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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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Hare-Mustin, Rachel T.; Garvine, Richard – Teaching of Psychology, 1974
Inquiry into the initial attitudes toward mental illness of students taking an abnormal psychology class indicates students' concerns and preconceptions and provides a basis for shaping the course to respond to student needs. (JH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mental Disorders, Psychology, Psychopathology
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LeUnes, Arnold – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A rationale for using field trips to correctional institutions in an abnormal psychology class is presented. Also discussed are reasons why, over the years, student interest in these field trips has declined. (RM)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Educational Objectives, Field Trips, Higher Education
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Mumpower, D. L. – Journal of Educational Research, 1973
Sexual items on a pre-post vocabulary test of little known words in college level abnormal psychology produced the greatest evidence of learning; word associations and no aid'' conditions were used in comparison. (Editor)
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Learning, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes
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Abroms, Kippy I.; Bennett, J. W. – Mental Retardation, 1980
A survey of 39 recent college textbooks in mental retardation, special education, and abnormal psychology indicates that dated and oversimplified models of the etiology of Down's syndrome are being presented.
Descriptors: Demography, Downs Syndrome, Drafting, Etiology
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Fernald, Charles D. – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
Describes activity in which student in abnormal psychology and psychology of exceptional children classes personally experience being judged abnormal. The experience allows the students to remember relevant research, become sensitized to the feelings of individuals classified as deviant, and use caution in classifying individuals as abnormal.…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Higher Education, Psychopathology, Simulation
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Latimier, Alice; Kovarski, Klara; Peyre, Hugo; Fernandez, Laura Gabriela; Gras, Doriane; Leboyer, Marion; Zalla, Tiziana – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairments in social functioning, communication, and by the presence of repetitive behaviours and restricted interests. Abnormal processing of faces has also been described as a neuropsychological feature of ASD. We investigated the ability to judge two personality traits in adults with ASD in…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Personality Traits
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Ritschel, Lorie – Teaching of Psychology, 2005
Lorie Ritschel received her undergraduate degrees in French and psychology from the University of Georgia in 1999. In 2002, she received her MA in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, where she currently is pursuing a doctoral degree. Lorie is the clinic systems coordinator and a therapist at the University of Kansas Psychological…
Descriptors: Interviews, Psychologists, Psychology, Psychotherapy
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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
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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
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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Tunc, Yasin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
The two decades following the establishment of the Turkish Republic witnessed the growth of the pervasive fear that vagrant and homeless children and child delinquents presented a threat to the physical, mental, and economic well-being of the nascent Turkish nation. Newspapers of the period regularly touched upon the issue, alerting the public and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Delinquency, Children
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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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Sommer, Robert – Teaching of Psychology, 1989
Describes the development and content of a freshman seminar titled "The Psychology of Mushrooms," which teaches psychology as natural history. This approach allowed the course to proceed from concrete experience to general principals of perception, learning, social, and abnormal psychology. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning
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Rossi, Joseph S. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1990
Calculated power for 6,155 statistical tests in 221 journal articles published in 1982 volumes of "Journal of Abnormal Psychology,""Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology," and "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology." Power to detect small, medium, and large effects was .17, .57, and .83, respectively. Concluded that power of…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Power (Statistics), Psychology, Social Science Research
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