Emergency Mental Health Educational Manual

This manual is written by the University of British Columbia, however; there are many facets here that will provide useful to those of us in the States. Mostly interesting to the the common layperson who is interested in psychology/psychiatry or the student, this manual is a well-thought out guide to how to help others when help is needed right now.

JST Virtual Science Center Mind Lab

A really great interactive exploration of seeing and perception using well-known optical illusions. Very awesome looking multimedia website exploring the mind and its’ myriad of functions.

APA: This is Psychology

These brief videos are intended to educate the general public about the science of psychology and to illustrate how psychological research can be applied to a broad range of issues and challenges. They are part of an expanded APA public education campaign to increase people’s understanding and appreciation of psychological science. We are particularly excited about their potential for use as part of secondary school psychology and other science programs.

The first release includes an introduction, an episode on bullying, and an episode on young children’s mental health. We hope you find them interesting and informative. Feel free to link to these videos from your professional websites. APA will be linking to them on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Psychology Lectures of Alan W. Lanning

This is a nice collection of lectures on introductory psychology.

These lectures review and expand on the material in introductory psychology. They are organized into fifteen topical areas that correspond closely within introductory psychology.

You must have the latest version of the QuickTime plug-in installed in your browser to view the slides, but it is well worth it.

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Movement for Global Mental Health

About the movement:

The Movement for Global Mental Health (“the Movement”) is a network of individuals and organizations that aim to improve services for people with mental disorders worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries where effective services are often scarce. Two principles are fundamental to the Movement: scientific evidence and human rights.

What Makes Them Click–The Brain Lady

From Susan Weinschenk:  “If you’ve ever eavesdropped on a conversation in a country where you did not speak the language, you might have been surprised to find yourself following along and picking up the feeling of the conversation even though you didn’t understand any of the words or literal meaning. This is an entire field of research, and it’s called paralinguistics. It refers to vocal communication that is separate from the words that are spoken.

Think about this for a minute. You can say, “Sure, I’ll go with you to the store” in many different ways. You can say it with a lot of enthusiasm, with sarcasm, or with boredom. The way you say the sentence conveys as much meaning—or more—as the words themselves.”

Read more about Susan’s blog and also learn how to be able to better communicate and get your thoughts and feelings across with others.

Anxiety.Org

The mission of Anxiety.org is to provide access to cutting edge, evidence-based treatment to all suffering from an Anxiety Disorder regardless of geographic location or financial means.

By serving as a nexus between mental health care providers, those searching the internet for Anxiety Disorder treatment, and North America’s foremost Anxiety Disorder researchers, Anxiety.org strives to bring the best care to the greatest number of people.  Anxiety.org will also facilitate an interactive, online community consisting of Anxiety Disorders researchers, treatment providers, and those they serve.

John Suler’s Teaching Psychology

This site is devoted to sharing ideas and resources for teaching clinical psychology, especially undergraduate courses on abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, group dynamics, psychological testing, and clinical components of introductory psychology. My orientation is mostly psychodynamic and humanistic, although all orientations are welcome. I originally developed this site in June of 1995 and periodically update it. So feel free to stop by again. I created many of these teaching activities and resources, although other instructors have generously contributed their ideas too.