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Doran, Jennifer M.; Antonius, Daniel; Brown, Adam D.; Kriss, Alexander; Lehr, Evangeline Y. C.; Evans, Jason; Steele, Howard – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
A total of 35 psychology department members from 21 universities assessed the relevance and efficacy of the "New School Psychology Bulletin" ("NSPB"), a graduate student journal, to training in psychology. Overall, a small sample of psychology department members viewed "NSPB" as an effective vehicle for student training. Perceptions among faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Psychology, Graduate Students
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Wilson, Janie H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2006
Psychological availability to students defines immediacy, a concept traditionally measured using ratings of instructor behaviors. However, students' perceptions of their professor's attitude toward them may serve as a more parsimonious measure of psychological availability. In fact, ratings of a professor's attitude toward students are positively…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Perception
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Oldenburg, Christopher M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2005
This study examined how frequently psychology professors at liberal arts colleges assign primary source readings. Professors provided information on 576 courses. Frequent use of primary sources suggests that professors view such readings as a valuable component of the psychology curriculum. Professors assigned primary source material in 70.8% of…
Descriptors: Psychology, Discussion, Liberal Arts, Advanced Courses
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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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Vacc, Nicholas A.; Pace, Ann J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
Self-study materials, consisting of abridged didactic information concerning basic aspects of exceptionalities, accompanied by written exercises aimed at fostering accepting attitudes toward exceptional children, were successfully used in a preservice teacher education course. The course was conducted without allocating large blocks of course time…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Exceptional Persons, Higher Education
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Gross, Ruth B.; Small, Arnold C. – Teaching of Psychology, 1979
A survey of 163 faculty members at George Mason University was undertaken to determine faculty attitudes toward student evaluation of teacher performance. Findings indicated that teachers support the practice of student evaluations but are not satisfied with the rating system and the uses to which the results are put. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Higher Education, Psychology