Videos for Psychology Teachers
High school psychology teachers can expand their knowledge with these videos of presentations from psychology conferences. The videos are sponsored by the APA Education Directorate and Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS), and funded by the American Psychological Foundation through the generous support of Lee Gurel, PhD. APA's Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) also provided support for one of these videos.
Featured Talk: Brain Organization for Language
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- “Brain Organization for Language: It’s All in the Network(s),” Christine Chiarello, PhD
This lecture reviews research that identifies which brain regions coordinate activity during language processing and how this activity is modulated by characteristics of the task, language experience and individual differences.
- “Why Students Love Evolutionary Psychology… and How to Teach It,” David Buss, PhD
This lecture discusses evolutionary psychology — such topics as sexual selection, evolved psychological mechanisms and ultimate and proximate causation — and tools for teaching evolutionary psychology in the classroom.
- “A Letter to Teachers: William James, H. B. Alexander, and Me,” Kenneth D. Keith, PhD
This lecture explores how scientific literacy, critical thinking, complex cognition and the liberal arts connect to the science of psychology and the art of teaching.
- “Connecting the Dots: How Race in America’s Classrooms Affects Achievement,” Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
This lecture presents why honest conversations about race are important, and discusses strategies for teachers and other adults to consider in an effort to reduce stereotype threat and increase trust in cross-racial interactions.
- “Meta-studying: Teaching Metacognitive Strategies to Enhance Student Success,” Elizabeth Yost Hammer, PhD
This lecture discusses why psychology teachers are uniquely positioned to teach students how to learn, and presents strategies to teach metacognitive skills in the classroom to enhance learning and improve study skills.
- “The Seven Sins of Memory: An Update,” Daniel L. Schacter, PhD
This lecture discusses recent research and considers recently emerging evidence for the idea that misattribution and other memory sins can be conceived of as byproducts of otherwise adaptive features of memory.
- “Microaggressions in the Classroom: Manifestation, Dynamics and Impact,” Derald Wing Sue, PhD
This lecture discusses microaggressions and how they relate to difficult dialogues in the classroom that deal with topics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc.
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