UNIT OUTLINE• Year 10 psychology runs for one semester• There will be 4 periods a week• It is a requirement that all course work be completed in order to achieve an „S‟- satisfactory completion• There will also be several graded assessment tasks throughout the semester, for example “empirical research activity” report, multimedia presentations, tests.
Psychology as a Science• Based on observable evidence• Systematic and methodical• Objective• Alters current theories in light of new evidence
SOME AREAS OF INTEREST INTHE STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology past and present• History of psychology• Areas of psychology• Methods of research
Adolescent Behaviour• Hikikomori• Brain development
Human Relationships• Body Language• Facial Expressions• Can you spot a liar?
In Your Dreams• Why do we sleep?• What are dreams?• Theories of dreaming
Mind Matters• Psychological assessment• Intelligence testing• Personality testing
Rorschach Ink Blot test• Popular responses- bat, butterfly, moth.• When seeing card I, subjects often inquire on how they should proceed, and questions on what they are allowed to do with the card (e.g. turning it) are not very significant. Being the first card, it can provide clues about how subjects tackle a new and stressful task. It is not, however, a card that is usually difficult for the subject to handle, having readily available popular responses.• http://successintegrated.com/assets/Uploads/MBTI/Simpsons- Personality-Test.pdf
Intelligence Test Questions• Rearrange the following letters to make a word and choose the category in which it fits.RAPETEKAA. city, B. fruit, C. bird, D. vegetable• Which number should come next in this series?25,24,22,19,15A. 4, B. 5, C. 10, D. 14• Which word does not belong? apple, marmalade, orange, cherry, grape• The day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. What day is it today? A. Monday, B. Tuesday, C. Wednesday, D. Thursday, E. Friday
The Pursuit of Happiness• Positive psychology• Happiness and humour• Study of habits, practices and ways of thinking that help people stay mentally well
Winning Attitudes: sport psychology/performance psychology• Goal setting• Motivation• Visualisation
Beautiful Minds• Birth of the brain• Anatomy of the brain• Tricks of the brain
Brain Function and Structure• http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=HVGlfcP3ATI
Forensic Psychology• Criminal and civil involvement• Organised and Disorganised crime• Role of the forensic psychologist• Profiling
Holiday Homework• Find one article from a magazine, newspaper or online source on a psychology-related topic of interest to you.• Write a one-paragraph summary on your article, covering what it‟s about and why you found it interesting.• Bring the article and your summary back with you on Day 1 next year. ▫ http://www.netvibes.com/bvanderkley#Year_10_Psychology
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