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Shimamura, Arthur P. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Cognitive and educational psychology have much to offer in developing strategies for efficient learning and memory. How mnemonic skills were taught in continuing education and in introductory college-level cognitive psychology courses is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Higher Education
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Cogan, Dennis; Cogan, Rosemary – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
An easy-to-implement method for demonstrating classical conditioning in an introductory psychology course is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Conditioning, Demonstrations (Educational), Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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France, Kenneth – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
The best way to teach psychology majors interviewing skills is through supervised practice. How one teacher used graduates of his interviewing techniques course as peer trainers in subsequent courses is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Interviews, Peer Teaching
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Grabe, Mark; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A computerized study system that is being used in an introductory psychology course is described. A total of 2,000 multiple-choice test items have been catalogued by chapter and page number and stored on hard disk. The student selects the chapter to be reviewed and is given randomly selected test items. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Independent Study
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Cumming, Geoff – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
In an introductory psychology statistics course that required students to work in small groups, it was found that letting students select their own groups worked well. There were no differences in success between the groups that could be classified as mixed-ability and those that were homogeneous. (RM)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Keller, John W.; Piotrowski, Chris – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A graduate level practicum that introduces clinically-oriented psychology students to the applied and practical aspects of the field of psychiatry is described. The course format, goals, and benefits are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Kaczkowski, Henry – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
An experiential model of learning used in a graduate level psychology counseling course to help students develop group leadership skills is described. Students view a videotape depicting scenes that require an intervention. The scenes describe events leading to a choice point, and some kind of leader action is required. (RM)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning, Graduate Study
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Gartner, Alison Fishman – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
An advanced undergraduate seminar in adolescent psychopathology is described. Course content, course materials, and special problems to be considered by the instructor are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Emotional Problems
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Bennett, Susan M. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
A college-level, interdisciplinary psychology and composition course that emphasized understanding the human condition is described. Principles of behavior introduced in the psychology class were portrayed in action through the literature read and discussed in the English class. Students wrote their English compositions on issues raised and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Psychology
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Mueller, Susan C. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
A method is described for incorporating student papers based on published biographies or autobiographies into an upper-division undergraduate personality theory course. Students are required to submit a term paper analyzing their selected target person, using concepts from a variety of theories presented in the course. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Biographies, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Brooks, Charles I. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
A classroom exercise that involves college students in portraying individuals studied in a history of psychology course is described. Working in teams, students develop a presentation allowing figures from different time periods to discuss and debate psychological issues. Students also prepare a bibliography and position summary of the individual…
Descriptors: Biographies, Course Descriptions, Debate, Higher Education
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Shatz, Mark A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
A simulation exercise of a labor-management dispute is used to teach psychology students some of the basics of descriptive statistics. Using comparable data sets generated by the instructor, students work in small groups to develop a statistical presentation that supports their particular position in the dispute. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Labor Demands, Labor Problems
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Ward, Thomas B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
One difficulty in teaching service courses such as psychology of adolescence is maintaining the interest of nonmajors without sacrificing course-relevant content. Described is a project that overcomes this problem by requiring students to observe some type of media (e.g., television) and determine the extent to which particular themes occur.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Majors (Students)
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Snodgrass, Sara E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
Described are practical ways in which writing can be used to help students learn the concepts and methods of social psychology. These include keeping a course log (a type of journal), writing analyses of published articles, doing an observational study, and writing a formal research report. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Beers, Susan E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
The portfolio writing assignment given to students in a life span developmental psychology course required that they complete 10-15 typewritten pages of writing for the course. Students were allowed to choose their own projects; for example, they might write about an interview they had conducted, or discuss an outside reading. (RM)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Course Descriptions, Developmental Psychology, Higher Education
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