Good Luck on the AP Psychology Exam from David Myers
posted by Rob McEntarffer
A resource for any teacher of high school psychology, whether AP, IB or Introduction to Psychology
Russell Foster studies sleep. In fact, he's a circadian neuroscientist, which means he studies what happens to the brain when it does - and doesn't - sleep. This entertaining talk, just under twenty-two minutes in length, covers a range of sleep-related topics from the amount of sleep people typically got before the invention of the lightbulb (hint: a lot more than we get now) to dangers of depriving teenagers of their bed rest. Along the way, Foster asks and tries to answer, the age-old question of why we sleep and explores the relationship of interrupted sleep cycles with mental illness. Subtitles for the talk are available in 36 languages
Careers in Psychology provides numerous tools and resources for young minds interested in the various degree paths and career options in mental health and psychology. The site opens with a big question: "Where will a career in Psychology take you?" From there, informative articles attempt to provide an answer through discussions of popular psychology trends and pressing issues. Organizational sections (Careers, Degrees, Jobs, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists) let readers research specific careers, degree programs, licensure information, and even internship opportunities. For instance, selecting the Psychologists tab produces a drop-down menu with a number of subcategories, such as Psychologist Licensure, which lists the requirements for getting licensed as a psychologist in each of the 50 states, including degree requirements, clinical requirements, and other details.
posted by Chuck Schallhorn