Materials for Incorporating I/O into an Introductory Psychology Course (2013)Author(s): Joseph Allen, Carrie Bulger, Chris Cunningham, Mike Horvath, Lisa Kath, Morrie Mullins, and Scott Tonidandel
Affiliation: Education and Training Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Description: These materials were created by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in an effort to produce some “shovel-ready” modules for incorporating I-O Psychology topics directly into Introductory Psychology courses. Although interest in I-O psychology has grown among students, very few introductory psychology textbooks cover the topic. Therefore, we have designed modules that correspond directly with the topics typically discussed in introductory psychology courses (e.g., Biopsychology in the workplace, Memory and Job Performance) that can be “cut-and-pasted” into already prepared lectures.
Activities Guide: Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course (2013)Author(s): Ana Ruiz and Judith Warchal
Affiliation: Alvernia University
Description: This 23-page guide presents 17 activities related to ethics for each chapter in a typical Introduction to Psychology text as it integrates the APA Learning Goals and Outcomes for ethics into that course. For each chapter, the activity lists the student learning outcome, instructions for conducting the activity, materials needed, approximate time required, and a method of assessment. Many of the activities can be easily adapted to other psychology courses.
Note: 2011 OTRP Instructional Resource Award
Integrating Mnemonics into Psychology Instruction (2011)Author(s): Jennifer A. McCabe
Affiliation: Goucher College
Description: This 32 page document contains a literature review concerning the use of mnemonics in psychology education, including results from a recent student survey. It features a summary set of recommendations, or best practices, regarding the integration of mnemonics into instruction and concludes with a collection of mnemonics relevant to Introductory Psychology course content, organized by topic, although instructors of other courses might find it useful as well.
Note: 2010 OTRP Instructional Resource Award
Frequently Cited Concepts in Current Introduction To Psychology Textbooks (2006)Author(s): Derrick L. Proctor and Alisa M. E. Williams
Affiliation: Andrews University
A Compendium of Introductory Psychology Texts (2003-2006) (2006)Author(s): Cynthia S. Koenig
Affiliation: St. Mary's College of Maryland
Description: Introductory psychology instructors have a wide variety of textbook choices. Typically more than 15 revised or new texts appear annually. Becoming and remaining familiar with the array of introductory texts is a formidable task. To assist you in the introductory textbook review and selection process, we offer at this link a compendium of all full-length and briefer introductory psychology texts published from 2003 through 2006. This is the eighth update of this valuable resource. The downloadable files are zipped folders containing all of the files described in the "Readme" file that is also contained in the compressed folder.
Principles of Psychology: Experimental Foundations Laboratory Manual (2002)Author(s): Bonnie Sherman, James Dickson, Dana Gross, Elizabeth Hutchins, Konrad Talbot, Howard Thorsheim
Affiliation: St. Olaf College
Description: This 138-page manual contains nine laboratories with activities and information related to conducting a laboratory component in a general psychology course and with labs addressing children's play behavior, information literacy, neuropsychology, psychopharmacology, attention, statistics, sensation and perception, animal learning, and eye movements. The RTF file is 14 MB, the PDF file is 1.6 MB.