How Psychology Benefits Society

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How do people form their opinions about certain social issues? Scholars research current global issues to find out how psychology plays a role in swaying thoughts. Using blogs, writings, and presentations, they uncover why people think the way they do. The student-led high school psychology task challenges young people to analyze and uncover society's thought process—an important skill to respecting opinions!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create research teams to explore societal issues and psychology's impact
  • Invite a local psychologist to be a guest speaker on the profession's role in society
Classroom Considerations
  • Teachers must create a set timetable for research and presentations
  • Open-ended lesson gives teachers flexibility when planning
  • Resource is a very brief, containing little description of what is expected from the lesson