An annotated collection of more than 5000 links to resources and ideas for the teaching of social psychology and related courses organized by topic

 

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Click on the topic links below to find activities and exercises, class assignments, online videos, examples, and more for the teaching of social psychology and related courses.

 

 

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Other Teaching Psychology Sites

Making Connections -- Bridging psychological concepts and social issues -- Created by Susan Goldstein and colleagues, this site "was designed to provide instructors with psychological research findings and other scholarly information on specific social issues and assist them, both pedagogically and conceptually, in linking those social issues to the psychological constructs and theories discussed in their classes. The website includes (1) summaries of articles addressing social issues from recent peer-reviewed social science journals, (2) suggestions for “making connections” between specific research findings and psychological constructs, (3) supplementary podcasts, film clips, and articles, (4) pedagogy-focused resources on curriculum development, classroom activities, teaching strategies, and service learning, and (5) links to professional and non-profit organizations with information on social issues. The website material is searchable by issue as well as relevant psychological construct and addresses such topics as truancy intervention, cultural socialization in transracial adoption, LGB victimization in the military, smartphone technology in behavioral healthcare, disability and childhood violence exposure, manifest ethnic identification in employment situations, global warming beliefs, anti-bullying programs, and resilience among Afghan women."

Science of Relationships - Ben Le, Gary Lewandowski, Tim Loving, and Marci Gleason have created a new website entitled Science of Relationships. It will keep us up to date on research in the field, answer questions submitted to the site, and provide observations on relationships in pop culture and on references in the media. They will even have a "Fact Checker" section that will verify and debunk claims. As they say, it will be their version of Mythbusters, "but without stuff exploding."

GoCognitive Web Project - "The goal of the GoCognitive web project is the creation of an online center for teaching in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We are providing online demonstrations of cognitive and neurological phenomena as well as video content related to research in neuroscience. Many of the demonstrations are downloadable and the content modifiable so that they can be used in small-scale research projects by students."

Teaching Research and Statistics in Psychology - TeachPsychScience.org is a new site created by Gary Lewandowski, Natalie Ciarocco, and David Strohmetz. "TeachPsychScience.org provides links to online demonstrations, descriptions of class demonstrations, suggestions for class/lab activities, class assignments, lecture materials, and/or student exercises." The site was supported by funding from the APS Teaching Fund, a great place to go to create such resources.

Kelvin Seifert's TeachingEdPsych - a new Wiki that is collecting resources for the teaching of educational psychology

Marianne Miserandino's Personality Pedagogy - an excellent Wiki-based site that presents lots of resources for instructors of personality and related courses -- the Wiki format also allows you to add to the site.

Amy Sweetman's Introductory Psychology Resources - also Wiki-based

Correlation or Causation? - This page contains a large number of science news headlines that link to the actual popular press articles. Unfortunately, many of the headlines confuse correlation and causation. Some activities/assignments are included on the page which describe how you can use this resource in a variety of courses.

 

Other Resources

Jon Mueller's Authentic Assessment Toolbox - a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics and standards for measuring and improving student learning

Assessments of Information Literacy available online

Jon's Recent Book Assessing Critical Skills

We ask students to memorize reams of information that they will rarely if ever use again, but we often fail to teach them the critical skills needed to meet the daily challenges of the 21st century, skills such as information literacy, collaboration, metacognitive reflection, and self-assessment. One reason we have shied away from teaching such skills is that we are unsure how to assess them. Thus, in this text I offer a detailed set of steps and examples, including rubrics, of how to summatively and formatively assess the skills our students need. For K-16 educators.

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