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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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Ahluwalia, Muninder K.; Ayala, Sherlene Iris; Locke, Anna Flores; Nadrich, Tyce – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teaching multicultural competence is a unique experience. Little is known, however, about the experiences of faculty of color teaching multicultural competence. In this phenomenological study, semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 faculty of color to explore their experiences teaching multicultural competence in counseling graduate…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Tenure
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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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Prieto, Loreto R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
I examined concerns surrounding teaching culturally diverse students and attitudes toward incorporating diversity content into courses, held by a national sample of psychology educators (N = 91). Findings indicated that as instructors' personal acceptance of culturally diverse students increased, instructors' level of "backlash"…
Descriptors: Course Content, Psychology, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Bemis, Rhyannon H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Segments are a structured presentation style that is commonly used on late-night talk and variety television shows. Research has shown that shows that contain segments with both entertaining and informative content (e.g., "The Daily Show") have increased students' political knowledge. This study investigated how the structure of segments…
Descriptors: Repetition, Recall (Psychology), Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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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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Hunt, Maree J.; Macaskill, Anne C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Taking an ethical approach to using nonhuman animals in teaching requires assessment of the learning benefits of using animals and how these compare to the benefits of alternative teaching practices. It is also important to consider whether students have ethical reservations about completing exercises with animals. We compared upper level…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Animals, Psychology
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Boysen, Guy A.; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Tazeau, Yvette N.; Meyers, Steven A.; Sciutto, Mark J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
In 2011, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology commissioned a presidential task force to document teaching criteria for model psychology teachers in undergraduate education. The resulting list of criteria reflects activities related to face-to-face course interaction and online teaching, training, and education; course design; implementation…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Criteria
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Mason, Teresa; Forrest, Krista D.; Hackathorn, Jana – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
This study examines faculty views concerning the appropriateness of teaching specific undergraduate psychology courses in an online format. Faculty express concern about teaching methodology and counseling/clinical content courses online, but endorse teaching introductory and nonclinical content courses in either format; faculty report diverse…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Psychology, College Faculty
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Zucchero, Renee' A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Previous research revealed that introductory psychology textbooks included limited information about psychology ethics. This study reviewed 48 current introductory psychology textbooks for research and other APA ethics content. These textbooks included slightly more total ethics content and were more thorough in their review of research ethics…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Psychology, Ethics, Introductory Courses
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Boysen, Guy A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Theories and research related to the unconscious can be found in every area of psychology, but there is no course devoted to the topic in the undergraduate curriculum. A capstone course on the unconscious is described. The course integrates topics across the major fields of psychology. Themes in the course include the existence of mental processes…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Course Content, Theories
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Ritchey, Kristin A.; Bott, Jennifer P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
We describe a method for helping introductory psychology students identify interdisciplinary connections among 5 social science disciplines. Pre- and posttest data assessed 359 undergraduates' understanding of psychology's relation to other fields. Results indicate the method is effective and provides one way for individual instructors to address…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Pretests Posttests
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Bensley, D. Alan; Crowe, Deborah S.; Bernhardt, Paul; Buckner, Camille; Allman, Amanda L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Critical thinking is a valued educational outcome; however, little is known about whether psychology courses, especially ones such as research methods courses that might be expected to promote critical thinking skills, actually improve them. We compared the acquisition of critical thinking skills for analyzing psychological arguments in 3 groups…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Course Content, Critical Thinking, Psychology
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Case, Kim A.; Stewart, Briana; Tittsworth, Josephine – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Neumann (2005) called for an analysis of marginalization and inclusion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students in psychology. As psychology instructors begin to infuse such content, the curriculum still overwhelmingly neglects the transgender community. This invisibility of transgender people within psychology courses allows for perpetuation of…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Homosexuality, Psychology, Course Content
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Kreiner, David S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
This article describes 14 problem-based group activities for a sensation and perception course. The intent was to provide opportunities for students to practice applying their knowledge to real-world problems related to course content. Student ratings of how effectively the activities helped them learn were variable but relatively high. Students…
Descriptors: World Problems, Group Activities, Problem Based Learning, Course Content
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