Stop Motion Video and Creativity
There are several apps that can be used to create Stop Motion videos on the iPad. This project was created using iStopMotion for the iPad.

Upper School Psychology Class Project

Emily Philpott of St. George’s Independent School in Collierville, TN used iStop Motion and iPads with her high school psychology class to demonstrate psychological concepts and teach them to their classmates. Students worked collaboratively in groups and made some very creative videos! Here are the instructions she gave her class for this quick, three–day project as well as several of the project videos.

Day One—Student groups used Play Doh to film a nursery rhyme, learning the app.
Day Two—Groups scripted and began filming.
Day Three—Groups did finishing touches on videos, then presented to the class. During the presentation time, students showed the video, the class discussed the psychological concept, then they viewed the video again.

Chapter 14
iStop Motion Project
You will be divided into groups and given one of the following social psychology theories/phenomenon:
1.     Foot-in-the-door Phenomenon
2.     Social Loafing
3.     Deindividuation
4.     Just–world Phenomenon
5.     Mere Exposure Effect
6.     Social Exchange Theory
7.     Social Identity Theory
8.     The Halo Effect
9.     The Chameleon Effect
Each group will create an iStop Motion movie using the following guidelines:
  • You must “teach” the class about your social psychology theory by showing an example of it in the video. You will want to make sure that you clearly understand your topic but reviewing your textbook and/or researching the topic online.
  • Please do not use examples given in the book; think of a different one. Be creative!
  • Your project must use the technology appropriately in order to demonstrate your theory.
  • You will have one class for planning. You will need to create a storyboard and script as well as a plan for supplies and a backdrop.
  • All materials must be brought to class on the second day in order for the pictures to be taken.
  • You must be finished by the end of the second class, or you will need to finish outside of class as they will be presented on the third day.
  • All completed videos must be saved in the correct place (instructions will be given) and emailed to me.
  • You may include sound but it is not required.
  • If you feel that verbal explanation is needed, consider having words in your movie.

Foot in the Door

Mere Exposure Effect

Social Identity Theory

Note: Some of these videos have audio and some do not. Students had a choice regarding that option. When these videos were presented to the class, the members of the class interpreted them and explained the psychological theory they represented.


Just World Phenomenon

Social Exchange Theory

The Halo Effect

Chameleon Effect

Social Loafing