From two psychology professors- "Here are five techniques we use in our ethics courses to help students explore the ethics of psychology—and their own ethics. We'll give you one example of each technique; you can take it from there and apply these to ethics in your personal life and your own profession."
This article examines how different cultures conceptualize death and what happens when a person dies, and how these different conceptions have a noticeable influence on their lifestyles and their psychological reactions to death and grief.
In this lesson, students compare and contrast the world, people and technologies of “1984” with those of today and create a treatment for a modern film, print or stage adaptation that revolves around current technologies.
Love is deeply biological. It pervades every aspect of our lives and has inspired countless works of art. Love also has a profound effect on our mental and physical state. A “broken heart” or a failed relationship can have disastrous effects; bereavement disrupts human physiology and may even precipitate death. Without loving relationships, humans fail to flourish, even if all of their other basic needs are met. As such, love is clearly not “just” an emotion; it is a biological process that is both dynamic and bidirectional in several dimensions. Social interactions between individuals, for example, trigger cognitive and physiological processes that influence emotional and mental states. In turn, these changes influence future social interactions. Similarly, the maintenance of loving relationships requires constant feedback through sensory and cognitive systems; the body seeks love and responds constantly to interactions with loved ones or to the absence of such interactions. The evolutionary principles and ancient hormonal and neural systems that support the beneficial and healing effects of loving relationships are described here.
The human brain is responsible for all behaviors, thoughts, and experiences described in this textbook. This module provides an introductory overview of the brain, including some basic neuroanatomy, and brief descriptions of the neuroscience methods used to study it.
Students will learn about stereotypes associated with Muslims and then stereotypes associated with groups in their own school. Students will learn about Muslims - through an article and video clips - look for stereotypes/monoliths in their own schools and create a school campaign that attempts to fight these stereotypes using announcements and psoters.
In this resource, this article discusses the problems of diagnosing and treating very young children with extreme behavioral and emotional problems. It also addresses society's response to these children and the impact it has on the family units.
Students will examine the various perspectives in psychology by examinig the behaviors of a celebrity of their choice. Students will also conduct a cognitive analysis of their celebrity.
This multi-day unit plan uses the problem of childhood obesity to apply the psychological perspectives. It includes resources and cooperative learning activities for establishing that there is a problem, exploring the problem, looking for possible causes, deciding what content in psychological science is related to the problem, and proposing solutions to the problem.
In this interactive resource students will explore the relationship between genes and various disorders such as autism, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's.
Basic principles of learning are always operating and always influencing human behavior. This module discusses the two most fundamental forms of learning -- classical (Pavlovian) and instrumental (operant) conditioning. Through them, we respectively learn to associate 1) stimuli in the environment, or 2) our own behaviors, with significant events, such as rewards and punishments. The two types of learning have been intensively studied because they have powerful effects on behavior, and because they provide methods that allow scientists to analyze learning processes rigorously. This module describes some of the most important things you need to know about classical and instrumental conditioning, and it illustrates some of the many ways they help us understand normal and disordered behavior in humans. The module concludes by introducing the concept of observational learning, which is a form of learning that is largely distinct from classical and operant conditioning.
Duke Professor and behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.
In this lesson plan, students reveal their preconceptions about depression, then use G2C Online to learn about symptoms of the disorder, genes, and neurotransmitters associated with it, and challenges involved in diagnosis and treatment.
This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.
This book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.
- Material Type:
- Diener Education Fund
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- Cara Laney
- David M. Buss
- David Watson
- Edward Diener
- Elizabeth F. Loftus
- Emily Hooker
- George Loewenstein
- Henry L. Roediger III
- Jeanne Tsai
- Kathleen B. McDermott
- Mark E. Bouton
- Max H. Bazerman
- Richard E. Lucas
- Robert Siegler
- Robert V. Levine
- Ross Thompson
- Sarah Pressman
- Sudeep Bhatia
- Susan T. Fiske
- Yoshihisa Kashima
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This program explores the evolution of cognitive psychology and how we take in information. Cognitive psychology spans a vast range of study, from the parts of the brain used in reading to the computer's impact on the study of how humans think. Cognitive Processess is the tenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series.
Video discusses the basic principles of how we learn; classical, instrumental, and operant conditioning; and the role that stimuli and consequences play in learned behavior and habits.
This video unravels the complex process of how we see. Students will learn about visual illusions and what causes them, the biology of perception, the visual pathway, and how the human brain processes information during perception. Sensation and Perception is the seventh program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series.
This video explores the scientific method, the distinction between fact and theory, and the different ways in which data are collected and applied, both in labs and in real-world settings.
Our thoughts and behaviors are strongly influenced by affective experiences known as drive states. These drive states motivate us to fulfill goals that are beneficial to our survival and reproduction. This module provides an overview of key drive states, including information about their neurobiology and their psychological effects.
This film was selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. It is a famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack from the Soviet Union during the Cold War.