• Course Description: This course will take you on a journey. A journey into the inner space of thinking critically about the world around you, about stories and arguments made by other people, and about human behavior and mental processes. We will see who psychologists are, what they do, what they have learned, and perhaps most important, how they sort out truth from fiction. I hope you’ll join us on this fun adventure as we discover what Psychology is all about!

     

    Psych I

    Unit 1: What is Psychology?

    Unit 2: Biology and Psychology

    Unit 3: Sensation and Perception

    Unit 4: Consciousness

    Unit 5: Learning

    Unit 6: Memory: Remembrance of Things Past – and Future

    Unit 7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

     

    Psych II

    Unit 1: Motivation and Emotion

    Unit 2: The Voyage through the Life Span

    Unit 3: Personality: Theory and Movement

    Unit 4: Stress, Health, and Coping

    Unit 5: Psychological Disorders

    Unit 6: Methods of Therapy

    Unit 7: Social Psychology

  • ASSIGNMENTS (March 16 - April 3)

    Assignment #1 - In The News Article Related To Chapter 10. Please find an article related to chapter 10 that is relatively recent in the news. Provide a 6-8 sentence summary for the article, three key takeaways and a sentence or two about the connection it has to chapter 10. Please list the article title and source at the top of your page.

     

    Assignment #2 - In The News Article Related To Chapter 11. Please find an article related to chapter 11 that is relatively recent in the news. Provide a 6-8 sentence summary for the article, three key takeaways and a sentence or two about the connection it has to chapter 11. Please list the article title and source at the top of your page.

     

    Assignment #3 - Please complete your Chapter 10 & Chapter 11 Study Guides/Reviews at the end of the chapter. For both chapters complete the fill-in-the-blank section as well as the multiple-choice section.

     

    Assignment #4 - Read 12-1 and 12-2. Provide an 8-10 sentence summary about the two sections. You only have to have 8-10 sentences TOTAL not 8-10 for each section.

     

    Assignment #5 - Read 12-3 and 12-4. Prove an 8-10 sentence summary about the two sections. You only have to have 8-10 sentences TOTAL not 8-10 for each section.

     

    Assignment #6 - Read 12-5 through 12-7. Provide an 8-10 sentence summary about the three sections. You only have to have 8-10 sentences TOTAL not 8-10 for each section.

     

    Assignment #7 - Chapter 12 Vocabulary.

     

    Assignment #8 - Chapter 12 In The News Article. Please find an article related to chapter 12 that is relatively recent in the news. Provide a 6-8 sentence summary for the article, three key takeaways and a sentence or two about the connection it has to chapter 12. Please list the article title and source at the top of your page.

     

    Assignment #9 - Please complete the Chapter 12 study guide/review at the end of the chapter. Please complete both the multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank sections.

     

    Assignment #10 - Read 13-1 & 13-2. Prepare for classroom discussion upon our return.

     

    April 6 - April 9 Assignments

     

    Monday - Read 13-3 through 13-5

     

    Tuesday - Read 13-6 through 13-8

     

    Wednesday - Complete Chapter 13 Vocabulary

     

    Thursday - Complete an In The News Article for Chapter 13. Find a news article that relates to the topics covered in chapter 13. Describe the article and it's relation to the chapter in 6-8 sentences. Please provide the article title, author, and source.

     

    April 13 - April 17 Assignments

    Each day spend time reading a section of chapter 14 in your Psychology book. Answer the corresponding question with each section listed below. Answers can be placed on one document and submitted when finished.

    Monday - Ready 14-1. Define attitude and provide three factors that shape attitudes.

    Tuesday - Read 14-2. What are prejudice and discrimination? Please define both terms and provide two examples for each term.

    Wednesday - Read 14-3. Explain factors that contribute to interpersonal attraction and love.

    Thursday - Read 14-4. Define social perception and describe factors that influence it.

    Friday - Read 14-5. Explain why people obey authority figures and conform to social norms.

     

    April 20 - 24

     

    Create journal entries each day (6-8 sentences) describing your current experiences (thoughts, emotions, activities, etc.). Write these entries to me, yourself (maybe to read in the future), future generations whomever you prefer. Then turn your entries into me on Google Classroom at the end of the week.

     

    April 27 - May 1

     

    All of my Psychology/Pop Culture students are upper classmen, many of you are seniors. This week I want to encourage you to take some time and answer the following questions using information from our psychology or pop culture course where it's applicable.

    These questions look into your personal values, worldview and ideas for the future. They're questions I often ask myself, and hopefully can be used as a guide as you plan for the months and years ahead.

    1. What kind of people do we want to be?
    - Specifically what kind of person do YOU want to be? What to you want to be known/remembered for? What type of mark do you want to leave on our world?

    2. What kind of world do we want to live in?
    - Specifically what world do YOU want to live in? What's the perfect world from your perspective? If I were to step into your perfect world what would I see?

    3. What are we going to do about it?
    - Specifically what are YOU going to do about it? As you look towards the future what steps will you take to make your goals and ambitions become a reality? How will you be disciplined, prepared and ready to tackle everything that lies ahead?

    Have fun with this. Setting goals and using vision boards has always been a fun practice I use. Hopefully this activity proves to be beneficial for you as well.

     

     

Last Modified on April 27, 2020