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Educational Psychology

2010

Butler University

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How Sweet It Is: Candy-Based Demonstrations In Introductory Psychology, Amanda C. Gingerich Jan 2010

How Sweet It Is: Candy-Based Demonstrations In Introductory Psychology, Amanda C. Gingerich

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especially those involving candy (e.g., Cherny, 2008), I created a collection of demonstrations in introductory psychology that involve the use of candy. To test their effectiveness in helping students learn concepts introductory psychology, I asked students to provide feedback about the how enjoyable some of the activities were, how useful they were in illustrating their intended topic, and whether they made the concepts more memorable. Results suggest that the “Twizzlers” exercise was the most memorable (as measured by accuracy to question #1) and that the “Jelly Bellies” exercise was the most enjoyable (as measured by responses to question #6).