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Wight, Randall D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
William James addressed the last 3 lectures in "Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals" (1899/1958) specifically to students. The first of these lectures, "The Gospel of Relaxation," encouraged students to be both relaxed and active. The second, "On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings," promoted awareness of and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Psychology, Lecture Method, Consciousness Raising
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Prerost, Frank J.; Reich, Michael J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Human services employers of psychology majors were surveyed to determine what courses they prefer new employees to have taken. Rural agencies want students prepared in psychopathology, its assessment, and treatment; urban centers want students with a background in the basic psychology core courses, i.e., social psychology, developmental…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Planning, Courses, Educational Research
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Descutner, Carol J.; Thelen, Mark H. – Teaching of Psychology, 1989
Investigates how clinical psychology graduate students and faculty at nine universities perceive the student role and student control over the academic environment. Despite high correlation between student and faculty attitudes toward student characteristics needed for success, students rated stress management significantly higher. Suggests that…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Clinical Psychology, Correlation, Educational Research
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Fraley, Stephen E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Discusses how a prisoner applied education in psychology to his own $2 N:4rehabilitation. Argues that any motivated inmate student can find moral and ethical growth and development in the study of psychology. Suggests how some developmental theories relate to the inmate's life and evolution from guilt and blame to self-acceptance. (DK)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Developmental Psychology, Higher Education
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Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr. – Teaching of Psychology, 1990
Describes researching and writing institutional histories and focuses on preparing a history of the psychology department. Provides time requirements for the research; project formats; sources for historical information; and methods for doing historical research. Reports on the benefits students and faculty derived from the projects. (DB)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Research, Higher Education, Historiography
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Lehmann, Thomas S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1990
Describes and evaluates seven organizational/motivational academic research guides, and points out their value to the dissertation writer. States doctoral students frequently rely on major professors and fellow students in learning how to plan, execute, and document their work. Recommends incorporating these guides into dissertation strategies.…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Graduate Students