Teaching Introductory Psychology

Teaching Introductory Psychology

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In this book, Roz Brody and Nicky Hayes outline some of their ideas for making psychology teaching a useful and enjoyable experience. This text has been written to help both new and experienced teachers and lecturers present the subject by focusing on the key areas: cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, biopsychology, comparative psychology, and perspectives on psychology. Ideas for how teaching can be structured are presented in a lively manner, and there are suggested topic sequences designed for planning a modular course. Major themes and issues which emerge in, or can be drawn from, the different topics are discussed, along with ideas for how to bring each topic alive for students in the classroom or seminar group. There are comments and suggestions about how students sometimes react to different topics, along with useful ideas for practical work. Revision plans are made easier by the presence of sets of key terms and names of significant psychologists for each topic, in addition to suggested essay and revision questions.INTRODUCTION In this chapter, we have provided a full set of essay questions, covering all the different aspects of introductory psychology discussed in this book. ... There are many different types of essay question included here, giving a range of different types of essay-writing ... or less loosely affiliated disciplines, each with its own peculiar concepts and laws, its own methods and techniquesaquot; ( Beloff).

Title:Teaching Introductory Psychology
Author:Roz Brody, Nicky Hayes
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1995


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