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133 reviewed resources for high school psychology

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AP® Psychology Cognition and Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I can remember what happened five years ago, but I can't recall what I did last week! High school psychology students analyze how memory, cognition, and language impact one another. Hands-on activities, memory exercises, and research...
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Top 20 Principles from Psychology for PreK–12 Creative, Talented, and Gifted Students’ Teaching and Learning

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Who knew getting a better grasp on learning and psychology requires understanding only 20 principles? The resource, especially ideal for high school Psychology, discusses 20 important principles that debunk common myths and provide...
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A Career in Psychology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Could you have a future therapist in your high school Psychology classroom? Find out by assigning the class to complete an activity where they discover more information about what a career in psychology looks like. Resources they view...
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How Psychology Benefits Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do people form their opinions about certain social issues? Scholars research current global issues to find out how psychology plays a role in swaying thoughts. Using blogs, writings, and presentations, they uncover why people think...
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Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States leads the world in the percentage of obese adults and children. Why? What can be done about the problem? High school psychology classes adopt a problem-focused approach to investigating childhood obesity and then...
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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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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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Developing Adolescents

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why to young people act the way they do? Scholars investigate the stages of adolescent development incorporating high school psychology techniques. Using research from the American Psychological Association, they uncover the five areas...
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Using Psychological Perspectives to Answer Questions on Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Perspective is everything when it comes to assessing human behavior. Class members examine a series of statements and identify the perspective represented by each to demonstrate their understanding of different psychological perspectives.
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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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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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Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
We've all been infected by earworms at one point or another. But don't worry! These aren't creepy crawly critters that live inside our heads. Follow along with this short video as it explores the interesting psychology behind the...
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2010 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A pep rally may seem like a simple ritual for a high school, but there are a number of psychological factors operating behind the scenes. Learners flesh out these features using a case study from College Board. A second prompt offers...
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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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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 Third Wave

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How far would you go when told to follow orders? High schoolers read about Ron Jones' 1967 Third Wave experiment at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, and use discussion and reading comprehension questions to consider the...
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AP® Psychology: Special Focus - The Brain, the Nervous System, and Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does the brain send signals to the rest of the body? Scholars research and analyze the functions of the brain and the central nervous system in the human body. Using hands-on activities, reflections, and research, they begin to...
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 4: The Psychological Approach

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Readers apply Sigmund Freud's theories of the unconscious mind and the psychological approach to literary criticism to analyze and evaluate the relationship between two characters in A Separate Peace.
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Keep Your Eye On the Prize

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers learn about citizens who were actively involved in the civil rights movement, and the strategies they used to overcome the Jim Crow laws that were so prevalent in the 1960s. They investigate the voting amendments of the US...
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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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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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APA and MLA Formats: Their Main Differences

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
What is the difference between MLA and APA format? This presentation is geared towards a college audience, but it could definitely be useful with an eleventh and twelfth grade audience in high school. Differences are highlighted, but not...
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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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The Stanford Prison Experiment

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Do people readily conform to the social roles they are expected to play? Do these roles shape behavior and attitudes? After reading a brief summary of Philip Zimbardo's simulation that has come to be known as the Stanford Prison...

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