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ERIC Number: ED207881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 244
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-912704-34-9
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)
American Psychological Association, Inc., 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($11.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.