Help me circle-source a list of online readings, videos, comics, etc. for teaching introductory psychology.
For the past two years, I've been gathering and categorizing blog posts and other resources. I've already added 180 categorized entries to this public Google Spreadsheet:https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsSdDrkCc9RidDhxMlBtTDJTZ0VFcjNnQXp1OXNsTWc&hl=en_US&pli=1#gid=0
Have you written about classic or current findings in psychology online and in a publicly available (free) location? Have you run across great blog posts, newspaper articles, or magazines that give an interesting take on psychology. Have you found great online videos or comics to illustrate a point? If so, please help by adding them
The first column provides a drop down menu of typical intro psych textbook chapters (please try to find the best fit). The other columns should be self-explanatory based on the content I've already added. Why I'm doing this:
This fall I'm going to be teaching an Introductory Psychology course, and I've decided to teach it without using a textbook. My reasons are many, and I'll write about them at some point soon. Given the explosion in good science writing online, I think there are now enough online resources to cover almost all the core content for an intro course in a more engaging way than a textbook can. For me, a huge advantage of this approach is that it allows me to assign articles, essays, or blog posts that present conflicting views or that express scientific opinions. I hope to encourage students to think critically about the readings, and I hope that this approach will encourage them to explore more on their own as well. And, I hope that with more engaging (and free) readings, more students will do them.
Please share this with others who might be interested (you can email the link and my message to people not on Google + if you want). I hope that this document will prove to be a useful resource.