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243 reviewed resources for history of psychology

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On Positive Psychology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is positive psychology? Martin Seligman briefly reviews the history of psychology as a discipline, from its initial achievements measuring, discovering causes of, and inventing treatment for psychological disease, to a more modern...
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Activities from the Society for the History of Psychology Website

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Society for the History of Psychology provides a list of teaching activities designed to acquaint learners with the various fields of psychology and introduce them to prominent psychologists. Details for several of the activities are...
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A Brief History of Melancholy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What is sadness? How is it part of the human experience, and does it have any value? Explore how the concept of sadness has evolved throughout history and across cultures, and discuss its ties to philosophy and implications for...
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Abnormal Psychology Project

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Working in groups of three, teams select a psychological disorder from the provided list, research the disorder, and then craft a brochure (the kind one would find in a doctor's office), a PowerPoint presentation, and create a fractured...
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The "End Of History" Illusion

For Students 9th - 12th
If you knew you were going to change a lot but you didn’t know in what way(s), how would you make decisions about your future? A thought-provoking animation presents research that shows our expectations about the future continuing the...
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Freud, Jung, Luke Skywalker, and the Psychology of Myth: Crash Course World Mythology #40

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
How were modern thinkers influenced by ancient mythology? Scholars investigate the topic with the 40th of 41 videos in the Crash Course World Mythology series. Viewers meet two psychologists, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and learn about...
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Shell Shock - The Psychological Scars of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scholars analyze the mental impact war had on some fighters in the 11th lesson of a 32-part series on World War I. Viewing a short video clip, they investigate the nature of psychological disorders of soldiers who survived the Great War...
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The Mind/Brain: Crash Course History of Science #30

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The brain is a complex and mysterious organ. The history of brain research dates back to the early asylums where often unethical experiments took place. The narrator of a short video describes these experiments and their discoveries and...
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Why Human Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #204

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is the progression of human complexity due to eating meat? The 14th video in a 16-part series attempts to answer this and other thought-provoking questions. It relates the process of human evolution and innovation to our ability to learn...
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The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1 by Michel Foucault: Short Answer and Essay

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive psychology worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Foucault's The History of Sexuality: An Introduction. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1 by Michel Foucault

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive psychology worksheet, students respond to 24 multiple choice questions about Foucault's The History of Sexuality: An Introduction. Students submit their answers to be scored.
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History in the Making: The Tortilla

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the history of the tortilla and extend the study across the curriculum. In this history of the tortilla activity, 4th graders research the background of the tortilla, determine the ingredients, and work with the...
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What Happens When You Remove the Hippocampus?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine not being able to remember what day it is or what food you had for breakfast this morning. This nightmare was a reality for Henry Molaison, whose life story is the focus of this video explaining how different parts of the...
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A Brief History of the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before you begin a unit on short stories, give your class some background information about the development of the short story. The presentation includes the history of the short story, starting with the first authors to explore and...
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Becoming Visible

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...
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What is Deja Vu? What is Deja Vu?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Deja vu, that feeling that you've experienced something before, is a fleeting moment that many may have experienced, but for which there is no definitive explanation. While more than forty theories attempt to explain this phenomenon,...
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A Tasty Sample(r): Teaching about Sampling Using M&M’s

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a sweet activity! As part of a study of psychological research methods and statistic gathering, individuals develop a hypothesis about the number of each color of M&Ms in a fun-size package. They then count the number of each...
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Introduction to Psychology and Sigmund Freud

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students learn about psychology.  For this unconscious mind lesson, students examine the life and theories of Sigmund Freud.  Students define psychoanalysis, the conscious mind, the unconscious mind, Freudian slips, the ego, the id, the...
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History Close to Home: Creating Your Own Special Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create their own museum exhibit. In this museum creation lesson plan, students research their local history so they can decide on a theme for their exhibit and what objects they will use in order to design a museum exhibit. A...
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"ART ZOO 'Blacks in the Westward Movement', 'What Can You Do with a Portrait', and 'Of Beetles, Worms, and Leaves of Grass'"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study black history, examine portraits and portrait making and create their own portraits, and  investigate their natural environment. This humanities lesson plan provides a text that can be used to teach lessons in black...
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How to Train a Brain

For Students 9th - 12th
The influence of Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, and John B. Watson are examined in Lecture 11 in a 13-part Crash Course on psychology. Pavlov's Behaviorism School of psychology, associative learning, conditioning, and reinforcement are all...
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Diverse Psychological Effects of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an outstanding cross-curricular lesson plan to combine psychology and US history. Teens read articles online by Alice Walker about the movement for civil rights. They focus on how it affected different groups of people and then...
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The Exploration of the Writer, His Louisiana History And the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman By Ernest J. Faines

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students identify the significance of the author's experiences on his written work; describe the hardships faced by slaves and plantation owners once the caves were set free; explain the role of the Seceses and why they were a threat to...
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Facebook Activity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine if Sigmund Freud or Charles Darwin had a Facebook page. As part of a study of major historical figures in the field of psychology, class members are assigned a psychologist and design a mock Facebook page that includes such items...

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