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In this word search worksheet, students find twenty one words related to Schizophrenia. Examples include: tobacco, chromosomes, poverty, and dopamine.
Students research about the key symptoms of Schizophrenia. In this psychology activity, students role play a psychologist who's evaluating a patient showing Schizophrenic symptoms. They experience life from the patient's point of view using an online virtual program.
Kids consider contemporary art as a forum for modern culture. They engage in a discussion about poetry and art that expresses feelings of surrealism and schizophrenia. They then create a collection of material objects and compose a paper describing the process of curating objects.
Students explore the internet world of Second Life and discover the symptoms, causes, and treatments of schizophrenia. For this schizophrenia lesson plan, students have a discussion about the condition, and write a 1 page paper about it.
High schoolers, in groups, research one of the following: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Schizophrenia, and any other disorders that seem appropriate.
Sparknotes provides this 10-question interactive quiz on psychological disorders. It includes questions on drug addiction, OCD, post-traumatic stress, antisocial behavior, schizophrenia, and more.
There is an important distinction between the bacteria that most students recognize as having a negative impact, and those that live in a symbiotic relationship with us. Sal looks at the mechanisms by which bacteria accumulate variation and also how they impact our lifestyle and behavior. Real-world and sometimes humorous examples add interest to this presentation.
Can different personal experiences affect our genes? Find out in an intriguing case study about one twin who is diagnosed with mental illness and her identical twin who fears she may suffer the same fate. Designed for college-level biology or genetics, the first few pages could definitely be used in a regular high school biology class while examining heredity. An AP class could delve even deeper into the DNA aspect of the lesson plan, making the activity one that could be easily differentiated. There are references in the teacher notes to an answer key, but it is pasword protected; it should not, however, prevent you from being able to use the case study and accompanying activities in your classroom.
Students define various mental disorders and list some of their signs and symptoms. They identify mental disorders after being given hypothetical scenarios. They share their results with the class.
Students investigate the effects of depression and the brain's influence on metal illness. The factors that may affect a person's ability to develop depression are examined in this instructional activity.
Meet Keefy the Clown, a man afflicted with the mental illness, schizophrenia. The short film reveals that scientists are narrowing down genetic markers for this heartbreaking disease. After viewing, biology learners take on a very challenging activity in which they read a pedigree chart and connect the information to puzzles representing the genetic makeup of persons in the family. They systematically rule out puzzle pieces to identify the one responsible for a fictitious disease. This would be an enriching exercise for your advanced placement biology classes! 
Students consider the goals of a treatment plan for persons who have had the way they think, feel, or behave changed because of mental illness. PET images are utilized to support the evidence of changes in the activity and functioning of the brain.
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch upon such topics as bio-medical research, chronic mental disorders, and the complexity of the human brain.
Hear Ed Boyden, an MIT neuroscientist, divulge how the brain processes light and how he has succeeded in curing blindness in mice. There is a brighter future for many humans suffering blindness as prosthetic eyes are developed! Inspire advanced anatomy or biology classes with this lecture.
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in which the numbers that appear on the dice represent the number of incoming signals and the number of signals inhibited by drugs. This fun activity is a stimulating discussion-starter on the nervous system or on substance abuse in either a life science or health class. Note that you will need a projection image from one of the other wonderful lessons in the unit.
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of problems related to drug use are greater than the odds of many other events. As part of a larger unit on brain chemistry, this can be used in your human body systems or in your health and controlled substance unit.
Who doesn't love the painting The Scream? It's so unusual that it draws kids into a whole new space. Use the guiding questions and art-based activities included in the lesson plan to give learners a deeper understanding of Edvard Munch, his famous piece of art, and visual literacy. Activities include compare and contrast, a Photoshop project, and a study of facial expressions and emotion in art. 
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency and well being? Discover the primary components of each of the three major areas (physical, social, and mental health) of the health triangle, and discuss what factors can affect and risk one's journey toward lifelong wellness.
Working in groups of three, teams select a psychological disorder from the provided list, research the disorder, and then craft a brochure (the kind one would find in a doctor's office), a PowerPoint presentation, and create a fractured fairy tale that illustrates the disorder. 
This 18-page document lists the primary topics and concepts related to a variety of psychology subjects, from personality and memory to neuroscience and cognition. For a quick synopsis of subtopics, or perhaps to determine a topic for a research project, consider using this detailed printable. 
  • Split up the handouts and administer them as you approach each new topic
  • Refer learners to this resource as a study guide for a final assessment

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