ERIC Number: ED458456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Classroom Activities To Enhance Student Learning about Diversity Issues.
More is being written about the need for psychology to address the diversity that exists in the population today. One way to do this is by incorporating diversity into general psychology courses. That would help prepare majors early on for client diversity. It would also insure that multiple perspectives are represented in class, which could enhance the personal development of students taking the course. It may even increase the number of underrepresented groups who enter psychology. This paper presents three small-group activities that can be used in the classroom to address diversity topics. They cover topics that don't traditionally lend themselves easily to diversity (research methods, emotions/motivation, and cognition/language). By incorporating this into general psychology students will understand and become sensitive to the similarities and differences among all people. (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).