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Teaching Materials Development Program

SPSSI has collected a wide range of teaching materials and resources that might prove helpful in course design. In addition to the new and web-based resources listed below, click on the sections listed on the left of this screen to find syllabi, texts, reading/video lists, and activities.

Socio-economic status: SPSSI, along with the Society for the Psychology of Women and the APA Office on Socioeconomic Status has released Resources for the Inclusion of Social Class in Psychology Curricula, a new teaching tool designed to encourage the incorporation of social class diversity into psychology education. This resource  includes course syllabi, classroom exercises, scholarly books and articles, as well as examples using fiction and popular media. It is sure to prove useful for all psychology educators, including those teaching at the high school, college, and graduate school levels. You are invited to print your own copies and share them with your colleagues and students. Additionally, these materials will be updated periodically. Your suggestions and contributions for future editions are welcomed and appreciated. Access this teaching tool at http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/.  

Web-based resources:


Resources on Psychology of Social Change

Teaching for Social Justice and Action Resources
Notes: Interactive Discussion on Teaching for Social Justice
Presentation: Teaching to “Promote Social Action Learning”
Provided by 2014 Innovative Teaching Award Winner, Jamie Franco-Zamudio, PhD

The Breaking Prejudice Website
“breakingprejudice.org created by Mary Kite and 14 seminar students from Ball State University, includes the following materials for teaching about social justice:

  • 13 original ready-to-use teaching activities, including handouts and background research
  • 4 original public service announcements
  • 16 video diaries about people's personal experience with prejudice
  • 13 interviews with social justice activists
  • An annotated and categorized list of short videos available on the web
  • A categorized list songs related to social justice
  • A list of definitions for commonly used terms”

Provided by 2014 Innovative Teaching Award Honorable Mention, Mary Kite

The Voices Project: Real Stories, Real People, Real Livesoverview
Provided by 2014 NITOP Winner, Alicia Nordstrom, PhD

Psychology and Intersectionality Resources
Course Syllabus 2013: Psychology of Gender, Race, & Sexuality

Intersections of Identity Education Project
Student Project Example
Article: "Teaching intersectional LGBT psychology"
Article: "We Talk about Race Too Much in This Class!"
Provided by 2013 Innovative Teaching Award Winner, Kim Case, PhD

Social Psychology Network Teaching Resources

CROW: Course Resources on the Web

Teaching Resources from the American Psychological Society

Course Syllabi Related to Social Psychology

UnderstandingPrejudice.org Teacher's Corner

 The Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP)


Recent Articles: 

Task Force on Two-Tiered Academic Labor Activities Update
By Gretchen Reevy, California State University East Bay



Neil Wollman, Manchester College, and his colleagues have written, Principles for Promoting Social Change. The file is arranged in a booklet format. Pages should be collated and folded in half to create the booklet.

For a PDF download, click here: Principles for Promoting Social Change (2nd Ed). The file is arranged in a booklet format. Pages should be collated and folded in half to create the booklet. Hard copies can be ordered from SPSSI.












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