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

Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching: 2016

Volume 16

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
© 2017

ISBN: 978-1-941804-44-5  
 

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Table of Contents

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. iv
Russell Crowe is a Better Teacher than You:
Movies Outperform Paper Assignments or Teaching-as-Usual
Russ Phillips, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg ................................................................................... 1
Using Service Learning to Teach Classic Learning Theories
Vicki Sheafer, LeTourneau University............................................................................................................ 5
A Modular Approach to Teaching Professional Development
Natalie J. Ciarocco, Monmouth University.................................................................................................... 9
“Helping You Helps Me”–Targeting APA’s Diversity and Communication Goals through Undergraduate
Teaching Assistantships
Kristel M. Gallagher, Ph.D. Thiel College ....................................................................................................14
Using the Show Lucky Dog to Teach Elements of Operant Conditioning
Debra K. Stein, Ph.D. Widener University....................................................................................................18
#FeedTheDeed: An Action Teaching Project for the Psychology of Prosocial Behavior
Clara Michelle Cheng, Carlow University ....................................................................................................22
Evaluating Alternative Reality Games for Introductory Psychology
J. Mark Cleaveland and Rachel Abril, Vassar College .................................................................................26
The Implementation of Interdisciplinary Courses with Psychology
Dorothy C. Doolittle, Shelia P. Greenlee, Harry Greenlee, & Lisa S. Webb, Christopher Newport
University………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………30
Teaching Cultural Diversify Beyond the Classroom: Intercultural Immersion Project
Fanli Jia, (Seton Hall University) and Qiong Wang (State University of New York, Oneonta) ....................34
Connecting the Introductory Course to the Lives of Peers with Disabilities
Hunter W. Greer and Ashton D. Trice, James Madison University..............................................................39
Using Oral History to Foster Empathy for, and Understanding of, Schizophrenia Sufferers
Lynda L. Crane and Tracy A. McDonough, Mount St. Joseph University.....................................................45
Undergraduate Psychology Students Participating in Professional Conferences
Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D., (Independent Researcher) and Barbara Fritts, Ph. D. (Walpole Behavioral
Healthcare)..................................................................................................................................................50
About the Authors ......................................................................................................................................56
About the Editors........................................................................................................................................60

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