Browsing All posts tagged under »ap psych«

A Lesson in Racism

December 6, 2019


Jane Elliot conducted the most famous experiment on racism and social conformity in history - on third graders. After the death of Martin Luther Jr. she wanted to show her students - who didn't understand the concept - exactly why people are intolerant of each other.

Do What You’re Told!

December 3, 2019


For those who were not in class today and missed Milgram’s experiment, attached is the video we watched in class, the worksheet, and the 40 Studies assignment. For further reading (not mandatory, just interesting), research has been done with some of the explanatory devices used by the research subjects to justify their decisions to shock […]

Zimbardo on Evil

December 2, 2019


If you were not in class today, please make sure that you view Quiet Rage, the film on the Stanford Prison Experiment (see embed below). For your last Zimbardo reflection on the Stanford Prison Experiment, I would like a list of nine questions that you had while viewing as well as a brief list of possible […]

Further Readings On Lobotomy

November 14, 2019


Today in class, we viewed the PBS American Experience special on Dr. Walter Freeman. The PBS website has a ton of resources on it, including a 1946 article from Life Magazine that is absolutely heartbreaking and shocking to read. For some stories of those who were lobotomized at Pilgrim State mental hospital in New York, check […]

AP Psychology Fractured Fairy Tale Rubric

November 7, 2019


Here you guys go. Remember – you need three characters with psychological disorders and one who is a psychological professional operating from one of the major schools of therapy. You also need at least a two page paper for your group, with at least three sources (one of which should be your textbook) and APA […]

Motivation and Emotion Advertising Campaign Resources

October 22, 2019


This assignment is due on 10/28. EDIT: I forgot to include this on the instruction sheet – any citations that you need for this paper should be done in APA 6th Edition style. Head to for help. This episode of Frontline on psychology and marketing might give you guys some ideas. It’s not mandated […]

Brain Trauma’s Impact On Athletes

August 15, 2019


This may be of interest to some of you guys. Earlier today, I posted something about the late hockey player, Derek Boogaard, and his probable struggles with CTE. There has been some follow-up research done that shows CTE impacts athletes differently than the rest of the population. Any profession that runs the risk of head […]