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24 reviewed resources for experimental psychology

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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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Experimental Variables Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Dependent variable, independent variable, hypothesis. Sounds like a math lesson, but instead psychology researchers are asked to identify these elements in 10 proposed experiments. Do birds experience visual illusions? Maybe it depends...
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Psychological Research

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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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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How to Train a Brain

For Students 9th - 12th
The influence of Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, and John B. Watson are examined in Lecture 11 in a 13-part Crash Course on psychology. Pavlov's Behaviorism School of psychology, associative learning, conditioning, and reinforcement are all...
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Inside the Minds of Animals

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
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APA Formatting and Style Guide

For Teachers Higher Ed
Display not only the correct style for APA writing, but also the format that a paper would be written in. Plenty of examples are given in this thorough presentation. Makes for a great reference and model.
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The Asch Experiment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people conform to the opinions of others? Class members have a chance to ponder this essential question based on a reading of a summary of Solomon Asch's experiment in which he investigated how individual opinions can be...
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Introductory Statistics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Statistically speaking, the content covers several grades. Featuring all of the statistics typically covered in a college-level Statistics course, the expansive content spans from sixth grade on up to high school. Material comes from a...
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Operational Definitions Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Operational definitions provide researchers with guidelines that indicate how to measure a process, activity, or thing. Psychology students are asked to develop operational definitions for the 15 scenerios presented on this worksheet.
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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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Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain...
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The Human Brain's Capacity for Language

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Incorporate this slide show into your lecture about speech, language, psychology, or physiology. Addressing the structure of the brain as well as handedness and aphasia, the presentation could fit the needs of many different lecturers....
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Stories That Grow on Trees

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students write their own choose-a-plot book. They develop skills in creating plot structure and think through a logical line of story action. They invent characters with striking physical and psychological attributes.
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Becoming Visible

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...
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Your Brain Map: Strategies for Accelerated Learning

For Students 9th - 12th
The brain is a complex organ with many different structures and functions. An interactive diagram allows learners to explore the different structures while pop-ups describe their functions. Secondary interactives show the structures of...
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Tips for Free Response Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Read before answering. Write to the points. Follow the questions within the question. These are just some of the useful tips for free response questions that are included in this handout. Whether for a short answer worksheet,...
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Can You Solve the Pirate Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Yo Ho Ho! Landlubbers, seadogs, and scallywags are sure to treasure a video that presents them with the challenge of the pirate riddle. Heave ho! Hornswagglers beware!
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The Fall of the Ruler

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine their reaction time using a ruler. In this Physics lesson, students calculate the class' means and variances. They plot the graph and analyze if there are outliers.
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Classical Conditioning Experiment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss and define various types of learning and see the effect of classical conditioning in their everyday life. They define classical conditioning and identify its four parts.
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Classical Conditioning Experiment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils define classical conditioning and examine the effects on their everyday life. They participate in a classical conditioning experiment involving tapping a pencil, hopping, and taking their pulses.
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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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Classical Conditioning Experiment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students define classical conditioning and identify its four parts.
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Stories That Grow on Trees

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars create their own plot-choice story after reading and discussing a commercially published plot-choice book.