The Use of Magazine Spreads as a Tool in Neuroscience Pedagogy

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Patrick L. Smith, Jordan R. Howard, Matthew DíAlessandro

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Innovative pedagogical strategies that integrate both the social and natural sciences within undergraduate psychology curricula are much needed. Our study used magazine formats to facilitate a more creative method of delivering of integrative-based neuroscience content (which is representative of the aforementioned concern). Short- and long-term memory tests and an attitudinal survey on pedagogical engagement were conducted after materials were delivered. Results showed that more relevant magazine content yielded greater retention of content, which suggest the magazine spreads may be effective to disseminate neuroscience content in undergraduates.

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