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ERIC Number: EJ825430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Using an Exemplification Exercise to Teach Psychological Disorders
Balch, William R.
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n1 p55-58 Jan 2009
At the beginning of the semester, 2 introductory psychology classes took 1 pretest requiring them to match 12 psychological disorders with the correct definitions and another requiring them to match the disorders with appropriate examples. Twelve weeks later, both classes heard lecture material on the disorders. One class also performed an exercise in which students wrote an original example of each disorder. At the end of the period in each class, students took posttests identical to the pretests. The lecture-plus-exercise class performed significantly better than the lecture-only class on the posttests but not on the pretests, reflecting the teaching effectiveness of the exemplification exercise as a supplement to lecture material. (Contains 2 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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