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Burton, Jared Z.; Warne, Russell T. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Intelligence is a well-studied construct in psychology that has correlational relationships with many educational, employment, and health outcomes. However, prior research indicates that incorrect beliefs about intelligence are widespread. In an effort to discern the degree to which the psychology curriculum is responsible for these inaccuracies,…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Psychology, Curriculum, Colleges
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Hill, G. William; Pusateri, Thomas P.; Smith, Randolph A.; Beins, Bernard C.; Noble, Linda M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Established in 1945 as Division 2, one of the original divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020. On the occasion of STP's 50th anniversary, Wight and Davis published a history of the Division's first 50 years. Using that history, we summarize STP's…
Descriptors: Psychology, Educational History, Educational Change, Organizations (Groups)
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Noble, Linda M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the exploration of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)'s history, subsets of STP leaders participated in panel discussions on various topics that represent areas of dramatic change and evolution over the last 25 years. This panel focused on conferences and programming and the role these topics played in advancing the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Instruction, Educational History, Educational Change
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Smith, Randolph A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the updating of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's (STP) history, STP leaders and past leaders participated in discussions of topics concerning change and evolution of STP during the last 25 years. This panel consisted of STP Past Presidents and focused on the changes they have seen in STP.
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizational Change, Presidents, History
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McCann, Lee I.; Immel, Kathy R.; Kadah-Ammeter, Tammy L.; Adelson, Sarah K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Introductory psychology students at a technical college, 2-year community college, and a regional university rated how important textbook chapters or topics were to them now and in the future and how interesting they were. Importance and interest ratings were highly correlated, and the whole course was rated of greater importance and interest than…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Introductory Courses, Psychology, Technical Institutes
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Jhangiani, Rajiv S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
The present study investigates the impact of participation in a peer assessment activity on subsequent academic performance. Students in two sections of an introductory psychology course completed a practice quiz 1 week prior to each of three course exams. Students in the experimental group participated in a five-step double-blind peer assessment…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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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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Rocchi, Meredith; Beaudry, Simon G.; Anderson, Craig; Pelletier, Luc G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Undergraduate research participant pools play an essential role in facilitating research, and many universities rely on them for participant recruitment. There is an abundance of information about those who do elect to participate in research through these recruitment systems but very little about those who do not. The present study examines both…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Griggs, Richard A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Asch's classic social pressure experiments are discussed in almost all introductory and social psychology textbooks. However, the results of these experiments have been shown to be misrepresented in textbooks. An analysis of textbooks from 1953 to 1984 revealed that although most of the responses on critical trials were independent correct ones,…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbook Bias, Textbook Standards, Social Psychology
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Griggs, Richard A.; Bates, Scott C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
Because 98% of teachers use textbooks for the introductory psychology course and the majority of introductory teachers do not assign reading beyond the textbook, examining the topical coverage allocation pattern in introductory textbooks versus that in introductory course lectures is important for our understanding of how introductory students are…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Textbook Content, College Students
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McGovern, Thomas V. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
I summarize multidisciplinary paradigms and best practices' recommendations for professional learning by higher education faculty members. This review leads to an innovative narrative model for academic life that synthesizes current personality and vocational psychology theory and positive psychology's emphasis on virtues and character…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Best Practices, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Hartnett, Jessica L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The present article describes four free or inexpensive Internet-based activities that can be used to supplement statistics/research methods/general psychology classes. Each activity and subsequent homework assessment is described, as well as homework performance outcome and student opinion data for each activity. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Simonton, Dean Keith – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
In the past decade, the psychological study of creativity has accelerated greatly. To facilitate the teaching of creativity, I provide an overview of the recent literature. The overview begins by discussing recent empirical results and research trends. This discussion specifically treats creativity's cognitive, differential, developmental, and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wickline, Virginia B.; Spektor, Valeriya G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
The authors investigated whether practice (or graded) quizzes, with or without provision of correct answers, would be more beneficial for introductory psychology exam performance. In six sections (N = 249) of an introductory psychology class, taught by the same professor, different approaches to quizzes were applied across sections to measure…
Descriptors: Motivation, Tests, Psychology, Introductory Courses
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Deo, Michael S.; Lymburner, Jocelyn A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
The current study explored whether an affliction similar to Medical Student Syndrome occurs in psychology students (i.e., Psychology Student Syndrome) by examining the relationship between self ratings of psychological health and the number of psychopathology courses taken. Undergraduate participants rated their level of concern about suffering…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Medical Students, Mental Health, Psychopathology
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