Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the by Professor of Psychology Diane F Halpern

By Professor of Psychology Diane F Halpern

This identify examines what our scholars want to know to be psychologically literate voters of the modern international, worrying family, and efficient staff who can meet modern-day demanding situations. It comprises the professional reviews of a number one team at the subject, creates a robust new version for teaching psychologically literate electorate and offers a guide of evidence-based sensible pedagogy with considerable source fabrics appropriate to each campus and its school.

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These programs also have indirect effects on student learning through increased confidence in teaching as well as increased liking for teaching that encourages new teachers to create environments that foster higher levels of student learning (Gibbs & Coffey, 2004; Komarraju, 2008). Even if graduate students do not intend to pursue a career with a primary emphasis on teaching, preparation to teach is valuable for two reasons. First, new faculty members who receive teaching preparation in graduate school can dedicate more time and energy to other areas of responsibility, such as research, enabling them to be more productive overall.

A salesperson struggles to remember the names of his many diverse customers; • a business manager desires to use effective human resource strategies to increase employee productivity; and • a Red Cross official wants to educate leader-spokespersons to deliver culturally sensitive and effective endorsements of an inoculation program in another country. Undergraduate psychology-whether in one course, several, or a full major-offers the very best potential of liberal learning. It is at the juncture of the humanities and the sciences where students gain the human-focused values and the scientific tools necessary to see and to care about the human condition and to improve it.

In our final case study, we illuminate the potential in making such a commitment. ) Case Study 4: From Online General Psychology to a Lifelong Commitment Maxine Cooke-Mendoza lives in a southern rural county and represents a congressional district with African American, Asian, Latino, and Anglo populations. Despite their many, many differences, her community PSYCHOLOGICALLY LITERATE CITIZENS 25 has worked through several economic and social catastrophes and has tried to demonstrate traditional values whereby neighbors speak to each other, volunteer their time to help others, and generally care about those who are less fortunate.

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