Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 23–31 | Cite as

Mental aerobics: The half-sheet response

  • Richard L. WeaverII
  • Howard W. Cotrell


Mental aerobics is the process of stimulating the mind through wellplanned, specific, and direct exercise routines. The half-sheet response, one type of mental aerobics, has many uses. Also, it encourages inclusion, expression, understanding, thinking, feedback, insight, and comparison. It serves as a form of entertainment, a way to test, and a means for taking attendance. Weaknesses include the possibility that it will be viewed as a gimmick, used just for attendance, or used without feedback. With enough time to write, avoidance of overuse, and substantial planning, it can stimulate and motivate students, and it can form an important bond between instructor and students.


Social Psychology Cross Cultural Psychology Substantial Planning Exercise Routine Important Bond 
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© Human Sciences Press 1985

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  • Richard L. WeaverII
  • Howard W. Cotrell

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