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Cavanaugh, Courtenay E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teachers of psychology have been called to both educate college students about interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual assault) and use service learning. However, few models exist for how teachers may simultaneously address both of these calls. This article describes a service-learning course in psychology that integrated an evidence-based, bystander…
Descriptors: Rape, Prevention, Psychology, Service Learning
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Ahluwalia, Muninder K.; Ayala, Sherlene Iris; Locke, Anna Flores; Nadrich, Tyce – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teaching multicultural competence is a unique experience. Little is known, however, about the experiences of faculty of color teaching multicultural competence. In this phenomenological study, semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 faculty of color to explore their experiences teaching multicultural competence in counseling graduate…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Tenure
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Chew, Stephen L.; Halonen, Jane S.; McCarthy, Maureen A.; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Beers, Melissa J.; McEntarffer, Robert; Landrum, R. Eric – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
In traditional research areas within psychology, effective researchers stay up-to-date with the latest advances and new methodologies within a specialty area. Failure to do so limits one's effectiveness and potential impact on advancing that field of study. In our view, teachers of psychology possess the same responsibilities to stay current and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Instructional Improvement
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Prieto, Loreto R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
I examined concerns surrounding teaching culturally diverse students and attitudes toward incorporating diversity content into courses, held by a national sample of psychology educators (N = 91). Findings indicated that as instructors' personal acceptance of culturally diverse students increased, instructors' level of "backlash"…
Descriptors: Course Content, Psychology, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Fierro, Catriel; Ostrovsky, Ana Elisa; Di Doménico, María Cristina – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This study is an empirical analysis of the field's current state in Argentinian universities. Bibliometric parameters were used to retrieve the total listed texts (N = 797) of eight undergraduate history courses' syllabi from Argentina's most populated public university psychology programs. Then, professors in charge of the selected courses (N =…
Descriptors: Psychology, Bibliometrics, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Fallon, Marianne; Mahon, Mary A.; Coyle, Melaney – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Improving students' knowledge and application of American Psychological Association (APA) formatting rules typically involves spending class time reviewing or practicing these rules. Screencasts (narrated lectures with real-time screen capture) can reduce the time professors devote to teaching APA format. In addition to imparting rules,…
Descriptors: Guides, Computer Software, Psychology, Professional Associations
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Boysen, Guy A.; Wells, Anna Mae; Dawson, Kaylee J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
College students have been increasingly demanding warnings and accommodations in relation to course topics they believe will elicit strong, negative emotions. These "trigger warnings" are highly relevant to Abnormal Psychology because of the sensitive topics covered in the course (e.g., suicide, trauma, sex). A survey of Abnormal…
Descriptors: Psychology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Affective Behavior, Teaching Styles
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Harper, Melinda S.; Allegretti, Christine L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how a structured experiential course can be used to teach students to lead group discussions. Group dynamics and leadership skills were taught through two teaching strategies in the course: the first method required junior- and senior-level undergraduate students to participate in a process-oriented…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Group Dynamics, Leadership Training, Course Descriptions
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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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Good, Jessica J.; Keeley, Jared W.; Leder, Sadie; Afful, Stephanie E.; Stiegler-Balfour, Jennifer J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The American Psychological Association and its divisions have developed various resources aimed at aiding early career psychologists (ECPs); yet, very little research has been conducted to assess the actual needs of this group. Specifically, research has not identified the needs and concerns of junior faculty engaged in classroom teaching. As…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Needs Assessment, Online Surveys
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Shupe, Ellen I. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
In its recent report outlining principles for teaching undergraduate students in psychology, the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs recommended including experiential learning in the curriculum and identified study abroad opportunities as being particularly valuable. Unfortunately, although American universities offer…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, College Faculty, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Mason, Teresa; Forrest, Krista D.; Hackathorn, Jana – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
This study examines faculty views concerning the appropriateness of teaching specific undergraduate psychology courses in an online format. Faculty express concern about teaching methodology and counseling/clinical content courses online, but endorse teaching introductory and nonclinical content courses in either format; faculty report diverse…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Psychology, College Faculty
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Golding, Jonathan M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
A review of prior research on the role of attendance policies in large lecture classes (including psychology) is presented. This research showed that although students often did not attend class, various policies were effective in getting students to the classroom. Moreover, some research showed that an attendance policy did not lower instructor…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Lecture Method, Correlation, Attendance Patterns
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Boysen, Guy A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Teaching of psychology courses trains graduate students in pedagogy, but little is known about how diversity is addressed in these courses. A survey of instructors in teaching of psychology courses assessed their coverage of diversity and classroom bias, as well as the instructional methods used to cover them. Results indicated that 87% of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Psychology, Methods, Teaching Methods
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Hermann, Anthony D.; Foster, David A.; Hardin, Erin E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Teaching experts suggest that establishing clear expectations and a supportive environment at the beginning of a college course has a lasting impact on student attitudes. However, minimal empirical evidence exists to support these suggestions. Consequently, we randomly assigned instructors to either begin their course with a reciprocal interview…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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