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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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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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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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Cumming, Geoff – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
In an introductory psychology statistics course that required students to work in small groups, it was found that letting students select their own groups worked well. There were no differences in success between the groups that could be classified as mixed-ability and those that were homogeneous. (RM)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Keller, John W.; Piotrowski, Chris – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A graduate level practicum that introduces clinically-oriented psychology students to the applied and practical aspects of the field of psychiatry is described. The course format, goals, and benefits are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Kaczkowski, Henry – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
An experiential model of learning used in a graduate level psychology counseling course to help students develop group leadership skills is described. Students view a videotape depicting scenes that require an intervention. The scenes describe events leading to a choice point, and some kind of leader action is required. (RM)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning, Graduate Study
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Gartner, Alison Fishman – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
An advanced undergraduate seminar in adolescent psychopathology is described. Course content, course materials, and special problems to be considered by the instructor are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Emotional Problems
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Lemkau, Jeanne Parr; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Four papers discuss how to: (1) help physicians under direction of a psychologist teach psychological material to other physicians; (2) introduce family practice teaching into residency programs; (3) teach developmental psychology to physicians; and (4) help psychologists and physicians understand and negotiate their different backgrounds and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Developmental Psychology
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Banziger, George – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
In a one-week symposium, college students learned about the social psychology of international conflict through a role-play of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The symposium also included lectures and required readings. (RM)
Descriptors: Arabs, Conflict Resolution, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Lyons, Michael J.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Students in an abnormal psychology course worked in teams to produce dramatizations of diagnostic interviews and then presented them in class. Positive and negative aspects of the activity are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Dramatics
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Hovancik, John R. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
A computer is used to individualize student assignments in statistics. The principal benefit of individualized activities is that they emphasize decision-making processes rather than correct answers. Students in an individualized assignment group scored higher on an examination than those in a comparison group. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Experimental Psychology, Higher Education
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Handelsman, Mitchell M.; Friedlander, Bobbin L. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
During the first class devoted to assertiveness, the professor came into class, sat down, and proceeded to write notes on a pad for the duration of the period. Their rights to an education being violated, students were confronted with the option to intervene in their own best interests. (RM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Assertiveness, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Wellman, Paul J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Described is an exercise involving the measurement of temperature in a peripheral tissue, brown adipose, that is readily accessible in the laboratory rat. (RM)
Descriptors: Clinical Psychology, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Laboratory Animals
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Stefan, Edwin S.; Brucklacher, Mary A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Present research into the psychophysical process affecting illness and health is providing an awareness that a person cannot be treated piecemeal. Described is an experiential course in holistic health that was favorably received by students and had a significant impact on them. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning, Health Education, Holistic Approach
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Millard, Richard J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
College psychology students were required to make contact with an organization and obtain permission to conduct a job satisfaction survey with its employees, develop questionnaires, collect data, and compile an "Executive Summary" which was given to the organization and then presented in class. (RM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Industry
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