Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, Volume 2

Pages: 345
Item #: 4311050
ISBN: 978-1-55798-030-4
List Price: $24.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 1988
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Make active participants of passive students with Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, Vol. 2. The second in a continuing series of teaching aid handbooks published by the American Psychological Association, the handbook contains almost 90 activities for your use on the subjects of methodology, learning and memory, sensory processes and perception, developmental psychology, personality, use of computers, and statistical concepts.

The activities in the handbook can be used by students in high school to upper-level undergraduate courses and are designed for ease of use by the instructor. These activities (and those in Volume 1) constitute the successful experiences of a number of teachers who are willing to share their secrets.

Table of Contents



I. Methodology

  1. Inferences and Observable Behavior
    —Peter S. Fernald and L. Dodge Fernald
  2. The Observational Study of Children
    —James R. Wallace
  3. Workshop in Content Analysis
    —Bernard Mausner and Darlene Kennedy
  4. Simulating and Stimulating Scientific Thinking
    —Blaine F. Peden and Allen H. Keniston
  5. Experimental Versus Correlational Research
    —Linda Leal
  6. What Would You Do If?
    —W. E. Scoville
  7. A Consumer Approach to Teaching Research Methods in Introductory Psychology
    —J. David Arnold
  8. Let's Eat: A Test Construction Package
    —Bruce G. Klonsky

II. Sensory Processes and Perception

  1. Cerebral Lateralization
    —Ernest D. Kemble
  2. Adaptation of the Hand-Eye System
    —J. W. Kling
  3. An Inverted Retinal Image
    —W. E. Scoville
  4. Color Demonstrations for Introductory Psychology
    —Bernard C. Beins
  5. Emmert's Law
    —Allan L. LaVoie
  6. And Then the Lights Went Out: Constructing a Simple Ganzfeld
    —Stephen F. Davis and Cathy A. Grover
  7. Physiological Psychology: The Sensory Homunculus
    —James P. Motiff
  8. Measuring Your Sensations
    —John K. Bare
  9. The Role of Expectancies in the Perception of Language
    —George M. Diekhoff

III. learning and Memory

  1. Backwards Alphabet
    —Len McCord Sheldahl
  2. JAWS: Demonstrating Classical Conditioning
    —Randolph A. Smith
  3. Human Operant Conditioning
    —John K. Bare
  4. Using Kolb's Learning Style to Teach Experiential Learning Theory
    —Nancy S. Thomas and James Eison
  5. How to Study Actively
    —Donald V. DeRosa
  6. The Semantic Content of Long-Term Memory
    —George M. Diekhoff
  7. Producing a D,j. Vu Experience
    —Drew Appleby
  8. Meaningfulness and Memory
    —Michael Wertheimer
  9. A Serial Learning Project for Introductory Psychology
    —Thomas Brothen

IV. Developmental Psychology

  1. "Show and Tell" for Developmental Psychology
    —Susan E. Beers
  2. Piagetian Concepts
    —Gregory F. Harper
  3. Age Trends in Children's Art
    —William R. Balch
  4. Television as Teacher: Studying the Media's Message
    —Mary Vandendorpe
  5. Holden Caulfield's Identity Crisis: Using Literature to Illustrate Identity Formation
    —Andrea S. Zeren and Nancy Lusignan Schultz
  6. Investigating Attitudes Toward Older Adults
    —Paul E. Panek
  7. Stages and Issues in Adult Development
    —Thomas G. Moeller
  8. The Lifeline: Charting Human Development
    —Barbara C. Jessen

V. Social Psychology

  1. Deindividuated: What Would You Do?
    —David K. Dodd
  2. Inducing Academic Suicide: A Demonstration of Social Influence
    —Neil Lutsky
  3. Defining Aggression
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
  4. The Primacy Effect in Social Judgments
    —David L. Watson
  5. The Fundamental Attribution Error
    —David L. Watson
  6. Looking for Love: Demonstrating Interpersonal Attraction
    —Bernardo J. Carducci
  7. Techniques of Persuasion
    —Peter S. Fernald and L. Dodge Fernald
  8. Advertising and Attitude Change
    —Margaret A. Lloyd
  9. Gender Role Stereotypes in Everyday Life
    —Nancy Rhodes
  10. Intergroup Conflicts
    —Vivian Parker Makosky

VI. Personality, Abnormal, and Clinical Psychology

  1. Using Systematic Desensitization and Rational Emotive Therapy to Treat Test Anxiety
    —James Eison
  2. The Machiavellian Personality
    —Stephen J. Dollinger
  3. Understanding the Type A Behavior Pattern
    —Jean R. Eagleston
  4. Personality and Personality Assessment
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
  5. The Sentence Completion Test
    —Peter S. Fernald and L. Dodge Fernald
  6. Doing Deviant Behavior
    —Rachel Ragland
  7. Feeling Abnormal: A Simulation of Deviancy
    —Charles D. Fernald
  8. What is Personality? A Personal Appraisal
    —Kenneth W. Kerber
  9. Increasing Students' Self-Awareness of Their Theoretical Orientation Toward Personality
    —Connie Schick and J. David Arnold

VII. Statistics

  1. Descriptive Statistics
    —Susan E. Beers
  2. Using a Labor Dispute to Teach Descriptive Statistics
    —Mark A. Shatz
  3. ESP, Central Tendency, and Probability
    —Michael Wertheimer
  4. Sampling Fluctuation Demonstration
    —James V. Couch
  5. The Regression Effect
    —Jerzy Karylowski
  6. A Demonstration of Correlation and Prediction
    —James R. Wallace
  7. Is Quicker Always Better? Test-Taking Time and Performance
    —Stephen F. Davis and Cathy A. Grover
  8. Using Statistics Exam Scores for Review
    —Randolph A. Smith
  9. Statistical Significance: Concrete Operational Activities
    —Peter H. Bohling and G. Alfred Forsyth
  10. Human "Random" Behavior
    —J. R. Corey
  11. Becoming Well-Versed in Statistics
    —William J. Hunter

VIII. Motivation and Emotion

  1. Influence of Success and Failure on Level of Aspiration
    —B. R. Hergenhahn
  2. The Origami Game
    —Joan Young Smith
  3. Vicarious Motivation
    —Joan Young Smith
  4. Assessing Student Worries
    —Patricia Smoot McDaniel and James Eison
  5. The Semantic Differential
    —Allan L. LaVoie

IX. Computers in Teaching

  1. Dream Works
    —Kenneth Milles and Jack Culbertson
  2. Computer Simulation of Facial Expression
    —Gene D. Steinhauer
  3. Computer Simulation of Animal Learning
    —Gene D. Steinhauer
  4. Using an Electronic Blackboard to Teach Experimental Psychology
    —Carl Hendrickson
  5. Psychological Testing and Interpretation
    —Bernard C. Beins

X. Special Topics

  1. An Introductory Demonstration for Introductory Psychology
    —Kenneth W. Nikels
  2. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: One Component of Effective Stress Management
    —Paul Bracke
  3. An Introduction to Meditation
    —Antonio E. Puente
  4. The Autonomic Nervous System
    —Allan L. LaVoie
  5. Individual Differences in Biological Bases of Behavior
    —Sandra Singer
  6. Assessing Student Assertiveness
    —James Eison
  7. Assertiveness: A Simulation in Social Skills Training
    —Stephen J. Karten
  8. The Classic "Eggs" periment
    —Peter R. Burzynski
  9. Parent for a Week: Simulating Parental Responsibilities
    —Joan Young Smith
  10. Using the Classroom Test Twice
    —Daniel P. Foley
  11. Facilitating Use of the APA Publication Manual in the Scientific Writing Course
    —Jeanne M. Stahl


  1. Chapter Summaries From Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, Volume 1
  2. Basic Statistical Methods
    —Charles M. Stoup
  3. A Bibliography of Do-It-Yourself Laboratory and Classroom Apparatus
  4. A Selected Computer Resource List for Teachers of Psychology
  5. A Selected Bibliography of Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Teaching of Psychology



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