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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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Trnavsky, Polly; Willey, Diane L. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
To provide undergraduate students in developmental psychology and child psychology courses with examples of developing behaviors in infants, two teachers videotaped the infants of friends during the first 18 months of life. The project is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Curriculum Development, Developmental Psychology, 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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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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Randolph, Daniel Lee; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Two instruments developed to assess the progress of graduate level psychology students enrolled in consultant interview training courses are described. The instruments measure student responses to consultee statements. (RM)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Counseling, Graduate Students, Guidance
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Collyer, Charles E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
Described are computer assisted instruction exercises designed by a college professor to help undergraduate psychology students acquire fundamental skills in data collection--recording the data, using tables and graphs, and recognizing functional relationships. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing
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Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
College students in an introductory psychology course constructed a personality test. They were then asked to administer the test to two students not enrolled in the course and to bring responses to class the following week, at which time they analyzed and discussed the results. (RM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Learning Activities, Personality Assessment
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Polyson, James A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
To make psychology course content more relevant to college students, popular television presentations can be used to illustrate psychological concepts. Students in a theories of personality course wrote brief essays explaining the behavior of their favorite TV characters. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Essays, Higher Education
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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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Gibb, Gerald D. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
One lemon, an assortment of other fruits and vegetables, a tennis ball, and a Galvanic Skin Response meter are needed to implement this approach to teaching about classical conditioning in introductory psychology courses. (RM)
Descriptors: Classical Conditioning, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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