Service Learning in Psychology (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2015-11-30
Förlag
American Psychological Association
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
241 x 165 x 19 mm
Vikt
498 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781433820793
Service Learning in Psychology (inbunden)

Service Learning in Psychology

Enhancing Undergraduate Education for the Public Good

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Service learning is a powerful educational tool that allows undergraduate psychology students - both majors and nonmajors - to improve their scholarly, personal, and professional outcomes through civic engagement. Students hone knowledge and skills from the classroom by applying them to volunteer work in collaboration with community organizations and residents. Activities might include tutoring children, developing informational brochures, or conducting research in support of social change initiatives. This book reviews the theory, research, and practice behind service learning, establishing it as an effective pedagogy that can help psychology departments meet each of the five key learning goals - as well as many learning indicators - outlined in APA's Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major: Knowledge Base in Psychology Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World Communication Professional Development Chapters provide clear guidelines for designing service learning courses and integrating them into the undergraduate psychology curriculum. Specific implementation strategies - including sample project designs and classroom assignments - are applied to introductory, major, and capstone courses in a wide variety of popular subjects. The authors also examine departmental issues such as faculty development, assessment, and scholarship, providing useful blueprints for department-wide civic engagement.
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Robert G. Bringle, PhD, received his doctorate in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the Kulynych/Cline Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University; Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies, and Senior Scholar, Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA (IUPUI). From 1994 to 2012, he served as executive director of the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning. He has published With Service in Mind: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Psychology (with D. Duffy), The Measure of Service Learning (with M. Phillips & M. Hudson), International Service Learning (with J. Hatcher & S. Jones), and Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment. Vol. 2A: Students and Faculty, and Vol. 2B: Communities, Institutions, and Partnerships(with P. Clayton & J. Hatcher). Dr. Bringle received the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning, the IUPUI Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Legacy of Service Award from Indiana Campus Compact. In 2004, he was recognized at the International Service-Learning Research Conference for his outstanding contributions to the service learning research field. The University of the Free State, South Africa, awarded him an honorary doctorate for his scholarly work on civic engagement and service learning. Roger N. Reeb, PhD, received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He is a professor of psychology and Roesch Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences at University of Dayton, USA. At this institution, he served as Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology (2006-2014), received awards (Alumni Award in Teaching, 2012; Outstanding Faculty Service-Learning Award, 1997; Service-Learning Faculty Research Award, 1998), and was nominated for the national Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning (1998). From APA, he received the Dissertation Award (1991) and the Springer Award for Excellence in Research in Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22; 1994). Dr. Reeb's research focuses on homelessness, psychopathology, and service learning outcomes for students and community. With approximately 30 publications and 80 conference presentations, he published Community Action Research: Benefits to Community Members and Service Providers(2006), edited a service learning research section for American Journal of Community Psychology (2010), and developed the Community Service Self-Efficacy Scale. He serves on numerous editorial boards (e.g., Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning). As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Reeb serves on the Homeless Solutions Board and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Board (Montgomery County, Ohio, USA). Margaret A. Brown, PhD, received her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Washington, USA. She is a professor of psychology at Seattle Pacific University, USA. She is an experienced service learning practitioner and has won multiple awards for excellence in teaching, including the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Washington, USA and the endowed Patricia M. Bentz Teacher of the Year Award from Seattle Pacific University, USA. She was recently nominated by her institution for the CASE/Carnegie Foundation's U.S. Professor of the Year Award. In addition, she is the recipient of a National Science Foundation fellowship. Dr. Brown's research interests are self-psychology and the intersection of prosocial behavior and intergroup relations. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and has coauthored a text on self-psychology. Dr. Brown has conducted rigorous theory-based, experimental research on service learning. Her examinations of service learning as a form of counternormative helping behavior have revealed its impact on social justice attitudes. This line of research has also iden