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Ch 6: Famous Psychologists Lesson Plans

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Plan a comprehensive unit on famous psychologists with this useful collection of teacher resources. The chapter includes convenient lesson plan outlines and related topical lessons that can be accessed at any time that fits your schedule.

Famous Psychologists Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

You're in the right place if you need to quickly plan lessons about famous psychologists. Containing easy-to-use lesson plan outlines, this chapter helps you design a unit on the following psychology topics:

  • Piaget and cognitive development
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Rorschach tests
  • Erik Erikson
  • Carl Jung

You'll also find short and engaging lesson supplements that you can use in the classroom. These related lessons cover interesting facts related to these psychologists' lives, careers and theories. You can access these resources at any time using your computer or mobile device.

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  • Lesson planning: Simplifies the process of planning and teaching lessons about famous psychologists.
  • Classroom integration: Allows you to incorporate helpful online resources into your psychology curriculum.
  • Additional resources: Offers supplemental lessons that go into more detail about the lives of influential psychologists.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons about famous psychologists easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific famous psychologists you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your psychology class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related famous psychologists lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important psychology concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant famous psychologist activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

20 Lessons in Chapter 6: Famous Psychologists Lesson Plans
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Sigmund Freud Lesson Plan

1. Sigmund Freud Lesson Plan

Who was Sigmund Freud and what did he contribute to psychology? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize the life and work of Sigmund Freud. An activity is aimed at analysis of Sigmund Freud's own words.

Sigmund Freud's Theories: Overview

2. Sigmund Freud's Theories: Overview

In this lesson, you'll learn how the work of Sigmund Freud transformed the field of psychology and profoundly influenced both scientific and popular ideas about human consciousness and human motivation.

Id, Ego & Superego Lesson Plan

3. Id, Ego & Superego Lesson Plan

The id, ego, and superego can be found all over popular culture. Teaching students to recognize this connects your curriculum to their everyday lives. This lesson plan uses a video, song lyrics, and small group work to explain these Freudian concepts.

Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

4. Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

Do you know who or what is behind the metaphorical angel and devil sitting on your shoulders, debating whether you should get up for a jog or hit the snooze button again? This lesson examines this type of internal debate by addressing Freud's work on the different sides of our conscious and unconscious selves - the id, the ego, and the superego.

Erik Erikson Lesson Plan

5. Erik Erikson Lesson Plan

Who was Erik Erikson and what did he contribute to the field of psychology? This lesson plan uses both a text and a video lesson to outline key facts about the life and work of Erik Erikson. An activity connects students with each stage of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development.

Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

6. Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

Erikson identified eight stages of psychosocial development, with each stage presenting a conflict that must be overcome. This lesson will discuss the conflict and growth associated with each stage of development.

Erik Erikson: Biography & Quotes

7. Erik Erikson: Biography & Quotes

This lesson provides a biography of Erik Erikson, explores Erikson's major contributions to psychology including notable publications, quotations, and well known theories regarding identity and development.

Carl Jung Lesson Plan

8. Carl Jung Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, we help our students learn more about Carl Jung and his theories with two lessons on this famous psychologist. During an activity, students will do some rough psychoanalysis on themselves and their fellow classmates.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

9. Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

In this lesson, we will be discussing Carl Jung's theories. Specifically, we will look at his theories on personality, dream analysis and the human psyche. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Carl Jung: Biography & Quotes

10. Carl Jung: Biography & Quotes

This lesson introduces you to Carl Jung, who was a famous psychologist who is considered the founder of analytical psychology. You'll learn some of his biographical information and some quotes commonly attributed to him.

Piaget & Cognitive Development Lesson Plan

11. Piaget & Cognitive Development Lesson Plan

Teach your students about developmental theorist Jean Piaget with this lesson plan. Students start off watching an information-packed video, then discuss content and apply it with an activity.

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

12. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development focuses on how learners interact with their environment to develop complex reasoning and knowledge. This lesson will focus on the six basic assumptions of that theory, including the key terms: assimilation, accommodation and equilibration.

Rorschach Test Lesson Plan

13. Rorschach Test Lesson Plan

What can an inkblot tell us about a person? This lesson plan outlines the infamous Rorschach Inkblot Test for students. An activity gives them the opportunity for deeper analysis.

Rorschach Test: Definition, History & Interpretation

14. Rorschach Test: Definition, History & Interpretation

The Rorschach test is a psychological test consisting of ten inkblots that a test taker is asked to interpret. In this lesson, we will discuss the test's history and how Exner's Comprehensive System became the standard for scoring and interpretation.

Piaget vs. Vygotsky Lesson Plan

15. Piaget vs. Vygotsky Lesson Plan

How do the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky differ in terms of cognitive development? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explore this question. An activity gives students hands-on practice with the application of both theories.

Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development Lesson Plan

16. Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development Lesson Plan

Explore Carol Gilligan's theory of moral development with the assistance of a video lesson. An activity highlights key facts about the theory and allows students to apply what they know.

Diana Baumrind Lesson Plan

17. Diana Baumrind Lesson Plan

Diana Baumrind developed one of the most well-known theories on parenting. This lesson plan helps to introduce these ideas to students with the help of a video lesson. A role-playing activity gives students a chance to demonstrate mastery.

Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Activities

18. Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Activities

Jean Piaget was a psychologist who specialized in child development. In the activities below, students will learn about and discuss Piaget's theory on the stages of cognitive development.

Multiple Intelligences Learning Activities

19. Multiple Intelligences Learning Activities

Multiple intelligences refers to the eight areas of intelligence identified by Dr. Howard Gardner. Students will be able to participate in different activities that target many of these different intelligences.

Sigmund Freud Activities

20. Sigmund Freud Activities

Educate your high school students about Sigmund Freud with these hands-on activities. The activiites in this asset will help develop students' cooperative, communicative, and critical-thinking skills.

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