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Panjwani, Aliza A.; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Revenson, Tracey A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
We conducted an online national survey to examine how undergraduate health psychology is taught, offer information about course design and content, and provide a needs analysis. Health psychology instructors (N = 126) answered questions about course format, teaching tools, importance of covering specific topics, and needed resources. A principal…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Health Education, Psychology, Online Surveys
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Prescott, Suzanne – Teaching of Psychology, 1978
An exploratory study addressed two problems: (1) Can basic concepts or clusters of issues and problems be identified in the field of psychology as it is currently taught to undergraduates? (2) What influences a teacher's selection and coverage of specific items? (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Practices
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Hogan, John D.; Goshtasbpour, Farangis; Laufer, Marcy R.; Haswell, Erinn – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Analyzes a set of undergraduate syllabi for a survey of the history of psychology. Identifies several trends: most instructors rely heavily on textbooks for course organization, three texts accounted for more than 60% of book choices, and newer areas of historical interest did not appear to any substantial degree. (DSK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Research, Higher Education
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Fried, Stephen B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Describes a special topics course in American popular psychology. Course objectives are to trace the history of the popularization of psychology in America; discuss the efforts of William James, G. Stanley Hall, and others; and evaluate the quality of various examples of popular psychology. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences
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Puente, Antonio E.; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Claims little information exists in undergraduate education about clinical neuropsychology. Outlines an undergraduate neuropsychology course and proposes ways to integrate the subject into existing undergraduate psychology courses. Suggests developing specialized audio-visual materials for telecourses or existing courses. (NL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Clinical Psychology, College Curriculum
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Enns, Carolyn Zerbe – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Reviews literature related to learning styles and gender differences. Determines that abstract and reflection are associated traditionally with mind or masculine, whereas concrete experience and active experimentation are associated with the body or female. Calls for additional experiential activities to provide a more gender-balanced approach to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Course Content, Curriculum Design
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Whitten, Lisa A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Contends that infusing black psychology into an introductory psychology course can help students learn about the impact of social, economic, and cultural factors on psychological development. Provides a rationale, lecture outline, and resource list to assist teachers in incorporating black psychology in their courses. Reports that African-American…
Descriptors: Blacks, Course Content, Course Organization, Cultural Background
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Tritt, Donald G. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes a college-level course in health psychology. Recommends a course divided between lectures and a class-designed research project. Reports that course evaluations by the students indicated that the students enjoyed the course design and assignments. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design
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Haaga, David A. F. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Reports on a procedure in which students read and evaluate each other's term papers. Contends that students improve their own writing and provide constructive, substantive feedback to their peers. Finds that the student reviews showed higher reliability than professional peer reviews of journal manuscripts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Elliott, Lisa B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes the use of debate in teaching a college level course on the psychology of women. Contends that the technique encouraged critical thinking, active learning, and cooperation. Provides suggestions for replicating the process in other courses. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design
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Ortman, Patricia E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes a learning theory course using methods recommended in the book, "Women's Ways of Knowing." Outlines course activities and assignments. Maintains that students gave the course high ratings on evaluations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Keutzer, Carolin S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes the use of the board game, Jeopardy, in a college level abnormal psychology course. Finds increased student interaction and improved application of information. Reports generally favorable student evaluation of the technique. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design
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O'Sullivan, Michael J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Describes a college-level course in psychology in which students study community issues and problems. Outlines how students work in community program internships and participate in individual and group research projects. Includes course objectives, recommended instructional resources, and evaluation strategies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Community Problems, Community Study, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Mosely-Howard, G. Susan; Harris, Yvette R. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Presents issues and methods used in teaching an African American psychology course. Discusses theories about Afrocentrism, identity, education, family, and mental health as they relate to African Americans. Contends that the course adds diverse perspectives to the psychology curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Black Culture, Black Education, Black Family
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Sexton-Raddick, Kathy – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Contends that, although computers are used frequently in undergraduate experimental design and statistics courses, they also can be used in courses with different instructional objectives. Describes a course designed to teach the roles of professional psychologists through the use of computers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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