‘Like’ it or not, Gurung’s Facebook survey featured in APA publication

UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung explains how he uses Facebook to engage with Psychology students on a new level in an article in the March issue of “Monitor,” a monthly publication of the American Psychological Association. Gurung uses the popular social networking site to share articles and other content he doesn’t have time to cover during class. An end-of-semester survey showed students who had joined the class’ Facebook discussion had developed a deeper appreciation for psychology as a science, compared with those who never joined. Even when he controlled his findings for GPA to make sure high performers weren’t the same ones embracing Facebook, Gurung found all levels of students were reaping the benefits. Full article.