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Martin, Ryan C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Despite clear interpersonal, physiological, behavioral, and emotional consequences, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," fifth edition ("DSM-5") and most abnormal psychology textbooks inadequately describe maladaptive anger. Although there is no recent published research on coverage of maladaptive anger…
Descriptors: Self Control, Psychological Patterns, Psychology, Emotional Disturbances
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Pusateri, Thomas P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) established its Excellence in Teaching Awards program in 1979. This article explores the history of STP's teaching awards program: the establishment of the first four awards categories, the Committee on Teaching Awards, the awards' endowment…
Descriptors: Awards, Psychology, Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Associations
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Hill, G. William – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the exploration of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's (STP) history, subsets of STP leaders participated in panel discussions on various topics that represent areas of dramatic change and evolution over the last 25 years. This panel focused on membership recruitment and management as well as the evolution of how STP…
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizational Change, Recruitment, Group Membership
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Beins, Bernard C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a division of the American Psychological Association. During its history, it has served as a repository of materials for the teaching of psychology. This article highlights the discussion among longtime STP members and officers who played key roles in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizations (Groups), Educational Resources, Instruction
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Hill, G. William; Pusateri, Thomas P.; Smith, Randolph A.; Beins, Bernard C.; Noble, Linda M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Established in 1945 as Division 2, one of the original divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020. On the occasion of STP's 50th anniversary, Wight and Davis published a history of the Division's first 50 years. Using that history, we summarize STP's…
Descriptors: Psychology, Educational History, Educational Change, Organizations (Groups)
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Noble, Linda M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the exploration of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)'s history, subsets of STP leaders participated in panel discussions on various topics that represent areas of dramatic change and evolution over the last 25 years. This panel focused on conferences and programming and the role these topics played in advancing the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Instruction, Educational History, Educational Change
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Smith, Randolph A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the updating of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's (STP) history, STP leaders and past leaders participated in discussions of topics concerning change and evolution of STP during the last 25 years. This panel consisted of STP Past Presidents and focused on the changes they have seen in STP.
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizational Change, Presidents, History
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Bizer, George Y. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Reading and critiquing journal articles is a way in which instructors can promote learning and critical thought among students, particularly in the undergraduate research methods course. However, articles that have survived the peer-review process are often lengthy and have only nuanced drawbacks, rendering them less useful for such pedagogical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Reading, Journal Articles, Research Methodology
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Gamble, Tim; Turner-Cobb, Julie M.; Walker, Ian; Holt, Nigel – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Integral to most undergraduate psychology degree programs are research methods courses. Students learn about theory, study design and hypothesis testing, and gain knowledge that is assessed by laboratory reports. We describe a problem-based learning approach with an emphasis on acquisition of study design skills. Working in small groups, students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Hypothesis Testing, Problem Based Learning
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Metzger, Barbara; Gayman, Catherine M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The American Psychological Association's 2013 guidelines recommend that psychology undergraduate programs make workforce preparation a central feature in undergraduate psychology programs. The addition of courses in applied behavior analysis (ABA) is one method to provide students with the skills and credentials necessary to enter a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students), Career Readiness
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Cavanaugh, Courtenay E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teachers of psychology have been called to both educate college students about interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual assault) and use service learning. However, few models exist for how teachers may simultaneously address both of these calls. This article describes a service-learning course in psychology that integrated an evidence-based, bystander…
Descriptors: Rape, Prevention, Psychology, Service Learning
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Hoyer, Dennis; Correia, Christopher J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The misuse of prescription medications has emerged as a national public health concern. Epidemiological studies suggest that college students are at an elevated risk to engage in nonmedical use of several medications, including stimulants and central nervous system depressants. Teachers can easily integrate material related to the nonmedical use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Correlation, Drug Abuse
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Rhodes, Matthew G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Metacognition refers to a set of processes an individual uses in monitoring ongoing cognition so as to effectively control his or her own behavior. In this article, I discuss key frameworks for characterizing metacognition and describe approaches to measuring metacognition. Modern research in metacognition assumes that monitoring of cognition…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Processes, Accuracy, Concept Formation
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Miller, Erin Morris – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Skill in statistical analysis and interpretation are key areas of expertise for psychology majors seeking graduate school admittance and future employment. However, students can be reluctant to engage in their statistics course and may struggle to find success. One possible way to increase engagement and student learning is to teach in a way that…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Achievement, Psychology, Majors (Students)
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Sheldon, Jane P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
A highly relevant construct that may need more emphasis in our psychology courses is genetic attributions. Attributions are causal explanations people make for specific behaviors, characteristics, occurrences, or differences. Research has found that genetic attributions are related to numerous biopsychosocial phenomena (e.g., perceptions about…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Genetics, Psychology, Course Content
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