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  • American Psychological Association — Information on new research in psychology and education-related topics, such as learner-centered psychological principles. A link takes users to an APA site, Psychology Matters, that focuses on the applicability of psychological research to real life.
  • AmoebaWeb — Psychology-related links. Maintained by Douglas Degelman at Vanguard University of Southern California.
  • AP Psychology — The course description, topic outline, and sample exam questions for the Advanced Placement course in psychology provided here can be useful to any high school psychology teacher.
  • Association for Applied Sports Psychology — Students may take interest in the application of psychological principles to sports, as described by this professional association.
  • The Brain from Top to Bottom — McGill University presents this detailed introduction to how the brain works, available in three levels of difficulty.
  • Child Development Institute — While this page is intended primarily for parents, its background information and links to research on child development will also be useful to teachers and students.
  • Classics in the History of Psychology — Christopher Green of Canada’s York University provides access to classic articles from and about the history of psychology.
  • Cogprints — An online electronic archive for scholars doing research in the fields of cognitive science; the archive is searchable by topic and date.
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology — 1900+ links to sites related to topics in psychology.
  • e-psych: Journeys into the World of Mind — Interactive activities related to psychology, along with explanatory text, all written in an entertaining fashion. From the Psychology Department at Mississippi State University.
  • Facts for Families — The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry presents 90 fact sheets on psychological “issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.” Useful starting points for student research.
  • Great Ideas in Personality — In-depth information on theories related to personality, plus a glossary and links. From Professor G. Scott Acton of Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • A Guide to Psychology and Its Practice — Essays on psychology and its practical applications. Created by psychologist Raymond Richmond.
  • A Guide to Writing in Psychology — Useful tips for writing various kinds of papers in psychology classes from George Mason University.
  • Human Intelligence — Indiana University covers the history of intelligence theories and testing, current controversies in the field, and profiles of researchers.
  • IDEA Lessons in Psychology — The University of Denver presents several instructional units that require students to use real-world data to test theories about human behavior.
  • Infinite Mind — Listen to The Infinite Mind, a public radio show that focuses on the human mind, behavior, and mental health. Produced by Lichtenstein Creative Media.
  • The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice — An online workshop on how psychological theories and research apply in the classroom. From Annenberg.
  • Mapping Memory — A fascinating interactive look at the biology of memory. From National Geographic.
  • Memory Exhibition — A young person’s introduction to memory from San Francisco’s Exploratorium.
  • Mental Health Matters — A comprehensive site on mental health disorders.
  • National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression — This site presents news on research related to serious psychiatric disorders, as well as brief background on specific disorders.
  • National Institute for Mental Health — This government agency is the “largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.”
  • Neuroscience for Kids — University of Washington professor Eric Chudler provides information and activities for learning about the brain, nervous system, and the senses.
  • Online Readings in Psychology and Culture — Western Washington University’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research presents a collection of readings on “the interface between psychology and culture.”
  • Project Zero — A research project at Harvard University, Project Zero’s mission is “to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity.” Information about current and past research is available on the site.
  • Psi Chi — The national honorary society in psychology provides access to newsletters and journal articles on current issues and research in psychology.
  • Psych Central — Annotated links maintained by psychologist John Grohol.
  • Psychology News — The online magazine Science Daily presents this round-up of news related to psychology.
  • Psychology and Psychologists — The New York Times links to articles on topics related to psychology.
  • Psychology Today — Selected current articles from the popular periodical.
  • Psych Web — Information on the psychology of sports, the psychology of religion, states of consciousness, and other topics. Includes hundreds of links. Maintained by Russell Dewey, who has also published an online introductory textbook.
  • — The American Psychological Association provides access to news about psychology from the mass media.
  • Resources for the Teaching of Social Psychology — This site presents activities, authentic assessment ideas, lecture notes, and other tools for teachers of social psychology. From Professor Jon Mueller of North Central College.
  • Social Psychology Network — Searchable database on social psychology topics. Maintained by Scott Plous at Wesleyan University.
  • Stanford Prison Experiment — A slide show with text explanation and discussion questions about the famous 1971 social psychology experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo.
  • Stanford Psychology — A series of video lectures by top psychology professors at Stanford University. Topics range from the role of parents in children's lives to how stereotypes affect people.
  • Teaching Tips — The Association for Psychological Science provides useful tips from experienced university-level teachers of psychology.
  • — The Web page of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology presents a range of resources, including a book of essays on teaching psychology and an overview of the types of research conducted by psychologists.