Psychology: An introduction for New Zealand students By Alexandra Cragg, Xenia Lonie | Copyright Year:2014 | ISBN-13: 9780170241960
Psychology: an Introduction for New Zealand Students covers the five strands of psychology as taught in senior Psychology classes in New Zealand secondary schools:
- Inquiry Fields.
This is an introductory level textbook that includes theories and explanations with real-life New Zealand examples of psychology in action. It is suitable for both new and experienced psychology teachers. It can supplement existing psychology courses at NCEA Level 1 and 2, or be the basis for new courses established by first time teachers.
Also included is a range of questions, activities and possible inquiries aimed at equipping students with the skills to complete NCEA psychology standards.
Online Resources that are useful for putting together your units of work. These are reproduced from the teaching and learning guide on TKI.
APA Online: High School Psychology www.apa.org/ed/topss/homepage.html This website is hosted by the American Psychological Association (APA) and has links to teaching resources and competitions for students.
AllPsych Online: The Virtual Psychology Classroom www.allpsych.com This US-based website offers information, worksheets, and puzzles on a wide range of psychological topics.
Psychlotron www.psychlotron.org.uk This UK-based website offers teaching resources from a range of sources for Advanced-level (A-Level) psychology courses.
Psychexchange – as a member you get to download heaps of great resources.
Online Psychology Laboratory http://opl.apa.org/Main.aspx This US-based website provides interactive resources for teaching psychology (“Resources” link). It also lets students contribute to online research in various fields of psychology (“Studies” link). The website is presented in association with the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Science Digital Library (NSDL), and American Psychological Association Education Directorate.
Jonathan.mueller’s Social Psychology site has teaching resources, assessment resources and produces a monthly newsletter which you can subscribe to.
www.socialpsychology.org one of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching. In these pages, you’ll find more than 18,000 links related to psychology.
Good websites for Science articles and information are:
Sciencedaily.com – Clicking this link will take you to the mind and brain section. Lots of current articles, videos and short news stories. It is all free and you can simply browse – no need to subscribe. Although it does have an RSS feed if you are interested. This site is good for neuroscience at Level 3.
New Scientist has a great website for articles. However, you do need to pay to subscribe and be able to access their back issues.
Another good magazine to read / browse is Scientific American Mind which comes out bi-monthly.
A good NZ site for neuroscience information and current research is the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.http://www.neurological.org.nz/
A good site of short school level psychology vids. www.thepsychologyfaculty.org