MPTUO1a: Unit 3 Resources
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
Students take sensitivity measurements and create a digital representation of the human body based on their measurements.
Learn about how an MRI works and help an MRI technician run the machine.
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.
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.
Practice your learning about neural structures by assisting Dr. Dendristein to build a neuron in this interactive game. (Requires Adobe Flash)
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.
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)
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.
Read about a variety of Brain Imaging Technologies and see how they differ from one another.
A comprehensive website to the world of neuroscience. While designed for younger students, many parts are applicable to high school psychology.
Explore the physiological effects of psychoactive drugs on animated mice. (Requires Adobe Flash)
This is an interactive website that allows students the ability to interactively investigate 5 case studies of real people. (Requires Adobe Flash)
This website provides a template for a seven-day diary of sleep patterns and habits.
Sensation and Perception Resources
By varying the intensity of various color beams of lights, students experiment with additive color mixing.
Users can explore various aspects of motion detection. This activity can be used individually or by the teacher with a class.
Brief explanations and examples of similarity, anomaly, proximity, continuation, closure, and figure/ground.
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.
- The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.