Using concise and targeted chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, the volume explores a myriad of challenges in the teaching of psychology and employs a prescriptive approach to offer strategies and solutions to frequently occurring dilemmas. This book is a lively and informative volume that covers the gamut of current topics of interest to all current and future teachers of psychology.
Part I: Introduction.
1. What Teachers Need to Know about Teaching and Learning: Stephen F. Davis (Texas Wesleyan University) and William Buskist (Auburn University).
2. The Scholarship of Teaching and Pedagogy: Bernard C. Beins (Ithaca College).
3. Psychology Curricula and the New Liberal Arts: Thomas V. McGovern (Arizona State University West).
4. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology: A Psychology Teacher s Best Friend: G. William Hill IV (Kennesaw State University).
Part III: Preparing for Teaching.
5. Options for Planning a Course and Developing a Syllabus: Anne–Marie Suddreth and Amy T. Galloway (both Appalachian State University).
6. Selecting a Text and Using Publisher–Produced Courseware: Some Suggestions and Warnings: Andrew Christopher (Albion College).
7. The First Day of Class and the Rest of the Semester: Sandra Goss Lucas (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign).
Part III: Techniques of Teaching: Approaches and Strategies.
8. The Classroom Lecture: Stephen H. Hobbs (Augusta State University).
9. Writing in Psychology: Robin K. Morgan (Indiana University Southeast) and Dave L. Morgan (Spalding University).
10. Let the Concert Begin: The Music of Team Teaching: Kenneth D. Keith (University of San Diego).
11. Collaborative Learning: Maximizing Students Potential for Success: Tina Vazin and Phyllis Reile (both Alabama State University).
12. Problem–based Learning: Patricia A. Connor–Greene (Clemson University).
13. Understanding Human Thought: Educating Students as Critical Thinkers: Heidi R. Riggio and Diane F. Halpern (both Claremont–McKenna College).
14. Leading Discussions and Asking Questions: Tracy E. Zinn and Bryan K. Saville (both James Madison University).
15. Building a Repertoire of Effective Classroom Demonstrations: Douglas A. Bernstein (University of South Florida).
16. Lessons Learned Using PowerPoint in the Classroom: Timothy J. Huelsman (Appalachian State University).
17. Using the Internet Effectively: Home Pages and E–mail: Vincent W. Hevern (LeMoyne College).
18. Teaching Students to Use Electronic Databases: Maureen McCarthy (Kennesaw State University and American Psychological Association) and Thomas P. Pusateri (Florida Atlantic University).
Part IV: Techniques of Teaching: Special Considerations.
19. Teaching Large Classes: Katherine Kipp (University of Georgia) and Steffen Pope Wilson (Eastern Kentucky University).
20. Using Teaching Assistants Effectively: Lauren Fruh VanSickle Scharff (Stephen F. Austin State University).
21. Teaching Courses with Laboratories: Dana S. Dunn (Moravian College).
22. Independent Study: A Conceptual Framework: Jeffrey S. Katz, Bradley R. Sturz, Kent D. Bodily, and Michelle Hernandez, (all Auburn University).
23. Service–Learning: Randall E. Osborne and Oren Renick (both Texas State University–San Marcos).
24. Distance Learning: Psychology Online: Mary N. Duell (University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Middlesex Community College).
Part V: Teaching and Mentoring Diverse Students.
25. Teaching and Mentoring Nontraditional Students: Cathy A. Grover (Emporia State University).
26. Teaching and Mentoring Students with Disabilities: David E. Johnson (John Brown University).
27. Teaching and Mentoring Female Students: Elizabeth Yost Hammer (Loyola University–New Orleans).
28. Teaching and Mentoring Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students: Loretta Neal McGregor (Arkansas State University).
29. Using Hope Theory to Teach and Mentor Academically At–Risk Students: C. R. Snyder, Hal S. Shorey, and Kevin L. Rand (all University of Kansas, Lawrence).
30. Multiple Cultural Identities: Will the Real Student Please Stand Up?: Loreto R. Prieto (University of Akron).
Part VI: Teaching Controversial Topics in Psychology.
31. Teaching Psychology When Everyone is an Expert: David J. Pittenger (University of Tennessee–Chattanooga).
32. Psychology of Race and Ethnicity: James E. Freeman (University of Virginia).
33. Evolutionary Psychology: Lewis Barker (Auburn University).
34. Teaching Human Sexuality: Laura L. Finken (Creighton University).
35. Psychology of Gender and Related Courses: Margaret A. Lloyd (Georgia Southern University).
36. Teaching the Psychology of Religion: Teaching for Today s World: Maureen P. Hester (Holy Names University) and Raymond F. Paloutzian (Westmont College).
37. Drugs and Behavior: Scott A. Bailey( Texas Lutheran University).
Part VII: Classroom Management Issues.
38. Ethical Teaching: William Douglas Woody (University of Northern Colorado).
39. Establishing Classroom Etiquette: General Rules of Classroom Conduct: Lisa Damour (John Carroll University).
40. Problematic College Students: Preparing and Reparing: Janie H. Wilson and Amy A. Hackney (both Georgia Southern College).
41. Preventing, Detecting, and Addressing Academic Dishonesty: Gregory J. Cizek (University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill).
Part VIII: Evaluating Student Learning.
42. Test Construction: John A. Juve (University of Missouri–Columbia).
43. Principles of Effective Grading: Peter Giordano (Belmont University).
44. Written and Oral Assignments: Harold L. Miller, Jr. and Casey L. Lance (both Brigham Young University).
45. Group Work: Patti Price (Wingate University).
46. Writing Letters of Recommendation: R. Eric Landrum (Boise State University).
Part IX: Assessment of Teaching.
47. Using Student Evaluations to Improve Teaching: Victor A. Benassi and Lee F. Seidel (both University of New Hampshire).
48. In–Class Learning Assessment Strategies: Regan A. R. Gurung (University of Wisconsin, Green Bay).
49. Lesser Discussed Aspects of Peer Review: Context, Out–of–Classroom Work, and Communication: Baron Perlman and Lee I. McCann (both University of Wisconsin Oshkosh).
50. Improving Teaching Through Video Feedback and Consultation: Steven Prentice–Dunn, Kristen L. Payne, and Judy M. Ledbetter (all University of Alabama).
51. Creating Teaching Portfolios: Erin B. Rasmussen (Idaho State University).
Part X: Teaching Within the Larger Context of Academic Life.
52. Helping College Students with Personal Problems: Should I Help and How?: Marcia Rossi (Tuskegee University).
53. Inviting Students to Become Research Collaborators: Susan R. Burns (Morningside College).
54. Foster Student Professional Development: R. Eric Landrum (Boise State University).
55. Professional Development Through the Integration of Teaching, Scholarship, and Service: If It is Not Fun, I m Not Doing It: Matthew T. Huss (Creighton University).
56. Mentoring From Your Chair: Building a Valuable Relationship: Linda M. Noble (Kennesaw State University).
57. Navigating the Academic Environment: The Politics of Teaching: Randolph A. Smith (Kennesaw State University).
Bill Buskist and Steve Davis have been active participants and leaders in the Society for Teaching Psychology and their leadership ability is demonstrated by their ability to recruit leading experts in the many areas of psychology teaching to write chapters for this excellent book. Bill McKeachie, University of Michigan
Written and edited by meritorious teachers and researchers, the panoply of incisive chapters in this book cover almost every aspect of teaching. Neophytes and experienced instructors will be better teachers after reading this volume. Charles L. Brewer, Furman University