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Weeks 3, 4 and 5 / Unit 3

Review these resources for Weeks 3, 4 and 5 / Unit 3 of the Introduction to Psychology course.

Biological Bases of Behavior Resources

document  The Homunculus Mapper

Students take sensitivity measurements and create a digital representation of the human body based on their measurements.

document  MRI: Play the Magnetic Miracle Game

Learn about how an MRI works and help an MRI technician run the machine.

document  How Stuff Works – The Endocrine System

Various activities and simulations which provide detailed information into the workings of the endocrine system.  Not all linked videos or audio files include closed captioning or transcripts.

document  How Stuff Works – Brain and Central Nervous System

Various activities and simulations which provide detailed information into the workings of the brain and central nervous system. Not all linked videos or audio files include closed captioning or transcripts.

document  Make a Mad Neuron

Practice your learning about neural structures by assisting Dr. Dendristein to build a neuron in this interactive game. (Requires Adobe Flash)

document  Areas and Function of the Brain

Students will interact with the map and chart to review major areas of the brain and their functions, which will be followed by a matching quiz.

document  Lick Your Rats

How can nurturing behaviors influence your genetic structure?  Learn about how nature and nurture interact as you take on the role of a mother rat and “lick” your baby rats. (Requires Adobe Flash)

document  Neuron

Interactive animation of a stimulated neuron. Pause, rewind, and move forward in time in order to observe the ions as they move across the neuron membrane.

document  Brain Imaging Technologies

Read about a variety of Brain Imaging Technologies and see how they differ from one another.

document  Neuroscience for Kids

A comprehensive website to the world of neuroscience. While designed for younger students, many parts are applicable to high school psychology.


Consciousness Resources

document  Mouse Party

Explore the physiological effects of psychoactive drugs on animated mice. (Requires Adobe Flash)

document  Harvard Sleep Lab

This is an interactive website that allows students the ability to interactively investigate 5 case studies of real people. (Requires Adobe Flash)

document  National Sleep Foundation Sleep Diary

This website provides a template for a seven-day diary of sleep patterns and habits.


Sensation and Perception Resources

document  Color Vision Simulator

By varying the intensity of various color beams of lights, students experiment with additive color mixing.

document  Spiral Afterimage Effect

Users can explore various aspects of motion detection. This activity can be used individually or by the teacher with a class.

document  The Gestalt Principles

Brief explanations and examples of similarity, anomaly, proximity, continuation, closure, and figure/ground.

document  Neuroscience for kids – Synesthesia

This page reviews descriptions about and diagnosis of synesthesia along with biological information regarding the topic. Additionally, there is a simple experiment for the class.


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Sources

  1. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.