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General Review Material

Activity: Lets Make a Deal! Human Intuition vs. Empirical Reasoning

This activity utilizes a online applet to demonstrate the limitations of human intuition and the need for empirical Read More...


Activity: Psychology in the Local Bookstore

This assignment has students visit a book retailer to critically evaluate the portrayal of the science of psychology Read More...


Activity: The Problem of Vague Statements (Desserts & Horoscopes)

This contains two difference activities that help show students the problem with vague statements. The first makes Read More...


Activity: Using Zodiac-based Personality Descriptions to Teach about Biases in Thinking

Students are given a list of personality descriptions based on the 12 signs of the zodiac, and have to choose Read More...


Activity: Ways of Knowing There Is a Santa Claus

This assignment involves students analyzing a famous editorial about the existence of Santa Claus in terms in Read More...


Demonstration: Illustrating anchoring bias with a game show

A game from The Price is Right can be used to illustrate the anchoring bias. The game helps show how prior numerical Read More...


Video & Article: Fear of Science Will Kill Us

In the article and video, Michael Specter makes the case for why it is so important for people to embrace science, Read More...


Video: Individual vs. Accumulated Experience : Global Warming

This video clip from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart addresses the question of "How can global warming be Read More...