ERIC Number: ED207881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology.
Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr., Ed.; Lowman, Kathleen D., Ed.
Eighty-eight classroom activities for use in introductory psychology courses at the secondary and college levels are described. Only a few of the activities require specialized laboratory equipment. Most do not. The activities are organized by the following areas: methodology, sensory processes and perception, learning and conditioning, memory and cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality, and miscellaneous. For each activity there is a discussion of major concepts, materials needed, teacher instructions, the major emphasis of classroom discussion, and suggested background readings. Several appendices should be useful to instructors. Appendix A provides a quick reminder on basic statistical methods for teachers wanting to include data collection in some activities. Appendix B "A Bibliography on Do It Yourself Laboratory and Classroom Apparatus" will aid those teachers who wish to build simple apparatus for classroom demonstrations and experiments. Appendix C is an annotated bibliography of additional activities and demonstrations for classroom use. The concluding appendix is a selected bibliography of ethical principles and guidelines for the teaching of psychology. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Conditioning, Developmental Psychology, Higher Education, Laboratory Equipment, Learning, Memory, Perception, Personality, Psychology, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Social Psychology, Statistics
American Psychological Association, Inc., 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($11.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.