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An Intentional Approach to Teaching Evolution: Making Students Aware of the Factors Influencing Learning of Microevolution and Macroevolution

Sherry A. Southerland and Louis S. Nadelson

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Evolution education has been hampered by two conditions. The first is the perception that there is no need to understand anything beyond the short-term processes of evolution (microevolution) to be a ... More


Cognitive Constraints on the Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution

Andrew Shtulman and Prassede Calabi

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Evolution by natural selection is a theory that has revolutionized the biological sciences yet has remained largely misunderstood by the public. We present an analysis of how evolution understanding ... More


Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Karl S. Rosengren, Sarah K. Brem, E. Margaret Evans, and Gale M. Sinatra (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book presents new ideas for why the acceptance and understanding of evolution and related concepts is so difficult for both children and adults. Drawing from diverse fields, the contributors ... More


Evolution USA

Adam Laats

in Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In spite of common stereotypes, American creationists do not dislike science. Even radical young-earth creationists have never dismissed the value of science. To be sure, radical creationists often ... More


Darwinian-Inspired Curricula: The EvoS Revolution in Higher Education

Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Andrew C. Gallup, Hadassah Mativetsky, and Richard H. Holler

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Since the advent of the first interdisciplinary Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) programs at Binghamton University and the State University of New York at New Paltz, students across disciplines have been ... More


Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Hadassah Head, and Andrew Gallup (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book integrates the vast literature in the interdisciplinary field of Evolutionary Studies (EvoS), providing clear examples of how evolutionary concepts relate to all facets of life. It provides ... More


Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Adam Laats

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Who are America’s creationists? What do they want? Why do they think dinosaurs were on Noah’s ark? Creationism USA reveals that misconceptions about creationism have led Americans into a full century ... More


Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education: Interdisciplinarity and Student Success Embodied

Glenn Geher, Rosemarie Sokol-Chang, Jennifer Waldo, David Sloan Wilson, and Hadassah Mativetsky

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The field of Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) stands at a significant junction. On one hand, the field has demonstrated the ability to serve as a model for a truly interdisciplinary approach to higher ... More


The Evolution of Radical Creationism

Adam Laats

in Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most eye-catching form of American creationism is the one that builds huge replicas of Noah’s ark and insists that humans and dinosaurs must have shared the planet at one time. This chapter ... More


Introduction: We Don’t Disagree about Evolution

Adam Laats

in Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The notion that Americans do not disagree about evolution can seem difficult to digest. This introduction previews the many ways that Americans fight about creationism yet share a fundamental desire ... More


Conclusion: Trust Falls

Adam Laats

in Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Americans do not have a fundamental disagreement about evolutionary science. Not the science itself, that is, and not in ways that matter to public policy. The thing that distinguishes radical ... More


Building an Evolutionary Studies Program at a Small Liberal Arts College

Susan M. Hughes

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Since the very nature of an Evolutionary Studies program is interdisciplinary, it stands to reason that building such a program at any institution would entail the involvement of several disciplines ... More


The Evolutionary Studies Program: Perspectives from the Flies on the Wall

Nicole Wedberg, Kian Betancourt, Richard H. Holler, and Vania Rolón

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Seminar Series at New Paltz is accompanied by an exciting, interdisciplinary class (Evolutionary Studies 301 [Evolutionary Studies Seminar or Evolutionary Studies ... More


Extraordinary Claims, Extraordinary Proof

Thomas G. Nolen

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In 1859, Darwin proposed an extraordinary claim that natural selection could explain both the origin of species and why organisms were so well adapted to their environments. In the past 160 years, ... More


Controversies Surrounding Evolutionary Psychology

Glenn Geher and Vania Rolón

in Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The field of evolution and human behavior is a powerful area of inquiry, shedding new light on such facets of human behavior as infant attachment patterns, visual perception, the human emotion ... More


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