Insights into Teaching Introductory Psychology
Social Psychology: Podcast 13
In Episode 13 of Insights into Teaching Introductory Psychology, we provide examples you can use in class to help your students better understand the social psychology chapter.
2:00 - The greatest challenges in teaching the Social Psych chapter
5:04 - What do you want students to walk away with from this chapter
10:40 - Where in the semester do you teach Social Psychology
17:30 - expectations on what students will know leaving Intro Psych
22:40 - Starting Lecture in Social Psych
27:40 - Other Examples to help illustrate concepts in Social Psych
40:00 - How has your coverage of Social Psychology evolved over time?
Insights into Teaching Introductory Psychology: Motivation and Emotion
In Episode 12 of Insights into Teaching Introductory Psychology, we discuss practical ways to help your students relate to the material while reaffirming the science behind human behavior.
2:40 – Goals when teaching the Motivation and Emotion Chapter
6:05 – Where in the Intro Psych course do you cover M&E?
8:35 – Cutting content…what do you have to leave out?
10:55 – Strategies for starting lecture in M&E
16:10 – All the feelings: Getting to Emotion
22:25 – Additional examples in M&E to make the content relatable
30:45 – Parting Thoughts
On My Honor: Psi Beta Joins For Episode 11
In this episode of the Insights into Psychology Podcast Series we are joined by 3 members of Psi Beta’s national council and we explore the possibilities that Psi Beta, or any honors society, can bring psychology students on your campus.
2:30 – Psi Beta and its Mission
6:50 – Scholarship, Psi Beta, and its alignment with APA Goals
12:40 – Leadership, Psi Beta, and its alignment with APA Goals
18:50 – Research, Psi Beta, and its alignment with APA Goals
26:50 – Community Service, Psi Beta, and its alignment with APA Goals
41:45 – Parting Thoughts
Kathleen Hughes Stellmach
Resources Referenced in the Podcast
Insights into Teaching Introductory Psychology Biology across the Curriculum
In Episode 10 of the Insights into Teaching Psychology Podcast Series, Laura King (University of Columbia, Missouri) and Jenel Cavazos (University of Oklahoma) discuss practical ways of teaching biology throughout the Intro Psych curriculum.
1:55 – Where do we begin with Biology in Intro Psych?
6:55 – Making Biology more accessible to students
12:00 – Examples outside of the Bio chapter where we can talk about Biology
24:10 – Making it memorable by using Exceptionalities of Biology
32:40 – Being comfortable not being an expert
38:00 – Parting Thoughts
Insights into Teaching Psychology: Replication Crisis Podcast
In Episode 9 we dive into the Replication Crisis and explore its effect on teaching Intro Psych, textbook and research authorship, and much more!
3:45 – Breaking down the replication crisis
12:05 – How science has responded
16:45 – Balancing the value of empirical research with the implications of the replication crisis
27:28 – In Textbooks: How McGraw-Hill authors are addressing the replication crisis
34:20 – In the Classroom: where does the replication crisis fit in an Intro Psych class?
48:30 – The legacy of the replication crisis
Insights into Teaching Psychology: Aha! Moments Podcast
Instructors crave aha! moments. The feeling you get when you can see the imaginary light bulb over their head illuminate as the finally “get it”… It’s addicting, rewarding, and necessary. So are these instances predictable? Controllable? Creatable? Join us for episode 8 of the Insights Intro Teaching Psychology Podcast Series for more on aha! moments.
2:52 –The vastness of Psychology and getting class started on Day 1
6:45 – Aha moments in the brain and behavior chapter
12:30 – Aha moments in the research methods chapter
20:08 – Positive and Negative Punishment and Reinforcement
28:54 – Aha moments in Memory
37:44 – Piaget and Development w/ Aha Moments
48:05 – How do you help students see what Psychology’s do outside of counseling
52:01 – Parting thoughts
Camden CC & Rowan College
McGraw-Hill Resources for Aha! Moments
Insights into Teaching Psychology: Disorders Podcast
In Episode 7, we discuss essential topics and questions to consider when teaching the Disorders chapter.
2:49 – Goals for teaching the Disorders & Treatment chapter
6:05 – Tackling the volume of content across Disorders and Treatment
9:45 – Challenges instructors face teaching this chapter
18:25 – The ‘Myths of Mental Illness’ and where lectures start
24:37 – Adolescence and mental health
27:29 – The mental health side of the development chapter
28:46 – The Extremes of aging: From pushing the envelope to euthanasia
34:58 – Parting thoughts
- 2:31 – Operationalizing Critical Thinking
- 9:45 – What is your ultimate goal for your students with regard to critical thinking?
- 21:45 – Why does being skeptical come across as being mean?
- 28:10 – Balancing ‘the flow’ of class with in class opportunities to teach critical thinking
- 36:15 – Additional in class examples to help build Critical Thinking skills
- 44:30 – Framing the Replication Crisis through the lens of critical thinking
- 56:50 – Parting Thoughts
Resources Referenced in the Podcast
- If anybody wants the link to watch the TEDx talk, here it is: It's only 11 minutes long and motivates and shows students how to think critically. Instructors find is valuable as a conversation starter at the beginning of the term.
- Teaching Tips on Critical Thinking by Jane Halonen on the APS website.
- Paper from the Journal of Media Psychology on Hip Hop music videos and lyrics and their effects on aggression, as mentioned in the Podcast.
- Shredded Wheat controversy.
- Here are some creepy mind reading math games from the UMASS behavioral science research core website:
- Here's another funky mind reading task in which we guess any card a person "chooses" in a deck: people can watch the video to teach themselves how to do this in front of their class to get students to start asking questions and wondering:
- Facial Feedback study from 1988: (Strack & Martin, 1988)
- The answer to the failed replication study: finding out UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES IT REPLICATES: Noah, T., Schul, Y., & Mayo, R. (2018). When both the original study and its failed replication are correct: Feeling observed eliminates the facial-feedback effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(5), 657-664.
- Here's a time magazine article that also might be used as a critical thinking activity: (the issue isn't the act of exercise..and hence this is quite a misleading title...it is what exercisers do AFTER they exercise that affects weight:
Igor Dolgov bio
- Don't assume students are technologically competent, nor be students' tech support
- Don't forget to set meaningful deadlines
- Don't be MIA
- Don't assume that your students will participate during normal working hours
- Don’t lose sight of the big picture
- Know your audience
- Take a student-centered approach to learning objectives
- Start with the design triangle
- Pave the path to learning with practice & targeted feedback
- Be aware of your expert blind spot and question your assumptions
Bob Feldman (UMass Amherst) joins the Podcast to discuss the changes he has seen in the Psychology discipline during his career. We discuss changes in the discipline, teaching, authorship, and perhaps most importantly, the changes in students.
- 1:37: How the discipline has changed over time
- 3:49: How teaching has changed over time
- 5:21: How authorship has changed over time
- 10:50: How students have changed over time
Psi Chi & the pursuit of Psychological Excellence: Podcast 14
Join us for Episode 14 of the Insights into Psychology Podcast Series as we discuss the different opportunities you can create for your students and Psychology program when partnering with Psi Chi.
2:30 – About Psi Chi
4:44 – Supporting the creation and distribution of psychological knowledge
15:15 – The 2017-2018 Presidential Initiative
21:25 – Reasons to consider a Psi Chi/Psi Beta chapter on your campus
26:50 – Additional opportunities available through Psi Chi