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ERIC Number: EJ871613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Using Novel Experiences in Introductory Psychology: Insects 101
Forrest, Krista D.; Hoback, W. Wyatt
Education, v129 n4 p625-634 Sum 2009
This demonstration provides students with 1 active experience capable of representing cross-cultural psychology, personality and nature-nurture. Early in the semester, students completed Sensation Seeking and television preference questionnaires. We offered students the opportunity to eat insects during a cross-cultural psychology lecture. After comparing Insect Eaters to Non-eaters on measures of Sensation Seeking and television preference, we presented the results during the personality lecture. We expected that Insect Eaters would score higher on Sensation Seeking and reality television preferences, however only the Sensation Seeking subscale Disinhibition differed across the two groups. Insect Eaters scored lower on Disinhibition than did Non-eaters. We then discussed the complex relationships among personality characteristics, cultural norms, and behavior. Students rated the activity as fun and informative. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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