Teaching Resources
Iowa Teachers of Psychology
8 Conference
compiled by Linda L. Walsh (walsh@uni.edu)
University of Northern Iowa
Easy access to these links is available at:
Teaching of Psychology Organizations
TOPSS (Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools)  http://www.apa.org/ed/topss/homepage.html
National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology  http://www.apa.org/ed/natlstandards.html

JOIN PT@CC - Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges  http://www.apa.org/ed/pt@cc_update.html

Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)
  Become a member of STP (Division 2) AND receive Teaching of Psychology

STP Teaching Resources – the most recent additions to this long list:

*A Guide to Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning in the College Classroom: Busting Anxiety, Boosting Ability (2018)

*Interpersonal Helping Skills Instruction in Undergraduate Psychology Internship Courses (2017)

*A Primer on Open Educational Resources (OER) for Psychology Instructors: Background, Resources, and Materials (2017)

*The Employable Skills Self-Efficacy Survey: An Assessment of and Resource for Fostering Skill Development (2017)

*Creating a Successful Career in Art Therapy: Advising Guide for Psychology Faculty and Students (2017)

*Sensation and Perception: Activities to Enhance Learning (2017)

STP's 30 E-books – the most recent additions:

*Promoting Psychological Science: A Compendium of Laboratory Exercises for High School Teachers of Psychology(2018)

*The Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning (2018) http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/useoftech

*How We Teach Now: The GSTA Guide to Student-Centered Teaching (2017) http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/useoftech

STP's Excellence in Teaching Essays (17 annual volumes)

OTRP Teaching of Psychology Idea Exchange (TOPIX)

OTRP Project Syllabus

Other Resources from Professional Organizations
Teaching Resources from APS   Includes the Teaching Tips Column, free HS access to Current Directions

Pre-College and Undergraduate Education Guidelines from APA

Assessment Cyberguide for Learning Goals and Outcomes in the Undergraduate Psychology Majors

Preparing Future Faculty
What psych majors need to know (APA Monitor)

*SIOP Teaching Aids Wiki Includes some active learning & career exploration resources

Other Online Teaching Related Publications
National Teaching and Learning Forum

The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal

Tomorrow's Professor
PSYCH-NEWS from Science Daily

Sue Frantz's Technology for Educators Blog
  Some highlights:
    Spider Scribe Concept Mapping
    Socrative (Turn Student Phones into Clickers)
    Jeopardy Labs (Create Your Own Jeopardy Boards)
    You Can Book Me
    Video Dropper (Download Youtubes to Dropbox)
    JustBeamIt (Transferring Large Files)

Teaching of Psychology Listservs

               A moderated discussion list for high school and college/university teachers of
               psychology designed to be focused list rather than a freewheeling discussion list
               on any topic.
TIPS (Teaching In the Psychological Sciences)

               The focus of TIPS is on the exchange of information regarding teaching in general
               and the teaching of psychology in particular.

TOPSS listserv
Interested in receiving periodic news and updates on TOPSS activities and programs via e-mail?  Subscribe to the TOPSS listserv by sending your request to avalero@apa.org.
Teaching of Psychology Conferences
Iowa Teachers of Psychology (ITOP)

National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) (early Jan. in Florida)

Midwest Institute for Students & Teachers of Psychology (MISTOP) (late Feb/early March in Chicago area)

Other Resources (*indicates new addition this fall)

Teaching High School Psychology Blog
AP Psych Resources from the College Board

AP Psych Terminology Review Quizlet

Psychology Game Resources from the U.K.

Classic Articles in Psychology
Encyclopedia of Psychology Teaching Resources
Merlot Psychology Portal
Russ Dewey's Psych Web

U.K.Psychlotron Resources
International Teaching of Psychology Network

Russ Dewey’s Online Psych Text and Study Guidance
Michael Britt's The Psych Files Resources for Teachers and Students

Michael Britt's Psych Test Prep Audio Study Aids
John Krantz's Psychology Tutorials and Demonstrations

Demonstrations and Tutorials from Athabasca University

Psych Sim Demos
*Psychology "Teaching Take-Out" from UMemphis
Psychology Teaching Resources from Missouri State
A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Abnormal Psychology
Activities for Abnormal Psychology

Exercises for Abnormal Psychology
Jeff Nevid's Presentation on DSM5
Interactive Teaching Activities for Biological Psych
Laura Freburg's Presentation on Teaching Biopsych
Online Brain Anatomy Activity    #2    #3    #4   #5   #6
Teaching Clinical Psychology - Resources
Community Psychology Teaching Resources
Developmental Psychology Teaching Resources
History of Psychology Teaching Resources
An Instructor's Guide to Introducing I/O Psychology
SIOP’s Instructor’s Guide for Introducing I/O Psychology
Intro to Psych Teaching Resources
*Top 10 Myths of Popular Psychology
Personality Pedagogy
Personality Pedagogy Wiki*Research Methods/Statistics Teaching Resources
*Positive Psychology Syllabi (UPenn)
Positive Psychology Teaching Resources
High School 7 Day Teaching Unit on Positive Psychology
Jon Mueller's Resources for the Teaching of Social Psychology   Social Psychology Network 
Social Psych Teaching Resources
Social Psych " Action Teaching" LinksStanford Prison Experiment Online Slideshow
Understanding Prejudice.org: Exercises and Demonstrations
Sustainability Psychology Teaching Resources

OTRP’s Development of Sexual Orientation Teaching Resource

OTRP’s How to Give Psychology Away and Become a Local Media Hero

Psychology in Popular Films Resource
Neuroscience for Kids

Genes to Cognitions Resources
The HOPES Brain Tutorial

*Label A Neuron
*Label a Spinal Reflex
*Label Divisions of the Nervous System
*Label Parts of Brainstem
*Label the Lobes
*Label the Limbic System
*Label Primary Sensory and Motor Regions
*12 additional brain labeling activities
*Timed Brain Anatomy Activity
*More Nervous System Activities

Recording Neuron Activity Simulation

NPR Hidden Brain Podcast  https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

Mnemonics for Learning the Parts of the Brain Video
Click the Colour (a Stroop Test like task)

Dual Task (Split Attention) Demos
72 Visual Illusions and Optical Phenomena
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust: Backmasking Hidden Message
ePsych Online Activities
Serendip's "Playground" of Interactive Exercises

Powerpoint Activity Resources
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (search Psychology to see about 35 related case studies)

Correlation or Causation Assignments
Classroom Links for Interactive Psychology (activity-related links for all areas of psychology)
*Parts of the Eye
*6 additional Eye and Ear Labeling Activities
Emotion Perception and Field of Vision Activity (inSept'98 PTN)
Measuring Personal Space Activity (in Winter'02 PTN)
Using Internet Scavenger Hunts to Teach About Women in Psychology (in PTN)

Teaching Concepts of Sustainability in Intro to Psych (in PTN)

A Social Dilemma Activity(in may,'97 PTN)
Learned Helplessness Demo (in PTN)
Signal Detection Activity (in Dec '97 PTN)
Memory Games from the Exploratorium    The Memory Exhibition
Wonderful Surveys and Interactives from BBC     Recognizing Fake Smiles     Perception Challenge
Sensation/Perception Jeopardy                  Learning/Memory Jeopardy   Condition Pavlov's Dog
A PowerPoint "Toolbox" of Educational Games

In-Class Clinical Psychology Exercises
Mouse Party - Substances of Abuse Animation
Perfectionism Test  Hardiness Test    Big 5 Test
   Type A/B Test
Seligman's Authentic Happiness Website
A dozen Health Psych related online assessments
Life Expectancy Calculator   The Longevity Game
Father Guido Sarducci - 5 Minute University Video

Rat Basketball

Radio Segments from NPR for your students to listen to:
Science vs Pseudoscience
Treating Depression in Adolescents  Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Thinking Positive     Mental Illness in Children - Parts 1-4

Cognitive Behavior Therapy's Controversial Founder        Remembering David Reimer         Testosterone Show
H.M.'s Brain and the History of Memory Research
Language Gene
How the Brain Makes New Memories                                                                 Restless Legs Syndrome
The Polygraph: Foolproof Test for catching Liars Still Elusive
How Evolution Gave Us the Human Edge
MRI Lie Detection
Americans Flunk Self-Assessment
Alex the Parrot Passes Away
 Toddlers Outsmart Chimps in Some Tasks, Not All
 Living With OCD
The Placebo Effect
A Look at an Autistic Savant's Brilliant Mind


On This Day in the History of Psychology
Teaching Methods/Subject Area Resources Links

Amy Sweetman's Introductory Psychology Resources

      A Methods Homework  
How to Get Straight A's in College
  Some free text companion and publishers' sites:

Bernstein's Psychology NetLabs

Westen: Psychology, 3 e - Instructor Companion Site

Introductory Psychology Image Bank
Developmental Psychology Image Bank
Abnormal Psychology Image Gallery

This Is How I Teach Blog

Online Videos
If you find segments useful in the teaching of psychology please email me (walsh@uni.edu) the link.
Zimbardo's Discovering Psychology Videos On-Demand           Companion Website

The Brain Videos On Demand

The Mind Videos On Demand

Online Access to Anneberg Videos (Discovering Psychology, The Brain, The Mind , The World of Abnormal Psychology,  Seasons of Life to mention just a few in their catalog)
PBS Secret Life of the Brain Supplemental Website
The Human Spark Series With Alan Alda
NOVA Website on Mirror Neurons

Sapolsky Stress Response Video

Inside the Teenage Brain
Psychology Guest Lecture Videoclips from Cengage (78 clips)
The Psychology Channel (a growing collection of prescreened clips)
Online Videos from the Claremont School of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences
*University of Memphis's Psych "Teaching Take-Out", including topical index to psych-related Youtube videos
Brain Plasticity After Hemispherectomy
Gazzaniga and Split Brain Patient Joe
If you go to the "Other Videos" posted by the poster of the next segment (LupineLooPine), you will find educational segments from Discovering Psychology, The Secret Life of the Brain, The Baby Human, Human Sexes, The Human Body, BBC's Human Instinct, DNA, National Geographic's The Incredible Human, and other educational series.

17 seconds of Rusty the Narcoleptic Dog
Sleep Apnea Public Service Announcement

Expressive Aphasia Case 1
Expressive Aphasia Case 2
*Eyes Are For Sight Song
*Ear Song
If I Only Had a Brain
Pinky and the Brain Brain Anatomy Song
*Brain Parts Song by Aaron Wolff
*Neurotransmitter Song
*Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Song
Oingo Boingo Singing Gray Matter
They Might Be Giants Singing Dinner Bell (Salivating Dogs)
PBS- Cases from Ramachandran's Notebook
Listen to Ramachandran lecture "Phantoms in the Brain"
Listen to Ramachandran lecture "Synapses and the Self
Listen to Ramachandran lecture "Neuroscience-The New Philosophy"
Listen to Ramachandran lecture on synesthesia "Purple Numbers and Sharp Cheese"
Listen to Ramachandran lecture "The Artful Brain

Albert Bandura Talk  About  Use of Social Learning to Remedy World Problems
Open-Mindedness/Critical Thinking

*Psych Sessions: Convos About Teaching N’ Stuff Podcasts

*PsychFiles Podcasts (301 episodes)

Change-Blindness Video Examples

*Open Educational Resources in Psychology video

*Footage of Ivan Pavlov as well as conditioned taste aversion

*Portrayal of Pavlov’s classic research

Student-Made Video How to Train a Blond (principles of learning)
Trial and Error Learning in Cat
John Watson and Little Albert
Operant Conditioning of Pigeon
Clive Wearing Update - Anterograde Amnesia
Statistics Rap
Early ECT Clip
ECT example from the Brain Series
Gerald, a Schizophrenic from the Brain Series
Mania example from the Brain series
Example Of Cognitive-Behavioral (Rational Emotive) Therapy
Example of Behavior Therapy
Example of Person-Centered Therapy
The Asch Experiment Re-creation
Bystander Effect
Smoke Filled Room Study
Seligman's TED Talk on Why Psychology is Good
From the British Psychological Society:
Psychology Careers- Neuropsychology
Psychology Careers - Educational & School Psych
Psychology Careers - Couseling
Psychology Careers - Sport Psychology (plus about 5 other videos on sport and coaching psych)

Links to Private Iowa Colleges and Universities
Links to Iowa Community Colleges

ISU-Psychology      University of Iowa       UNI Dept. of Psychology