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Students develop an oral or PowerPoint presentation on a career area in psychology. In this psychology careers lesson, students use Internet sources and books to research one career in the area of psychology. Students then create a presentation which discusses 9 aspects of this career, including the nature of the work, working conditions, training, etc . . .
Students read articles by Alice Walker about the Civil Rights and write what they know, want to know, and later what they learned. For this psychology of the Civil Rights movement lesson, students write a pre-organized paragraph and reflect on the readings and discussion.
Who buys romance novels? Older scholars discuss this demographic in a behavioral psychology study which begins with a discussion and data analysis. The data sheet can be found online and offers statistics about who and where this huge industry caters to. Using a viewing guide to take notes scholars watch three clips from the documentary "Guilty Pleasures," which can all be found on the POV website. After discussing these short clips have scholars do some research on theories of motivation. There is an online source provided here. They determine which best describes the case study featured and explain their reasoning. Extension ideas are included.
Considering a study of post World War II psychological realism? Your juniors will find much to think about with this two-week unit that uses Dazai Osamu's short story, "The Sound of Hammering" to launch the investigation. Discussion questions, activities, and suggestions for connections to other literary works are included,
Young scholars explore student psychology by reading an anger management story. In this conflict resolution lesson, students discuss the different causes for angry outbursts and define a list of psychological vocabulary terms. Young scholars read a story about a boy who is overwhelmed with emotion and deals with it as best he can.