This collection features over 20 films and lessons for the AP Psychology course. Aligned with the help of educators, many of the films may fit into more than one unit of the course.
Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior
The structures of human biological systems and their functions influence our behavior and mental processes. These videos examine how drugs influence the brain and how biomedical advances have helped us understand it.
Influencing Public Policy: The Story of Thalidomide
Race, the Media and the Myth of the ‘Crack Baby’
Biotechnology: Sequencing the Human Genome
The War on Drugs: The New Face of Heroin
Hallucinogens as Treatment?
Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology
This unit focuses on theories and applications of how senses, perception and learning influence our understanding of cognition. The films connected to this unit focus on how our beliefs are developed and influenced by outside factors.
Influencing Policy: Evolution and the First Amendment
Influencing Public Policy: Vaccines
Conspiracy Theories: From JFK’s Assassination to Today
Unit 8: Clinical Psychology
This unit examines specific disorders and treatment approaches. The aligned resources focus on historic controversies like the lobotomy and dissociative disorder.
Psychology: The Lobotomy and Understanding the Brain
Psychology: Dissociative Disorder
Unit 9: Social Psychology
Social psychology is the study of how other people and groups influence behavior and the accompanying resources will help students examine the impact of a variety of social groups and societal structures.
The Clinton Presidency: “Zero Tolerance”
Psychology: Behaviorism, B.F. Skinner and Social Media
The Space Race: The Challenger Tragedy
Psychology: The Bystander Effect
Second Wave Feminism, the Equal Rights Amendment and Phyllis Schlafly
The Civil Rights Movement: Black Power and Sports
You might also find these videos, currently without lesson plans, to be of interest.