Teaching Resources: Curriculum
“The Center for Curriculum Transformation promotes and supports curriculum development aimed at teaching and learning to think critically about cultural diversity.”
“The Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP) develops and distributes teaching and advising materials and provides services to teachers of psychology at all levels on behalf of The Society for the Teaching of Psychology.” OTRP provides syllabi for a variety of courses including several addressing social issues.
In addition to information on a wide range of social issues, Psychologist for Social Responsibility provides curricular material on intergroup relations, group think, enemy images, and other topics.
In this APS Observer article, Steven A. Meyers presents strategies for developing curriculum, assignments, and classroom environments that facilitate an awareness of social justice.
Resources for the Inclusion of Social Class in Psychology Curricula were prepared by: Task Force on Resources for Inclusion of Social Class in Psychology Curricula, jointly sponsored by Divisions 9 and 35 of the American Psychological Association
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) has collected a large number of syllabi for courses on social issues.
This site provides a wealth of resources to assist teachers of psychology in integrating environmental issues into their courses, including general resources, lecture and discussion topics, class activities, multimedia resources, student readings, syllabi, and an extensive bibliography.
Janet Cosbey of Eastern Illinois University discusses teaching a class centered on how social problems are portrayed in films.