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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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Self-Reflection Online Activities

Psychology concepts and individual differences demonstrated with instant feedback and essays explaining your results.
Psychology journals, to me, are kinda' like teen magazines and BuzzFeed. Like you'd read an article in Teen Vogue and you have to do the quiz, obviously. So when I began studying Psychology and reading journal articles, the first thing I'd do is complete any measures in the appendix or tables. They gave me a lot to think about. Actually, I still do them and they still help me. My students love them when I turn them into online class activities we review in class. I hope they help you too! And in case you're not in a class with a teacher, I wrote explanations to help.
Velveteen Rabbit photograph inspired by Margery Williams 1922 book
On Becoming Real
it hurts sometimes
“What is real?" asked the Velveteen Rabbit. Does it mean having things buzz inside you and a stick-out handle? "Real isn't how you’re made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you." "Does it hurt?" "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. When you are real you don't mind being hurt. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.
Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

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Template of an Item
Here is a description of the item. Probably write about two sentences so it's clear to visitors what the item is and they can decide if to click into it. This is about the maximum length.
Template of an Item
Here is a description of the item. Probably write about two sentences so it's clear to visitors what the item is and they can decide if to click into it. This is about the maximum length.
Template of an Item
Here is a description of the item. Probably write about two sentences so it's clear to visitors what the item is and they can decide if to click into it. This is about the maximum length.

Category within Class

Template of an Item
Here is a description of the item. Probably write about two sentences so it's clear to visitors what the item is and they can decide if to click into it. This is about the maximum length.
Notes for Teachers, with legend:
Please have alternative ways to earn credits. I complete each activity myself and share my results with my students, modelling self-reflection and starting discussion. I hope you will too. Some activities might leave students feeling anxious about their results and I note especially sensitive activities with a blue heart (💙).. Some activities are are so sensitive I wouldn't assign, but I create because they can be so helpful (e.g., mental health screeners).. Most activities measure individual differences (📈) of traits, abilities, attitudes, and beyond. Some demonstrate psychology concepts in action (🎨). I hope some online activities help you!