Resources for learning and teaching
“Some argue that the aims of psychology are to describe, explain, predict and control human behaviour. Others argue that the aim of education is to change human behavior. Psychology educators, then, should be experts not only in the measurement of the behavioural (learning) outcomes of education, but also in shaping the environment in a way that increases the possibility that behaviour change (the result of learning) occurs. Indeed, we argue that psychology educators should aim to apply their psychological literacy, which Cranney and Dunn (2011) define as the adaptive use of psychological knowledge, to the domain of the university classroom in order to increase the opportunities for students to acquire psychological literacy” (Cranney et al., 2013).
Psychological Literacy Compendium: International Edition
The Psychological Literacy Compendium of Case Studies provides examples of psychological literacy gathered from academics from around the world. The case studies are presented in alphabetical order and while they are not fully representative of the work being carried out internationally, they provide a snapshot of good practice and hopefully will provide ideas for academics wishing to introduce psychological literacy into their curricula.
The intention is to update this section in the near future, but in the meantime, you will find specific resources in the updated sections in Publications (in particular, the UK contributions).
Below, however, are several excellent websites with psychology learning and teaching resources, which of course, are all relevant to psychological literacy: