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http://ahp.yorku.ca -- "Advances in the History of Psychology" alerts subscribers to interesting conferences, publications, and news items relevant to the history of psychology.
Listen to the "This Week in the History of Psychology" episode each week (see in "Podcasts" section below). Write a short report or develop a question about it. http://www.yorku.ca/christo/podcasts/
Take the various psychologist or theories you've discussed and have students write simple riddles such as, "I founded the field of experimental psychology known as structuralism. Who am I?" (Wilhelm Wundt) When students return to class have them quiz a fellow classmate using the riddles. This activity might be more suited for a high school/middle school setting.
http://htpprints.yorku.ca/ The History & Theory of Psychology Eprint Archive (aka HTP Prints). Over 100 articles about various aspects of the history and theory of psychology, some original, some previously sublished elsewhere. Edited by Christopher D. Green of York Unviersity (Toronto).
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=31528576023114946 "An Academy in Crisis" (2003), Documentary about the huge public controversy that swirled around the hiring of a new professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto in 1889. The matter is of somewhat more than local Toronto interest because one of the prime candidates for the position was James Mark Baldwin, who would later go on to become a noted evolutionary theorist, a revolutionary developmental psychologist, and a major player in the early American Psychological Association and the early psychology journals. Produced by Christopher D. Green of York Unviersity (Toronto). 40 min.
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=1488007330440945673 "Toward a School of Their Own: The Prehistory of American Functionalist Psychology" (2005). Documentary about the intellectual and social trends that led to the emergence of functionalism in the mid-1890s, starting at the time of the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species (1859). Figures discussed include Wilhelm Wundt, William James, Charles Sanders Pierce, G. Stanley Hall, James Mark Baldwin, E. B. Titchener, John Dewey, and James Rowland Angell. Produced by Christopher D. Green of York Unviersity (Toronto). 65 min.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI2461dDnwc -- "Early History of Reaction Time Research" (2006). Produced by Christopher D. Green of York Unviersity (Toronto) as a supplement to his documentary, "Toward a School of Their Own: The Prehistory of American Functionalist Psychology." 5:48.
http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/6/index.php?id=2 "A Girl Like Me." An 8-min documentary by a high school student about what it is like to be black in America. Features a replication of the famous Kenneth & Mamie Clark study in which black and white children were presented with black and white dolls and asked which they preferred, which were good, and which were most like themselves. The original study was crucial evidence in the 1954 Board v. Brown court case that resulted in the Supreme Court's landmark school desegregation decision. This replication, some 50 years later, got essentially the same results. Directed by Kiri Davis. Produced by Reel Works.
http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2765416&page=1 Text description and video report of ABC Primetime's 2007 modified replication of Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment. The replication obtained almost the same results as the original: about 2/3 of participants were willing to go to the highest level of electric shock under the instructions of the experimenter, despite the vehement protests of the the learner.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2683701783583080634&q=zimbardo "Quiet Rage." The film of Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment. 50 min.
http://www.yorku.ca/christo/podcasts/ This Week in the History of Psychology. Thirty 25-min. episodes covering the entire academic year. Highlight of each episode features and interview with a noted historian of psychology about a featured event that occurred that week in psychology's past.
Poems and stories
"Psychology has a short history but a long past." Hermann Ebbinghaus
[http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/]] -- Classics in the History of Psychology. Contains the full text of about 250 historically-significant articles, chapters, and books, many with commentary to help readers understand them more fully. Edited by Chirstopher D. Green of York Unviersity (Toronto). Mirror site at http://psychclassics.asu.edu.
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/historyofpsych.html-- Resource by Dr. C.George Boeree--This is an e-text about the historical and philosophical background of Psychology. It was originally written for the benefit of my students at Shippensburg University, but I hope that it helps anyone with an intellectual interest in the field. The material is original and copyrighted by myself, and any distribution must be accompanied by my name and the copyright information. For personal educational use, it is free to one and all.
http://www.mindful-things.com/history_of_psych_home.html Provides an overview of psychological events throughout history