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Human Factors in the Classroom

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Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: Environmental Psychology (Sue Frantz)

Looking to incorporate environmental issues into your courses? Check out these "lecture discussion topics; class activities; multimedia resources; suggested readings for students..."


Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!! (Ron Shapiro)

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!! is a 150 page plus program consisting of over 25 activities that explain how people process information, including such topics as: sensation, perception, attention, learning, memory, responding, thinking, interfering, feedback, reinforcement, assumptions, and interpretation.  It is provided to high school, college and university faculty to promote and explain the field of Human Factors, Ergonomics, Engineering Psychology, and Applied Psychology.

Photo albums of Games programs presented at colleges, universities and professional conferences may be viewed on SlideShare. 


Teachers wishing to obtain a copy of the Games presentation may send an email to DrRonShapiro1981@SigmaXi.Net indicating their name, school, school address, telephone, subjects taught in which they would use the presentation.  Also, the note must include an email address which is confidential (not one subject to disclosure under the freedom of information act) and must accept 10 meg files.  Contact information will be verified as this offer is only open to teachers and other selected educators and human factors professionals.


If you would like to see a Games presentation in person please join us at the APA Conference in Washington, DC.  Division 21 will be sponsoring a Games session to promote and explain the field of Human Factors, Ergonomics, Engineering Psychology, and Applied Psychology to teachers and students in other specialties. Presentations of Games can also be arranged for the psychology club at your high school, college or university. 


Human Factors/Ergonomics: How Can It Influence Your Students? (Ron Shapiro)
In 2003 I wrote an article for Psychology Teacher Network which provides a "day in the life" scenario of a high school student encountering Human Factors.  The article also provides a description of the field of Human Factors as a career option.  Linkages to the High School Psychology Teaching Standards in effect at the time the article was published are also provided.  Please contact me if you would like to have a copy (DrRonShapiro1981@SigmaXi.Net). 
National Ergonomics Month (Ron Shapiro)
October is National Ergonomics Month (NEM), a time for teaching, learning, networking, service and fun!!! for Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) members.  High school psychology teachers are strongly encouraged to have an NEM program, and HFES members are eager to help to make this happen.   For example, if there is an HFES member in your area, a school visit might be arranged. A few faculty member and students from the area where the society's annual meeting is being held may be invited to attend the meeting on teacher's day as the society's guest (In 2010 the meeting will be in San Francisco.)  Please do let me know if I can help facilitate an NEM program for you (DrRonShapiro1981@SigmaXi.Net).   
A brief PowerPoint show prepared by Division 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology) to explain the discipline to students.   (Other APA Divisions have prepared similar presentations which are also available on the link provided.)  


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