Browsing Psychology Department by Author "Brinthaupt, Thomas M."
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ItemThe relationship of academic cramming to flow experience(Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Psychology, 2001) Brinthaupt, Thomas M. ; Chin, Chul M.Research has neglected to examine the experiential aspects of academic cramming. In the present study, we assessed the relationship between cramming and Csikszentmihalyi's (1990, 1997) flow state. We expected that experiencing such a state would be more likely for students who typically cram than for non-crammers. One hundred sixty-one undergraduates participated in the study. Following a simulation of a cramming session, they completed a measure of flow experienced during the task. Results indicated that students who normally cram performed better on the test and reported higher flow scores than the non-crammers. Implications for research on flow and study habits are presented.
ItemWhat the best online teachers should do(Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Psychology, 2011-12) Brinthaupt, Thomas M. ; Fisher, Lawanna S. ; Gardner, Justin G. ; Raffo, Deana M. ; Woodward, Jennifer B.As a core project, a university eLearning Pedagogy Faculty Learning Community (FLC) chose to apply recommendations for the “art” of good teaching to the online realm. There is relatively little discussion of this issue in the literature. In this paper, we use Bain‟s (2004) book What the Best College Teachers Do to discuss some of the major ways that the practices of effective teaching in general can be applied to online teaching in particular. Specifically, we explore methods of fostering student engagement, stimulating intellectual development, and building rapport with students when teaching online. This analysis provides a much-needed “art of teaching” set of recommendations that complements the “science of teaching” best practices approach to online pedagogy.