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Stevens, Courtney; Witkow, Melissa R.; Smelt, Brenna; Good, Kendra; Hershman, Tova – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
This article presents a census of empirical studies on the scholarship of teaching published in "Teaching of Psychology", "Psychology Learning and Teaching", and "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology" over the past decade. All articles from each issue were coded for characteristics identifying the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Institutional Characteristics, Scholarship
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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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Cascio, Ted V. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of various psychological critical thinking interventions. The current study tests a novel technique for improving introductory psychology students' ability to identify and evaluate methodological concepts in real-life media by prompting them to analyze secondary source news and blog articles.…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, News Reporting, Electronic Publishing, Comparative Analysis
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Strait, Julia Englund; Strait, Gerald Gill; McClain, Maryellen Brunson; Casillas, Laurel; Streich, Kristin; Harper, Kristina; Gomez, Jocelyn – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
This preliminary randomized controlled experiment evaluated the effects of a single classroom mindfulness educational session, versus an active contact control activity (study skills review), on college students' mindfulness meditation frequency and self-reported stress, anxiety, and self-regulation. Those in the intervention group reported…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Study Skills
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Stiegler-Balfour, Jennifer J.; Jakobsen, Krisztina V.; Stroud, Michael J.; Daniel, David B. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
We examined the effect of in-text American Psychological Association (APA)-style citations on quiz performance as a function of structure building ability, measured by the Multi-Media Comprehension Battery. Participants were randomly assigned to either APA or no citation conditions and asked to read an expository text followed by a comprehension…
Descriptors: Psychology, Professional Associations, Guides, Citations (References)
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Carmichael, Cheryl L.; Schwartz, Anna M.; Coyle, Maureen A.; Goldberg, Matthew H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
In two studies, we demonstrate an engaging classroom activity that facilitates student learning about Kohlberg's theory of moral development by using digital resources to foster active, experiential learning. In addition to hearing a standard lecture about moral development, students watched a video of a morally provocative incident, then worked…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Moral Development, Lecture Method, Scores
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Knapp, Nancy Flanagan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Social constructivist principles and ideas are among those most cited in both educational and psychological circles today, and many current scholars and reformers ground their work in social constructivist theories. Yet the basic principles of social constructivism are notoriously difficult for students to understand and grapple with. This article…
Descriptors: Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Class Activities, Small Group Instruction
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Morgan, Robin K.; Slattery, Jeanne M.; Mitchell, Nathanael G.; Cooper, Anna Grace – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research suggests that designing a syllabus using learner-centered principles may increase students' perceptions of their instructor on the characteristics of rapport, caring, helpfulness, willingness to seek help from the instructor, and student motivation. Typically, a learner-centered syllabus is one that presents a positive tone at the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Student Centered Learning, Student Attitudes, Caring
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Burn, Shawn Meghan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Sexual harassment (SH) occurs when people are targets of unwanted sexual comments, sexual gestures, or sexual actions because of their actual or perceived gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Due to its frequency and harmful effects on people and organizations, and because it is often a symptom of social inequalities, SH is of concern…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sexual Harassment, Psychology, Social Differences
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Riener, Cedar – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
When people perceive the world, what they see is based on the physics of light reflecting off surfaces and entering their eyes. Their brain then processes the raw data so that photoreceptor activity becomes perceptual awareness. Most textbooks and chapters on sensation and perception follow this formula, building student understanding of…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Cognitive Processes, Psychology, Memory
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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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Lloyd, Steven A.; Shanks, Ryan A.; Lopatto, David – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Undergraduate research (UR) is a high-impact practice associated with many positive student outcomes. However, extending UR opportunities to all students is not practical for all psychology programs. Classroom-based UR experiences (CUREs) provide a scalable solution to this problem, but there is a paucity of empirically validated, authentic CUREs…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physiology, Psychology, Student Research
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Davidson, Heather; Jabbari, Yasaman; Patton, Heather; O'Hagan, Fergal; Peters, Kevin; Cribbie, Robert – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Two controversial topics related to the teaching of statistics to psychology students are (a) when to introduce statistical software and (b) which statistical software package to use. The current research looked at the use of statistical software in statistics classes from every university with a psychology program in Canada. Researchers collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Psychology, College Students
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Cavanaugh, Courtenay E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Teachers of psychology have been called to both educate college students about interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual assault) and use service learning. However, few models exist for how teachers may simultaneously address both of these calls. This article describes a service-learning course in psychology that integrated an evidence-based, bystander…
Descriptors: Rape, Prevention, Psychology, Service Learning
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Boysen, Guy A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
American Psychological Association (APA)-style writing is an essential part of the undergraduate psychology curriculum. However, little is known about the effectiveness of specific techniques for instructing students on how to format APA-style citations and references. The current research compared the effectiveness of having students (N = 76)…
Descriptors: Psychology, Citations (References), Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students
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