Week of 5/13 (6-4): Abnormal Psychology
Project:
Mon: Introduction & Anxiety Disorders
Tues: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Wed/Thurs: Mood and Personality Disorders
Fri: Schizophrenia

During STAAR testing: classes meet in 1311.
Week of 5/6 (6-3):
Mon/Tues: Finish Layered Curriculum
Wed-Fri: Read Chapters 16 & 17: Abnormal Psychology and Therapy. Assignment: (due 5/10, end of class)
Ch.16: p. 454 #1-5; p. 459 #1, 3-5; p. 463 #1-4; p.473 #1-4; p.478 #1-5
Ch. 17: p. 492 #1-5; p.497 #1-5; p.498 #1-3; p.505 #1-5; p.510 #1-5

Psyc of Personality Layered Curriculum: DUE MAY 7th, by end of YOUR class period. End of day = -10
Lecture PPT
Layer C
You must complete all of these activities to receive a 70. Points can be added or deducted to reflect quality of work. Failure to complete these activities will result in an incomplete. Assignments must be handwritten.
  1. Read Chapter 14, pp. 375-404, complete the Chapter Review (Vocabulary, Recalling Facts, Critical Thinking #2 and #4) [20]
  2. READ INSTRUCTIONS ALL THE WAY THROUGH BEFORE ATTEMPTING! Take the Personality Test online: Jung Personality Test, and summarize your results per the following: On your results page you will be given four letters (ex: ENTP), write this down at the top of a sheet of paper. There will be a link to Kiersey Type Indicator (also here). On the right side of that screen, or directly via the Jung Personality site, you'll see your four-letter code. Follow the link, read the full description-it's about a page long- and answer the following questions: 1. Summarize the results in one paragrah. 2. What do you agree with? 3. What do you disagree with? 4. Ask your friends if that is actually wrong about you, and try to figure out why you are different from a typical "ISFJ" (or whatever your code is). [15]
  3. Complete the Theories Data Chart using the Personalities powerpoint. [20]
  4. Complete the Defense Mechanisms activity using the Personalities powerpoint. [15]
  5. Oral defense- you must sign up for a one-on-one time with me to tell me what you’ve learned. (During class on 4/29 and 4/30)
Layer B
Choose one activity below. Points can be added or deducted to reflect quality of work.
  1. Collage: According to Kiersey.com’s website, there are four Temperament categories (Guardian, Artisan, Idealist, Rational) which correspond to the sixteen Myers-Briggs personality types (ENFP, ISTJ, etc.). Find the category to which you temperament belongs. Create a collage-style poster which highlights the four types in your temperament category. Include similarities and differences between the four types. Display information in a visually-engaging format, this collage should be informative for the general passer-by. Consider using pictures, famous portraits, quotes, short paragraphs, and other visually-interesting material.
  2. Character Autopsy: Choose your favorite character from a novel or movie and create a poster of their personality. This can be “human-” or “head-shaped,” using various parts of the body to represent different aspects of their personality. Head: Take the personality test (from Section I) as though you were that character, or read through the temperaments to determine what the character’s personality type is. Arms: Experiences/Psychoanalysis. Look at your Data Chart. What experiences would Freud point to as having shaped this character’s personality? Legs: Actions/Behaviorism. What actions or reactions would B.F. Skinner use to justify the character’s personality? What reinforcements or punishments were present to shape their actions? Torso: Drives/Humanism. How does the character’s personality drive their actions in the story, specifically?

Layer A
Choose one critical thinking activity below. Points can be added or deducted to reflect quality of work.
  1. What effects have environment and heredity had on your personality? Compare your traits with your siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, and grandparents choose at least three other members of your family). Whom do you most likely resemble in personality, not physical traits? Research at least two current (in the last two years) articles regarding the effects of environment and heredity on personality. Develop your own opinion and present this information in a formal paper. Cite your sources, and type your report in MLA format.
  2. Independent Research: choose one of the following topics in personality psychology:
i. self-actualization,
ii. locus of control,
iii. gender’s effect on personality,
iv. individualism vs. collectivism (society’s effect on an individual’s personality)
Research three articles (from the last five years), and one case study or experiment on the topic of your choice. Present your opinion on the topic in a well-written
essay. Cite your sources, and type your report in MLA format.


Week of 4/22 (6-1):
Mon: Psyc of Personality Layered Curriculum Introduction
Tues- Thurs: MEET IN ROOM 1404 (In Early Learning Academy area)
Tues-Friday: Work on Layered Curriculum

Week of 4/15 (5-6):
Mon: Parenting Styles, with Activity
Tues: Developmental: Adulthood and Old Age
Wed/Thurs: Project Work Day
Fri: Project Due by end of class, 10 points off by end of day

Week of 4/8 (5-5):
Mon: Developmental Psyc Part I
Tues: Developmental Psyc Part II; Erikson Project Introduction Due 4/19 by end of class
Wed/Thurs: Moral Development, work on Morality Questions
Fri: Developmental Psyc, Part III; work on Erikson Project

Week of 4/1 (5-4):
Mon/Tues: Transduction worksheet. DO NOT TYPE ANSWERS!! On your own paper, complete this worksheet using your book and this powerpoint:
Wed/Thurs: Open Book Test on Sensation and Perception

Week of 3/26 (5-3):
Mon: Finish sleep presentations
Tues: Begin reading and Sensation and Perception Prep. Read Ch. 8 (p. 207-233); Answer questions: p. 213 #1,3,4; p.222 #1, 3-5; p. 231 #2-5; p. 232 #1-3; p. 233 Define all vocab in complete sentences.
Wed/Thurs: Finish prep work

Week of 3/18 (5-3):
Mon: Sleep and Consciousness Part 3, Answer one of the following (one page, handwritten, due Friday, beginning of class): 1) As a species, does the state of sleep hinder or improve us? OR 2) What would you do with your extra time, if you never needed to sleep? (assume no negative side effects); Sleep Project Introduction, detailed instructions: DUE: 3/22, end of class
Tues: Sleep Part 4; Work on Group Project
Wed/Thurs: Work on Group project
Fri: Project Due

Week of 3/11 (5-2):
SPRING BREAK!!!!

Week of 3/4 (5-1):
Mon: TAKS ELA- study for Neuro Test tomorrow
Tues: Neuro Test Write answers on your own paper.
Wed/Thurs: States of Consciousness Part 1 ; Read Ch. 7, p. 202- #4, p. 204: Reviewing Vocab (all, write out in complete sentences), Critical Thinking, choose any two.
Fri: States of Consc. Part 2

Week of 2/25 (4-6):
Mon: Book work for Neuro Unit: Vocabulary and Questions (see below)
Tues: CNS/ Lobes of brain drawing
Wed/Thurs: Playdough Brain with Notes
Fri: Neuron Notes

Week of 2/18 (4-5):
TRT Testing- School shutdown

Week of 2/11 (4-4):
Mon: Wrap up Layered Curriculum
Tues: LC Due
Wed/Thurs: Begin Prep work for Neuroscience unit: Read Ch. 6, Vocab p.177; Answer questions: p.159 #1-4, p. 168 #1, 3-5, p. 173 #1,3,4, p. 176 #1-4 Due Friday by end of class
Fri: Work on Neuro Prep

History and Research Layered Curriculum:

Section I: Basic Knowledge: C Level- 70 points
You must complete all of these activities to receive a 70. Points can be added or deducted to reflect quality of work. Failure to complete these activities will result in an incomplete. Assignments must be handwritten.
  1. Read Chapter 1, p. 7-28. Complete the following: Vocabulary terms defined (p. 29); p. 13 #1-5; p. 22 #1-5; p. 28 #1-4
  2. Read “The Four Humors” p. 23, and answer questions #1-3.
  3. Complete the History of Psychology Handout Match the historical event with the psychological milestone- write answers in complete sentences!
  4. Watch Discovering Psychology: Past, Present, and Promise. Write a one-paragraph summary of the video, including your answer to the following: What was most interesting to you, and why? What did you learn from watching the video?
  5. Timeline Foldable (in class activity)
  6. Psychological Experiment Summary Assignment: (Extra credit, since it does not appear on the printed version of this assignment)
Read The Milgram Experiment
  • Answer the following questions:
    • 1. What is the dependent variable?
    • 2. What is the independent variable?
    • 3. What type of measure of behavior was used?
    • 4. Why would a modern ethics board deny Stanley Milgram permission to conduct this study?
    • 5. The experiment, despite ethical questions, gives us important information about human behavior. Do you believe the information is valuable enough to make ethical concerns invalid? Explain your answer.


7. Oral Defense- you must sign up for a one-on-one time with me between 2/6 and 2/8

Section II: Application: B Level- 15 points
Choose one activity below. Points can be added or deducted to reflect quality of work.
  1. Why Study Psychology? Imagine that you are a psychologist and a patient has arrived at your office to discuss a problem. (Create a problem-stress, shyness, etc.—for the assignment.) Using the four goals of psychology (p. 10-11), outline a possible plan to help the patient. Your plan should meet all four of the goals.
  2. A Brief History of Psychology. Create a chart (poster) that explains the differences in the study of psychology between Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, and B. F. Skinner. Your chart should include motivations of behavior, reward structures, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Illustrate your poster with cartoons or drawings to clarify your points.
  3. Psychology as a Profession. Create an advertisement for a psychology clinic. In the ad, describe the services of the types of psychologists that work at your clinic. You should include at least six types of psychologists, such as clinical, environmental, and so on. When creating your ad, keep in mind the types of problems that people might want to bring to the clinic. You may create an ad for the internet, a magazine, or a newspaper.
Section III: Analysis: A Level- 15 points
Choose one critical thinking activity below. Points can be added or deducted to reflect quality of work.
  1. Create a Facebook page for a prominent figure from your favorite psychological perspective (Psychoanalytic: Freud; Behavioral: Skinner; etc.) Detailed instructions: .
  2. Independent Research: discuss how one of the perspectives in psychology would handle the three levels of analysis for one of the following problems.Your discussion should include one researched article from your chosen perspective, which is relevant to your topic. Present your discussion on the way the perspective would view the problem at each level of analysis in a well-written essay. Cite your sources, and type your report in MLA format.

Problem (choose one)
Perspective (choose one)
Level of Analysis (all)
Depression
Behavioral
Biological (micro)
Attention-Deficit Disorder
Biological
Psychological (molecular)
Alcoholism
Cognitive
Environmental (macro)
Drug Abuse
Humanistic

Juvenile Delinquency
Psychodynamic


Sociocultural


Week of 1/22 (4-1):
Mon: Holiday
Tues: Syllabus/Teacher introduction
Wed/Thurs: Quote Me Activity!!: Choose one quote that you identify with, write this at the top. Below the quote, on the left hand side, include a picture of yourself (or an avatar if you're camera-shy). On the right, list your name, birthday (month, day), and three interesting things you think we should know about you. At the bottom, explain why you chose the quote and what it means to you.
Fri: Video: What is Psychology?; Layered Curriculum Introduction

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