Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, Volume 1

Pages: 244
Item #: 4311011
ISBN: 978-0-912704-34-0
List Price: $20.00
Member/Affiliate Price: $15.00
Copyright: 1981
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.
Here is an exciting collection of 88 activities for use by introductory psychology course instructors at the high school, community college, and undergraduate level. Thoroughly tested in the classroom by teachers, these classroom activities, demonstrations, and experiments (with minimal equipment needed!) are grouped in sections on methodology, sensory processes and perception, learning and conditioning, memory and cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality, and miscellaneous activities.
Table of Contents

A Note to Instructors

I. Methodology

  1. Observation: A Standardized Experience
    —Nancy Felipe Russo
  2. Accuracy of Observation
    —Paul J. Woods
  3. Demonstrating Experimental Design Logic
  4. Experimental Design: Varying Heart Rate
    —Samuel Cameron, Jack Christiano, and Bernard Mausner
  5. Sampling and Probability
    —Louis Snellgrove
  6. Hypothesis Testing
  7. Hypothesis Testing—To "Coin" a Term
    —William J. Hunter
  8. Randomization
    —David J. Stang
  9. Experimenter Expectancy
    —Carolyn Stierhem
  10. To Err Is Human, Especially in Measurement
    —William J. Hunter
  11. Finding Meaning in the Method
    —Philip G. Zimbardo

II. Sensory Processes and Perception

  1. Taste Preferences: Influence of Smell and Sight
    —Bernadette Fantino
  2. Cutaneous Two-Point Thresholds
    —J. Russell Nazzaro
  3. Olfaction: The Seven Basic Smells (More or Less)
    —Allan L. LaVoie
  4. Blue-Blindness in the Central Fovea
    —William B. Cushman
  5. Visual Accommodation: Double Vision With One Eye
    —W. E. Scoville
  6. The Pulfrich Pendulum Effect: When To and Fro Is Roundabout
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
  7. Blind Spot in Vision
    —John J. Duda
  8. Size—Weight Illusion: A Pound Is a Pound the World Around?
    —Clifford L. Fawl
  9. Balance Sensitivity
    —P. S. Fernald and L. D. Fernald, Jr.
  10. Delayed Auditory Feedback
    —Philip G. Zimbardo and James Newton
  11. Adaptation to Displaced Vision
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.

III. Learning and Conditioning

  1. Operant Conditioning: Role in Human Behavior
    —Edward Stork
  2. Operant Conditioning Demonstration
    —Patricia Keith-Spiegel
  3. Shaping by Successive Approximations
    —David Watson
  4. Reinforcing Statements of Opinion
    —B. R. Hergenhahn
  5. Recording and Self-Modification
  6. Knowledge of Results
    —Louis Snellgrove
  7. Color Bind: Interference on Attention
    —Ray Brumbaugh
  8. Performance and Negative Transfer
    —T. L. Engle and Louis Snellgrove
  9. Learning Curves
    —David Holmer

IV. Memory and Cognition

  1. Memory and Forgetting
    —Michael Wertheimer
  2. Reconstructive Nature of Human Memory
    —Richard A. Kasschau
  3. Recall Versus Recognition
    —Marty Klein
  4. Meaning Enhances Recall
    —James Jenkins
  5. Context and Memory
    —Marty Klein
  6. Meaningfulness and Memory
    —P. S. Fernald and L. D. Fernald, Jr.
  7. Meaning and Memory: An Assignment to Be Forgotten
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
  8. Retroactive and Proactive Inhibition
    —John K. Bare
  9. Transfer of Training: Star Track
    —Ray Brumbaugh
  10. Problem Solving: Groups Versus Individuals
    —Wilbert J. McKeachie, Charlotte Doyle, and Mary Margaret Moffett
  11. Problems of Set
    —Louis Snellgrove
  12. The Zeigarnik Effect: Suffering to Serve the Psyche
    —Allan L. LaVoie
  13. Concept Learning
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
  14. Language and Communication: Defining Language Can Leave You Speechless
    —William J. Hunter
  15. Creativity
    —Allan L. LaVoie
  16. Semantic (Category) Clustering
    —Allan L. LaVoie

V. Developmental Psychology

  1. Object Permanence in Infancy: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
    —Deborah L. Coates and Peter M. Vietze
  2. Sensory Stimulation and Infant Development
    —Louis Snellgrove
  3. Animal Observation: The Mama Rat Project
    —Barbara F. Nodine
  4. Conservation Ability in Children
    —J. Russell Nazzaro
  5. Maturation Versus Development
    —Richard A. Kasschau
  6. The Life Cycle
    —Peggy Brick
  7. Life Span Development
    —Freda G. Rebelsky
  8. Age-Old Beliefs
    —Robert A. Goodale
  9. The Stages of Death and Dying
    —Robert A. Goodale

VI. Social Psychology

  1. Sex Role Stereotypes and Mental Health
  2. Group Decisions and Stereotypes
    —Joel Goodman
  3. Stereotyping
  4. Stereotypes
    —T. L. Engle and Louis Snellgrove
  5. Obedience to Authority
    —William J. Hunter
  6. Public Opinion Polls and Cooperation With Authority
    —Louis Snellgrove
  7. The Psychology of Humor
    —Robert A. Goodale
  8. Sexism in the Classroom
    —David L. Cole
  9. Attitude Change and Advertisements
    —Richard A. Kasschau
  10. Cooperation and Competition
    —Louis Snellgrove
  11. Experiment on Smiling
    —Joan W. Walls
  12. Self-Concept and Group Interaction
    —R. A. Kasschau, L. W. Fordham, P. A. Stewart, H. G. McCombs, and M. W. Smith
  13. Body Language in the Classroom: Here's What You Can Do
    —Timothy Coyne
  14. Group Dynamics: Choosing a Color
    —James M. Johnson

VII. Personality

  1. Personality Tests
    —Nancy Felipe Russo
  2. Impressionability
    —Barry Singer
  3. Cognitive Styles
    —Mary Margaret Moffett
  4. Suggestibility and Susceptibility to Set
    —Michael Wertheimer
  5. Defense Mechanisms
    —Jack J. Greider
  6. Level of Aspiration
    —P. S. Fernald and L. D. Fernald, Jr.
  7. Person Perception
    —Marcia E. Lasswell, Floyd L. Ruch, David S. Gorfein, and Neil Warren

VIII. Miscellaneous

  1. Animal Behavior in the Natural Habitat
    —Marty Klein
  2. Romeo, Juliet, and Conflict Resolution
    —Robert A. Goodale
  3. To Sleep, Perchance to Dream
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
  4. Mental Illness
    —James M. Gardner
  5. A General Model for Developing Classroom Creativity Exercises
    —Russell E. Walls
  6. Reaction Time
  7. Chain Reaction Time
    —Michael Wertheimer
  8. Conduction of a Neuronal Impulse
    —Richard A. Kasschau
  9. Human Emotions
    —Richard A. Kasschau
  10. Flashing Faces
    —Linda Winchell
  11. Ethograms
    —Marty Klein


  1. Basic Statistical Methods
    —Charles M. Stoup
  2. A Bibliography on Do-It-Yourself Laboratory and Classroom Apparatus
  3. A Bibliography of Additional Activities, Ideas, and Demonstrations for Classroom Use
  4. A Selected Bibliography of Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Teaching of Psychology


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