Controversy in the psychology classroom : using hot topics to foster critical thinking

TitleControversy in the psychology classroom : using hot topics to foster critical thinking
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDunn, D, Gurung, Regan, AR, Naufel, KZ, Wilson, JH
Paginationxix, 272 p.
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Place PublishedWashington, DC
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number143381238X
Accession Number7091050
Call NumberSocial Sciences, Health, and Education BF77 .C63 2013
KeywordsInstructional , Instructional Methods , Political and Social Conflict , professional , PROFESSIONAL ethics , PSYCHOLOGY , research
AbstractOne of the hallmarks of a quality liberal arts education is providing undergraduates the opportunity to wrestle with controversial issues. Yet many teachers feel ill-equipped when it comes to broaching disagreeable topics, managing the resulting heated debates, or helping students to separate their personal feelings from scientific evidence. This book provides frameworks for teaching controversial topics and skills for handling disruptions, so teachers can help students evaluate evidence and develop testable questions.
Notes2012022188edited by Dana S. Dunn ... [et al.].ill. ; 26 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.I. Guiding frameworks for teaching about controversial issues. Frames of reference : social psychological perspectives for teaching about controversial issues / Dana S. Dunn, Regan A. R. Gurung, and Karen Z. Naufel ; Preventing and handling classroom disruptions / Kristin M. Vespia and Tonya E. Filz ; Treating students asearly-career professionals : the ethics of teaching / Maureen A. McCarthy and R. Eric Landrum -- II. Helping students arrive at an empirically based conclusion. Seven tools for teaching evolutionary psychology / David M. Buss ; Hitting close to home : teaching about spanking / Elizabeth T. Gershoff ; Sexual orientation, marriage, and students of faith / David G. Myers ; Addressing the role of animal research in psychology / Suzanne C. Baker and Sherry L. Serdikoff -- III. Opening consideration of multiple views. Overcoming discomfort when teaching about evil and immorality / Karen Z. Naufel ; Anticipating and working with controversy in diversity and social justice topics / Cheryl B. Warner, Rosemary E. Phelps, Delishia M. Pittman, and Carla S. Moore ; Gender matters : engaging students in controversial issues / Elizabeth Yost Hammer and Eugenia M. Valentine ; Teaching about race and ethnicity / Mary E. Kite ; Spirituality and religion : how contexts, developmental processes, and personal experiences influence behavior / Dean D. VonDras ; Disabilty as diversity rather than (in)difference : undestanding others' experiences through one's own / Dana S. Dunn, David J. Fisher, and Brittany M. Beard ; Health psychology and policy : when politics infiltrate science / Regan A. R. Gurung and Daniel Bruns -- IV. Concluding thoughts and going forward. Using controversies to teach scientific thinking in psychology : topics and issues / Jeffrey D. Holmes.
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