In 2013, I was the development editor for the Psychology webtext at Soomo Learning. Each discipline had a blog that instructors could follow, giving them resources and tips on teaching college students—in my case, the subject of psychology. It was short-lived, but we called it the Psych Lounge.
Fortunately, the study of human behavior covers an awful lot, so it wasn’t difficult to come up with topics to blog about. Here are some direct links if you want to peruse the entries:
- 3-D Anatomy (web application to manipulate and label parts of the brain)
- The Science of Panic Attacks (NBC Rock Center video about anxiety attacks)
- Echolocation (videos featuring Daniel Kish, a blind man who teaches blind children to “see” with their ears)
- Prejudice and PSAs (university project on prejudice including public service announcement video)
- Bicycle Day and the Roots of Psychedemia (anniversary of Albert Hofmann’s discovery of LSD)
- Mapping the Human Brain (news item about President Obama’s brain research initiative)
- Tribute to Camille Claudel (news item about an asylum commemorating a former patient and sculptor with an exhibition)
- The Lives They Left Behind (book review exploring the history of a psychiatric center via suitcases belonging to former patients)
- Paul Ekman: How to Catch a Liar (Big Think interview video with the psychologist best known for recognizing facial microexpressions)
- Portrait of Schizophrenia (a fantastic documentary video on the disorder)
- Rosenhan’s Pseudopatient Study (revisiting the 40-year-old study that influenced diagnostic criteria)
- The Quintessential Unitasker (book preview for Maria Konnikova’s Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes).