We’ve seen overwhelming demand for high quality, openly-licensed course materials, including supplemental resources to enrich teaching and learning and to make life easier for instructors. To support this need, we’ve developed and curated faculty resources to use with this course.
Free and Open Supplemental Materials
On the following pages, you will find supplemental resources that are freely available to use with the interactive learning materials for this course. Since these resources are openly licensed, you may use them as-is or adapt them to your needs.
Faculty Resources By Module
Module-specific resources give background information about the content within each module, highlight special features and “Psych in Real Life” pages, and include ideas for in-class activities, discussions, and anticipation guides. These are built off of work by Stacey Souther, associate professor of psychology at the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. Click here to view the folder with all of the faculty resources, or click on the links below to access the guide for individual modules.
- Module 1 Faculty Resources: Psychological Foundations
- Module 2 Faculty Resources: Psychological Research
- Module 3 Faculty Resources: Biopsychology
- Module 4 Faculty Resources: States of Consciousness
- Module 5 Faculty Resources: Sensation and Perception
- Module 6 Faculty Resources: Thinking and Intelligence
- Module 7 Faculty Resources: Memory
- Module 8 Faculty Resources: Learning and Conditioning
- Module 9 Faculty Resources: Lifespan Development
- Module 10 Faculty Resources: Social Psychology
- Module 11 Faculty Resources: Personality
- Module 12 Faculty Resources: Emotion and Motivation
- Module 13 Faculty Resources: Industrial-Organizational Psychology
- Module 14 Faculty Resources: Psychological Disorders
- Module 15 Faculty Resources: Therapy and Treatment
- Module 16 Faculty Resources: Stress, Lifestyle, and Health
Psych in Real Life Pages
Some helpful resources that work well for further in-class discussion or engagement include the “Psych in Real Life” pages, which dive into relevant psychological research related to the content. These help students bridge the gap between research and psychological theories, and break down experiments into easy-to-follow steps. They are housed within the course content, contained within the study plan, but listed again here so you can see an overview of the topics covered.
- Psych in Real Life: Brain Imaging and Messy Science
- Dive into a psychological research article (McCabe and Castel) and learn more about the replication crisis
- Psych in Real Life: Consciousness and Blindsight
- Describe unconscious perception as it relates to blindsight
- Psych in Real Life: Illusions
- Apply the Ebbinghaus illusion to Jessica Witt’s research about the perceived size of golf ball holes while putting
- Psych in Real Life: Choice Blindness
- Understand decision-making processes and choice blindness, based on research done by Johannson and Hall
- Psych in Real Life: Latent Learning
- Work through each of the trials in Edward Tolman’s experiment to see evidence of latent learning
- Psych in Real Life: The Bobo Doll Experiment
- Step through the research process of Bandura’s Bobo Doll experiment
- Psych in Real Life: Moral Reasoning
- Watch videos and think deeply about Hamlin and Winn’s research on moral development in infants, specifically in the puppet experiments with givers and takers
- Psych in Real Life: Love and Pain
- Look at two studies (Sarah Master and Jarred Younger) related to romantic love and the experience of pain
- Psych in Real Life: Blirtatiousness, Questionnaires, and Validity
- Understand how personality tests are created, then examine how validity is measured
- Psych in Real Life: Growth Mindsets
- Dive into Dweck’s research on growth mindsets
- Psych in Real Life: Behavior Therapy
- Work through a treatment plan for a fictional patient who is afraid of public speaking
- Psych in Real Life: Reconsolidation
- Understand how memory reconsolidation can be used as a therapy technique
- Psych in Real Life: Habits
- Look at research on habitual behavior and popcorn eating by Wendy Wood and David Neal
Additional Faculty Resources
Additional supplemental resources, learning tools, and support services are available to faculty who adopt Waymaker, OHM, or Candela courses with paid support from Lumen Learning. For many courses, these include some combination of summative assessments, answer keys, solutions manuals, or other materials shared only with authorized instructors in order to protect academic integrity.
Click here to learn more about additional instructor tools and resources available to faculty who adopt Lumen-supported courseware. Information about pricing and payment options is available on this page. Lumen’s low-cost support fees replace the cost of expensive textbooks and may be paid by students or by the institution directly.
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