Psychology Factsheets: Buy or DIY?

A couple of months ago this blog featured examples of Sociology Factsheets created and sold by the Curriculum Press and this month it’s the turn of Psychology, of which I’ve found the following examples:

  • Eyewitness Testimony: New Research
  • Gifted Children
  • Stress at work
  • Eating disorders
  • Biological and psychological models of abnormality
  • Nature-Nurture debate
  • The Cognitive approach to psychology
  • Day Care
  • Offender Profiling
  • As with their sociological counterparts the basic design rules are relatively simple:

  • short topic notes focused on key knowledge points
  • illustrative examples
  • overviews of advantages and disadvantages
  • exam tips
  • short “test yourself” questions
  • There are around 200 Factsheets currently available – and their web site does some good deals on subscription purchases – but an alternative is to get your students to make their own.

    All you need is some simple DeskTop Publishing software and a little bit of planning and guidance from you…

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