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Procidano, Mary E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Presents a study in which students in an abnormal psychology class rated the usefulness of drafts for two writing assignments. Reports that a research proposal was more effective than a case study in generating interest in psychology and opportunity for creativity. Concludes that writing assignments should reflect important aspects of a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Evaluation, Creativity, Feedback
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LeUnes, Arnold – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
Watson and Rayner's study of Little Albert and conditioned emotional reactions is unquestionably a classic in psychology. Observations are made on what authors of 27 college textbooks in abnormal psychology have to say or not to say about Little Albert. (RM)
Descriptors: Conditioning, Educational Research, Emotional Response, Higher Education
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Dalton, James H.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Maintains that a comprehensive understanding of abnormal psychology requires coverage of recent advances in primary prevention. Describes a conceptual scheme and recommends resources and teaching methods for instructors. Asserts that clinical and community psychology are conceptually distinct but complementary fields. (CFR)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sroufe, L. Alan; Rutter, Michael – Child Development, 1984
Describes how developmental psychopathology differs from related disciplines, including abnormal psychology, psychiatry, clinical child psychology, and developmental psychology. Points out propositions underlying a developmental perspective and discusses implications for research in developmental psychopathology. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Definitions, Depression (Psychology), Developmental Psychology
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Murphy, Catrina G.; Hicks, Terence – College Quarterly, 2006
The present study involved a sample (n = 203) of college students and investigated the differences in academic expectations of first-generation and non-first-generation undergraduates who attended a doctoral-granting public four-year historically Black university on the eastern shore of Maryland. There were 133 first-generation and 70…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes, Psychopathology, Developmental Psychology
Zaromatidis, Katherine, Ed.; Oswald, Patricia A., Ed.; Levine, Judith R., Ed.; Indenbaum, Gene, Ed. – Online Submission, 2005
The 19th Annual Conference on Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology was held on April 6-8, 2005 at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, New York. The conference was sponsored by the Psychology Department of the State University of New York at Farmingdale. The conference featured two keynote speakers--Dr. James Naire, sponsored by Wadsworth…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Psychology, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Domino, George – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
The article describes a report stemming from the development and application of a Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ)--a 100 item attitudinal and factual instrument designed to cover a wide range of suicidal concerns. Subjects of the study were 17 college students drawn at random from 89 students enrolled in an abnormal psychology course. Results…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Course Objectives, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Nissim-Sabat, Denis – Teaching of Psychology, 1979
Describes abnormal psychology course centered around films which include "King of Hearts,""A Woman Under the Influence,""David and Lisa,""In Cold Blood," and "The Boys in the Band." Each film deals with a fundamental concept such as psychopathology, neurosis, psychosis, insanity, and sexuality. (KC)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Films, Fundamental Concepts
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Halgin, Richard P. – Teaching of Psychology, 1982
Describes three main types of therapeutic problems which college instructors of abnormal psychology courses may encounter with their students. Students may seek the instructor's assistance in helping a relative or acquaintance or for self-help. Often a student may not seek help but may display pathological behavior. (AM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problems, Psychopathology, Student Behavior
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Gilliland, Kirby – Teaching of Psychology, 1982
Describes the use of drama students to role play subjects of case studies in simulations of standard interviews in a college-level abnormal psychology class. Graduate drama students role-played clients in interviews with instructors or student panels. After the interviews, class discussion covered alternative possible diagnoses and possible…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Drama, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Harris, Ben; Lightner, Jean – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1980
A survey of sex stereotyping in photographs was made of major current-edition textbooks of abnormal psychology published in the United States. In photographs of contributors to the field women were significantly underrepresented, amounting to less that 5 percent of the contributors pictured. (Author)
Descriptors: Females, Illustrations, Photographs, Professional Recognition
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Michael, Kurt D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2006
Kurt Michael is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University (ASU) where he teaches history and systems of psychology, abnormal psychology, child psychopathology, and interventions for children and adolescents. He received his BA (cum laude) from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MS and PhD in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Profiles, Teaching (Occupation), Clinical Psychology
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Bristow, Ann R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Provides ideas for relating HIV topics to psychology content. Suggests three methods of curriculum integration: (1) using traditional course content (research methods, abnormal psychology, health psychology, gender and ethnic studies, drugs and behavior); (2) exploring diversity issues; and (3) challenging students' critical thinking skills. (CMK)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Course Content, Critical Thinking, Cultural Pluralism
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Keeley, Stuart M.; Ali, Rahan; Gebing, Tracy – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Argues that educators should provide students with explicit training in asking critical questions. Describes a training strategy taught in abnormal psychology courses at Bowling Green State University (Ohio). Based on a pre- and post-test, results support the promise of using explicit questioning training in promoting the evaluative aspects of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Principles, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Scogin, Forrest; Rickard, Henry C. – Teaching of Psychology, 1987
A volunteer experience in abnormal psychology is described. The program has been operating for 18 years, and student reactions have been quite positive. The program augments the traditional course offerings and provides reciprocal service for the University of Alabama and mental health facilities. Guidelines for implementing a volunteer program…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Mental Health Programs, Psychopathology
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