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."
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
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."
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.
- a new Wiki that is collecting resources for the teaching of educational
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.
Psychology Resources - also Wiki-based
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.