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Lawson, Timothy J.; Kleinholz, Sherrie A.; Bodle, James H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Maintaining contact with alumni can result in a number of benefits for psychology departments. For example, alumni may give feedback useful for curriculum assessment and departmental planning, assist with recruiting, and provide current students with information about jobs and graduate school. The authors describe a Facebook group they created for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Alumni, Psychology, Computer Mediated Communication
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Werth, James L., Jr. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Discusses the reasons why teaching about the process of dying is relevant content for psychology courses. Offers suggestions for teaching about end-of-life issues in various courses on: (1) ethical, legal, and professional issues courses; (2) adult and life span development; (3) counseling diverse populations; and (4) assessment and diagnosis.…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Clinical Psychology, Course Content, Cultural Awareness
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Landau, Joshua D.; Druen, Perri B.; Arcuri, Jennifer A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Describes an experiment used with undergraduate students to educate students about plagiarism and paraphrasing techniques. Discusses the procedure used for the experiment as well as results from the experiment and a postexperiement questionnaire. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Learning Experience
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Rajecki, D. W. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Focuses on an undergraduate student project which asked students to write a paper based on their examination of age preferences indicated by writers of personal advertisements appearing in newspapers. Reports on the student responses to this project using a questionnaire. Examines the student scores on the final examination for the course. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advertising, Educational Research, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Christopher, Andrew N.; Marek, Pam – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Discusses a game in which students must guess the flavor of LifeSaver candy without the aid of sight and smell. Explains that this demonstration assists students to understand the phenomenon of random occurrences. Describes how the presentation is conducted as well as the outcomes of the demonstration. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Games, Educational Research
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Leonard, Julie A.; Mitchell, Kirsten L.; Meyers, Steven A.; Love, Jacqueline D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Discusses the use of case studies to teach students in introductory psychology courses. Explains the process of using this active learning strategy. Includes how the teacher should create the case study to meet the types of questions that should accompany the case study. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Course Content, Educational Strategies
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Haws, LaDawn; Oppy, Brian J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Presents activities to help students gain understanding about auditory perception. Describes demonstrations that cover topics, such as sound localization, wave cancellation, frequency/pitch variation, and the influence of media on sound propagation. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Auditory Perception, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ware, Mark E.; Badura, Amy S.; Davis, Stephen F. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Focuses on the use of student publications in journals as a teaching tool. Explores the use of this technique in three contexts: (1) enabling students to understand experimental methodology; (2) teaching students about statistics; and (3) helping students learn more about the American Psychological Association (APA) writing style. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
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Varnhagen, Connie K.; Digdon, Nancy – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Offers a description of a learning module called "Reading the Research" that teaches students about empirical research. Presents the results of a formative evaluation with students in an experimental psychology course as well as an evaluation with students in an introductory psychology course. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research, Evaluation, Experimental Psychology
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Korn, James H. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A content analysis of college-level introductory and social psychology textbooks showed that many texts do not discuss ethics at all and, if they do, it is usually in one or two pages. Things that classroom teachers can do to fill this important gap are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Ethics, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Psychological Studies
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Shimamura, Arthur P. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Cognitive and educational psychology have much to offer in developing strategies for efficient learning and memory. How mnemonic skills were taught in continuing education and in introductory college-level cognitive psychology courses is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Higher Education
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Cogan, Dennis; Cogan, Rosemary – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
An easy-to-implement method for demonstrating classical conditioning in an introductory psychology course is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Conditioning, Demonstrations (Educational), Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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France, Kenneth – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
The best way to teach psychology majors interviewing skills is through supervised practice. How one teacher used graduates of his interviewing techniques course as peer trainers in subsequent courses is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Interviews, Peer Teaching
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Panek, Paul E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Students ask five individuals what three terms or words come to mind when they hear the term old person. The student prepares an overall list and frequency count of responses. Students present their findings to the class. Each response is discussed and its connotation (e.g., negative, positive, neutral) determined. (RM)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Higher Education, Interviews
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Grabe, Mark; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A computerized study system that is being used in an introductory psychology course is described. A total of 2,000 multiple-choice test items have been catalogued by chapter and page number and stored on hard disk. The student selects the chapter to be reviewed and is given randomly selected test items. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Independent Study
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