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ERIC Number: EJ785502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
An Activity to Teach Students about Schematic Processing
Isbell, Linda M.; Tyler, James M.; Burns, Kathleen C.
Teaching of Psychology, v34 n4 p241-244 Dec 2007
We designed a classroom activity to foster students' understanding of what schemas are and how they function. We used a video of the instructor as an infant to illustrate how schemas influence gender stereotyping. Before the video, we told students that the baby was either a boy or a girl. After the video, students rated whether the baby would grow up to possess stereotypically male or female traits. Students in the video condition displayed a greater increase in schema knowledge than a control group that did not watch the video. Students also evaluated the activity favorably. We suggest other possible variations of this activity. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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