Let the Caged Bird Sing: Using Literature to Teach Developmental Psychology

@article{Boyatzis1992LetTC,
  title={Let the Caged Bird Sing: Using Literature to Teach Developmental Psychology},
  author={Chris J Boyatzis},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={19},
  pages={221 - 222}
}
Reading lists of developmental psychology courses are replete with scientific theory and research. Narrative material from literature can supplement this theory and research by elucidating psychological concepts with real-life examples, while deepening students' appreciation for the complexity and diversity of development. In several courses I have used Maya Angelou's (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which is highly effective at illustrating many child development topics: development of… Expand
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