Teaching Social Psychology

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Teaching Social Psychology

9781035327126 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Catherine A. Sanderson, Poler Family Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Amherst College and Rebecca R. Totton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Oberlin College, US
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03532 712 6 Extent: c 240 pp
This thought-provoking book consolidates insights, theories and practical recommendations for best practice when teaching social psychology. Bringing together a wealth of experts in the field, editors Catherine A. Sanderson and Rebecca R. Totton encourage educators to emphasize the direct connection between social psychology course material and everyday life.

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This thought-provoking book consolidates insights, theories and practical recommendations for best practice when teaching social psychology. Bringing together a wealth of experts in the field, editors Catherine A. Sanderson and Rebecca R. Totton encourage educators to emphasize the direct connection between social psychology course material and everyday life.

Teaching Social Psychology begins by exploring different teaching philosophies including both team-based learning and PERMA theory, providing instructors with a range of strategies to engage students. Contributing authors then propose practical solutions when integrating diverse perspectives in their teaching, prompting educators to consider the accessibility, inclusivity, and equity of their classroom. The book concludes by presenting assessment and assignment options that focus on exceptional pedagogy. Chapters are designed to be used either in isolation or conjunction, allowing teachers a flexibility and adaptability of approach.

Providing theoretical and practical guidance at all levels, this incisive and accessible book is a key resource for instructors of social psychology. Its recommendations for best pedagogical practice are also beneficial to students, academics and researchers in the field.
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‘Too often “effective teaching” prescriptions are lofty and abstract goals. Whereas many instructors know what they should do (and yes, many do not), the how is unclear. Finally, a resource to not just inspire the operationalization of inclusive teaching and robust assessment but explicit ways to do it. This book, perfect for social psychology classes but applicable to many others, strikes the perfect balance providing both pedagogical aspiration and pragmatic course design components.’
– Regan A. R. Gurung, Oregon State University, US

‘This timely and critically important book brings together some of the finest, award-winning teachers of social psychology in the field. If you are a professor who wants to promote greater belongingness, connections, and effective pedagogy in social psychology classes, this is the book for you.’
– Mikki Hebl, Rice University, US
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Contents:

Introduction to Teaching Social Psychology
Catherine A. Sanderson and Rebecca Totton

PART 1 APPROACHES TO TEACHING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

1 On the Humanity of Teaching Social Psychology: Representation, Perspective, and Compassion
Samuel R. Sommers

2 PERMA Model in the Classroom: Teaching Social Psychology through a Positive Lens
Smaranda I. Lawrie and Saaid A. Mendoza

3 Applying Team-based Learning to Social Psychology
Yuliana Zaikman and Laura Madson

4 What Have We Learned from the Replication Crisis? Integrating Open Research into Social Psychology Teaching
Charlotte R. Pennington and Madeleine Pownall

PART 2 TEACHING WITH A LENS FOR INCLUSIVITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

5 Inclusive Teaching Practices and Other Strategies to Promote Equity and Belonging
Kevin R. Kennedy and Markus Brauer

6 Using Critical Theories to Teach Social Psychology
Judith Zatkin, Kat Klement, and Thomas Dirth

7 Using the Culture Cycle to Teach Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination 
Erin Cooley, Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi, and Rachel Dinero

8 Implementing Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy in the Social Psychology Classroom
Kala J. Melchiori and Robyn K. Mallett

9 Teaching Anti-Ableism: A Practical Guide to Creating Friendly and Flexible Courses Without Compromising Rigor
Lisa G. Aspinwall and Carolyn M. Shivers

10 Practical Suggestions for the Inclusion of Social Class in Social Psychology
Ryan M. Pickering

11 Teaching Intersectionality in Social Psychology: Understanding the Complexities of Identity
Guadalupe D.S. Gonzalez and Rosita Scerbo

PART 3 ASSESSMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

12 Implementing a Social Justice-Focused Project to Build Research Skills
Ashley A. Hansen-Brown

13 Applying Social Psychology to The Self and Beyond
Ariana Orvell

14 The Potential of Praxis Projects in the Social Psychology Classroom: Community Building, Inclusivity, and Action
Janelle M. Silva

15 Building and Sharing Self Knowledge
Stephanie D. Freis

16 When Work Feels Like Play: Co-creating Social Psychology Course Materials with Students
Salena M. Brody and Ashlyn H. Day

17  Making Personal Connections with Social Psychology
Traci A. Giuliano

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