Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Poster

How Can Wii Help? Video Gaming Increases Course Knowledge and Engagement

Teaching Institute Poster Session - Board: TI- 039
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sheraton Ballroom V

Jessica A. Stansbury Miller
Towson University

Geoffrey D. Munro
Towson University

The effectiveness of video gaming to supplement instruction of descriptive statistics and factorial designs in a research methods course was evaluated. Students designed studies involving their scores from two Wii video games. Students’ actual knowledge increased significantly, and they reported high levels of engagement with the material.

 
Subject Area: Teaching Institute
Keywords: Education

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