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When teaching ethics, one interesting way I have found of engaging the students is to give the aims and procedures of a well known, ethically dubious experiment (Asch, Milgram and Zimbardo spring to mind). This will only work if they have not come across this study before. Get them to imagine ...

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My idea is ... Be warned! Only do this activity if you have a strong ego, and a good relationship with your students! The lesson before teaching Rosenhan, I told my students that I would be demonstrating symptoms of mental illness throughout the lesson. They had to observe me, and note down ...

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My idea is ... when teaching about lobotomies and psychosurgury, use the following article about lobotomies in 60s America and the lasting effects of the procedure. Really interesting, and also brings home the human side of the issue http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5014080 ...

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My idea is ... when teaching research methods, book a computer room and give the students the following list of psychology blogs (and any others you know of) http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/ http://www.spring.org.uk/ http://www.psychblog.co.uk/ http://mindhacks.com/ They can then ...