This is for Intro Psych and other psychology courses to use as a collection of legitimate learning objects. This collection is designed to follow the psychology curriculum at the University of Michigan. Comments or Questions? email Jay @ email@example.com
Discovering Psychology is a collection of videos as narrated by Philip Zimbardo that bring psych to the big screen! Also included in this site are tutorials, animations, and many other useful teaching methodologies. It's a great resource for all general psychology courses and even some upper level courses as well. Other site material can be used out of lecture as well. (Sign-up is required but it is free and quick)
After reviewing this tutorial material followed by a practice section and a finally a quiz/test I think it is a great resource for introducing the concepts of research methods across multiple disciplines. It is simple yet informative. It also covers a fair amount of detail in a short time using appropriate examples for various disciplines. This material's potential effectiveness as a teaching tool is very high especially in introductory courses.
This psychology learning object is very informative, accurate, and comprehensive on multiple developmental levels for various disciplines on a variety of topics. In assessing this presentation/lecture material from a psychology standpoint, it is even better because having information from multiple disciplines facilitates a more thorough psychology experience (i.e. using both the Neurological, Social, and Psychological presentations on "From the Simple to the Complex"). Overall this site is a great resource. Also, what separates this site from a lecture or any text book is the option of different difficulty levels that allow struggling students to choose an easier level if confused and then return to the level they should be learning at. What a great resource for presenting material!
I designed this learning material so that students can have a better understanding of the material in a more real world way. I have used this site in teaching and I have found it to be supportive for many students. Overall, it provides a great resource for a collection of relevant psychology clips
This material presents solid interactive tutorials, animations, video clips, and presentations about the human mind and body. Areas of focus include senses, organs, skeletal system, muscular systems, nervous system, and puberty in the brain section. The mind section contains information on emotions, intelligence, mental disorders, and a brain map. Overall this site provides a wealth of information related to many aspects of psychology that are worth exploring. Specifically I thought the puberty interactive demo was a great piece of learning material that could be used with a homework assignment outside of class.
The operant conditioning material includes 2 simple tutorials with a quiz/test following each. It first highlights reinforcement/ punishment and quizes the student. After obtaining a passing grade (8/10) on the quiz, a second tutorial is presented with a quiz to follow on the positive/ negative complication to the reinforcement/ punishment concepts. A completion screen is presented when a passing grade (8/10) is obtained from the second quiz.
The tutorial is very simple, nothing flashy or animated, but that also makes it easy to use. Overall it is informative and I liked the simplicity of the screens as well as the many great examples that college students readily relate to. Overall I recommend this tutorial on operant conditioning.
A great case study of a schizophrenic patient in tutorial form. Specifically involving the aspect of a thorough assessment, this material provides an excellent example of the mental health profession's approach to caring for a schizophrenic patient.
This tutorial teaches PSYCHINFO navigation and utilization in a very straight forward and simple way. Verbal instruction is included and the entire walk through is interactive. Very nice layout as well.
This material should be considered a solid and supportive aid to undergraduate students interested in learning about the demand of graduate school and the expectations that these programs have for their applicants. A variety of sites are linked to provide thorough insight and varying perspectives on what is necessary for the interested undergraduate.
This is a collection of many online psych experiments that could be incorporated into class assignments in various ways. Some are good some are not. Pick and choose as appropriate Contains experiment links to most concepts addressed in psychology.
This learning object is a simulation of the classic experiment of Ivan Pavlov and his classical condition example with dogs. The simulation is well constructed and provides a fun, easy, effective way to introduce the concept of classical conditioning.
The video clip tutorial, takes the viewer through the steps of a child protection team investigation. Clear learning objectives and a solid case study exemplify an excellent reenactment. A good resource for anyone who is interested in working in mental health.
This learning object provides a wealth of information on various psychological concepts. Most suitable for an introductory psychology course, this material gives a quality overview of general psychology concepts in an easy to use, helpful way. Overall a nice site to refer to for further resources.
Overall the website is made for teachers in finding supportive exercises and materials in teaching Clinical Psychology although it can also be very helpful in teaching many aspects of general psychology as well. I have used several of the in class exercises and especially find that students enjoy the "Personality Disorders" exercise where everyone at the party is said to have a personality disorder and the students must classify each character by their axis two appropriate label. It is classroom appropriate, while also entertaining and engaging. Overall a nice site to have for some good classroom exercises.
This learning object is ok for teaching a variety of general psychology concepts. It feels a like a bad video game- cool concept but it just doesn't run smoothly or feel like you paid top dollar for it. In some lessons it was informative, interactive and easy to use. It has several animations that make visualizing the concepts easier, yet it is hard to navigate because there are too may links at the bottom. The simulations were "ok" but could be much better/ faster/ visual oriented. The lecture/Presentation material was ok because it has lots of great information in it but it also has some distracting dialogue as well.
The U of M School of Social Work has composed this site as a go to resource for students with clinical practice questions or concerns. A helpful tool to utilize before going into the field of mental health