Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, Volume 3

Pages: 372
Item #: 4311070
ISBN: 978-1-55798-081-6
List Price: $24.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 1990
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.
The third in a series of teaching aid handbooks published by the American Psychological Association, Activities Handbook, Volume 3 is packed with diverse demonstrations, assignments, and experiments to complement psychology course textbooks. Activities Handbook, Volume 3, containing over 90 engaging and informative activities, is designed to supplement, not replace, Activities Handbook, Volume 1 and Volume 2. All three activities handbooks are appropriate for educators who teach students in high school to upper-level undergraduate courses.
Table of Contents



I. Methodology

  1. A Neat Little Demonstration of the Benefits of Random Assignment of Subjects in an Experiment
    —David L. Watson
  2. Observational Recording of Rodent Behavior: Behavior Profile or Ethogram
    —Ellen P. Reese
  3. A Field Experiment in Helping
    —David L. Watson
  4. A Computer-Based Exercise in Experimental Methodology
    —Thomas Brothen
  5. Self-Experimentation as a Tool for Teaching About Psychology
    —Blaine F. Peden and Allen H. Keniston
  6. A Demonstration of the Illusory Correlation Effect
    —Thomas Rocklin
  7. An Exercise in Construct Validation
    —George S. Howard, Paul K. Dunay, and Michael T. Crovello
  8. Selecting Appropriate Research Methods
    —Peter S. Fernald and L. Dodge Fernald
  9. Teaching Rival Hypotheses in Experimental Psychology
    —George S. Howard and Jean L. Englehardt
  10. Research Methodology Taxonomy and Interpreting Research Studies
    —Peter H. Bohling, G. Alfred Forsyth, and Richard B. May
  11. Teaching the Process of Science in the Introductory Methods Course
    —Alan R. P. Journet

II. Sensory Processes and Perception

  1. Student-Generated Stereograms
    —J. R. Corey
  2. The Relative Size Illusion
    —Thomas J. Thieman
  3. A Simple Method for Constructing Upside-Down and Left-Right Reversing Spectacles
    —Fred L. Yaffe
  4. Classroom Measurement of Visual Illusions
    —J. R. Corey and S. J. Tatz
  5. Auditory Sensory Processes: The Traveling Wave on the Basilar Membrane
    —Kathy Barsz
  6. Using Dominoes to Help Explain the Action Potential
    —Walter F. Wagor
  7. Sensory Interdependencies
    —George M. Diekhoff

III. Learning and Memory

  1. A Cognitive Taxonomy of Multiple-Choice Questions
    —Drew C. Appleby
  2. Demonstration of Learning Techniques
    —Joan Young Smith
  3. Remembering Learning and Memory
    —Barbara K. Sholley
  4. Brute Force in Problem Solving
    —W. E. Scoville
  5. Psychological Set and the Solution of Anagrams
    —J. R. Corey
  6. Mediation, Discrimination, and Qualitative Shifts in Performance
    —Salvador Macias III
  7. Memory and Marketable Product Names
    —Walter A. Woods
  8. Teaching the Distinction Between Negative Reinforcement and Punishment
    —Robert T. Tauber
  9. A Demonstration of Context-Dependent Latent Inhibition in Operant Conditioning
    —Melinda A. Sletten and Ernest D. Kemble
  10. The Use of Goldfish in Operant Conditioning
    —J. R. Corey

IV. Developmental Psychology

  1. Early Motor and Verbal Development
    —Peter S. Fernald and L. Dodge Fernald
  2. Implications of the Milestones of Development
    —Eileen Astor-Stetson
  3. Childhood Research Paper
    —Margaret S. Martin
  4. Grits and Development
    —Stephen F. Davis and Angela H. Becker
  5. Teaching About the History of Childhood in Developmental Psychology Courses
    —Gregory F. Harper
  6. Parent Panels: Bringing the Parent Into the Childhood and Adolescence Course
    —Janet Morahan-Martin
  7. Three Tasks of Adolescence: Cognitive, Moral, Social
    —Mary Moore Vandendorpe

V. Social Psychology

  1. Human Judgment Versus Empirical Evidence
    —Jane A. Jegerski
  2. A Problem-Solving Workshop: The Middle East Comes to Psychology Class
    —George Banziger
  3. The Personal Space Violation Demonstration
    —Peter R. Burzynski
  4. Federated Services, Inc.
    —Kenneth W. Olm and Alan L. Carsrud
  5. Competitive Versus Cooperative Behavior
    —Frank Hollingsworth
  6. The Aggression Machine: A Simulation
    —Stephen J. Dollinger

VI. Personality, Abnormal, and Clinical Psychology

  1. The Psychosocial Family Tree
    —J. David Arnold
  2. An Exercise for Personality Courses on Methodological Issues of Assessment
    —George S. Howard and Paul G. Konstanty
  3. Trait Versus Situation as a Predictor of Behavior: A Study Modeled After the Theories of Bem
    —Darlene Kennedy and Bernard Mausner
  4. Bringing the Clinic Into the Undergraduate Classroom
    —David M. Young
  5. The Illusion of Control
    —Stephen J. Dollinger
  6. Simulation for Teaching Personality Psychology: Verbal Conditioning, Need for Approval, and Locus of Control
    —Stephen J. Dollinger
  7. Understanding Abnormal Behavior: Wearing the Other Shoe
    —Antonio E. Puente
  8. Paradigms on the Etiology and Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
    —Janet Morahan-Martin

VII. Statistics

  1. Normal Probability Curve
    —Peter S. Fernald and L. Dodge Fernald
  2. Probability and Chance Variation
    —Jane A. Jegerski
  3. On the Average
    —Kurt Salzinger
  4. Measures of Central Tendency in Daily Life
    —Lita Linzer Schwartz
  5. Teaching the Concept of Statistical Variability
    —Ashton D. Trice, O. Ashton Trice, and Epp P. Ogden
  6. Don't Change! First Impressions Are Always Best, or Are They?
    —Stephen F. Davis, Cathy A. Grover, and Jeffrey S. Kixmiller
  7. Sampling Sampling Distributions
    —William J. Hunter
  8. Statistics for Personnel Assessment
    —Alan L. Carsrud

VIII. Special Topics

  1. Will Class Participation "Kill" You? Refuting a Common Irrational Belief by Teaching Research Methods
    —Bernardo J. Carducci
  2. Experiential Activities for Generating Interpersonal Empathy for People With Developmental Disabilities
    —Charles Denton Fernald and Sue Sampen Fernald
  3. Cognitive Maps of the History of Psychology
    —George S. Howard
  4. Use of Debates in Introductory Psychology
    —Janet Morahan-Martin
  5. A Module for a Self-Directed Behavior Change Project
    —Janet Morahan-Martin
  6. Journal Writing Across the Psychology Curriculum: A Tool for Increasing Understanding of Course Material and Enhancing Personal Growth
    —Connie Schick and J. David Arnold
  7. Presenting Data-Based Projects by Means of a Poster Session: Guidelines and Cautions
    —Ashton D. Trice
  8. Role-Playing Activity: The American Psychological Association Presidential Election
    —Ronda J. Carpenter
  9. Saturday Night at the Movies: Demonstrating the Differences Between Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive Behavior
    —Bruce G. Klonsky
  10. Using Student Community Service as Part of a High School Psychology Course
    —Thomas Lestina
  11. Concentrative Meditation
    —Linda Leal
  12. Physiological Effects of Trying to Relax
    —James P. Motiff
  13. Biological Bases of Behavior and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
    —Fred L. Nesbit
  14. Biofeedback on a Budget
    —Margaret S. Martin
  15. The Influence of Role Models and Mentors on Career Development
    —Michele A. Paludi and Charles Epstein

IX. Ethics

  1. Ethics of Research With Human Participants
    —Robert T. Brown
  2. Considering Animal Research and Ethics While Watching Television
    —Ellen P. Reese
  3. Ethics in Animal Research
    —Margaret S. Martin
  4. Analyzing the Value and Ethics of Animal Research That Is Reported in the Popular Press
    —Ellen P. Reese
  5. Three Exercises on the Ethics of Research on Humans
    —Joan E. Sieber
  6. Ethical Principles and Dilemmas in the Practice of Psychology
    —Peter S. Fernald and L. Dodge Fernald
  7. Obedience and Ethics
    —Cynthia A. Erickson, Cathy A. Grover, and Stephen F. Davis
  8. Ethical Issues in the Use of Animals in Education
    —Ellen P. Reese
  9. The (Un)ethics of the Throwaway Society
    —C. Sue Lamb

X. Gender Roles and Stereotyping

  1. Gender-Role Stereotyping in Toys: An Out-of-Class Project
    —Margaret A. Lloyd
  2. Portrayal of the Sexes on TV
    —David L. Watson
  3. Sex Differences and the Variability Hypothesis
    —Michael Wertheimer
  4. Tootsie and Gender Roles
    —Barbara C. Jessen
  5. Teaching Men's Roles: Five Classroom Exercises
    —Martin S. Fiebert
  6. The Secretary Game
    —W. E. Scoville
  7. Sex Role Stereotyping in Children's Books
    —Lita Linzer Schwartz
  8. Feminist and Sex-Fair Methodology
    —Michele A. Paludi and Charles Epstein
  9. Music Videos and the Portrayal of Men and Women
    —Michele A. Paludi and Bradley M. Waite
  10. Nonsexist Language Usage
    —Michele A. Paludi


  1. Chapter Summaries From Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, Volumes 1 and 2
  2. Basic Statistical Methods
    —Charles M. Stoup
  3. A Bibliography of Do-It-Yourself Laboratory and Classroom Apparatuses
  4. Invertebrates in the Classroom
    —Charles I. Abramson
  5. Suggested Readings by Topic Area on Ethical Principles of Psychologists
    —Thomas V. McGovern
  6. A Selected Computer Resource List for Teachers of Psychology
  7. Where to Go for More Information: Selected APA Offices



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