Author Archive | Jamie Davies

Access top-read articles from Teaching of Psychology—FREE

If you teach psychology at a high school, introductory college, or higher level, you will find something of practical use in every issue of Teaching of Psychology. This indispensable journal offers creative and hands-on articles that help you use a variety of resources (for example, technology as a teaching tool) to enhance student learning. Coverage […]

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Teaching of Psychology Online Table of Contents Alert

A new issue of Teaching of Psychology is available online: October 2013; Vol. 40, No. 4 The below Table of Contents is available online at: http://top.sagepub.com/content/vol40/issue4/?etoc Society for the Teaching of Psychology 2013 Teaching Excellence Award Winners Amy C. Fineburg Teaching of Psychology 2013;40 259-267 http://top.sagepub.com/cgi/content/full/40/4/259 Topical Articles Brief Introductory Psychology Textbooks: An Objective Analysis Update […]

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The weirdest people in the world?

Psychologists are routinely publishing board claims about human behaviour that are based on biased and ethnocentric samples. Many of these samples are based on WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industralised, Rich and Democratic) societies and the conclusions assume that there is little variation across human populations and that the conclusions from social science research can be generalised […]

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The Flipped Class: A Method to Address the Challenges of an Undergraduate Statistics Course

There are lots of different ideas about Flipping your classroom, see this TED talk for more. But essentially you provide your learners with resources and videos to allow them to ‘learn’ the material as homework and then build on this with skills in your classroom. Wilson (2013) discusses action research where the traditional lecture/homework structure of the course […]

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Teaching Generation Me

“The students never used to be like this…”. It’s a conversation that I am sure takes place in every staff room and work room across the spectrum of institutions each year with teachers who have only been in the profession for several years agreeing with the, lets say, more experienced colleagues.  Is there a generational […]

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Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques

Teaching is not just about giving the students knowledge but also providing the learner with signposts to help develop their studentship skills and become a better learner in general. A recent monograph has considered the relative benefits of a variety of revision and learning strategies that students utilise and reflected on the impact they have […]

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Open Access Research Links | July 2013

Here are some links to open access (as of posting) articles that psychology teachers should find interesting. If you find any research that is open access and relevant to psychology teachers do let us know by contacting us or on twitter. If you would like to contribute to getRAPT then you could write a review, commentary or […]

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Standing in the Hallway Improves Students’ Understanding of Conformity

Teaching obedience and conformity as a teacher you try to get your students to demonstrate their understanding of these concepts by giving examples from their life.  With obedience students tend to be able to roll out a massive array of examples when they have or would perform a behaviour because a perceived authority figure has […]

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Psychology Applied Learning Scenarios (PALS)

Psychology Applied Learning Scenarios (PALS) allow a learner to develop flexible knowledge of a subject area, improve the effectiveness of problem solving skills and self-directed learning skills, and increase collaboration and intrinsic motivation. Students engage in self-directed learning and assessment through which they are required to explore a scenario to which there is no definite […]

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Fortune favours the bold (and the italicised)

As teachers we spend a lot of our time considering how we can improve the retention of the information that we are providing our learners with.  Many take this consideration down to the level of the font used for a hand-out or on powerpoints.  I remember as a trainee teacher I was told that comic […]

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