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About this website…

For 36 years I taught psychology at Penn State University Berks Campus, Reading, PA, and was a founder and Coordinator of the Applied Psychology Degree Program there. After retiring from full-time teaching in 2007, I taught part-time for nine years as an adjunct professor in the Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology Adult Degree Completion Program at Albright College in Reading. During my 45-year professional career as a psychology professor, adviser, mentor, faculty leader, administrator, author, consultant, and social service agency volunteer (and most recently as a late-blooming musician), I have amassed a core of educational resources, articles, demonstrations, and instructional materials related to psychology that I find highly valuable.

This website is my depository of those collected materials, now easily accessible for anyone interested in applying psychology to their personal and professional lives–mostly notably in the areas of psychology I have taught: social, industrial/organizational, group dynamics, cognitive, health, adult development, and adjustment. I have also included materials from projects that I have recently completed and am currently working on.

I am now retired from college teaching, but my lifelong desire to educate and help others understand the most important and useful concepts in psychology has not diminished. I’m convinced that lives would be richer and the world would be a safer and more tranquil place if psychological literacy were universal. So I continue to add to this site new materials that I discover from online sources. Since 2014, I have curated a Psychology-at-Work Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/Psych_at_Work, following 65+ researchers, scholars, clinicians, consultants, and professional organizations in my specialty areas of applied psychology. Based on my evaluation of the validity, usefulness, and relevance of the many posts I review every day, I choose one or more short articles to publish for my followers on Twitter and on my Psychology-at-Work page on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/psychologyatwork.org, sometimes adding my own comments. This is valuable educational information that followers can apply to home, health, work, school, and relationships. I invite you to follow my regular Psychology-at-Work postings on Twitter, Facebook, as well as Pinterest, https://in.pinterest.com/drhop/psychology-at-work–where I catalog interesting and provocative graphic materials related to psychology.

I will be updating, revising, and adding resources regularly to this website–so please check back frequently to see what is new. I am grateful for the suggestions and feedback I receive from site visitors, and will try to continually improve this site.

I hope you will find material here useful for a psychology course you might be taking or in your personal and professional growth and development–knowledge that will enrich your life and the groups/organizations you are a part of. If so, please leave a comment and suggestions for additional content.

Best wishes,

Henry O. Patterson, Ph.D.

December, 2020

New on Psychology At Work…

Welcome!

Here are recent additions to the website as of 1-22-14…

Recommended Websites & Online Resources

  • Adult Development & Aging

Time lapse video of aging process–child to old age:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVEiAU_F2qw

Time lapse of person over 90 years:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9citCL46M

Funny prayer for the aging:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1QbnLDvEfc&feature=em-share_video_user

Facebook’s oldest user–105 years old:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/edythe-kirchmaier_n_4165059.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

  • Brain (Neuroscience)

The Brain–teaching modules from video series:  http://www.learner.org/resources/series142.html

  • Intelligence

Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkFGXqJxas

Howard Gardner talks about multiple intelligence:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODPSRcZ2-Yg

  • Learning & Memory (See also Training & Development)

TED–Working memory:  http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_doolittle_how_your_working_memory_makes_sense_of_the_world.html

How to harness the power of habits–Charles Duhigg interview on NPR:  http://www.npr.org/2012/02/27/147296743/how-you-can-harness-the-power-of-habit

The Power of Habit–author Charles Duhigg interview on NBC Today show:  http://www.today.com/video/today/46554965#46554965

TED–Angela Lee Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania professor and MacArthur Fellowship winner, discusses her research on “grit” as the essential element of success:  http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit.html

  • Mental Health/Disorders

I had a black dog named depression–World Health Organization sponsored cartoon illustrating the experience of depression to commemorate World Mental Health Day:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc

  • Perception (Illusions), Judgment, Decision Making (Problem Solving), Cognitive Errors, & Critical Thinking

TED–How to spot a liar:  http://www.ted.com/talks/pamela_meyer_how_to_spot_a_liar.html

  • Psychology & Music

Explanation of musical performance anxiety and ways of coping (short student project–but good information):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=juBdg9snMxI

  • Social Psychology & Group Dynamics

TED–Body language (how it can change how we see ourselves: “fake it until you become it”): http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html

  • Stress & Coping

APA Stress survey–sources & affects on health:  http://www.apamonitor-digital.org/apamonitor/201203#pg20

Some Common Biases and Errors in Perception and Judgment and How We Can Guard Against Them

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Tips for Teachers, Trainers, & Facilitators

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