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LoSchiavo, Frank M.; Shatz, Mark A.; Poling, Devereaux A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
In recent years, national policy experts have questioned the overall quality of educational research, and they have suggested that researchers strengthen their scientific methods by maximizing the use of experimental designs. To promote more rigorous methodology, we discuss several new and often-overlooked opportunities for incorporating…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Psychology, Experiments
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Kruschke, John K. – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Describes a classroom exercise that uses a computer simulation to give students a rat's-eye view of a maze. The students call out instructions for navigating the maze. A follow-up presentation examines two theories of learning that explain why the students' are successful in their second navigating attempt. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Restructuring, Comprehension
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Fernald, Peter S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1995
Asserts the importance of empathy as a necessary condition for health service professionals. Describes classroom techniques and assignments that teach and assess empathic-listening skills. Includes students' ratings of 14 learning activities designed to enhance listening skills and empathy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Assignments, Classroom Techniques, Counselor Training, Empathy
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Teaching of Psychology, 1995
Describes a classroom exercise showing students how stereotypes can result in sex-biased leader selection. Finds that task-oriented competitive instructions produce a disproportionate number of selected male leaders. Includes procedures for replicating and evaluating the exercise. (CFR)
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Leaders, Leadership
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Verry, Rene – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Presents an interview with Susan Lederman that contains a fascinating and informative overview of the recent developments in neuropsychological research concerning the sense of touch. Discusses the physiological processes that support this sensory experience and reveals them to be much more flexible, intricate, and adaptive than previously…
Descriptors: Clinical Psychology, Habituation, Higher Education, Neuropsychology
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Carr, James E.; Austin, John – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Provides a brief overview of single-subject research designs. This method exercises its power by examining changes in single subjects' responses over time across experimental conditions. Describes a classroom project in which students collect repeated measures of their own behavior and graph the data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Causal Models, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Stadtlander, Lee M. – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Provides some cursory guidance on the mechanics of establishing and instructing in a virtual classroom. Briefly discusses the history and central issues of distance education, describes how to teach an online virtual seminar, and offers recommendations for future courses. Discusses such issues as instructor availability, directing discussions,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Brewster, JoAnne – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Examines the techniques used in teaching an abnormal psychology class in a multimedia environment with two computers and a variety of audiovisual equipment. Students respond anonymously to various questions via keypads mounted on their desks, then immediately view and discuss summaries of their responses. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Computer Interfaces, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs
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Shimoff, Eliot – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Outlines a simple classroom demonstration that illustrates Piagetian conservation. Piagetian conservation refers to the illusion of an increase in mass by changing an object's form. This demonstration, done by forming an ellipse with an extension cord, shows that college students are as susceptible to this effect as are young children. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, College Students, Compensation (Concept)
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Goldstein, Gary S.; Benassi, Victor A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Reports on a study of 64 university faculty and 1,706 students on the relationship between teacher self-disclosure and student classroom participation. Finds that teacher self-disclosure is positively associated with students' willingness to participate in class discussions. Calls for further research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
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Demakis, George J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Identifies hindsight bias as the tendency to exaggerate one's ability to have foreseen the outcome of an event after learning the outcome. Describes a class project where students predicted the verdict of the O. J. Simpson trial one week before the verdict and hypothesized a jury response a month later. (MJP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bias, Class Activities, Cognitive Processes
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Worthington, Everett L., Jr.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Reports on a study that contrasted learning outcomes of students in a class that incorporated computer assisted instruction (CAI) exercises with those of a lecture-only class. Students in the lecture-plus CAI class scored higher than those in the lecture-only class, specifically regarding material covered in the class. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Wise, Paula Sachs; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Presents an annotated bibliography of 217 books and articles published in 1993 on the topic of teaching and learning in psychology. Maintains that search methods, criteria for inclusion, and numbering methods were similar to previous bibliographies. Includes 15 references on the topic of annotated bibliographies in psychology. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Snyder, C. R. – Teaching of Psychology, 1997
Describes a class experiment illustrating students' illusions about their own mortality (often referred to as "unique invulnerability"). The students received information, culled from actuarial tables, concerning age and mortality rates. The students consistently overestimated their own age of death even when told they would do so. (MJP)
Descriptors: Attrition (Research Studies), Class Activities, Death, Expectation
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Perry, Nancy Walker; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Describes the course content, student response, and instructional effectiveness of an undergraduate psychology and law course built around a series of active learning projects. Students chose either to attend a jury trial or to interview three people involved in the legal system. These formed the basis for papers and presentations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Course Content, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies
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