All resources in OpenStax Psychology 2e

ELM Learning Center

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The ELM Learning Center is a collection of instructional materials on the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) databases organized into courses. These materials are created by librarians in the Reference Outreach and Instruction unit of Minitex. The ELM Learning Center can help you get to know ELM and provides as much information as you'd like on using ELM more effectively.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction

Strategy Guide: Think-Pair-Share Technique

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In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and classroom topics to encourage a high degree of classroom participation and assist students in developing a conceptual understanding of a topic through the use of the Think-Pair-Share technique. The Think-Pair-Share strategy is designed to differentiate instruction by providing students time and structure for thinking on a given topic, enabling them to formulate individual ideas and share these ideas with a peer. This learning strategy promotes classroom participation by encouraging a high degree of pupil response, rather than using a basic recitation method in which a teacher poses a question and one student offers a response. Additionally, this strategy provides an opportunity for all students to share their thinking with at least one other student which, in turn, increases their sense of involvement in classroom learning. Think-Pair-Share can also be used as in information assessment tool; as students discuss their ideas, the teacher can circulate and listen to the conversations taking place and respond accordingly.

Material Type: Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

How to Create SUPER Slideshows!

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A colourful and fun superhero-themed slideshow presentation designed to teach students how to create effective slideshow presentations. A Google slides presentation that you can adopt / adapt for your classroom. Best suited for grades 5-8 but may work in higher grades too. Outlines 7 tips for effective slideshow presentations: 1. Fantastic Fonts 2. Stupendous Size 3. Terrific Text 4. Cool Colours 5. Glorious Graphics & Videos 6. Sensational Slides 7. *BONUS* Incredible Interactions

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Lesson, Student Guide, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Kelly Brennan, Sarah Wendorf

Strategy Guide: Using the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique

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In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and texts to allow for learning that meets the diverse needs of students but keeps student groups flexible. The research that originally gave credibility to the jigsaw approach—creating heterogeneous groups of students, diving them into new groups to become expert on a topic, and then returning them to their home groups—touted its value as a means of creating positive interdependence in the classroom and improving students’ attitudes toward school and each other.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Psychology Through the Lifespan

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age based approach textbook for lifespan developmental psychology courseUpdated summer 2020Google slides as well, slides developed by Fernando Romeromaterials here:**Course in Canvas Commons - Psychology Through the Lifespan Julie Lazzara**

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Alisa Beyer

Postcard Creator

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The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Development through the Lifespan – Simple Book Publishing

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Lifespan Development Textbook. age-based approach Psychology through the Lifespan by Beyer, A. & Lazzara, J. is a derivative of Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective by Lally, M. & Valentine-French, S., Lifespan Psychology. by Overstreet, L., Adolescent Development by Lansford, J., Emerging Adulthood. by Arnett, J. in R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology, and The Developing Parent by: Diener, M. and is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Revised, 3rd edition: June 2020 Also is a Canvas Course shell in Canvas Commons for instructors

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Authors: Alisa Beyer, Julie Lazzara

Personality Theory in a Cultural Context

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Written by Lansing Community College Psychology professor Dr. Mark Kelland, this book covers general personality theory, with an emphasis on cultural aspects affecting personality development. There is also a section focusing on making positive choices in the development of one's personality from a number of different cultural/philosophical perspectives.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading, Textbook

Author: Mark Kelland

Psychology, Emotion and Motivation, Sexual Behavior

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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Understand basic biological mechanisms regulating sexual behavior and motivationAppreciate the importance of Alfred Kinsey’s research on human sexualityRecognize the contributions that William Masters and Virginia Johnson’s research made to our understanding of the sexual response cycleDefine sexual orientation and gender identity

Material Type: Module

Maslow's Hierarchy Twitter Activity

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This activity is designed to help students understand the representation of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in everyday communications. Students will first read about the concept, then explore a familiar environment -- Twitter -- for expressions of it. (The activity can be adapted quickly for use with other social media applications and communication sites.) This activity was created by Dr. Sally B. Seraphin, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: OpenStax, Rice University

WWHoA Psychology and Sociology Activity Collection

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This collection an be used as group or individual activities in psychology, sociology, communications, or related courses. The WWHoA model aims to first engage students in the "Why" of the concept or lesson, then moves them into the "what" and "how," before concluding with "assessments." The materials cover four lessons, and are intended to be used as is and also expanded upon for other concepts. These activities were created by Maria Gross, Psychology, Mid Michigan Community College; Kelley Eltzroth, Psychology, Mid Michigan Community College; Nicole Korzetz, Psychology, Lee College; Philip B. Terry-Smith,Ph.D, Sociology, Anne Arundel Community College; and Diane Miller, Communication, Mid Michigan Community College.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: OpenStax, Rice University