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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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Bramesfeld, Kosha D.; Good, Arla – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
In this article, we present the results of two studies that evaluated an experiential intersectionality awareness activity, "C'est La Vie: The Game of Social Life." For Study 1 (N = 55), we content analyzed students' short answer responses about inequality written before and after playing "C'est La Vie." Study 2 compared a…
Descriptors: Games, Simulation, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Researchers have found that students from different academic disciplines tend to value different qualities in their teachers, and cultural differences play a role in which qualities students appreciate in their professors. The present/current study employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist as an operationalization of teaching qualities in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Context Effect
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Fuentes, Milton A.; Shannon, Casey R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Over the past few decades, diversity and multiculturalism have received considerable attention in the field of psychology. While there have been notable efforts to ensure these important areas are addressed in undergraduate psychology training, little is known about this undertaking. The present study examined how diversity and multiculturalism…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We "employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist" (TBC) to investigate Chinese college students' perceptions of excellent teachers' qualities and then compared the results to those from previously collected data from American and Japanese students. Chinese students tended to favor additional structure both in the classroom and in teachers'…
Descriptors: Asians, Student Attitudes, College Students, Teacher Behavior
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Diener, Ed; Scollon, Christie Napa – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
The field of subjective well-being (SWB), or happiness, has become a thriving area of science, with over 10,000 publications per year on the topic in recent years. Discoveries about the causes and processes involved in SWB range widely, from culture to biology to circumstances, providing instructors an opportunity to draw broadly on concepts from…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Boysen, Guy A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Teaching of psychology courses trains graduate students in pedagogy, but little is known about how diversity is addressed in these courses. A survey of instructors in teaching of psychology courses assessed their coverage of diversity and classroom bias, as well as the instructional methods used to cover them. Results indicated that 87% of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Psychology, Methods, Teaching Methods
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Prieto, Loreto R.; Whittlesey, Valerie; Herbert, Diane; Ocampo, Carlota; Schomburg, Allison; So, Dominicus – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
We examined how psychology educators regarded and addressed diversity issues in their classrooms. The approximately 650 psychology educators who took part in this survey indicated a high level of personal acceptance of diverse persons and acknowledged the importance of infusing diversity issues into courses across the psychology curriculum. Our…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Faculty, Cultural Differences, Surveys
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Lemkau, Jeanne Parr; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Four papers discuss how to: (1) help physicians under direction of a psychologist teach psychological material to other physicians; (2) introduce family practice teaching into residency programs; (3) teach developmental psychology to physicians; and (4) help psychologists and physicians understand and negotiate their different backgrounds and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Developmental Psychology
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Hill, G. William, IV – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Provides an interview with David Matsumoto, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory at San Francisco State University. He has studied emotion, human interaction, and culture for more than 15 years. Focuses on cross-cultural psychology and perspectives in relation to the psychology curriculum. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, College Faculty, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Enns, Carolyn Zerbe – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Describes limitations of a Western, individualistic perspective on psychological theory. Summarizes research and theory regarding how personality may be shaped differentially by individualistic and collectivist cultures. Describes strategies for teaching about the impact of culture on personality. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Psychology, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Sommer, Robert; Sommer, Barbara A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Discusses the teaching of psychology at the Tallinn Pedagogical Institute in Estonia (Soviet Union). Suggests that teaching occurs without textbooks, library books, handouts, copying machines, or office meetings with students. Reports that students' views of intergroup relations were unlike the views of Western students. Concludes that much of…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries
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Shatz, Mark A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Draws on an experience of teaching in Hong Kong to discuss (1) the challenges of intercultural teaching, such as culture shock, organizational demands, and communication differences; (2) strategies for adapting instruction to address obstacles; and (3) the ways an international teaching experience can enrich instruction. (CMK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Nakano, Yoshie; And Others – Teaching of Psychology, 1990
Compares 3 Japanese and 2 U.S. psychology departments, using course catalog data and questionnaire responses from 30 professors and 335 undergraduates. Reports U.S. students studied more and learned specific, career-oriented content, whereas Japanese students emphasized extracurricular activities related to future careers. Links findings to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis