Thematic Approaches for Teaching Introductory Psychology, 1st Edition
- Dana S. Dunn
- Bridgette Martin Hard
- ISBN-10: 1305886631
- ISBN-13: 9781305886636
- 288 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
Introduction to psychology is an important course in the psychology curriculum because it serves as a gateway to the major and, for most undergraduates, is the only psychology course they will ever take. This edited, up-to-date guide presents insights that help educators address challenges of coverage, integration of active learning opportunities, and ever-evolving educational technologies. The book features current scholarship and pedagogical practices regarding the teaching of introductory psychology in face-to-face, online, or hybrid environments. The editors achieve their goals through an unusual approach: inviting experienced and expert teachers of introductory psychology to describe an ongoing theme that provides structure and unity to the gateway course. Themes include broad frameworks (e.g., problem-based learning), "big ideas" that integrate course content (e.g., subjectivity of human experience), or particular skills and ways of thinking (e.g., quantitative reasoning).
Foreword, Philip G. Zimbardo.
1. On the Primacy of Introductory Psychology, Dana S. Dunn.
Part I: BROAD THEMATIC FRAMEWORKS.
2. Introductory Psychology: A Postmodern Love Story, Jane S. Halonen.
3. Give Them Something to Care About: Engaging Students in Introductory Psychology, Regan A. R. Gurung.
4. Thematic Approaches for Teaching Introductory Psychology: A Focus on Problem-Based Learning, Andrea LoGiudice and Joseph A. Kim.
5. Ciao! Translating Introductory Psychology into a Study Abroad Experience, Maureen A. McCarthy.
Part II: BIG IDEAS FOR INTEGRATING CONCEPTS.
6. Using Integrative Concepts as a Theme in Introductory Psychology, Ann E. Nordmeyer, Bridgette Martin Hard, and James G. Gross.
7. The Utter Subjectivity of Human Experience, Wayne Weiten.
8. Using Evolutionary Theory as an Overarching Theme for Understanding Psychology, Margaret F. Lynch.
Part III: SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND WAYS OF THINKING.
9. A Skills Theme for the Introductory Psychology Course, R. Eric Landrum.
10. The Purpose and Process of Teaching Communication Skills to Introductory Psychology Students, Jerusha B. Detweiler-Bedell and Abigail S. Hazlett.
11. Building Resilience through Applications to Everyday Life, Trudy Loop.
12. Seeing the World Like a Psychologist, Erin E. Hardin.
13. Sharing a Full Measure of Psychology: Teaching the Introductory Course to Strengthen Quantitative Reasoning, Neil Lutsky.
14. Infusing Scientific Thinking into Introductory Psychology, Amy Silvestri Hunter and Susan M. Teague.