The Learning Presentation / Project is a wonderful activity for honors, AP, and college level psychology students. It would work well for regular psychology students who are motivated to do work.
The project is incorporates both theories of learning (classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive learning) and incorporates higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Students are divided into groups of 8--in pairs or groups of 3 students. Each group chooses a researcher (Pavlov, Watson, Wolpe, Garcia, Skinner, Thorndike, Bandura, and Kohler). Students perform research on their theorist, present a creative presentation, develop 6 possible test questions (each coordinating with a level of Bloom's Taxonomy), a Works Cited page, and an individual reflection paper.
The project includes general directions and specifics for each part of the paper. Addiitionally, there is a 2 page rubric with point values for exceeds, meets, and does not meet.
Students really enjoy this activity, as it pushes them to learn the material and present it in a way that highlights their strengths. Additionally, the requirement of 3 visuals (PowerPoints only count as 1 visual), enhances the creativity and quality of their work. I still have students' work from several years ago, including an Air Crib, a Skinner Box, and Thorndike's puzzle box. It is very exciting to see what they come up with!
The Learning PowerPoint I have uploaded separately can serve as the teacher copy to student's presentations.