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Fallahi, Carolyn R.; Wood, Rebecca M.; Austad, Carol Shaw; Fallahi, Hamid – Teaching of Psychology, 2006
We examined the effects of in-class writing instruction, practice, peer review, and feedback on writing skills of undergraduates enrolled in a general psychology course. We rated writing for grammar, writing style, mechanics, and American Psychological Association referencing style. Significant differences emerged on the 4 writing skill domains (p…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Basic Writing, Writing Skills, Student Improvement
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Aberson, Christopher L.; Berger, Dale E.; Healy, Michael R.; Romero, Victoria L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
In this article, we describe and evaluate a Web-based interactive tutorial used to present hypothesis testing concepts. The tutorial includes multiple-choice questions with feedback, an interactive applet that allows students to draw samples and evaluate null hypotheses, and follow-up questions suitable for grading. Students either used the…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Hypothesis Testing, Web Based Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
I surveyed Division Two's teaching award winners in the 2-year college and 4-year college and university categories to discover the qualities and attributes that make these individuals effective teachers. I found that (a) most awardees did not receive formal training in teaching; (b) many awardees believed that observations of others' effective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Observation
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Costanzo, Mark; Archer, Dane – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Describes the Interpersonal Perception Task (IPT), a videotape of brief scenes for teaching about verbal and nonverbal communication. Reports that the IPT includes all communication channels, several categories of interaction, and an objective criterion of accurate judgment. Discusses communications cues, using the IPT to introduce research…
Descriptors: Cues, Feedback, Higher Education, Instructional Material Evaluation