Psychology 2
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Joshua DeMoux Updated June 2009

Month

Standards (include state core numbers)

Learning Activities

Assessment

1st Semester

 

August-

September
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2nd Semester 

January

February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter. 13 Psychological Disorders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 


 
 
 

 

 

Video showing some of the disorders that we will be discussing in class.

 

Introduce 6 categories of Mental Disorders 

Discussion about depression in teenagers and suicide and how to help others with sign of suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

Listening and Interpretive skills used in guest speakers from Valley Mental Health.
Writing, reading, interpretive, analysis.

Speaking, casual reading.
Observation skills of famous people who have suffered with mental illness. 
Discussion about the DSM-IV 
Analysis of how all mental disorders are categorized.

Discussion of specific personality disorders. 
 
Casual reasoning.

PowerPoint presentations on information 

Chapter 13 Test.  MC, Fill in the blank, T/F, Short Answer questions

Research Paper on a specific disorder, 2 pages, double- spaced, 12 point font, 2 sources.

Phobias assignment.  Listing phobias and how they might affect a person’s daily life.

 

Discussion and short essay on suicide.

 

Writing assignment on antisocial behavior causes and treatment.

 

Writing assignment on the causes of dissociative disorders.

 

Discussion and short essay on controlling, tracking and genetic counseling for families with genetically linked disorders.
 

 

1st Semester

 

October
 

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester

March

Character 14 Therapies.

Insight Therapies

Psychoanalysis

Person Centered

Gestalt

 

Learn the different types of therapies and the men who created each one. 

Several activities involving role play to show the varieties of methods used in therapy. 

 

Art Therapy lesson and drawing

 

Game Therapy lesson and activity

 

Music Therapy discussion and activity.

 

Family Therapy

 

PowerPoint Presentations and note taking

Chapter 14 Test.  MC, Fill in the blank, T/F, Short answer.

 

Paper on a form of therapy and what type of disorders it works well for.

 

Discussion and writing assignment about communication between genders concerning couples and family therapy.

 

Assignments from readings in the text book.

 

Music therapy assignment

 

Writing assignment on the validity of some therapies.

 

Children’s story book explaining how Music therapy can benefit people.

1st Semester

 

November  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2nd Semester

April

 Chapter 6 Memory

The Sensory Register

Attention

Short Term Memory

Long Term Memory

The Biology of Memory

Forgetting

Chapter. 8 Intelligence

Theories of Intelligence

Intelligence Tests

What makes a good test?

What determines Intelligence

Extreme Intelligence

Creativity

 Students will be put into groups to present information from the chapter to the rest of the class.  This activity helps the students learn more about the subject they teach about.  Each group must present for at least 10 minutes with a visual aid, create a homework assignment, a note guide for students during presentation and questions for a test.  The teacher provides feedback and guidance as they work on their presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a variety of I.Q. tests to see the various kinds that exist.  Talk about the people in history and currently who have the highest I.Q.’s

PowerPoint presentations and notes

 

Group discussions on the benefits and drawbacks to intelligence tests.

 

Creating and defending opinions about the benefits of testing for intelligence in school settings.

Chapter 6 Test.  MC, Fill in the blank, T/F, Short Answer questions.

 

Assignments from groups to be turned in.

 

Note guide

 

Students will be graded on their presentations time frame and overall preparedness and knowledge of subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8 Test.  MC, Fill in the blank, Short Answer questions.

 

Points for taking and turning in various intelligence tests.

 

Writing assignment on the various forms of intelligence.

 

Create an intelligence test.

 

Critical Thinking assignments from the book.

 

Writing assignment on classes for “gifted” students.

End of 1st Semester

 

December  and
January 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of 2nd Semester 

May  and
June 

Chapter. 15 Social  Psychology

Prejudice

Discrimination

Altruism

Attitudes

Chapter. 10 Lifespan Development

Newborns

Infancy and Childhood

Adolescence

Adulthood

Late Adulthood

Student will identify their own experiences with prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes.

They will do research on an event or a person who suffered some form of prejudice and/or discrimination.

 

Students will give a presentation on their person or group of people.

 

PowerPoint presentation and notes on content.

 

 

Students will have to observe a child to see if they are at the developmental level they should be at.

 

Various activities will be done with regard to adolescence behavior.  Role plays will be created and performed for the class to show various situations and how teens handle them.

Chapter 15 Test.  MC, Fill in the blank, T/F, short answer questions.

 

Paper on a person or group who has been discriminated against, how they feel about that form of discrimination and what can be done to fix discrimination.

 

Writing assignments from the book.

 

 

Chapter 10 Test.  MC, Fill in the blank, T/F, Short Answer questions.

 

Writing Assignments from the book.