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Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research
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A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students to think critically about the way that scientific research is reported by the popular media and the reasons that research may or may not be reported in a way that could be construed as misleading.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mija Van Der Wege
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Do You See What I See: Using Optical and Visual Illusions to Illustrate Perception
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An in-class demonstration of perception and individual perceptual differences, using optical illusions and visuals.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Michelle Kunz
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students
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For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.

Subject:
Psychology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kenneth Abrams
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Hemispheric Lateralization: Are You Left- or Right-Brained?
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An online brain dominance inventory provides students with information on their brain dominance and information processing style. This relates to perception and learning styles.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Michelle Kunz
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis
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An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

Subject:
Psychology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Neil Lutsky
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment
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Students were asked to compare their estimates of public opinion on several current issues to the actual values obtained through the analysis of National Surveys. The objective was to explore a common social attribution error and to acquire familiarity with data sources and on-line analysis tools.

Subject:
Government
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Greg Marfleet
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Psychology
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Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/14/2014