Psychologists are interested in why people behave in the ways that they do. This includes studying attitudes and social influences, individual differences, remembering and forgetting, the social and intellectual development of children, the psychology of atypical behaviour, biological approaches and the research methods needed to investigate human behaviour and mental processes.
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Virtual psychology classroom with topic synopses, disorders, dictionary, online tests, education and career information, news, and internet resources.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Details a research project at two universities in Germany on facial attractiveness. Includes why some faces are considered more attractive, average faces, morphing of images, and social perceptions.
Being Left Handed
[ Kids/Teens ] Simple explanation for elementary school students of what it is like to be left-handed. Includes examples of famous lefties.
The Classical Rorschach
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains who Hermann Rorschach was, his method of testing, European methods, and American schools. Includes differences and controversies.
Classics in the History of Psychology
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers full texts of documents significant in the history of psychology by author or by topic. Includes ancient, medieval/renaissance, and modern thought; behaviorism, cognition, intelligence testing, personality, and social psychology.
The Descent of Man
[ Mature Teens ] Covers the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's four-part radio series on neo-Darwinism.
Epsych: Journeys in Mind
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Teaches about psychological processes and the nature of thinking via interactive demonstrations, experiments, and video clips.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Provides synopsis of psychological research from a professor of psychology. Includes whether it really exists, claims of ESP, perception versus pretention, and experiment results.
Frontline: What Jennifer Saw
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Interview with Elizabeth Loftus, a forensic psychologist. Includes what happens to memory in a traumatic event, how juries are affected by eyewitness testimony, and why expert testimony is used in trials.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Collection of articles for use in an introductory college course. Topics include neuropsychology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, emotion, language, personality, and psychological disorders.
Implicit Association Test
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers online tests of unconscious preferences between racial groups, age groups, sexuality, political candidates, and associations between gender and science or gender and career. [Requires English proficiency.]
Ingenious: Body Image
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explores the mental picture of one's own physical appearance, and how it is affected by weight, race and culture, cosmetic body modifications, and adornments.
Interference: The Stroop Effect
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Brief explanation and example of what happens in the brain when there is interference, also called the Stroop Effect.
Introduction to Learning: Classical Conditioning
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains how automatic responses to smells, sounds, and situations develop. Includes Pavlov's dogs, the Skinner box, and behavior modification.
[ Mature Teens ] Tests designed to educate the public about the five-factor model of personality. Includes long and short versions, and results for extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Research paper discusses various studies into what energizes, directs, and sustains human behavior. Includes existence, relatedness, growth, introversion, extroversion, and divergence in theories.
The Memory Exhibition
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explores the biological, psychological, and cultural aspects of memory. Includes games, tests, and experiments.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Overview of psychology, personality, emotions, intelligence, and memory. Includes surveys, facts, and features.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Discusses theories from experts such as Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and Skinner. Each section includes a case study, biography, theory, therapy, and discussion.
[ Mature Teens ] Student-created tutorials applying psychological concepts to a variety of topical issues such as the internet, sports fans, and advertising.
[ Kids/Teens ] Encyclopedia.com article on what the word means.
Psychosocial Theory: Erikson
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Analysis of Erikson's theory on personality development. Includes the seven stages and how one stage grows into the next.
Stanford Prison Experiment
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Philip Zimbardo's website about his classic study. Contains a 42 page slideshow with videoclips of the original experiment with Zimbardo's commentary, points for discussion, and links to related sites.
Visual Cognition Lab
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Presents several videos used in cognition studies and the results of the studies. Includes change blindness and inattention blindness examples.
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