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Morling, Beth; Calin-Jageman, Robert J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Psychology teachers have likely heard about the "replication crisis" and the "open science movement" in psychology, and they are probably aware that psychologists have proposed new standards for research practice. How should our psychology courses reflect these new standards? We describe several modern practices that have…
Descriptors: Psychology, Knowledge Level, Scientific Research, College Faculty
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Zannella, Lesley; Vahedi, Zahra; Want, Stephen – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Researchers often rely on undergraduate students to participate in psychological studies and so ethical guidelines state that there must be educational value to their participation. In previous studies that have asked undergraduates whether they felt they learned something new from participating in research, students have generally said yes.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Psychological Studies, Social Science Research
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Edlund, John E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Improving student performance on exams is a key issue that many psychology instructors face in their classrooms. One potentially easy to deploy option for improving student performance is an exam wrapper. In this article, I detail two studies that compared exam wrappers to a control condition (a previous semester in Study 1 and a within course…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation, Tests, Social Psychology
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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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Gurung, Regan A. R.; Stoa, Rosalyn – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
In this study, we assessed instructor and student attitudes and knowledge toward research methods (RM). Instructors (N = 62) answered questions about course format, topic importance, and resources. Students (N = 166) of some of those instructors answered questions regarding attitudes toward research. Five major factors organize topics that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology, Knowledge Level
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LaPaglia, Jessica A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
In this article, the author describes an exam review activity in which students answered questions and solved puzzles in order to escape the review session. In a general psychology (100-level) course and research methods in psychology (300-level) course, students solved a series of puzzles and review questions. This format is similar to popular…
Descriptors: Review (Reexamination), Tests, Puzzles, Problem Solving
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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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Pusateri, Thomas P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) established its Excellence in Teaching Awards program in 1979. This article explores the history of STP's teaching awards program: the establishment of the first four awards categories, the Committee on Teaching Awards, the awards' endowment…
Descriptors: Awards, Psychology, Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Associations
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Hill, G. William – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the exploration of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's (STP) 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 membership recruitment and management as well as the evolution of how STP…
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizational Change, Recruitment, Group Membership
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Beins, Bernard C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a division of the American Psychological Association. During its history, it has served as a repository of materials for the teaching of psychology. This article highlights the discussion among longtime STP members and officers who played key roles in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizations (Groups), Educational Resources, Instruction
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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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Halonen, Jane S.; Nolan, Susan A.; Frantz, Sue; Hoss, Rebecca A.; McCarthy, Maureen A.; Pusateri, Thomas; Wickes, Katherine – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Goal 3 of the "APA Goals for Undergraduate Major in Psychology" specifies three dimensions of character development deemed central to the major. The purpose of this article is to review the current state of practice that addresses how we measure student learning in ethical reasoning, interpersonal relationship-building, and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Values Education
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Vespia, Kristin M.; Naufel, Karen Z.; Rudmann, Jerry; Van Kirk, Jaye F.; Briihl, Deborah; Young, Jason – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
The Summit on the National Assessment of Psychology was held on June 2016 to chart a path for assessing student achievement of the goals of the undergraduate psychology major. Our subcommittee was charged with identifying evaluation strategies and tools for students' professional development, which included applying psychology to various careers;…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Employment Opportunities, Undergraduate Students
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