JACKPOT of Teaching Resources: Health Psychology

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I have been teaching Health Psychology for over 20 years now. I first put together some materials to support the class when I served as Chair of the Society for Health Psychology’s Education and Training Council, and then for the instructor’s manual of my textbook. Recently, I co-authored two pieces reporting on the state of teaching […]

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A Student’s Take on Phones in Class [Guest Post-Amber Collegnon]

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[Senior Psychology Major Amber Collegnon did her Honors project on the effectives of various Brain Games. Here she provides a student perspective on a faculty peeve.] It often seems like college professors are lecturing students about putting their phones away just as much as they are about class content. Have you ever wondered if there’s […]

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Do you teach RESEARCH METHODS?

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You are invited to participate in a survey conducted by Regan A. R. Gurung and Rosalyn Stoa (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay).  We hope to obtain a comprehensive understanding of how research methods is taught, including the content covered, in order to provide resources and guidance to instructors of the field. The survey will take approximately 15 […]

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Citations for Gurung TedX Talk.

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Bandura, A., Ross, D. & Ross, S.A. (1961). Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575-82. Barrett, L. F., Mesquita, B., Ochsner, K. N., & Gross, J. J. (2007). The Experience of Emotion. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 373–403. http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.58.110405.085709Lazarus, R. S. , and Folkman, S. (1984). Stress, Appraisal, and Coping. New […]

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10 Multiple Choice Questions for Intro Psych Based on Gurung TedX

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10 Multiple Choice Questions for Intro Psych “People see Indian and they jump to doctor or engineer…” What is the term for this mental short-cut? Modeling Stereotype Attributional Style Thorndike’s Law of Effect What stress response do women show in addition to Fight-or-Flight? Denial Fight-or-Flight II Tend-and-Befriend Repression According to this Tedx Talk, what three […]

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Just Say No (To Providing Class Slides)?

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“Please Sir, May I have some More?” Oliver Twist’s request for more porridge was denied with vehemence. Sometimes students’ requests for instructor lecture slides are treated similarly. Should teachers give students their slides before or even after class? To some faculty this may not even be an issue to question. Many instructors I have spoken […]

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Student Teaching Evaluations

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Opening up student evaluations—They are the best of times, they are the worst of times (with all due respect to Dickens). Before new semesters amble through the starting gates, it is a good time to put student evaluations of teaching (SETs) from preceding semesters in their right perspective. I have been reading and thinking a […]

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Can you Read me Now? Should You Trust Your Gut When Reading Others’ Feelings?

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Are you reading my mind? People, on learning I am a psychologist, often assume I can. Sure psychological science sure does provide a lot of information about how humans think, feel, and behave. That said, I don’t read minds although as an educator I would love to have that power. Here’s a new study that just may […]

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You A Scapegoat? Answers to Who’s Accountable For Learning

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We all like having someone to blame. Whether it is the state of the economy, security, sanctions (or lack thereof), it just seems to feel better if we can point a finger. Learning is no exception. Educators point fingers all the time. Americans bemoan the state of public education. States experiment with different ways to […]

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