Title

Best Practices - An Introduction to the Psychology Major Course

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Publication Title

High Impact Educational Practices: A Review of Best Practices with Illustrative Examples

Publisher

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

First page number:

30

Last page number:

43

Abstract

One type of high impact practice that can positively affect student success is a first-year experience course. This can be implemented in the psychology curriculum by designing and offering an Introduction to the Psychology Major course. This chapter focuses on four aspects of this course. First, this chapter covers reasons why this course is important. Second, this chapter includes a summary of the positive impacts that this course has on students. Third, there is a discussion of topics and books that can be included in this course. Finally, this chapter has descriptions of a variety of activities that can be helpful for students who take this course.

Keywords

Psychology students; First-year students; Student success; Psychology course

Disciplines

Education | Educational Psychology | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Language

English


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