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48 reviewed resources for psychology research methods

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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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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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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rome wasn't built in a day, but researchers can be with proper scaffolding. This writing unit has scholars write a research paper through scaffolding of various parts of the process. Learners begin with identifying a topic and crafting a...
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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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A Tasty Sample(r): Teaching about Sampling Using M&M’s

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a sweet activity! As part of a study of psychological research methods and statistic gathering, individuals develop a hypothesis about the number of each color of M&Ms in a fun-size package. They then count the number of each...
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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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Research Methods in Psychology

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Sparknotes provides this 10-question quiz on research methods in psychology. It includes questions on validity, single-blind and double-blind experiments, bias, and more. Test-takers submit their answers electronically for immediate...
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2004 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Time influences mental health and behavior, but how? Learners explore the topic with authentic College Board materials. Using another scenario, scholars consider the various research methods used to explore the connection between stress...
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Psychology

For Students 9th - 12th
Psychology, the scientific study of the human mind and behavior, is a popular major for many college students. An informative handout outlines common assignments in psychology courses. Scholars see how to design a research proposal,...
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Do Cookies/Donuts Improve Memory? Errors in Methodology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If the methodology is skewed, the results will be skewed. That's the takeaway from an exercise designed to get class members thinking about research methods and statistics gathering. Instructors manipulate the testing environment to...
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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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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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Those Baffling Bibliographies!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are you working on a research and citation unit? Have your young writers listen to a lecture on how to cite research sources correctly and how to distinguish new information that requires citing. They compile a list of works cited from...
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Key Terms Traffic Lights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How much does your class know about psychology? What about empirical evidence? If they could use some time to learn the essentials of psychology, use a quick reference sheet to note what they know before the test, after the unit, and at...
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Beyond Wires and Pigeons - Communications in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Would you trust a pigeon to fly over a battlefield and return with a vital message? Scholars investigate the use of any and all communication methods during World War I. They use a video clip to research the various ways communication...
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PsychGuide

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
If you need a condensed psychology resource with definitions, common career paths, and research methods, use an app created by a psychology professor for prospective students in the field. The app is a good way to sum up main concepts in...
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Investigating the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned...
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Why Do People Join Cults?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's easy to dismiss cult members as being brainwashed by a charismatic leader, but the process of being recruited into a cult is much more complicated than that. Learn more about the ways cults use an extreme ideology and sophisticated...
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The Most Dangerous Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Psycho, The Blair Witch Project, "The Most Dangerous Game." Even the titles of these tales create goosebumps and it's the setting, both physical and psychological, that instills this sense of dread. After reading Richard Connell's...
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Fast Food in the American Psyche

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Help learners make the connection between fast food, television, and social issues in the United States. They will keep a journal of their own habits, view a quick video, compare their habits in small groups, complete a jigsaw activity,...
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Advertising and Healthy Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze alcohol and tobacco ads and create parodies of them. The eight lessons in this unit include discussions about why teens smoke or drink, the psychology behind the advertising, and writing persuasive letters to agencies,...
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Habits of Mind

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
There is more than one way to approach a problem. Explore the habits of mind as they relate to the methods of approaching learning, and to how young writers can develop success once they learn to foster each skill.
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Literacy Lesson: Guided Reading

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a wonderful lesson designed for students with special needs. This well-thought-out lesson uses Big Books, familiar stories, and has a lot of review learning built into it. The book, The Keeping Quilt is used in the main part of...
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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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