Turning graduate psychology courses inside-out


This brief report summarizes the basic principles and common applications of the flipped classroom, highlighting its use in the teaching of psychology. Evidence regarding the effectiveness of the inverted teaching model is reviewed and an argument for its use within graduate-level psychology courses is provided. Two examples of graduate-level psychology courses (i.e., cognitive abilities and objective personality assessment) that incorporate elements of the flipped classroom are presented, along with suggestions for other applied courses. Finally, the authors discuss potential benefits and barriers for redesigning a traditionally formatted class to adhere to an inverted format.

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Training and Education in Professional Psychology