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Lawson, Timothy J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This article describes how my psychology department utilizes our alumni to educate current and prospective students about careers in psychology. I explain how we developed an alumni careers website and on-campus alumni careers sessions for students. High school students and our psychology majors reported that they found this information valuable,…
Descriptors: Alumni, Psychology, Career Choice, Information Sources
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Fuentes, Milton A.; Shannon, Casey R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Over the past few decades, diversity and multiculturalism have received considerable attention in the field of psychology. While there have been notable efforts to ensure these important areas are addressed in undergraduate psychology training, little is known about this undertaking. The present study examined how diversity and multiculturalism…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Martini, Tanya S.; Rail, Ashley; Norton, Cole – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We examined first-year psychology majors' (N = 195) beliefs about the relevance of two types of university assignments (individual essay and group wiki) and their connection to the development of career-related skills. Students reported that assignments were only somewhat relevant to their career goals, and relevance ratings were typically…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Assignments
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Grahe, Jon E.; Hauhart, Robert C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The pedagogical value of capstones has been regularly discussed within psychology. This study presents results from an examination of a national random sample of department webpages and an online survey that characterized the typical capstone course in terms of classroom activities and course administration. The department webpages provide an…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Psychology, Departments, Web Sites
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Morris, Kathryn A.; Ashburn-Nardo, Leslie – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is a popular means of examining "hidden" biases. However, some express concerns about classroom use of the IAT, citing students' potentially negative affective reactions to taking the IAT and discovering their implicit biases. To investigate the validity of this criticism, 35 social psychology students completed…
Descriptors: Race, Student Attitudes, Association Measures, Social Psychology