Psychology Assignments

& Upcoming Lessons 

Ms. Strumwasser

Welcome to the Psychology page!  Please use this as a guide to assignments, exams, and quizzes that are coming up.  Of course the most reliable source is the classroom, but if you are out of class for an extended period of time, please check this page to catch up on what you need to be working on for class.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns after class or via email at: Nstrumwasser@paramus.k12.nj.us.  ALL DATES LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF INSTRUCTION TIME IS ALTERED DUE TO SHORTENED DAYS, LESSONS TAKING LONGER THAN EXPECTED, OR UNFORESEEABLE EVENTS EFFECTING CLASSROOM TIME.

Psychology I: March/April 2010

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Period 8: Methods and Learning Exam

 

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Period 5: Methods and Learning Exam

Period 8: Finish presentations and Intro to Personality Unit

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Period 5: Finish presentations and Intro to Personality Unit

Period 8: Sigmund Freud

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Period 5: Sigmund Freud

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Psychology 2 (Honors):  March/April 2010

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Pop Quiz

 

Lesson: Obedience

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A.P. Psychology: November - March/April 2010

I.                       Course Description

 

Advanced Placement Psychology is a full year course designed for students interested in taking a course taught at a college level and in preparing students for the Advanced Placement examination in Psychology.  This course provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and theories of psychology.  Students also learn about the methods psychologists use to explore the processes involved in normal and abnormal perceptions thoughts, feelings and actions.  The course covers an extremely broad range of topics from the physiology of the brain to social behavior and interaction.

 

II.          Course Outline & Content

Unit Fourteen:  Abnormal Psychology and Treatment       (March 17-30, 2010)

Concepts:  Medical model, Bio-psycho-social model, Classification, DSM IV-TR, Labeling (Rosenhan), Disorders: Anxiety, Mood, Dissociative, Schizophrenia, Personality, Psychoanalysis (Freud), Humanistic Therapy (Rogers), Cognitive Therapy (Beck), Group/Family Therapy, Behavior Therapy (Aversive, Token Economy, Systematic Desensitization), Types of Therapists, Psychopharmacology: Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotics, ECT, Psychosurgery, Stress-response system (Selye), Heart Disease.

Essential Questions:     What is “normal”?  What does it feel like to be labeled?  Why is it natural to have anxiety and phobias?  How much is too much?  Why do you think someone would want to be ill?  Provide a reason why someone would ingest a drug or toxin to induce physical symptoms?  In what ways does clinical depression differ from the “blues”?  What is the difference between sexual dysfunction and sexual deviance?  What makes someone a killer?  What are some differences between crimes of passion and someone who is a serial killer?  What is “the best” therapy? 

Objectives:            1.        Distinguish the common characteristics of abnormal behavior and cite examples of abnormal behavior.

2.                  Describe major explanations for the origins of abnormality.           

3.                  Discuss the major categories of abnormal behavior.

4.                  Explore the challenges associated with accurate diagnosis.

5.                  Discuss the stigma associated with abnormal behavior.

6.                  Speculate about means for promoting greater understanding of abnormal behavior.

7.                  Describe availability and appropriateness of various modes of treatment for individuals with disorders.

8.                  Describe characteristics of effective treatment and prevention.

9.                  Identify therapists according to training.

10.             Describe the intersection between mental health and law.

11.             Examine the influence of ethics and professional practice.

12.             Identify and explain major sources of stress.

13.             List and explain possible psychological/physiological reactions to stress

 

Myers: Chapter 15, 16 & 17

Hock: “Who’s Crazy Here, Anyway?”

Videos: “Girl, Interrupted”: Columbia, 2004.

               “As Good As It Gets”: Columbia, 1998.

               “A Beautiful Mind”: Universal, 2002.

               “Frontline: The New Asylums”: PBS, 2005.

Chapter 15 & 16 Exam 3/29 Period 6 and 3/30 Period 1

Unit Fifteen: Social Psychology                                           (March 31- April 9)

Concepts:  Attribution, Attitudes and actions, Cognitive Dissonance, Conformity/Obedience (Asch & Milgram), Social/group Influence (Darley & Latane), Social loafing, social facilitation, deindividuation, groupthink, group polarization, prejudices and stereotypes, Us vs. them, in-groups and out-groups, Just-World Phenomenon, Aggression, Attraction, and Love, Altruism, Bystander Intervention, Social Exchange Theory.

Essential Questions:     How do we use 1st impressions to interpret the behavior of others?  How does anonymity change the behavior of people?  How do people conform and why?  Why do people obey?  How many people do you want around you if you desperately need help?  Does our culture permit us to stereotype others? 

Objectives:            1.        Explain person perception and how attribution affects our explanation of behaviors.

2.                  Identify sources of attitude formation.  Assess methods used to change attitudes.

3.                  Discuss how social and cultural categories affect behavior.

4.                  Describe effects of the presence of others on individual behavior and how social structure can effect intergroup relations (prejudices and stereotypes).

5.                  Explore the nature and effects of bias and discrimination.

6.                  Describe circumstances under which conformity and obedience are likely to occur.

7.                  Discuss the nature of altruism in society.

8.                  Discuss the significance of aggression.

9.                  Discuss factors influencing attraction.

 

Myers: Chapter 18

Hock: “The Power of Conformity”

          “To Help or Not to Help”

          “Obey at Any Cost?”

Video: “Frontline: A Class Divided”: PBS, 1980.