Teaching Resources: Curriculum

Center for Curriculum Transformation, University of Washington

“The Center for Curriculum Transformation promotes and supports curriculum development aimed at teaching and learning to think critically about cultural diversity.”
http://www.washington.edu/omad/ctcenter >

Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP)

“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.
http://teachpsych.org/otrp/index.php

Psychologist for Social Responsibility Publications and Resources

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.
http://www.psysr.org/about/pubs_resources/

Putting Social Justice into Practice in Psychology Courses

In this APS Observer article, Steven A. Meyers presents strategies for developing curriculum, assignments, and classroom environments that facilitate an awareness of social justice.
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2007/october-07/putting-social-justice-into-practice-in-psychology-courses.html

Resources for the Inclusion of Social Class in Psychology Curricula

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
http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resources/publications/social-class-curricula.pdf

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Teaching Materials

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) has collected a large number of syllabi for courses on social issues.
http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&pageId=647

Teaching Psychology for Sustainability

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.
http://teachgreenpsych.com/>

Using Contemporary Films to Teach about Social Problems

Janet Cosbey of Eastern Illinois University discusses teaching a class centered on how social problems are portrayed in films.
http://www.nssa.us/journals/2010-34-1/pdf/34-1%2007%20Cosbey.pdf