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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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Shupe, Ellen I. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
In its recent report outlining principles for teaching undergraduate students in psychology, the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs recommended including experiential learning in the curriculum and identified study abroad opportunities as being particularly valuable. Unfortunately, although American universities offer…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, College Faculty, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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LoSchiavo, Frank M.; Shatz, Mark A.; Poling, Devereaux A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
In recent years, national policy experts have questioned the overall quality of educational research, and they have suggested that researchers strengthen their scientific methods by maximizing the use of experimental designs. To promote more rigorous methodology, we discuss several new and often-overlooked opportunities for incorporating…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Psychology, Experiments
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Cunningham, Paul F. – Teaching of Psychology, 2003
Chairs at 262 prominent U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities (75% response rate) completed a questionnaire about animal use, student choice policies, and alternatives to the use of animals in undergraduate psychology education. Results indicated that a majority of institutions used animals in teaching, only a minority had choice policies…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Educational Policy, Animals, Psychology
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McKinney, Fred – Teaching of Psychology, 1980
Reveals strengths and weaknesses encountered by a psychology teacher involved in the overseas graduate counseling program for Ball State University. Problems included lack of proper teaching and counseling facilities, long teaching hours, and civilian teachers' ignorance of military protocol. Advantages included helping military personnel obtain a…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Military Schools
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Fernald, Dodge – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Discusses the uses and benefits of Narrative Assisted Instruction (NAI). This technique uses a story or narrative to illustrate specific content instruction thereby increasing student motivation, comprehension, and memory of the material. Uses NAI to illustrate these concepts by recounting the story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comprehension, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Scott, Ronald L. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
It is valuable for psychology students to look at their discipline from a different cultural perspective. Described is a course, developed by the psychology department of Chapman College (California), in which students live in Mexico City for one month and immerse themselves in Mexican culture and psychology. (CS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Descriptions, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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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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Hartley, James – Teaching of Psychology, 1999
Addresses the changes in higher education in the United Kingdom focusing on four specific topics: (1) organizational changes; (2) increases in student numbers; (3) financial changes; and (4) new approaches to assessing the quality of teaching. Attempts to indicate the effects of these various changes on the teaching of psychology. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Enrollment, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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McBride-Chang, Catherine – Teaching of Psychology, 2001
Discusses an approach to teaching a college course in Hong Kong on problem solving that includes cognitive and social aspects of problem solving. Focuses on the disadvantages and advantages of teaching problem solving from a broad perspective. An appendix lists topics and assigned readings for the course. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Content, Critical Thinking, Decision Making
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Fernald, C. D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2001
Presents a program that combines a summer psychology internship with study abroad experiences. Discusses the development of the course, including its history and funding, and the selection of student participants. Describes the orientations, the internship activities, the social activities, and the Enrichment Seminar, which is required for Honors…
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Practices, Experiential Learning, 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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White, Lawrence T.; Ransdell, Sarah – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Describes the experience of teaching psychology at Tartu University and Tallinn Pedagogical University in Estonia. Discusses the lessons learned by teaching in Estonia and applies those lessons to teaching psychology in the United States, focusing on the benefits teachers reap when they become more aware of themselves and their audiences. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Generation Gap, Higher Education
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White, Aaronette M.; Potgieter, Cheryl A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Examines a community psychology course that stresses community empowerment, the myth of neutrality and objectivity in community psychology, and democratic accountability to the community. The course includes a brief history of race, class, and gender oppression in South Africa and concludes with a unit on converting social theory into practice.…
Descriptors: Apartheid, Community Development, Community Psychology, Community Responsibility
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Clack, Gerald S.; Joynson, Robert B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1992
Discusses experiences of U.S. and British psychology professors who exchanged teaching duties. Reports perceptions of differences between departments. Examines views concerning students, approaches to teaching, and faculty issues. Concludes that upper level U.S. undergraduates could benefit from British teaching methods. Suggests the British…
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development, Faculty Workload