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101 resources with the keyterm Psychology

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How Sugar Affects the Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
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Lesson: Nikhil Chopra: Performing Memory

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Film imitates life; that's what they say. Using performance theory to tie the lesson plan together, learners attempt to understand memory and daily rituals as seen in art, film, and life. They read two chapters from the book, watch the...
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What Happens When You Remove the Hippocampus?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine not being able to remember what day it is or what food you had for breakfast this morning. This nightmare was a reality for Henry Molaison, whose life story is the focus of this video explaining how different parts of the...
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The Hidden Power of Smiling

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Smiling is something we may do every day and can appear benign, yet this common expression has more health benefits and psychological/physical implications than we realize! Using historical quotes, scientific studies, and a vast range of...
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Positive Experiences

For Students 5th - 12th
Ask your learners to reflect and write with this worksheet. This activity asks pupils to write about positive experiences - times when they have displayed positive qualities such as courage, kindness, wisdom, and determination. This...
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Supporting Opinions: Handling the End of a Friendship

For Students 7th - 11th
Four thought-provoking questions encourage readers to develop and support their opinions about strategies to end a friendship after exploring excerpts from a New York Times article. The reading is brief so this could be a lead-in to...
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Friendship

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore human psychology by reading a book in class. In this friendship lesson, 1st graders identify the benefit of friends and strong relationships while reading the book The Rainbow Fish. Students analyze the images from...
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All About Me Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore psychology by writing about themselves. In this personality lesson, students answer a list of questions that help analyze their own traits and history. Students create a personal "All About Me" book which they share with...
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Altered States

For Students 9th - 12th
Episode 10 of a 13-part psychology Crash Course builds on learning from previous videos to explain the workings of altered states of consciousness. Hypnosis, psychoactive drugs, and non-drug induced hallucinations are all explored in a...
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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

For Students 9th - 12th
Sleep, as another form of consciousness, gets the Crash Course treatment in the ninth video in a 13-part, introduction to psychology course. Information about the four stages of sleep, sleep disorders, and dream interpretation theories...
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Consciousness

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Conscious, unconscious, subconscious? Consciousness is the focus of the eighth video in a psychology course, and for his purposes, the narrator defines consciousness as "our awareness of ourselves and our environment." Aspects examined...
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Youth Services Program Manager

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Deryk Clark talks about a typical day as the Program Manager for Safe Place at the Bill Wilson Center. He explains his training prior to obtaining this position, as well as why he loves it!
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The Effect of Math Anxiety on Cardiovascular Homeostasis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using a pulse monitor, learners will measure a resting pulse, take a math test, and then measure the pulse again. They analyze the change in pulse and compare it to performance on the test. This multi-purpose lesson can be used in a...
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Research Methods in Psychology

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
This 5-question psychology review provided by Sparknotes addresses sampling bias, correlative data, statistical significance, and more.
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Social Psychology

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Sparknotes provides Psychology Study Guides and this 5-question review of the material addresses individualist and collectivist culture, obedience, and more.
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Psychological Treatment

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
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.
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Humor Theories: Features vs. Functions vs. Subjects

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Great for a psychology, sociology, or language arts lecture, this presentation focuses on the features, functions, and subjects of humor. Complete with definitions and examples of each category, as well as links to humorous videos and...
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Recognizing and Reducing Stress

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
A simple chart can help your class heighten self-awareness by identifying the ways they experience stress -- physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. They also determine actions they can take to reduce stress in their lives.
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Neurons, Hormones and the Brain

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this psychology worksheet, students complete a 10 multiple choice quiz on neurons, hormones and the brain. They identify its different parts and functions.
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Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Interesting! Have your high schoolers watch this 13-minute clip from the documentay, "Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?" It examines the fear we have as a culture about death and whether or not the media increases those fears. The focus...
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Solve a Problem: Build a Boat

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students build a boat that float and hold as many pennies as possible, then discuss the process of building the boat and relate the experience to experiences they encounter in life.
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Countering Negative Thoughts

For Students 8th - 12th
Encourage your class to think positively! In order to counter negative thoughts, it can be useful to think of rational and positive counter statements. This learning exercise asks learners to read a few negative thoughts and practice...
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Depression: Behavioral Activation

For Students 9th - 12th
Self-awareness is an important life skill. Not intended to replace treatment for clinical depression, this sheet offers class members a chance to identify activities they enjoy and responsibilities they have, and a chart to record how...
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Countering Anxiety

For Students 9th - 12th
Strengthen life skills with practice reframing anxious thoughts. First, learners develop rational counter-statements to provided anxiety-producing thoughts. Then they extend the skill to identify and reframe anxiety-producing thoughts of...