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[ ] - 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
[ ] - Simple explanation for elementary school students of what it is like to be left-handed. Includes examples of famous lefties.
Classics in the History of Psychology
[ ] - 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.
[ ] - Examines the relationships between variables in psychological studies. Includes an exercise in which students determine the correlation between two variables and offer possible explanations.
Epsych: Journeys in Mind
[ ] - Teaches about psychological processes and the nature of thinking via interactive demonstrations, experiments, and video clips.
[ ] - 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
[ ] - 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.
[ ] - 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.
[ ] - Collection of illusions which demonstrate the differences between visual perception and reality. Includes impossible figures, vases/faces, Poggendorff illusion, and negative afterimages.
Implicit Association Test
[ ] - 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.]
Inference versus Observation
[ ] - Teaches the difference between objectivity and interpretation in empirical study. Includes an exercise in evaluating and correcting a group of statements.
Ingenious: Body Image
[ ] - 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
[ ] - Brief explanation and example of what happens in the brain when there is interference, also called the Stroop Effect.
Introduction to Learning: Classical Conditioning
[ ] - Explains how automatic responses to smells, sounds, and situations develop. Includes Pavlov's dogs, the Skinner box, and behavior modification.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
[ ] - Research paper discusses various studies into what energizes, directs, and sustains human behavior. Includes existence, relatedness, growth, introversion, extroversion, and divergence in theories.
[ ] - Explores personal perceptions of the mental ability of various types of minds. Surveys include harm, punishment, soul, liking, destruction, and happiness.
[ ] - Discusses theories from experts such as Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and Skinner. Each section includes a case study, biography, theory, therapy, and discussion.
Personality and Kids
[ ] - Tells about personality type and provides a questionnaire for parents to use in assessing a kid's personality.
[ ] - Student-created tutorials applying psychological concepts to a variety of topical issues such as the internet, sports fans, and advertising.
[ ] - Provides real and simulated interactive psychology experiments. Includes space perception, reaction time, split-brain syndrome, and classical conditioning. [Requires free Shockwave plug-in.]
[ ] - Encyclopedia.com article on what the word means.
Psychosocial Theory: Erikson
[ ] - Analysis of Erikson's theory on personality development. Includes the seven stages and how one stage grows into the next.
[ ] - Explains what social psychology is and how it is used in research. Includes theories and methods, nature versus nurture, self-needs, belief systems, emotions, and collective behavior.
Spirituality and Western Psychology
[ ] - Explores the studies of transpersonal and humanistic psychology. Includes Maslow's hierarchy, subjective experience, social forces, brain functions, and the unconscious mind.
Stanford Prison Experiment
[ ] - 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.
The Child Development Website
[ ] - Read about theories from Sigmund Freud, Margaret Mahler, and Erik Erikson. Includes different stages, phases, and subphases from each theory.
The Classical Rorschach
[ ] - Explains who Hermann Rorschach was, his method of testing, European methods, and American schools. Includes differences and controversies.
The Descent of Man
[ ] - Covers the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's four-part radio series on neo-Darwinism.
[ ] - 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.
The Memory Exhibition
[ ] - Explores the biological, psychological, and cultural aspects of memory. Includes games, tests, and experiments.
[ ] - Overview of psychology, personality, emotions, intelligence, and memory. Includes surveys, facts, and features.
[ ] - Offers exercises in viewing problems in unusual, novel, or untypical ways. Includes a list of situations and instructions.
Visual Cognition Lab
[ ] - Presents several videos used in cognition studies and the results of the studies. Includes change blindness and inattention blindness examples.
[ ] - Virtual psychology classroom with topic synopses, disorders, dictionary, online tests, education and career information, news, and internet resources.
The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the 21st Century
[ ] - Online book outlining the current state of knowledge and activity. Includes coping and health, personality, intelligence and cognition, sensation and perception, human development, and psychopathology. (December 14, 2001)
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