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PSYCH Learning Objects

by katie ory
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This is for Intro Psych and other psychology courses to use as a collection for legitimate learning objects. Comments or Questions? email Jay @

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Discovering Psychology

Added 09/16/2012
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)

Research Methods

Added 09/16/2012
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.

The Brain from Top to Bottom!

Added 09/16/2012
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!

Animations: How Drugs Work

Added 09/16/2012
Animations of normal brain cell communication and includes the introduction of various drug too. Neat (screen is too small to use in lecture, but good for pre-class assignment)

UMICH PsychClips

Added 09/16/2012
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

BBC Science and Nature: Human Body and Mind

Added 09/16/2012
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.

Care of the Client with Schizophrenia

Added 09/16/2012
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.

Pediatric Psychiatry Pamphlets

Added 09/16/2012
Great reference material for diagnosis/treatment options with a psychiatry focus. (a mini DSM collection if you will).

PORT (Psychology Online Research Tutorial)

Added 09/16/2012
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.

Pursuing Psychology Graduate School Information Page

Added 09/16/2012
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.

Psychology Research on the NET

Added 09/16/2012
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.

Pavlov's Dog

Added 09/16/2012
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.

Case study: children, families & child protection

Added 09/16/2012
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.

SparkNotes Psychology 101

Added 09/16/2012
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.

A Guide to Psychology and its Practice

Added 09/16/2012
A simple little guide to support the learning of clinical psychology. Not a bad source for quick tips.

Teaching Clinical Psychology

Added 09/16/2012
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.


Added 09/16/2012
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.

APA Style Essentials

Added 09/16/2012
APA style formatting guidelines laid out in a concise simple way.

Neuroscience for Kids

Added 09/16/2012
It provides easy to understand explanations of some technical concepts.

Mouse Party

Added 09/16/2012
An excellent simulation applet for examining the effect of common illicit drugs at the synaptic level.

Chipper Online

Added 09/16/2012
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

Drugs and the Brain

Added 09/16/2012
An amazing drug animation site showing the pre- and post- synaptic interactions. A good resource for anyone learning about drugs.

Guessing Correlations

Added 09/16/2012
A great simulation for visualizing correlations. Simple and effective.

The Big Five Personality Test

Added 09/16/2012
A great assessment tool and introduction to personality in Introductory Psychology.
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