Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology, Second Edition
Volume III: Personality, Abnormal, Clinical-Counseling, and Social
Edited by Mark E. Ware, David E. Johnson
Psychology Press – 2000 – 330 pages
For those who teach students in psychology, education, and the social sciences, the Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology, Second Edition provides practical applications and rich sources of ideas. Revised to include a wealth of new material (56% of the articles are new), these invaluable reference books contain the collective experience of teachers who have successfully dealt with students' difficulty in mastering important concepts about human behavior. Each volume features a table that lists the articles and identifies the primary and secondary courses in which readers can use each demonstration. Additionally, the subject index facilitates retrieval of articles according to topical headings, and the appendix notes the source as it originally appeared in Teaching of Psychology--especially useful for users needing to cite information. The official journal of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association, Teaching of Psychology is a highly respected publication devoted to improving teaching and learning at all educational levels.
Volume III consists of 95 articles about teaching personality, abnormal, clinical-counseling, and social psychology. Divided into four sections (one for each specialty), the book suggests ways to work with case studies, advocate a research perspective, use the arts and literature as teaching tools, and otherwise facilitate understanding of theoretical concepts.
"…the second [edition] has something to offer to all teachers of psychology. It is well organized, with a structure that parallels most introductory psychology texts….This three-volume set of class activities complied by Ware and Johnson remains a potentially valuable resource for the faculty member who desires to be more effective in the classroom. It is arguably the most complete source of its kind available to teachers of psychology."
Contents: Preface. Part I: Personality. Discovering Students' Perspectives. Exploring Theories. Emphasizing Writing. Part II: Abnormal. Teaching With Simulations. Teaching With Case-Studies. Teaching Abnormal Psychology Through the Arts and Literature. Examining Miscellaneous Issues. Part III: Clinical-Counseling. Learning Concepts and Principles. Acquiring Skills--Undergraduate Students. Acquiring Skills--Graduate Students. Treating Fears. Advocating a Research Perspective. Part IV: Social. Focusing on Experimentation. Emphasizing Writing in Social Psychology. Illustrating Concepts in Social Perception and Social Cognition. Demonstrating Bias in Social Perception and Social Cognition. Teaching About Attitudes and Persuasion. Exploring About Aggression. Examining Group Processes. Teaching About Spatial and Nonverbal Behavior. Examining Stereotypes of Gender and Race. Integrating Social Psychology and Personality. Examining Miscellaneous Issues.