology Student to the Professional.
Barisone, Monica; And Others
The various ways in which psychology students can move from the realm of cognitive content to theory-based professionalism are explored here. Students in an undergraduate psychology class were told to formulate a behavior plan for graduation. It is believed that the cognitive "content" of the psychology student can be used to facilitate the student's adoption of the professional's theory-based viewpoint. The exercise outlined here is based on the idea that people use their "disposable plans" to formulate new behavioral strategies. Students must be made aware of the fact that their behavior plans should be professional, and that such plans should reflect specific competencies. To achieve this goal, the students are taught the use of the "lean technique," which is seen as useful in recovering behavior plans. The technique uses three stages in which the subject identifies the organization for which the subject works, outlines the basic units of the professional behavior plan in the organization, and then reconstructs the essentials of the expert's behavioral plans so that the subject may be prepared to replace the expert. It is hoped that the procedure here can be used to train psychology students in a theory-based professionalism. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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