Connections -- Bridging psychological concepts and social
-- 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
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."
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.