Introduction to Psychology Podcasts

It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Neuroscience: Help students love The Bio Chapter!

Does teaching the Bio chapter have your students in Fight or Flight mode? Join us for Episode 4 of the Intro to Psych Podcast Series, Biology of Psychology, for best practices from Greg Feist (San Jose State University) and Manda Williamson (University of Nebraska Lincoln).

1:35 – Goals in teaching Biology & Behavior

5:45 – Covering the chapter…what to skip, what to add

9:25 – Expectations beyond Intro Psych

12:00 – Getting Starts: Questions & Stories

15:25 – Keeping things connected, interesting, and exciting

22:30 – Class Activities: letting students become their own synapse

27:45 – Real brains in the Brain and Behavior chapter?

29:42 – APR Psychology and Lab Activities

31:30 – Parting Thoughts

Greg Feist

Greg Feist

Greg Feist is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology in Personality and Adult Development and Director of the Experimental Graduate Program in Psychology at San Jose State University. Greg is also co-author of the textbook Psychology: Perspectives & Connections (McGraw-Hill).

Manda Williamson

Manda Williamson

Manda Williamson is currently an assistant professor of practice at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She teaches a variety of courses, including the Introduction to Psychology course (both in class and online) as well as the Biological Bases of Behavior course.

Join Laura King, Jason McCoy and Joseph Butler as they explore new ways to engage your students in Research Methods.

2:00 – Goals when teaching Research Methods

10:38 – Helping students become Science Literate

16:45 – Ice breakers to open class

22:30 – Additional Examples

6:00 – ‘Thinking like a Scientist’

14:25 – Spurious Correlations

20:15 – Bringing Research Methods to life

27:15 – Parting Thoughts

Laura King

Laura King
University of Missouri, Columbia

Jason McCoy

Jason McCoy
Cape Fear Community College

Joseph Butler

Joseph Butler
Lone Star College - Univ Park

Resources Referenced in the Podcast

Check out the new edition of Methods in Behavioral Research by Cozby and Bates!

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