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  1. 1. PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology Teacher : CT 8 Weeks PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 1 MEDIA INFLUENCES ON SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR Discussion and note-taking Powerpoint presentation Research using Introduction to Media Psychology textbooks and Assimilation of knowledge and Pro-social worksheet 1 internet sources to Media Influences on Pro-social completion of worksheet complete information behaviour on Worksheet 1 • Defining Pro-social behaviour • Exposure to pro-social messages • *Social Learning Theory 2 Media Influences on Pro-social behaviour Reading, note-taking and discussion Pro-social Worksheet 2 Completion of Research into media influences on pro- on the different modelling Worksheet 2 social behaviour strategies. Powerpoint presentation on the • Lovelace and Huston (1983) – research of Lovelace and Huston Reading and notes Modelling strategies (1983) from textbook 3 Media Influences on Pro-social behaviour Identifying the strengths and Pro-social Worksheet 3 To carry out research • Evaluation of Lovelace and Huston weaknesses of the Modelling on pro-social (1983) strategies Film clips from Children’s TV behaviour in popular • New research on the media children’s TV influences on pro-social behaviour Content analysis of a popular programmes children’s TV programmes
  2. 2. PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 4 Media Influences on Anti-social behaviour Discussion – To what extent does Powerpoint presentation • Arousal anti-social behaviour in the media The completion of • Desnsitisation influence behaviour? Media Influences on Anti-social Worksheet 4 • The Zombie Effect behaviour – Worksheet 4 • Cultivation Powerpoint presentation and note- Question and Answers • Imitation taking. Psychology in Focus – Haralambos and from Psychology in • Catharsis Rice (Textbook) Focus page 339 5 Media Influences on Anti-social behaviour Reading and discussion Powerpoint presentation The completion of • Research - Lab Experiments Worksheet 5 & 6 • Research – Field Experiments Powerpoint presentations and Worksheet 5 & 6 note-taking Reading and notes from textbook 6 Media Influences on Anti-social behaviour Powerpoint presentation on Powerpoint presentation on Williams Completion of • Research – Natural Experiments Williams (1986) (1986) and Worksheet 7 Worksheet 7 Reading, discussion and question Handout (Carwell) on The St Helena Research current and answer session on Charlton Project, Charlton et al. 2000 news on media (2000) influences and
  3. 3. aggression (H/W) PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 7 Media Influences on Anti-social behaviour Powerpoint presentation and note- Powerpoint presentation Completion of Worksheet 8 • Correlational research taking on correlational and • Longitudinal studies longitudinal research. Worksheet 8 – Correlational and Essay: Outline two or more longitudinal research on media explanations of media Discussion and note taking to influences on anti-social behaviour influences on anti-social evaluate research methods used to behaviour. To what extent study media influences do research studies support the view that the media is responsible for anti-social behaviour (H/W) 8 The effects of Video Games and Computer on Young People Discussion, question and answer Handout from Psychology in Focus – Complete questions from • Violence and Video Games activity Haralambos and Rice (Textbook) Activity 10 Activity 10 Reading and notes from Reading and Discussion Article from Psychology Review – textbook Violent Video Games – Are they harmful? 9 The effects of Video Games and Computer on Young People Reading and Discussion of APA Article by Anderson on Violent Video To make up a good set of • Violent Video – Myths, facts and Article by Anderson Games. notes for and against the use
  4. 4. unanswered questions Notes on Key Points of video games. PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 10 The effects of Video Games and Computer on Young People Class debate on the positive and Articles from newspapers/internet Completion of • Positive and negative effects of negative effects of computers on on the effects of computers on young Worksheet 9 computers on young people young people people. • Social networking Reading and note taking on Worksheet 9 – Computers and Young Research on the research on social networking and People effects of Social young people. Networking on young people. (H/W) 11 PERSUASION, ATTITUDE AND CHANGE Practical activity on persuading Powerpoint slides on Theories of Research activity on Persuasion and attitude change others. Systematic Processing. persuasion – TV • Defining persuasion advertisements. • Theories of Systematic Powerpoint presentation on Practical Activity resources on the Processing theories of systematic processing art of persuasion. Reading from • Information processing Model textbook • The Cognitive Response Model Note taking exercise 12 Persuasion and attitude change • Dual-process theories of Powerpoint presentation and note Powerpoint slides on Theories of Question and Answers
  5. 5. persuasion taking Persuasion. (H/W) • The Hovland- Yale Model Discussion and small group activity Worksheet 10 - Hovland-Yale Model Completion of worksheet 10 PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 13 Persuasion and attitude change • The elaboration likelihood model Powerpoint presentation on Worksheet 11 – All about the ELM Complete Worksheet (ELM) Theories of Persuasion and 11 attitude change. Power point presentation on theories of persuasion Internet research Internet research activity working in pairs Internet research activity sheet Question and answers 14 Persuasion and attitude change Test on models of • The Heuristic-systematic Model Powerpoint presentation on Worksheet 12 – The HSM and persuasion and Theories of Persuasion and attitude change. attitude change. attitude change. Article from BPS on attitude change Completion of Review of Theories covered so far. worksheet 12 Theories of persuasion – review test 15 The influence of attitudes on decision making Group discussions on the power of Worksheet 13 – Incentives and Completion of
  6. 6. • Advertising as applied persuasion advertising. attitude change. worksheet 13 • Incentive induced attitude change Identifying the most persuasive Video material from You Tube – range Notes on applied advertisements. of advertisements persuasion. PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 16 The influence of attitudes on decision making Discussion and note taking on Powerpoint presentation and Essay on the influence • Counter attitudinal behaviour and Powerpoint presentation on the discussion on the influence of of attitudes on attitude change influence of attitude on decision attitude on decision making. decision making • Cognitive Consistency Theory making. (H/W) • Dissonance Theory Mini practical – influences on a Materials for decision making Reading from decision practical. textbook Worksheet 14 – Theories of attitude and decision making 17 The influence of attitudes on decision making Note taking and discussion on Self Powerpoint presentation on self Completion of • Self-perception Theory perception Theory perception theory. worksheet 15. • Paradoxical effects of incentives and sanctions Exploring the self – mini practical Worksheet 15 – Self-perception Question and answers Theory.
  7. 7. Self-perception questionnaire 18 The influence of attitudes on decision making Research activity on the Template for practical investigation Carry out an • Explanations for the effectiveness of TV in changing investigation into the effectiveness of television in attitudes. Worksheet 16 - The effectiveness effectiveness of TV persuasion of TV in persuasion in persuasion Completion of worksheet 16 PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 19 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ‘CELEBRITY’ The attraction of ‘celebrity’ Discussion on the meaning of Powerpoint presentation on the Essay on the • Social psychological explanations Celebrity psychology of Celebrity different • Evolutionary explanations explanations of Note taking from powerpoint celebrity attraction. presentation. Worksheet 17 – The Psychology of Celebrity Completion of Questions and answers activity Worksheet 17 Question and Answer sheet Question and Answers 20 Research into intense fandom • Celebrity Worship A class discussion and note taking Powerpoint presentation on the • Stalking exercise on the following question psychology of Stalking Completion of ‘Is Celebrity the new religion?’ Worksheet 18 Worksheet 18 - Stalking Powerpoint presentation on the Reading from
  8. 8. psychology of Stalking textbook 21 Research into intense fandom • Case studies of fandom Note taking from powerpoint on Case studies from textbook –The Reading and notes • Case studies of stalking the psychology of stalking Psychology of Stalking from textbook Reading case studies Letters sent by famous stalkers Internet research on Qualitative analysis of stalking stalking letters Powerpoint presentation on the psychology of Stalking Qualitative report PSYCHOLOGY A2 LEVEL SCHEME OF WORK Examination Board: AQA (A) Unit 4 Psychology in Action – Media Psychology PSYA 4 LESSON CONTENT TEACHING AND RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES 22 Review of Media Psychology • Examination questions Learning how to answer • Revision question and answers examination questions at A2 level. Examination question Answer exam style questions in class and Reviewing material from course Powerpoint presentation on answer for homework. and identifying strengths and A2 questions on Media psychology weaknesses in learning and understanding material covered. 23
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