American Psychological Society - Teaching Resources
An outstanding, accessible site with a storehouse of information on behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, educational, environmental, experimental, social psychology and much more. There is also information on statistics and research methods as well as numerous links to course materials on the web and the teaching of psychology in secondary schools. Although not searchable, the site is well-organized and easy to browse For more information on specific areas of psychology, you may want to visit
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
The site also features excellent pages on the teaching of
as well as
Social Psychology Teaching Resources
More specialized than the preceding site, the visitor will find an extensive list of information on personality and social psychology, experimental social psychology, prejudice, interviewing, and research techniques as well as material on doctorial programs, distance learning, online psychology studies, podcasts, and RSS, and a great deal more. Of special interest are a number of links that relate specifically to the teaching of social psychology. Much more of this site is devoted to teaching than the average website. Searchable.
Social Psychology Network
"Social Psychology Network is one of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching. In these pages, you'll find more than 17,000 links related to psychology." Searchable and browsable.
A collaboration of seven UK universities, INTUTE provides an excellent searchable and browsable site with information for education and research ranging from
Animal experimental psychology, communication systems, consumer psychology, and experimental psychology to social processes and social issues, social psychology, and sports psychology.
Information Institute of Syracuse
Most sites devoted to psychology primarily address the college or graduate teacher or student. This site is an exception, with materials aimed at grades 3-12. There are lesson plans dealing with classical conditioning, decision making, conflict management techniques, intellectual skill development, etc.
The Encyclopedia of Psychology
Both browsable and searchable, The Encyclopedia has sections on paradigms, the history of psychology, publications and documents, resources, and almost 2,000 links at present.
Psychology Student Resources
Whether you realize it or not, youíve probably been a consumer of psychology at some point. Nearly every day, new reports about the findings of the latest psychology studies are broadcast on television, printed in newspapers or sensationalized on talk shows. In order to determine the credibility of these stories, you need to learn how to evaluate the various research reports you come into contact with each day. By understanding how to identify trustworthy information, you can become an informed psychology consumer. Topics include clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, psychoanalysis, psycholinguistics, animal psychology, forensic psychology, child development, dreams, intelligence, and more.
Psychology Help Center
Advice on seeking therapy from the American Psychological Association. Also available are articles on psychology at work, the mind/body connection, family and relationships, how therapy helps, and psychology in daily life. Searchable.
This site is designed to promote the learning & Teaching of Developmental Psychology: You can study psychological research and theory about children's social and cognitive development with resources like lesson plans, classroom activities, and web links.
Great Ideas in Personality Theory and Research
Personality theory and research deals with how do people tend to think, feel, and behave--and what causes these tendencies. Includes tests, papers, and references for students and professionals.
The Cult Controversy
This chronology from The Washington Post gives a historical overview of controversial religious and other New Age groups through dozens of Post stories. This special report brings together 50 years of Post photographs and news clips about some of the religious and other movements whose techniques have drawn criticism. It includes an annotated chronology tracing trends among these groups, along with analysis and opinion about methods used. Topics include Charles Manson, brain washing, Patty Hearst, the Hare Krishna, religious revivals, and more.
Center for Nonverbal Studies
The Center's mission is to advance the study of human communication in all its forms apart from language. Links may be found to information on body movement, gestures, facial expressions, adornment, fashion, architecture, mass media, and consumer product design. Hosted by a highly qualified authority in a field that is not infrequently subject to inappropriate popularization. For additional information, you may wish to consult
The Nonverbal Dictionary
"Items in this Dictionary have been researched by anthropologists, archaeologists,
biologists, linguists, psychiatrists, psychologists, semioticians, and others who have studied human communication from a scientific point of view. Every effort has been made to cite their work in the text.
This page of The American Psychological Associationís site focuses on practical information on issues of interest to the general public. Youíll find links to everything from abortion, addiction, and ADHD to violence, women and men, and workplace issues. Searchable.
Psychological Research on the Net
Sponsored by The Hanover College Psychology Department, "you will find links to known experiments on the internet that are psychologically related. They are organized by general topic area with the topic areas listed chronologically."
Online Readings in Culture and Psychology
This unique and expanding collection of readings in culture and psychology is free to professors, students, and others throughout the world. The articles, written by noted scholars, may be used by professors to supplement lectures and textbooks in any psychology course, or may be used as the primary readings for courses in culture and psychology. Topics include measuring intelligence and abilities across cultures, acculturation and adapting to other cultures, cultural perspectives on death, social psychology, and culture and mental illness. From the Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Western Washington University.
Animal Cognition and Learning
This companion to a university course provides background for classes about analysis of cognition and behavior in animals. Includes historical background (with material about the work of Charles Darwin, Ivan Pavlov and others), and material about intelligence, perception, conditioning and complex behavior (such as tool use and language use in animals). Also includes links to related sites. From a psychology professor at Tufts University.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society: Conversion
This essay explores research trends for the topic of religious conversion. Discusses approaches to conversion and the "world-saver" model of conversion and recruitment by religious groups. Includes references. From the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.
Fact sheet about cognitive therapy, which "in contrast to other forms of psychotherapy . . . is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented." Discusses a typical therapy session, how long therapy lasts, where to find a cognitive therapist, and related topics. From the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.
Death and Dying
"Artists, humanists, and medical professionals discuss what it means to die in America in the 21st century." Contains transcripts and video of excerpts from a 2000 U.C. Berkeley institute designed to "work toward the conceptualization of new forms of empathy towards those who face imminent death" by sharing perceptions of death across disciplines. Includes links to related sites.
Materials by and about Lesbians, Gays, and Transgenders
Annotated list of Braille and cassette book titles "selected for either historical or current interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender readers or which contain lesbian or gay content." Include adult fiction and nonfiction, and books for children and young adults. From the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York Public Library.
How Hypnosis Works
This site describes the history and uses of hypnosis (such as habit-control related to smoking) and debunks misconceptions. Includes links to related sites. From How Stuff Works.
How Dreams Work
Our dreams combine verbal, visual and emotional stimuli into a sometimes broken, nonsensical but often entertaining story line. We can sometimes even solve problems in our sleep. Or can we? Many experts disagree on exactly what the purpose of our dreams might be. Are they strictly random brain impulses, or are our brains actually working through issues from our daily life while we sleep -- as a sort of coping mechanism? Should we even bother to interpret our dreams? Many say yes, that we have a great deal to learn from our dreams." While there is a good deal of "clutter" to overcome for a screen-reader, the site is worth the effort, especially the sections on dreaming and the brain, dreams and REM sleep, dream recall, and controlling dreams.
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