Biber

Teaching Psychological Theory through Video Diaries

Duke Dunkin Biber, University of West Georgia

Abstract

The current generation of college students is often marked by their complete use of and reliance on technology. Students no longer use technology as a supplemental tool but as an integral part of life that impacts their thinking, learning, and behavior. The purpose of this article is to describe video diary techniques that are used in undergraduate psychology courses to promote engagement, learning, and expression. Through emotional disclosure, theory reflection, and real-life application, video diaries provide a method of learning that could be beneficial to the current generation of students. The initial feedback from students supports the importance of such a learning tool to their learning, personal reflection, and workplace applications.

Keywords: technology, psychology, learning, reflection, application


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