“English is my Foray”

Natasha Todorov, Wendy Kaldor*

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In a first year psychology tutorial, students were administered the ACER AL (language) and AQ (quantitative) tests. Afterwards a student was heard to comment, “I'm not very good at Maths, but English is my foray”. Day (1991) recently voiced some pertinent concerns about the teaching of psychology in Australia. Whilst it is clearly desirable to emphasise “observation, data collection and data analysis” (p 108), the communication of findings is a skill which appears to be lacking in many undergraduates. The following selection of classic gems from the pens of would‐be psychologists is not only designed to be amusing, it also highlights the need to encourage effective written communication in the teaching of psychology. 1992 Australian Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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