Educational interventions need evidence too. Commentary: a crisis in comparative psychology: where have all the undergraduates gone?
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Abramson laments that there is a crisis in comparative psychology, measuring success by recruitment to undergraduate courses. By employing such a narrow perspective on how to measure the success of a field, the article offers a narrow viewpoint on the issue and, as such, I am concerned that the solutions it offers may be ineffective. I urge academics to look outwards and work with other groups, such as the students themselves. If we believe our field is ‘in crisis’, isolating ourselves is not a solution.
Dean , L 2015 , ' Educational interventions need evidence too. Commentary: a crisis in comparative psychology: where have all the undergraduates gone? ' Frontiers in Psychology , vol 6 , 1868 . DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01868
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