Psychology Teacher Resources

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Fig. 1 by Univ. of California - Psychology

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Nature, nurture, or hot wired? Journey into the brain with University of California researchers as they search for answers to age-old questions about personality, morality, behavior, and, of course, love.
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On Positive Psychology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is positive psychology? Martin Seligman briefly reviews the history of psychology as a discipline, from its initial achievements measuring, discovering causes of, and inventing treatment for psychological disease, to a more modern...
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AP® Psychology Cognition and Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I can remember what happened five years ago, but I can't recall what I did last week! High school psychology students analyze how memory, cognition, and language impact one another. Hands-on activities, memory exercises, and research...
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Top 20 Principles from Psychology for PreK–12 Creative, Talented, and Gifted Students’ Teaching and Learning

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Who knew getting a better grasp on learning and psychology requires understanding only 20 principles? The resource, especially ideal for high school Psychology, discusses 20 important principles that debunk common myths and provide...
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A Career in Psychology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Could you have a future therapist in your high school Psychology classroom? Find out by assigning the class to complete an activity where they discover more information about what a career in psychology looks like. Resources they view...
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2003 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Intelligence testing can be a useful tool—but what are its limits? Scholars explore the question, considering issues such as the role of bias, using authentic College Board materials. Learners also examine the psychological factors...
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2005 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How can diagnostic labels help children? Is hypnosis a useful tool or a fraudulent practice? An examination prompt explores controversies in psychology. A second, structured inquiry unpacks perception—and its various influences.
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How Psychology Benefits Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do people form their opinions about certain social issues? Scholars research current global issues to find out how psychology plays a role in swaying thoughts. Using blogs, writings, and presentations, they uncover why people think...
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2017 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How does psychology affect other parts of people's lives? Scholars consider scenarios such as how stress affects a musician's audition or to what extent is a person's eating behavior connected to neurology. Analyzing such questions from...
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Using Psychological Perspectives to Answer Questions on Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Perspective is everything when it comes to assessing human behavior. Class members examine a series of statements and identify the perspective represented by each to demonstrate their understanding of different psychological perspectives.
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Activities from the Society for the History of Psychology Website

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Society for the History of Psychology provides a list of teaching activities designed to acquaint learners with the various fields of psychology and introduce them to prominent psychologists. Details for several of the activities are...
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Shell Shock - The Psychological Scars of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scholars analyze the mental impact war had on some fighters in the 11th lesson of a 32-part series on World War I. Viewing a short video clip, they investigate the nature of psychological disorders of soldiers who survived the Great War...
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The Psychology Teacher's Resource Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The activities in a comprehensive teacher's resource guide provides budding psychologists with opportunities to design experiments to study behavior, apply their knowledge of research variables, critique online behavior surveys, and much...
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Education and Career Options in Psychology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Psychology class is the perfect time to talk about career options in the field! The resource helps class members research what degree they need to begin different career paths in the field of psychology. Resources include a few websites...
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2014 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A college undergrad has a lackluster first year. Why? A structured prompt from the College Board asks learners to explore various psychological dynamics and how they can affect a young man's freshman experience. A second question asks...
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2012 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Deciding where to go to college is a tough choice, but psychology helps shed some light on how people make up their minds. Learners consider factors such as ethnocentrism and crystallized intelligence using an exam from College Board. A...
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2002 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A child tells a story of her visit to a fire house. How does her cognitive development impact how she remembers what she saw? Scholars explore a case study and a second prompt about psychological reactions using authentic College Board...
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2007 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
It's hard to make friends, and psychology helps explain why. Learners examine a case study where a new member to a club is looking to form friendships. What helps and what can get in the way? A second question asks scholars to examine...
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2008 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Parenting can befuddle new moms and dads, but psychology helps! Learners explain various theories of parenting and child development using a case-study model and materials from College Board. A second practice question asks scholars to...
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The Psychology Behind Irrational Decisions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Heuristics? Prospect Theory? Behavioral Economics? Who would have thought so much research has gone into studying approaches to problem solving and decision making. This short video takes a look at the psychology behind decision making.
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Creating a Psychology News Wiki

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
If you're searching for a way to keep your class informed of current psychology news, this ongoing assignment is both educational and engaging. Class members locate and read a psychology article of interest, write a psychological...
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Shell Shock - The Psychological Scars of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The term shell shock has its origins in World War I. In England alone, there were more than 80,000 cases of soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress after the war. Using the installment of a larger Technology and Warfare in World War...
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AP® Psychology: Teaching Statistics and Research Methodology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Psychologists use statistics? Scholars investigate the research behind the methodology of statistical analysis. Using hands-on practice, case-studies, and scatterplots, they complete various tasks to understand the very roots of high...
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Psychology

For Students 9th - 12th
Psychology, the scientific study of the human mind and behavior, is a popular major for many college students. An informative handout outlines common assignments in psychology courses. Scholars see how to design a research proposal,...