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Hemispheric Lateralization: Are You Left- or Right-Brained? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
An online brain dominance inventory provides students with information on their brain dominance and information processing style. This relates to perception and learning styles.
Where Would Shoppers Go? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Two formulas and a scenario for students to apply two retail gravitation models used to predict where shoppers will choose to shop.
Universcience-VOD- La plasticité du cerveau part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Coached Problem Solving:Examples
In this lab exercise, students of intermediate-level French will watch a short video on brain plasticity from the universcience VOD collection online.
"Breakfast, Brainpower, and Connecting Disciplines" part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
Activity to help students differentiate how disciplines focus on a problem.
Do You See What I See: Using Optical and Visual Illusions to Illustrate Perception part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
An in-class demonstration of perception and individual perceptual differences, using optical illusions and visuals.
Social Class Symbols: In-class Activity Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
This sites provides three interactive games related to social class and personal possessions indicative of class.
La Dyslexie: A French language podcast part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this listening comprehension exercise, students will complete a questionnaire based on a podcast on the topic of dyslexia. Students will listen to the podcast at the French website Neopodia and answer comprehension questions in complete sentences in French.
Becoming a Psychology Scholar part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment takes indtroductory psychology students step-by-step through the research process.
Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.
Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.
Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.
Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.
Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.
Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.