Title

Incorporating Multiculturalism into Undergraduate Psychology Courses: Three Simple Active Learning Exercises

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-20-2009

Publication Title

Teaching of Psychology

Volume

33

Issue

2

First page number:

105

Last page number:

109

Abstract

Many scholars agree that educators must incorporate multiculturalism into the curriculum of all undergraduate psychology students. I designed 3 easy-to-use activities that reinforce why multicultural factors are critical to consider in psychology. Using intelligence testing as a platform, these activities highlight issues of language, cultural loading of test items, and cultural loading of assessment methods. Outcome data from participants in 2 large undergraduate introductory psychology classrooms (N = 301) indicated that students were significantly more knowledgeable about multiculturalism and believed multicultural factors to be more important after completing these activities.

Disciplines

Psychology

Language

English

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