Sunday, September 23, 2012

Engage students with current research

Engage students with current research in psychology at a level appropriate to their understanding.

Prospective Memory? Human Factors? Combine current research with increased exposure to additional interesting terms and topics. 

Sign up to receive a free e-mail update with the table of contents of psychology journals as they are published.  For example, from Sage publications, you can see a long list of psychology journals by viewing here including:
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Psychological Science in the Public Interest
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Health Psychology
Titles alone give students an increased understanding of content areas and help them realize how psychology continues to evolve. Abstracts are free on-line providing slightly more in-depth information on articles of interest.

From Current Directions in Psychological Science:
Motivational Salience and the Amygdala provides evidence of more recent research and current understanding of the role of the amygdala as being attentive to what is salient, beyond the domains of fear and aggression.  A short read of this one clarifies the meaning of prospective memory

Even better news, searching the Teaching High School Psychology archives originally posted by Kent in 2009 is specific to high school teachers, and still provides access to Current Directions in Psychological Science.

-- Posted for Nancy (by Steve)

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