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Psychology 

The only normal people you know are the ones you don't know very well. - Alfred Adler

What is Psychology?

Have you ever wondered why people do the things that they do? How could atrocities like the Holocaust happen? Why do teens form cliques? Why are some people shy and other people the "life of the party"? Why do people develop mental disorders and how can they be helped? Can seeing violence on television and in video games make children violent?

These are just a few examples of the many different types of questions that psychologists try to answer. Basically, psychology is about trying to understand why people do what they do. It's about understanding human behavior. For this reason, you may find this course is about the "real world". By studying psychology, we can better understand ourselves, other people, and our interaction with the world. The content of the course can provide you with information about issues that all individuals encounter not only concerning themselves but in their relationships with friends, family, and acquaintances.

Please remember that you are in control of your success in this class.

 Take responsibility for your work and be accountable for your actions.

DATECLASS CALENDAR / INFORMATION
Monday
February 5
TOPIC: ADDICTIONS 

CLASS PRESENTATION: Uppers, Downers, and All Arounders [NOT Alcohol or Street Drugs]
Tuesday
February 6
**TOPIC: ADDICTIONS 

CLASS PRESENTATION: HBO - ADDICTION

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: READ The Search for Jackie Wallace
Wednesday February 7TOPIC: ADDICTIONS 

CLASS PRESENTATION: Extreme Lives - Addicted Beyond Control


ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Worksheet for Extreme Lives - Addicted Beyond Control - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Thursday February 8 NO CLASS
Friday February 9TOPIC: ADDICTIONS

CLASS PRESENTATION:
BRAIN GAMES - Brains Behaving Badly [How the Brain has an Evolutionary Predilection Toward Doing the Wrong Thing]

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: ADDICTIONS - Mouse PartyDUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
Monday
February 12
TOPIC: ADDICTIONS
    
CLASS ACTIVITY: 
ADDICTIVE PERSONALITIES AND BEHAVIOR
- COMPLETE THE 4 ACTIVITIES AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS 

Tuesday February 13**TOPIC: ADDICTIONS 

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
BRAIN GAMES - ADDICTION [Exploring addiction and how it affects people]
2. BBC Horizon - ARE VIDEO GAMES REALLY THAT BAD?

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - DUE DATE TBD 
OPTION 1:
COMPUTER GAMING - RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT

OPTION 2:
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSIGNMENT
Wednesday February 14TOPIC: ADDICTIONS 

CLASS ACTIVITY: WORK ON RESEARCH PROJECT

PROJECT RESOURCES:

OPTION 1: COMPUTER GAMING - RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT
OPTION 2: SOCIAL MEDIA ASSIGNMENT
Thursday February 15NO CLASS
Friday February 16TOPIC: UNEXPECTED FAMILY/FRIEND CHALLENGES
      
CLASS PRESENTATION: INTERVENTION - Gabe (gambling) / Vanessa (shopping)


ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY 
OPTION 1:
COMPUTER GAMING - RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT

OPTION 2:
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSIGNMENT
Monday
February 19
Presidents’ Day – NO CLASSES 
Tuesday February 20TOPIC: ADDICTIONS

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY 
OPTION 1:
COMPUTER GAMING - RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT

OPTION 2:
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSIGNMENT

**TOPIC: SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS/OBLIGATIONS - How Might Friendship Change Over Time?

CLASS PRESENTATION: The Big Chill

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: The Big Chill Character Match-Ups - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY [Be Prepared to Explain / Defend Your Choices!!!]
Wednesday February 21TOPIC: SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS/OBLIGATIONS - How Might Friendship Change Over Time?

CLASS PRESENTATION: Finish The Big Chill

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: The Big Chill Character Match-Ups - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY [Be Prepared to Explain / Defend Your Choices!!!]
Thursday February 22NO CLASS
Friday
February 23
TOPIC: SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS/OBLIGATIONS - How Might Friendship Change Over Time?

CLASS ACTIVITY: Discussion/Debate on Character Match-Ups
Monday
February 26
TOPIC: POWER OF THE SITUATION

1. READ
Stanford Prison Experiment BACKGROUND SHEET      
2. GO to
STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT to view the SLIDE SHOW and learn more about this famous psychology experiment  
Tuesday February 27**TOPIC: POWER OF THE SITUATION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Where Does Evil Lie? Inside the Person OR Inside the Situation?
2.
THE HUMAN BEHAVIOR EXPERIMENTS
Wednesday February 28TOPIC: POWER OF THE SITUATION

CLASS PRESENTATION: Finish THE HUMAN BEHAVIOR EXPERIMENTS

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Stanford Prison Experiment QUESTIONS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
Thursday
March 1
NO CLASS
Friday
March 2
TOPIC: POWER OF THE SITUATION

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
Stanford Prison Experiment QUESTIONS DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY 
Monday
March 5
TOPIC: PSYCHOLOGY OF ADVERTISING

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Purpose and Strategies of Advertising
2. The Science of Persuasion
3. Persuasive Techniques in Advertising
4.
Iconic Images - POSITIVE / NEGATIVE
Tuesday
March 6
**TOPIC: PSYCHOLOGY OF ADVERTISING 

CLASS PRESENTATION: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Discussion Questions - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Wednesday March 7 THURSDAY SCHEDULE = NO CLASS
Thursday March 8NO CLASSES - Trip to RENAISSANCE FAIR
Friday
March 9
TOPIC: PSYCHOLOGY OF ADVERTISING 

CLASS PRESENTATION: Stereotyping and Media

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. Look at this PRESENTATION from a company that will create a BRAND
2. 
Brand Identity Assignment DUE AT START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY
Monday
March 12
TOPIC: PSYCHOLOGY OF ADVERTISING 

CLASS PRESENTATION: Secrets of the Superbrands - FASHION

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. Look at this PRESENTATION from a company that will create a BRAND
2. 
Brand Identity Assignment DUE AT START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY
Tuesday
March 13
**TOPIC: PSYCHOLOGY OF ADVERTISING 

CLASS PRESENTATION: Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

NOTES: Consuming Kids VIDEO SUMMARY

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Consuming Kids 
STUDY QUESTIONS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
Wednesday March 14 TOPIC: CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CLASS ACTIVITY: Child Development Theorists' Webquest

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Child Development Theorists' Webquest, Parts 1 & 2 [Learning Styles Quizzes/Multiple Intelligences Quiz] - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Thursday March 15NO CLASS
Friday
March 16
TOPIC: CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CLASS ACTIVITY: Work on Child Development Theorist Presentations - IN CLASS ON WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY
VY - Harry Harlow
TOSKA - Jean Piaget
STEPHANIE - John Bowlby
PREMTON - Alfred Adler
HAN - Benjamin Bloom
Monday
March 19
TOPIC: CHILD DEVELOPMENT 

CLASS PRESENTATION: Room

NOTES - Background Information and Reviews of Room:
-
Room: A Whole World in Four Walls
-
Room
-
Room review - to see the world within four walls
Tuesday
March 20
**TOPIC: CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION: Room

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. Child Development Theorist Presentations - IN CLASS ON WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY
2. Room Discussion Questions - DUE AT END OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Wednesday March 21
Interesting and LONG article: The Tech Industry's War on Kids

TOPIC: CHILD DEVELOPMENT 

CLASS ACTIVITY: STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
Thursday March 22NO CLASS
Friday
March 23
TOPIC: CHILD DEVELOPMENT 

CLASS ACTIVITY:
1. FINISH
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS (if necessary)Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on youAre you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on youAre you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you
2. Complete Room Discussion Questions - DUE AT END OF CLASS
SPRING VACATION ASSIGNMENT: TO PREPARE FOR UNIT ON PARENTING / BABY PROJECT - COMPLETE PARENTING STYLES WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY, 4/3
SPRING VACATION
Tuesday
April 3

**TOPIC: PARENTING/GETTING READY FOR BABY/ULTRASOUND RESULTS 

CLASS PRESENTATION:

1. PARENTING STYLES
2. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE THE PROUD PARENT OF A BABY _____ !
3. REVIEW THE BABY PROJECT GUIDELINES - SEE WHAT YOUR LIFE WILL INVOLVE OVER THE NEXT 2 WEEKS! (OR LONGER???)
4. BABY PROJECT REQUIREMENTS - READ THIS -- EXPLAINS THE GRADING FOR THE PROJECT

NOTES: PARENTING STYLES CHART
Wednesday
April 4
TOPIC: BABY PROJECT BEGINS 

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE [OR SINGLE PARENT "CIRCUMSTANCE"] - DUE TODAY
2. BIRTH CERTIFICATE - DUE TODAY
3.
BABY LOG SHEET - UPDATED DAILY
4.
BABYSITTING LOG SHEET - FILL OUT WHEN SOMEONE ELSE CARES FOR YOUR BABY
5.
BABY PROJECT JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS
Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday Journal Assignments DUE BY START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
  
Thursday
April 5
NO CLASS

COMMON CHILDHOOD DISEASE RESEARCH TOPIC: 
 -- Han - STREP THROAT
 -- Premton - WHOOPING COUGH
 -- Vy - ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA (EAR INFECTION)
 -- Stephanie - MUMPS
 -- Toska - CHICKEN POX
Friday
April 6
TOPIC: PARENTING

CLASS ACTIVITY:
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ONLINE EXERCISES AND SUBMIT RESULTS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY

NOTE: These tests are designed for people who are parents . . . so you need to look into the future ~~> What WILL you do? What kind of parent WILL you be?

1. ARE YOU A GOOD PARENT?
2.
PARENTING STYLE TEST
3. WHAT KIND OF PARENT ARE YOU?
4. PARENTING STYLE QUIZ
5. 4 Parenting Styles: WHAT TYPE OF PARENT ARE YOU?

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: BABY PROJECT JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS
Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday Journal Assignments DUE BY START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
 
Monday
April 9
TOPIC: BABY PROJECT 

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. COMMON CHILDHOOD DISEASE FOR RESEARCH - DUE BY START OF CLASS WEDNESDAY, 4/18

 -- Han - STREP THROAT
 -- Premton - WHOOPING COUGH
 -- Vy - ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA (EAR INFECTION)
 -- Stephanie - MUMPS
 -- Toska - CHICKEN POX
2. BABY LOG SHEET - UPDATED DAILY - LOGS FOR ALL DAYS DUE BY START OF CLASS WEDNESDAY, 4/18
3.
BABYSITTING LOG SHEET - FILL OUT WHEN SOMEONE ELSE CARES FOR YOUR BABY
4. BABY PROJECT JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS
- Monday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY
- Wednesday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
- Friday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
5. MINIMUM OF 3 PICTURES WITH CAPTIONS - DUE BY START OF CLASS WEDNESDAY, 4/18

6. NIGHT EMERGENCY PHONE CALL - BETWEEN 2 - 4am - TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY
7.
COST OF BABY CHART - DUE BY START OF CLASS WEDNESDAY, 4/18
Tuesday
April 10
**TOPIC: PARENTING
    
CLASS PRESENTATION: BIOLOGY OF DADS

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. READ PAGE 1 OF
FATHERS FACT SHEET - How Do Fathers Fit In?
2. 
BABY PROJECT JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS
- Wednesday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
- Friday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
  
Wednesday April 11 TOPIC: BABY PROJECT 

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. COMMON CHILDHOOD DISEASE FOR RESEARCH - DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
2. BABY LOG SHEET - UPDATED DAILY - LOGS FOR ALL DAYS DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
3.
BABYSITTING LOG SHEET - FILL OUT WHEN SOMEONE ELSE CARES FOR YOUR BABY
4.
BABY PROJECT JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS
- Wednesday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
- Friday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
5. MINIMUM OF 3 PICTURES WITH CAPTIONS - DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY

6.
COST OF BABY CHART - DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
Thursday  April 12NO CLASS
Friday 
April 13
TOPIC: BABY PROJECT

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. COMMON CHILDHOOD DISEASE FOR RESEARCH - DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
2. BABY LOG SHEET - UPDATED DAILY - LOGS FOR ALL DAYS DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
3.
BABYSITTING LOG SHEET - FILL OUT WHEN SOMEONE ELSE CARES FOR YOUR BABY
4.
BABY PROJECT JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS
- Friday Journal Assignment DUE BY START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
5. MINIMUM OF 3 PICTURES WITH CAPTIONS - DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY

6.
COST OF BABY CHART - DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
Monday
April 16
TOPIC: BABY PROJECT - GOODBYE TO BABY!  

CLASS ACTIVITY: 
WRAP-UP IN-CLASS WRITING ASSIGNMENT
Tuesday
April 17
**TOPIC: BABY PROJECT

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: CHILDHOOD DISEASE RESEARCH + BABY LOG + BABYSITTING LOG + PICTURES + COST OF BABY CHART - ALL DUE BY START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
Wednesday April 18 TOPIC: VALUES CLARIFICATION

CLASS ACTIVITY: RE-VISIT Values Clarification Exercise #1 - SURVIVORS?
- Scenario B 
Thursday April 19NO CLASS
Friday
April 20
 
TOPIC: PERSONALITY

CLASS PRESENTATION: Personality

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: "Why Am I Me?" PROJECT - PRESENTATIONS IN CLASS ON TUESDAY
Monday
April 23
TOPIC: PERSONALITY 

CLASS ACTIVITY: Work on "Why Am I Me?"  
PROJECT
Tuesday
April 24
**TOPIC: PERSONALITY

"Why Am I Me?" PRESENTATIONS
Wednesday
April 25
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Thursday
April 26
NO CLASS
Friday
April 27
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Monday
April 30
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Tuesday
May 1
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Wednesday
May 2
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Thursday
May 3
NO CLASS
Friday
May 4
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Monday
May 7
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Tuesday
May 8
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Wednesday
May 9
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Thursday
May 10
NO CLASS
Friday
May 11
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Monday
May 14
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Tuesday
May 15
**TOPIC:

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Wednesday
May 16
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Thursday
May 17
NO CLASS
Friday
May 18
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Monday
May 21
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Tuesday
May 22
**TOPIC:

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Wednesday
May 23
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Thursday
May 24
NO CLASS
Friday
May 25
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Monday
May 28
MEMORIAL DAY – NO CLASSES
Tuesday
May 29
**TOPIC:

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Wednesday
May 30
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Thursday
May 31
NO CLASS
Friday
June 1
SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
8:30 - Period 1 Exams
1:00 - Period 2 Exams
Monday
June 4
SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
8:30 - Period 3 Exams
1:00 - Period 4 Exams
Tuesday
June 5
SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
8:30 - Period 5 Exams
1:00 - Period 6 Exams
Thursday
June 7
GRADUATION DAY = FREEDOM