Taking a psychology class? Confused about Research Methods? Need to know the difference between positive and negative reinforcement or positive and negative punishment? Try this new audio tool I built which I call the “MAPPR”. That stands for “Make A Personal Psych Review”. Here’s what it does: I’ve selected two topics from an Intro Psych course: the scientific method (might be referred to as Research Methods in your textbook) and Learning. I chose what I think are the bold terms that most students of psychology would have to learn from these chapters. I put these terms into concept maps and then recorded my own explanations for what the terms mean. Then (not done yet) I put the concept map and the audio files into a small online application which allows you to choose only those terms you find difficult or which you want to review. So: on the map you click the terms you want to review and then click the “Play” button and hear my explanation of those terms. I challenge you to take it one step further: grab the audio as it plays from your computer (using Wiretap or Snagit) and then transfer it to your mp3 player and study on the go!
- Major Psych Topics
- Psych Resources