Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2005-11-11
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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The Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology is a state-of-the-art volume that provides readers with comprehensive coverage and analysis of current trends and issues, basic mechanics, and important contextual variables related to effective teaching in psychology. Using concise and targeted chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, the volume explores a myriad of challenges in the teaching of psychology and employs a prescriptive approach to offer strategies and solutions to frequently occurring dilemmas. This book is a lively and informative volume that covers the gamut of current topics of interest to all current and future teachers of psychology.

Author Biography

William Buskist is Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology at Auburn University. In the past decade, he has published over 20 articles on teaching, delivered over 60 presentations and workshops on the teaching of psychology, and has received over a dozen teaching awards (including the 1999 Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Robert S. Daniel Award).

Stephen F. Davis is Professor in Residence at Texas Wesleyan University. He is the author of numerous books, including Psychology (with Joseph J. Palladino, fourth edition 2004), The Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology (with Randolph A. Smith, third edition 2004), and the Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology (edited, Blackwell, 2003).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introduction to the Teaching of Psychologyp. 1
What Teachers Need to Know about Teaching and Learningp. 3
The Scholarship of Teaching and Pedagogyp. 11
Psychology Curricula and the New Liberal Artsp. 16
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology: A Psychology Teacher's Best Friendp. 23
Preparing for Teachingp. 29
Options for Planning a Course and Developing a Syllabusp. 31
Selecting a Text and Using Publisher-Produced Courseware: Some Suggestions and Warningsp. 36
The First Day of Class and the Rest of the Semesterp. 41
Techniques of Teaching: Approaches and Strategiesp. 47
The Classroom Lecturep. 49
Writing in Psychologyp. 54
Let the Concert Begin: The Music of Team Teachingp. 59
Collaborative Learning: Maximizing Students' Potential for Successp. 65
Problem-Based Learningp. 70
Understanding Human Thought: Educating Students as Critical Thinkersp. 78
Leading Discussions and Asking Questionsp. 85
Building a Repertoire of Effective Classroom Demonstrationsp. 90
Lessons Learned Using PowerPoint in the Classroomp. 94
Using the Internet Effectively: Homepages and Emailp. 99
Teaching Students to Use Electronic Databasesp. 107
Techniques of Teaching: Special Considerationsp. 113
Teaching Large Classesp. 115
Using Teaching Assistants Effectivelyp. 120
Teaching Courses with Laboratoriesp. 125
Independent Study: A Conceptual Frameworkp. 131
Service-Learningp. 137
Distance Learning: Psychology Onlinep. 142
Teaching and Mentoring Diverse Studentsp. 147
Teaching and Mentoring Nontraditional Studentsp. 149
Teaching and Mentoring Students with Disabilitiesp. 153
Mentoring Female Studentsp. 159
Teaching and Mentoring Racially and Ethnically Diverse Studentsp. 164
Using Hope Theory to Teach and Mentor Academically At-Risk Studentsp. 170
Multiple Cultural Identities: Will the Real Student Please Stand Up?p. 175
Teaching Controversial Psychology Topicsp. 179
Teaching Psychology When Everyone is an Expertp. 181
Psychology of Race and Ethnicityp. 186
Evolutionary Psychologyp. 191
Teaching Human Sexualityp. 196
Psychology of Gender and Related Coursesp. 202
Teaching the Psychology of Religion: Teaching for Today's Worldp. 207
Drugs and Behaviorp. 214
Classroom Management Issuesp. 219
Ethical Teachingp. 221
Establishing Classroom Etiquette: General Rules of Classroom Conductp. 228
Problematic College Students: Preparing and Repairingp. 233
Preventing, Detecting, and Addressing Academic Dishonestyp. 238
Evaluating Student Learningp. 245
Test Constructionp. 247
Principles of Effective Gradingp. 254
Written and Oral Assignmentsp. 259
Group Workp. 265
Writing Letters of Recommendationp. 270
Assessment of Teachingp. 277
Using Student Evaluations to Improve Teachingp. 279
In-Class Learning Assessment Strategiesp. 285
Lesser Discussed Aspects of Peer Review: Context, Out-of-Classroom Work, and Communicationp. 290
Improving Teaching Through Video Feedback and Consultationp. 295
Creating Teaching Portfoliosp. 301
Teaching Within the Larger Context of Academic Lifep. 307
Helping College Students with Personal Problems: Should I Help and How?p. 309
Inviting Students to Become Research Collaboratorsp. 314
Fostering Student Professional Developmentp. 319
Professional Development Through the Integration of Teaching, Scholarship, and Service: If It's Not Fun, I'm Not Doing Itp. 324
Mentoring From Your Department Chair: Building a Valuable Relationshipp. 328
Navigating the Academic Environment: The Politics of Teachingp. 333
Index of Authorsp. 338
Index of Subjectsp. 350
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