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Transforming Our Lives through Self Reflection and Psychology
A psychology professor's collection of lessons fostering self-discovery through online activities, hands-on classroom experiences, engaging lectures, and effective discussion prompts.
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Developmental Psychology

How do we grow through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood? How do nature, nurture, our individual differences, and our active choices matter?

A little baby becoming a grownup would feel like a miracle if it didn't happen every day. But how? I personally feel awe about children's development. Understanding my own childhood and other people's development is what brought me into Psychology. I've taught many specialized topics in human development. And I've designed and conducted studies with every age, from weeks old infants into emergent adulthood.
Oscar the Grouch and two and half year old Kevin "KT" Grobman.
Kinda' a Different Person, Kinda' Still the Same
two year old me and my drawing number one (art show, 8 years old)
"Why should any one be frightened by a hat?' My drawing wasn't a hat; it was a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. So then I chose a new profession, and learned to pilot airplanes. ... At a glance I can distinguish China from Arizona. If one gets lost in the night, such knowledge is valuable.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Category within Class

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Category within Class

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Notes for Teachers, with legend:
I hope you find something helpful for your classes! ~ Katie

self-reflection online activities
📈 individual differences:
🎨 demonstrate concept in action
💙 sensitive

engaging classroom experiences
🏔️ individual hands-on learning.
💬 class-wide discussion:
🧩 breakout groups:
🤔 engaging lecture (e.g., vivid examples)

pedagogical research & essays.
🍎research
✒️ personal essay reflections about teaching
📖 reference documents (e.g., handouts, how to guides)