IDEA Lessons in Psychology

 

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Answers to Assignments:

Instructors may obtain answers to the assignments in the Lessons by contacting Chip Reichardt at creichar@du.edu. Please include the (a) the name of the lesson for which you would like answers, (b) the name of the course you are teaching, (c) the name of your university or college, and (d) a web site address which can be used to confirm that you are an instructor.

 

 

LESSONS:

 

ASTROLOGY

This lesson provides an engaging means of teaching students the logic of theory testing and gives students hands-on experience in testing an interesting and widely held theory. The lesson (1) examines beliefs about astrology, (2) shows how beliefs about astrology are related to background characteristics such as age, education, and sex, and (3) tests the validity of astrological predictions.

Introduction

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Appendix 1

Appendix 2: Conducting Independent Research Not yet available

 

EMOTION

This lesson (1) examines the prevalence of a range of emotional experiences, (2) shows how the prevalence of emotional experiences varies with age, educational attainment, gender, and health, and (3) tests two theories of the causes of depression.

Introduction

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Appendix 1

Appendix 2: Conducting Independent Research Not yet available

 

HUMAN SEXUALITY

This lesson examines (1) the prevalence of various sexual behaviors and attitudes, (2) changes over time in sexual behaviors and attitudes, (3) correlates of sexual behaviors and attitudes, and (4) aspects of homosexual relationships.

Introduction

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Appendix 1

Appendix 2: Conducting Independent Research Not yet available

 

PREJUDICE AGAINST WOMEN

This lesson (1) examines the prevalence of prejudice against women, (2) studies the changes that have taken place over time in prejudice against women, (3) assesses correlates of prejudice against women, and (4) tests four theories of the causes of prejudice.

Introduction

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Appendix 1

Appendix 2: Conducting Independent Research Not yet available

 

RACIAL PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION

This lesson (1) examines the prevalence of racial prejudice, (2) studies the changes that have taken place over time in racial prejudice, (3) assesses correlates of racial prejudice, and (4) tests four theories of the causes of prejudice.

Introduction

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Appendix 1

Appendix 2: Conducting Independent Research Not yet available

 

 

MORE LESSONS

Coming Soon Lessons on:
Gender Differences

Mental Health and Psychopathology

Research Methods

And others .

 

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