Interactive Videos

Interesting series of short videos about biology, physiology, and the nervous system.

brain imagePsychology students: First, click on Physiology at top of page then scroll down to the section on the Nervous System for help in understanding this important subject.

Interactive Physiological Psychology
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Psi Beta

Psi Beta

Their mission is to promote professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

http://psibeta.org/site/

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APA 2009 Survey about Community Colleges and Psychology

“The State of Psychology at Community Colleges, 2009”

http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/undergrad/ptacc/state-of-psychology.pdf

A summary of survey findings of U.S. community college faculty conducted by APA’s Committee for PT@CC from 2007-2008 which includes information about faculty status (full time, adjunct status, other employment), educational level, demographics, work load (courses per term, campus and community service), courses taught, professional activity, teaching “style” (distance education, service-learning, learning communities, technology used), etc.

Slides from “The State of Psychology of Community Colleges, 2009”

http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/undergrad/ptacc/survey-talk-presentation.pdf

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National Psychology Teaching Conferences

Several of these were held in the past, links should take you to updated information . . .

Association for Psychological Science (APS)   ?23rd Annual Convention?May 25-29, 2011?Washington Hilton?Washington, D.C.?Web site: http://psychologicalscience.org/convention/

2011 SRCD Developmental Science Teaching Institute?Montreal, Canada?May 31, 2011?Web site: http://www.srcd.org

15th International Conference on Thinking?June 20-24, 2011?Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland?Web site: http://www.qub.ac.uk/icot2011

3rd Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology?Coast Plaza Hotel?Vancouver, British Columbia, CA?July 29-31, 2011?Web site: http://www.kwantlen.ca/ictp.html

American Psychological Association (APA)?Washington, DC.?August 4-7, 2011?Web site: http://apa.org ?Future APA conference sites and dates:?119th Annual APA Convention: Washington, DC, August 4-7, 2011?120th Annual APA Convention: Orlando, FL, August 2-5, 2012?121st Annual APA Convention: Honolulu, HI, July 31-August 4, 2013

National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NIToP)?34th Annual Conference?January 3-6, 2012?The TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel?St. Petersburg Beach, FL?Web site: http://nitop.org ?Future Dates: This conference is typically held immediately after the New Year’s holiday in St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

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Regional Teaching of Psychology Conferences

Some of these are outdated, but the links should take you to their next year’s conference.

23rd Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology?February 25-26, 2011?Crowne Plaza, Atlanta Perimeter Northwest, GA?Web site: http://www.kennesaw.edu/cetl/conferences/setop/2011.html

14th Annual Mid-South Psychology Conference (MSPC)?February 26, 2011?Christian Brothers University, South Memphis, TN?Web site: http://tinyurl.com/4ekfnq2

18th Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology ?March 4-5, 2011?The College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL?Web site: http://www.cod.edu/psychology/mistop/

25th Annual Farmingdale Conference on the Teaching of Psychology?March 25-26, 2011?DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown, NY?Web site: http://www.farmingdale.edu/psyconf

The Terman Teaching Conference at WPA ?April 27, 2011?Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, CA?Web site: http://westernpsych.org/forms/terman.cfm

The conference is designed for faculty who teach at four-year universities and colleges, community colleges, and high schools. This celebration of teaching provides useful and interesting information directly related to teaching psychology and the opportunity to see award-winning teachers in action. Previous Terman conferences have been rated highly by participants.

The Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (ETOP)?June 24-25, 2011?Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton, VA

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (NECToP)?October 29, 2011?Fairfield University?Fairfield, CT?This conference typically takes place on the Friday before the New England Psychological Association Convention.?Web site: http://www.nepa-info.org/ ?Contact: chakala@wnec.edu

Best Practices: Teaching Introduction to Psychology, Friday & Saturday, October 14-15, 2011, We are seeking innovative proposals that address issues relevant to teaching and learning in Introductory Psychology. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) motivating students in large-section courses, assessment of course goals, teaching to majors and nonmajors, textbook selection, cross-cultural issues, pedagogical innovations, integrating technology, and evidence-based practices in introductory psychology. http://teachpsych.org/conferences/bp/index.php

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Publications regarding the Teaching of Psychology

Teaching of Psychology: Official Journal of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Teaching of Psychology is indispensable as a source book for teaching methods and as a forum for new ideas. Dedicated to improving the learning and teaching process at all educational levels, this journal has established itself as a leading source of information and inspiration for all who teach psychology. Coverage includes empirical research on teaching and learning; studies of teacher or student characteristics; subject matter or content reviews for class use; investigations of student, course, or teacher assessment; professional problems of teachers; essays on teaching; innovative course descriptions and evaluations; curriculum designs; bibliographic material; demonstrations and laboratory projects; and news items. 4 issues per year.

http://www.teachpsych.org/top/index.php

Adjunct Faculty Resource Manual

Provides teaching resources for adjunct faculty, who are more often hired by community colleges to teach. Resources from veteran teachers of psychology on how to best teach an introductory psychology course at a community college.

http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/undergrad/ptacc/adjunct-faculty-manual.pdf

 Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major 

This document outlines 10 goals and suggested learning outcomes that represent reasonable departmental expectations for the undergraduate psychology major across educational contexts.

http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/about/psymajor-guidelines.pdf

Teaching, Learning, and Assessing in a Developmentally Coherent Curriculum 

The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Task Force was charged with bridging the gap between the National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology and the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major to set a standard for the competencies that should be expected of students graduating from colleges and universities as undergraduate psychology majors.

http://www.apa.org/ed/governance/bea/curriculum.pdf

The Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes 

This guide serves as a companion resource for implementing the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology. These resources should aid psychology departments and their faculty to design the most appropriate and effective assessment plans.

http://www.apa.org/ed/governance/bea/assessment-cyberguide-v2.pdf

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Podcasts about Psychology

The Psych Files

Psychologist Michael Britt publishes material with these goals in mind:

Discuss current events in the light of psychological theories.

Share observations of human behavior and tie them to ideas from psychology.

Review recent research in psychology that is of interest to a wide audience.

Interview authors and researchers about their work in the field.

http://www.thepsychfiles.com/

Scientific American 60-second Mind

One minute commentary on the latest Brain and Mind research

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/podcasts.cfm?type=60-second-mind

This Week in the History of Psychology

 A weekly 25 minute podcast written and produced by psychologist Christopher Green. The focus of each episode is an interview with an expert on a featured event that occurred during that particular week in psychology’s past.

http://www.yorku.ca/christo/podcasts/

All in the Mind

All in the Mind, presented by Natasha Mitchell, is Radio National’s weekly foray into all things mental – a program about the mind, brain and behaviour. From dreaming to depression, addiction to artificial intelligence, consciousness to coma, psychoanalysis to psychopathy, free will to forgetting – All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/

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Resources for the Teaching of Psychology

Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL)

OPL provides highly interactive resources for the teaching of psychological science. The peer-reviewed materials include online studies and correlational studies, large data sets, demonstrations, and teaching aids. You are invited to use the site to further learning about psychological phenomena and the scientific process, including research methods, practical applications, and ethics.

http://opl.apa.org/

STP: Office of Teaching Resources

Teaching resources are documents that can pertain to any aspect of teaching. Instructors have generously shared classroom activities, annotated bibliographies, film guides, lab manuals, advising aids, textbook compendiums, and much more. Notations indicate those that developed from Instructional Resource Awards.

http://www.teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/index.php

Project Syllabus

These syllabi have been reviewed by faculty volunteers serving on the Project Syllabus team. We make no claim that any of these syllabi are perfect; they are made available here as quality examples of syllabi that have been used. The “Best Practices” category contains exemplary portions (Calendars, Course objectives, etc.) of various syllabi on this site.

http://www.teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php

Guidelines for Preparing Exemplary Syllabi

The information on this page represent ideas that are valued by the Office of Teaching Resources.

http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/guidelines.php

ToPIX: The Office of Teaching Resources Idea Exchange

A comprehensive resource of peer reviewed classroom demos, activities, handouts, video/audio, and current events, all organized by topic. In addition, there is support for assessment, rubrics, outcomes, teaching tools and more.

http://topix.teachpsych.org/w/page/19980966/About-ToPIX

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Organizations for the Teaching of Psychology

Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL)

OPL provides highly interactive resources for the teaching of psychological science. The peer-reviewed materials include online studies and correlational studies, large data sets, demonstrations, and teaching aids. You are invited to use the site to further learning about psychological phenomena and the scientific process, including research methods, practical applications, and ethics.

http://opl.apa.org/

STP: Office of Teaching Resources

Teaching resources are documents that can pertain to any aspect of teaching. Instructors have generously shared classroom activities, annotated bibliographies, film guides, lab manuals, advising aids, textbook compendiums, and much more. Notations indicate those that developed from Instructional Resource Awards.

http://www.teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/index.php

Project Syllabus

These syllabi have been reviewed by faculty volunteers serving on the Project Syllabus team. We make no claim that any of these syllabi are perfect; they are made available here as quality examples of syllabi that have been used. The “Best Practices” category contains exemplary portions (Calendars, Course objectives, etc.) of various syllabi on this site.

http://www.teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php

Guidelines for Preparing Exemplary Syllabi

The information on this page represent ideas that are valued by the Office of Teaching Resources.

http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/guidelines.php

ToPIX: The Office of Teaching Resources Idea Exchange

A comprehensive resource of peer reviewed classroom demos, activities, handouts, video/audio, and current events, all organized by topic. In addition, there is support for assessment, rubrics, outcomes, teaching tools and more.

http://topix.teachpsych.org/w/page/19980966/About-ToPIX


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Listservs for the Teaching of Psychology

 

PT@CC Electronic Update Listserv ?Subscribe to share ideas, discuss concerns, and get the latest news on PT@CC. ?Contact Martha Boenau by e-mail if you would like to join this listserv.   mboenau@apa.org

 

PsychTeach Listserv

 

PsychTeacher™ is a moderated discussion list for teachers of psychology at all levels of education that is owned and operated by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Kennesaw State University hosts the list). PsychTeacher™ is designed to be a focused, rather than a freewheeling, discussion list on any topic that addresses issues specific to the teaching of psychology.

 

Examples of early discussions in PsychTeacher™ included strategies for teaching various courses (e.g., psychological testing and assessment, biopsychology, and social psychology), advice on grading and testing, evaluation strategies for oral presentations, and using popular movies and fiction as teaching tools.

 

To join PsychTeacher™, you may either use either of these two options:

 

Send the following email message to <listserv@list.kennesaw.edu>

 

subscribe  psychteacher  yourfirstname  yourlastname

 

Be sure not to include anything else in the body of the message, e.g., a signature file at the end of the message.

 

Or, go to the list web page and click on the option of joining the list: http://list.kennesaw.edu/archives/psychteacher.html

 

TIPS: Teaching in the Psychological Sciences Listserv

 

TIPS (Teaching in the Psychological Sciences) is a lively international e-mail forum hosted by Bill Southerly and Frostburg State University (Maryland, USA) primarily for discussions concerning the teaching of psychology but with wide-ranging debate on related topics in psychology. It is open to anyone with an interest in such matters.

 

Subscription questions should be directed to Bill Southerly at bsoutherly@frostburg.edu.


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