MPTUO1a: Unit 1 Videos
Week 1 / Unit 1
Watch these videos for Week 1 / Unit 1 of the Introduction to Psychology course.
Perspectives in Psychological Science Videos
What is psychology?
The American Psychological Association defines psychology and explains how psychology affects all aspects of the human experience. Closed captioning available.
This Introduction to Psychology video introduces students to the definition of psychology and gives a brief history. One question for students is whether or not they notice any similarities between the notable psychologists in the history of psychology. You can then move to add information on female psychologists or psychologists of color or ask students to do some research and teach their classmates about non-white male psychologists.
Here is an edpuzzle of the same video but with pop up questions. Closed captioning available.
Research Methods, Measurement, and Statistics Videos
A funny song that teaches the concepts of mean, median and mode. Closed captioning available.
Accurate, concise description of random sampling. Closed captioning available.
Great video from Freakonomics about polio and ice cream. Closed captioning available.
Thinking critically is an important skill within the science of psychology. In this Ted-Ed video, you’ll learn more about why we should be critical thinkers when analyzing data. A variety of discussion and assessment questions are included with the video (free registration is required to access the questions). Closed captioning available.
This video on research methods covers the different categories of psychological research including observational studies and experiments. Closed captioning available.
- The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.