Isostasy and Gravity
This site provides visual resources that illustrate the concept of isostasy and show how measuring gravity over mountain ranges provides evidence that mountains have deep roots. Visualizations in this collection include images, animations, interactive graphics and photographs. These resources can be integrated into lectures, classes, labs or other activities.
Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2: Workshop 2. Mathematics: A Community Focus
With Dr. Marta Civil. As teachers, we often make assumptions about the knowledge children are exposed to at home. Sometimes it seems that we focus on only reading and writing,Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeable about students home environments. See and hear from Dr. Civil, the teachers she works with, and a long-standing parent mathematics group, and fo
Documentación aplicada a la psicología
Catálogos de bibliotecas: Veleta. Bases de datos multidisciplinarias: Web of Knowledge. Bases de datos especializadas: ProQuest Psychology Journals. Internet y motores de búsqueda: Google.
Impact of Computer Aided Learning on Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
The Technology Initiatives Division of Azim Premji Foundation has launched programmes for use of computers in rural schooling. One such programme is Computer Aided Leaning (CAL) that envisages deployment of computers as a media to impact learning competencies and to create an attractive environment in the schools. The state government provides the computers in schools and the Foundation has developed required software content designed to aid classroom learning process in specific areas such as m
Georgia O'Keefe: Notable New Mexican
A five minute video of interviews about the life of Georgia O'Keeffe. The video shows the impact of nature on her work and the New Mexico landscape. Several images of her work is done, but nothing about her methods.
The Credit Crunch and the U.S. Economy
Beginning with the subprime meltdown last summer, U.S. markets and the economy have been thrown into turmoil. Liquidity and default fears have created the worst conditions in financial markets in many years. These adverse developments have spilled over in the "real" economy, raised the specter of recession and worse. Steven Rattner is Managing Principal of Quadrangle Group LLC, a private investment firm with more than $6 billion of assets under management. Quadrangle invests in media and communi
European Security Architecture - A Paradigm Shift?
Toomas Hendrik Ilves has served as President of Estonia since 2006. Prior to this he was a member of the European Parliament. He has held a variety of diplomatic posts including serving two terms as Foreign Minister. He graduated with a BA from Columbia University and an MA from Pennsylvania University, both in Psychology.
Haiti: Mother to Child
11.125 Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching (MIT)
Subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.
Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This unit will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making. Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself.
A pioneer in a “dangerously hot research area,” Drazen Prelec peers into the human brain while it makes decisions. In his corner of the new field of neuroeconomics, Prelec uses a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine to scan minds pondering the pros and cons of purchasing and selling products like
Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age
In a panel moderated by James Paradis, five former Comparative Media Studies (CMS) students discuss their personal experiences within the CMS program and the impact it has had on their understanding, interpretation, and implementation of creativity in the digital age.
Creativity may be perceived, traditionally, as
Where the Sun Shines, There Hack They
Even if the typical MIT hacker doesn’t qualify as a secret agent, he or she is to be admired for pulling off the collegiate world’s most surreptitious, elegant pranks, believes Jay Keyser. While Harvard students get a chuckle out of “putting panties over statues,” MIT students have placed a telephone booth and a police cru
Student Remarks 2006 MLK Breakfast
With a mix of bitterness and hope, these two young men address the legacy of Martin Luther King. David Lowry, a Lumbee Indian, grew up in southeastern North Carolina where the great majority of the Lumbee people reside. He speaks compellingly of his Lumbee Indian ancestry, and his need to be recognized at MIT and beyond as part
Occasion : interdisciplinary studies in the humanities
Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities is a full-text open ejournal published from Stanford University. The journal aims to publish themed issues, each on... "a specific topic in interdisciplinary humanities". At January 2010 there is one issue freely available online, a themed issue on the topic of 'Rational Choice Theory and the Humanities'. Articles are freely available as either HTML pages or PDF files. Example articles in the first issue include: 'Speaking for the Humanitie
Primer on educational psychology, A
This article provides an overview of educational psychology and the theories that underpin it, including the behaviourist, humanist, cognitive and constructivist viewpoints. The article provides links to further resources. It should be useful for students and teachers.
Glossary of some terms used in the objective science of behavior
This site provides a concise glossary of terms used in psychology, with an emphasis on behaviourist method and theory. The glossary was compiled by William S. Verplanck, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Each term is classified according to a key, and some examples of use are provided. The resource will be most useful to students and teachers.
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (IJSEP)
The International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (IJSEP) is the official publication of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) It is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) and includes empirical and theoretical contributions by an international community of scholars in the science of physical activity, human movement, exercise, and sport. The IJSEP has an international perspective of sport and exercise psychology. Innovative applications and cross-cultural
3rd Leverhulme Lecture: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong gave a very interesting and well-received talk at the Faculty of Philosophy on Tuesday 25 May, 'Are Addicts Responsible? Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience and Law.'
21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater (MIT)
Intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools