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ERIC Number: EJ1014315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
To Thine Own Self Be True: Reducing Self-Biases with a Seminar Course on the Self
Troisi, Jordan D.; Young, Ariana F.; Harris, Brianna
Teaching of Psychology, v40 n1 p38-43 Jan 2013
Previous research demonstrates that psychology courses have the potential to reduce students' biases (e.g., biases against women). In the current research, we hypothesized that taking a seminar-style course on the self (as compared to a research methods course) could reduce students' typically biased views of the self (i.e., unrealistically favorable perceptions of the self). Supporting our hypothesis, by the end of the semester, students in the self-course were less biased in their views of the self than students in the comparison research methods course. Implications for course structure and bias reduction are discussed. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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