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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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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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Famous Psychologists

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss leading minds and creators of discipline of psychology, and their impact on future generations.
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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 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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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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The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Does the psychology of teams shut down open-minded thinking? According to psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the key to civility and open-minded discussion in our highly polarized society may be understanding our inherent moral roots. Haidt...
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Methods of Psychology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After studying different methods of psychology, use a graphic organizer to fill in the eight different ways psychologists study behavior. The worksheet is organized in a web design, putting the main topic in the middle with eight circles...
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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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8 Intelligences: Are You a Jack of All Trades or a Master of One?

For Students 7th - 12th
There are more ways to be intelligent than just book smart or street smart — eight ways, to be precise. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist who has studied the concept of multiple intelligences at length, discusses the ways a...
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Playing Psychologist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, research one of the following: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Schizophrenia, and any other disorders that...
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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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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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How Morals Influence if You're Liberal or Conservative

For Students 7th - 12th
Are you a liberal or a conservative? UC professor Peter Ditto, an experimental social psychologist who studies human judgement and decision making, shares the results of his research into moral foundation theory and how a person's morals...
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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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