Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching: 2015

Volume 15

A collection of monthly essays
originally published on the
PsychTeacher™ Electronic Discussion List

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Edited by

William S. Altman
SUNY Broome Community College

Lyra Stein
Rutgers University

Jonathan E. Westfall
Delta State University

Society for the Teaching of Psychology
© 2016


ISBN: 978-1-941804-42-1   
 

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A Strategy for Active Engagement in the Classroom

Elizabeth Harwood, Rivier University.............................................................................................. 1

Increasing Student Engagement Through Film: ‘Film’ the Change You Want to See

D. Lisa Cothran, Alabama State University...................................................................................... 5

The Zeitgeist is Right for Using Student Created Comics as Learning Tools
Walter L. Issac, Georgia College.....................................................................................................
9

Lions, and tigers, and undergraduate students, oh my! The zoo as a tool for enhancing student learning

Bonnie M. Perdue, Agnes Scott College........................................................................................ 13

Halloween as an Opportunity for Teaching Biological Psychology

Ana M. H. Kehrberg, Muskigum University................................................................................... 17

Exam Review Trivia

Kristie L. Campana, Minnesota State University, Mankato........................................................... 22

How to Use Replication Team Projects in a Research Methods Course

Lionel G. Standing.......................................................................................................................... 26

No Minorities Allowed! Stimulating Antiracism Dialogue by Examining Psychology’s Past

Michelle M. Merwin and Joseph Ostenson, The Univeristy of Tennessee at Martin.................. 32

E-xcellence in Writing: Reducing Undergraduate Writing Apprehension with the Basic Psychological Needs

Shannon Hayden, Adena Young-Jones, Jacqueline Byrket, and Taylor Smith, Missouri State University      36

Service Learning Research Projects: Student Satisfaction and Tips for Educators
Lindsay A. Phillips, Albright College..............................................................................................
41

Margaret Floy Washburn’s Facebook Friends: Telling the Stories of Psychology’s Women and Minority Pioneers

Deborah A. Gagnon, Wells College............................................................................................... 45

 

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Altman, W. S., Stein, L. & Westfall, J. E. (2016). Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching (Vol. 15). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/eit2015/index.php

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Harwood, E. (2016). A Strategy for Active Engagement in the Classroom In W. Altman, L. Stein, & J. E. Westfall (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching (Vol. 15, pp.  1-4). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/eit2014/index.php

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