Counseling Psychology | Psychology
In Psychology of Religion (PSY/THL355), groups of students worked together to complete a large (24 x 36) Venn-diagram worksheet exploring the conceptual overlap and distinctive features of four theories of prosocial behavior. Each student was assigned a theoretical perspective to represent (as well as in-class time to briefly review the theory) to ensure that all perspectives received accurate and thorough consideration. The small-group activity was followed by a whole-class discussion. Students gained experience in critically evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of various theories by considering each one’s empirical support and ability to explain a variety of real world behaviors.
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Egan, Amanda, "Big Worksheets for Small Groups: Making Small-Group Discussion More Hands-On and Goal-Directed" (2020). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop. 18.