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Sparknotes provides this 10-question interactive quiz on psychological disorders. It includes questions on drug addiction, OCD, post-traumatic stress, antisocial behavior, schizophrenia, and more.
This Sparknotes quiz on social psychology includes 10 multiple choice questions that address attraction, persuasion, group polarization, and conformity. Test-takers submit their answers online for immediate feedback.
What is positive psychology? Martin Seligman briefly reviews the history of psychology as a discipline, from its initial achievements measuring, discovering causes of, and inventing treatment for psychological disease, to a more modern approach focusing on positive emotion and practices. Seligman explores his field of study, highlighting the pursuit of meaning and engagement as the most important factors in life satisfaction.
Students explore student psychology by reading an anger management story. In this conflict resolution activity, students discuss the different causes for angry outbursts and define a list of psychological vocabulary terms. Students read a story about a boy who is overwhelmed with emotion and deals with it as best he can.
High schoolers discover the names, differences, and symptoms of various psychological disorders through small groups and entire class games and discussion.
Students learn about psychology.  In this unconscious mind lesson, students examine the life and theories of Sigmund Freud.  Students define psychoanalysis, the conscious mind, the unconscious mind, Freudian slips, the ego, the id, the superego and the Oedipus Complex.
Students investigate why some people choose an avatar different from their own personality. In this psychology lesson, students explore three different virtual worlds to collect information. They analyze results and formulate a conclusion.
An excellent resource for reviewing psychology vocabulary and concepts. Use this straightforward app in your psychology class to quiz learners on terms, theories, and prominent scholars in the field. Though the app is designed for an AP class, it would be helpful for learners of any skill level.
This worksheet includes 5 questions on psychological problems and different types of treatment. It serves as a review of previous material in the Sparknotes Psychology Study Guide.
Working in groups of three, teams select a psychological disorder from the provided list, research the disorder, and then craft a brochure (the kind one would find in a doctor's office), a PowerPoint presentation, and create a fractured fairy tale that illustrates the disorder. 
Sparknotes provides Psychology Study Guides and this 5-question review of the material addresses individualist and collectivist culture, obedience, and more.
Planning a semester or year-long psychology course? Check out this series of videos that could be used as an overview for each unit of study. The second session of a 13-part course examines psychological research and research methods such as operationalizing, naturalistic observation, and sampling bias.
This 5-question psychology review provided by Sparknotes addresses sampling bias, correlative data, statistical significance, and more.
This 18-page document lists the primary topics and concepts related to a variety of psychology subjects, from personality and memory to neuroscience and cognition. For a quick synopsis of subtopics, or perhaps to determine a topic for a research project, consider using this detailed printable. 
  • Split up the handouts and administer them as you approach each new topic
  • Refer learners to this resource as a study guide for a final assessment
In this psychology learning exercise, students complete 5 short answer questions on pscyhological disorders. They identify characteristics of have certain disorders.
This Sparknotes 10-question quiz tests understanding of various psychological treatment approaches. It is interactive and provides instant feedback.
Sparknotes provides this 10-question quiz on research methods in psychology. It includes questions on validity, single-blind and double-blind experiments, bias, and more. Test-takers submit their answers electronically for immediate feedback.
This word search includes over 50 psychology-related terms to locate in the puzzle. While there is little research to support the educational value of word searches, you might want to give this out as a sponge or anticipatory activity.
Who buys romance novels? Older scholars discuss this demographic in a behavioral psychology study which begins with a discussion and data analysis. The data sheet can be found online and offers statistics about who and where this huge industry caters to. Using a viewing guide to take notes scholars watch three clips from the documentary "Guilty Pleasures," which can all be found on the POV website. After discussing these short clips have scholars do some research on theories of motivation. There is an online source provided here. They determine which best describes the case study featured and explain their reasoning. Extension ideas are included.
Debates, games, media portfolios, posters, videos, magazines, and yearbooks are all optional formats for final AP Psychology projects. The specific requirements for each format are detailed in the project packet. A link to suggested topics is provided.

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