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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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Do character strengths matter in the classroom?

In his 1998 Presidential Address to the American Psychological Association, Martin Seligman proposed that a new quest in psychology should be to create a science of human strengths that understands and shows how to foster virtues in people. Since then Positive Psychology has refocused scientific attention away from psychological problems towards a focus on positive […]

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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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Using Twitter to reinforce classroom concepts

The use of social networking sites in education is now widespread and many teachers use Twitter to remind students of deadlines or to highlight interesting online resources. According to the authors of this paper, research into this area has tended to focus on the social / interactive benefits of Twitter and the subsequent effects on […]

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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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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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