With Service in Mind: Concepts and Models for Service-learning in Psychology

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Robert G. Bringle, Donna Killian Duffy
Stylus Publishing, LLC., Jan 1, 1998 - Psychology - 211 pages
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This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs on service learning and the academic disciplines. The essays in this volume focus on the use of service learning as an approach to teaching and learning in psychology. Following the introduction, "Collaborating with the Community: Psychology and Service-Learning," by Donna K. Duffy and Robert G. Bringle, six essays in Part 1 address, "Theoretical and Empirical Contributions of Psychology to Service-Learning"; they include: "An Overview of Current Psychological Theory and Research on Altruism and Prosocial Behavior" (Martha A. Kitzrow); "Service-Learning and Psychology: Lessons from the Psychology of Volunteers' Motivations" (E. Gil Clary, Mark Snyder, and Arthur Stukas); "Attributions about Misery: A Social Psychological Analysis" (Robert G. Bringle and Pamela M. Velo); "Developmental Psychology and Service-Learning: A Theoretical Framework" (Jay W. Brandenberger); "Service-Learning and the Development of Expert Citizens: Service-Learning and Cognitive Science" (Janet Eyler, Susan Root, and Dwight E. Giles, Jr.); and "The Helping Alliance and Service-Learning" (Jeremy Leeds). Essays in Part 2, "Integration of Service in Psychology Courses," demonstrate how service-learning can effectively be integrated into a variety of psychology courses to enhance the breadth and depth of student learning; they include: "Professor McKenna Teaches Introductory Psychology" (Donna K. Duffy and Robert G. Bringle); "Strategies for Service-Learning: Internalization and Empowerment" (Carol M. Werner); "Service-Learning: From Process to Impact" (Randall E. Osborne, Kenneth Weadick, and James Penticuff); "Human Relations: A Service-Learning Approach" (David B. Johnson); "Bringing Undergraduate Service-Learning into a High-Risk, Urban Environment" (Maurice J. Elias and Gregg Gambone); "Service-Learning through Action-Research Partnerships" (Georgia Nigro and Stanton Wortham); "Service-Learning and Cross-Cultural Psychology" (Iva GreyWolf); "Reflections on an Established Service-Learning Program: The Developmental Disabilities Immersion Program at UCLA" (Arvan L. Fluharty and Parvin Kassaie); and "Applying Service-Learning to the Problem of Prejudice: A Psychology and Theater Course" (Stevenson W. Carlebach and Jefferson A. Singer). Appended is an annotated bibliography and a list of electronic resources. (All papers include references.) (SM)
  

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Contents

Psychology and ServiceLearning
1
An Overview of Current Psychological Theory and Research on Altruism and Prosocial Behavior
19
Lessons From the Psychology of Volunteers Motivations
35
A Social Psychological Analysis
51
A Theoretical Framework
68
ServiceLearning and Cognitive Science
85
The Helping Alliance and ServiceLearning
101
Professor McKenna Teaches Introductory Psychology
111
A ServiceLearning Approach
142
Bringing Undergraduate ServiceLearning Into a HighRisk Urban Environment
151
ServiceLearning Through ActionResearch Partnerships
161
ServiceLearning and CrossCultural Psychology
171
The Developmental Disabilities Immersion Program at UCLA
178
A Psychology and Theater Course
190
Appendix Annotated Bibliography of ServiceLearning and Psychology
201
Appendix Electronic Resources for ServiceLearning
205

Internalization and Empowerment
119
From Process to Impact
128
Appendix Contributors to This Volume
207
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Robert G. Bringle is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Kulynych/Cline Visiting Distinguished Professor, Appalachian State University. He was formerly Director of the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, and Chancellor's Professor of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. For his numerous publications, accomplishments, and scholarship on service learning, Dr. Bringle was awarded the Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning and he was recognized at the International Service-Learning Research Conference for his outstanding contributions.

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