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Facebook Activity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine if Sigmund Freud or Charles Darwin had a Facebook page. As part of a study of major historical figures in the field of psychology, class members are assigned a psychologist and design a mock Facebook page that includes such items...
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Activities from the Society for the History of Psychology Website

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Society for the History of Psychology provides a list of teaching activities designed to acquaint learners with the various fields of psychology and introduce them to prominent psychologists. Details for several of the activities are...
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The Happy Secret to Better Work

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This is a video that every individual, whether adolescent or adult, should have the chance to see! Using an incredibly humorous presentation style and fascinating statistics, psychologist Shawn Achor makes a compelling case for positive...
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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social...
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Psychology Goes to Madison Avenue

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of well-known psychologists, class members create a name, a business logo, an advertisement for TV, online, radio, or print, and a pamphlet for the business run by one of the psychologists on a provided list. An...
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The Demise of Guys

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Girls are outperforming boys at all levels from elementary to graduate school. Psychologist Philip Zimardo considers the reasons why boys are struggling today, including the possible effects of excessive Internet use and the idea that...
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Rebel with a Cause: Rebellion in Adolescence

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Psychologist Dr. Carl Pickhardt discusses three stages of adolescent rebellion in a resource that asks readers to consider these patterns of behavior and identity.
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The Milgram Experiment

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How far are people willing to go to obey authority? Shockingly, pretty far. Or that is the conclusion one could draw based on a reading of Saul McLeod's article about the 1963 experiment conducted by Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram....
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Self-Concept

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Who are you? Carl Rogers' theories on the components of self-concept, i.e., self-image, self-esteem, and ideal self, are explicated in this short article by psychologist Saul McLeod.
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The Psychology Teacher's Resource Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The activities in a comprehensive teacher's resource guide provides budding psychologists with opportunities to design experiments to study behavior, apply their knowledge of research variables, critique online behavior surveys, and much...
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Was Bias A Factor? Make an Argument

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The ability to analyze an argument is a skill emphasized by the Common Core standards. Offer your class an opportunity to develop and hone their skills by providing them the testimonies in an Oregon court case. After reading the facts of...
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Why is Yawning Contagious?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can a bodily function be contagious? It is a question scientists and psychologists are still grappling with, but some of the leading hypotheses are presented here in the case of the contagious yawn. Most likely, it is something we...
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What is Addiction?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do our bodies become addicted to some substances? Young psychologists explore the mechanisms of addiction through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. Content includes the cycle of addiction, changes that...
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Sampling or Assignment?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Each discipline has its own vocabulary, terms it uses to identify key concepts and processes. Sample, to psychologists, refers to those people (participants) a researcher is studying, while assignment refers to the treatment conditions...
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Research Ethics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Psychologists designing experiments to research human behavior must consider weighty ethical concerns. Class members act as members of an institutional review board and examine proposals to determine whether included provisions...
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Counting Fidgets: Teaching the Complexity of Naturalistic Observation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do psychologists conduct experiments in controlled laboratory settings? High schoolers gain an understanding of the importance of controls with an activity that involves naturalistic observations with no imposed controls.
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Statistical Significance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Our survey says ...! High school psychology scholars analyze how people create surveys. Three different scenarios help them discover the meaning behind statistical significance. Armed with new knowledge, novice psychologists uncover what...
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AP® Psychology: Teaching Statistics and Research Methodology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Psychologists use statistics? Scholars investigate the research behind the methodology of statistical analysis. Using hands-on practice, case-studies, and scatterplots, they complete various tasks to understand the very roots of high...
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Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Psychologists study human relationships while ecologist study relationships between organisms in the environment. An introduction to ecology and the related vocabulary benefits scholars as they progress through the presentation and...
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2006 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A person wants to buy a car but is having a hard time making a decision. What is getting in the way? Learners turn to psychology to explain what is driving the ambivalence using materials from College Board. A second query asks scholars...
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The River: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Some experiences are worth living again. At least, that is how government researchers feel about Brian's survival experience in the woods. The River is a sequel to Brian's adventures in Hatchet. Scholars read about the troubles Brian and...
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How Psychologists Do Research

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover how psychologists complete their research on different topics. In groups, they describe the elements of an experiment and the importance of sampling during research. They identify ethical issues in their research and...
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The Great Brain Debate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do speech and memory operate within the human brain? Compare and contrast the localistic and distributed models with your young psychologists using this highly engaging and informative video.
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Famous Psychologists

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss leading minds and creators of discipline of psychology, and their impact on future generations.

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