ERIC Number: ED528063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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Favorite Activities for the Teaching of Psychology
Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr., Ed.
The most popular activities from APA's successful "Activities Handbooks for the Teaching of Psychology" are gathered together and updated in this book of teachers' favorites. The lesson plans, which encourage active learning and involve the whole class, have stood the test of time and proven themselves to be entertaining, effective, and easy to plan. Contributed by psychology teachers nationwide, the activities are most appropriate for courses at the college undergraduate or high school level, yet many are also applicable to more advanced classes. Both beginner and experienced teachers will appreciate the wide variety of teaching techniques described, including demonstrations, experiments, discussions, and simulations. Each lesson plan is presented in an easy cookbook format that lists materials needed, timeframe, instructions, and discussion items. The activities are grouped by topic and cover history, statistics, and research methods; the brain and sensory processes; perception; states of consciousness; learning and memory; thinking, problem-solving, and language; motivation and emotion; developmental psychology; personality; psychological disorders and treatments; social psychology; and race, gender, and multiculturalism. Busy teachers will find themselves turning to this book over and over again for inspiration.
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Statistics, Sampling, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Research Methodology, Research Design, Correlation, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Brain, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Neurological Organization, Human Body, Perception, Olfactory Perception, Visual Perception, Eye Movements, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Sleep, Metacognition, Addictive Behavior, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, Concept Formation, Memory, Cognitive Processes, Recall (Psychology), Semantics, Long Term Memory, Problem Solving, Language Processing, Aggression, Sexual Orientation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Anxiety, Developmental Psychology, Genetics, Animals, Motor Development, Verbal Development, Parents, Adolescents, Attitudes, Older Adults, Personality, Personality Measures, Etiology, Behavior, Behavior Change, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, Interpersonal Relationship, Attitude Change, Television Commercials, Value Judgment, Groups, Attribution Theory, Homeless People, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Gender Bias, Toys, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Childrens Literature, Interviews, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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