- Uses concise and targeted chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, to explore a myriad of challenges in the teaching of psychology.
- Employs a prescriptive approach to offer strategies and solutions to frequently occurring dilemmas.
- 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).