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THINKING SKILLS: INTEGRATING LIBRARY RESOURCES WITH LEARNING OBJECTIVES 
Keeley Library   February 16, 2001
Introduction to Psychology
COURSE: 16412
Introduction to Psychology
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE
OBJECTIVES
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  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Ethics
  • Careers

  •  
  • Research Paper
  • Lab Report
  • Survey
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    CONTENT: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOTHERAPY  AND RESEARCH METHODS
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Psychology

  • Students will analyze concepts from biological, behavioral, cognitive and sociological perspectives.
  • Major Sub fields and Career Opportunities

  • Students will list and explain the major sub fields :Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Experimental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Organizational Psychology.
    Students will recognize applied specializations such as Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, School Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Advertising Psychology, Industrial Psychology
  • Research Strategies

  • Students will learn to use Scientific Method and Experimental Design to perform Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Statistics in Research

  • Students will learn to use descriptive statistics, skewing and kurtosis, measures of central tendencies, inferential statistics and probability.
  • Ethical Issues in Psychological Research

  • Students will learn ethics about use of subjects in lab experiments, APA ethical standards, and historical examples
  • Psychology as an Empirical Science

  • Students will learn about the history of Psychology, including the various schools of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Psychology.
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS
    Articles review and critique,
    Individual short research papers, 
    Competency-based objective quiz, 
    Take-home essay projects
    Essay examination at end of unit,
    Worksheet reviews, 
    Group presentations
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Research Paper
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    2

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    2.4

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    2.7

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    CONTENT: Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Structure and Function of the Neuron

  • Students will learn about the structure and function of the neuron, types of neurons, electrochemical transmissions, EEG and consequences of substance abuse
  • Organization of the Nervous System.

  • Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, and Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous systems.
  • Hierarchical Organization of the Structure and Functions of the Brain

  • Lobes of the brain, brain hemispheres and cerebral cortex
  • Technologies and Clinical Methods for Studying the Brain

  • Brain scans, Inter crania transplants, PET scans, decayed nerves.
  • Specialized Functions of the Brain's Hemispheres

  • Left brain, right brain, Corpus Colosum, Vision, language and motor functions.
    Structure and Functions of the Endocrine System
    Hypothalamus and Endocrine glands, hormonal secretions, fetal hormones and sexual differentiation, hormonal secretion and imbalances
  • Influences of Heredity / Environmental Interaction on Behavior

  • Genetic makeup and transmission, chromosomal abnormalities, twins and adoption studies, pure breeding and consequences.
  • Psychological Mechanisms  Influenced by Evolution

  • Environmental selection of traits, mating behavior in animals and humans, time management in varying cultures.
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Drawings with labels
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz with drawing identification
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay project
  • Worksheet reviews
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Genetics
  • Research Paper
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    3
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    3.5

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    CONTENT: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
  • Basic Concepts Explaining the Capabilities and Limitations of Sensory Projects

  • Sensation and perception, senses, thresholds, subliminal perception, adaptation and constancy, historical studies, eye and ear, taste and touch, sensory receptors and forms of energy, sensory processes and engineering psychology, advertising, music, architecture, etc.
  • Interaction of the Person and the Environment in Determining Perception

  • Gestalt concepts, Binocular and Monocular Depth Cues, Influence of Perception on environment, motivation, past experiences, culture and expectations.(ie, validity of eyewitness testimony, perception by race, class, gender, )
  • Nature of Attention

  • Meaning of attention, Piaget's Centration,Differences in attention for simple and demanding tasks, Attentional processes, 
  • Vision

  • Hue, Brightness, Saturation, LIght Spectrum, Color Blindness, Convergence, Perspective, Optical Illusions, etc.
  • Hearing

  • Pitch, tone, loudness, and timbre
  • Smell, Taste and Touch

  • Olfactory sense, taste buds, kinesthetic sense
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay project
  • Worksheet reviews
  • Individual Presentation
  • Drawing with Labels
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Genetics
  • Ethics
  • Customs 

  •  
  • Research Paper
  • Lab Report
  • Survey
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    4

    4.1
     
     
     
     

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    4.5
     

    4.6
     

    4.7
     

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    CONTENT: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION
  • Motivational Concepts

  • Applying motivational concepts to the behavior of humans and animals: 
  • motives, goals and values
  • advertising and appeals to emotions
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • positive and negative reinforcement
  • motivation and the training of animals
  • Biological and Environmental Cues Instigating Basic Drives of Motives

  • physiologically based primary drives such as hunger..
    psychologically based primary drives such as affection
    social or secondary drives such as the need for security, 
    Drive Reduction Theory
    emotions and bodily changes
  • Major Theories of Motivation

  • Maslow, Fromm, Expectancy value, Cognitive Dissonance
  • Major Theories of Emotion

  • James Lange Theory, Cannon Bard Theory, Cognitive Theory of Emotion
  • Interaction of Biological and Cultural Factors in the Development of Motives.

  • Development of common motives, i.e. academic performance and achievement
  • Role of Values  and Expectancy in Determining Choice and Strength of Motivation.

  • Expectancy-Value  theory, Strategies for Motivation
  • Physiological, Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Aspects of Emotions and their Interactions.

  • see 4.4.1 above
  • Effects of Motivation and Emotion on Perception, Cognition and Behavior

  • Perception and Individual differences (i.e.. literary and artistic works..)
    Impact of motivation and emotion on learning, memory, problem-solving, and decision making (i.e.. mood, repression, advertising and appeals, etc.)
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay project
  • Worksheet reviews
  • Individual Presentation
  • Drawing with Label
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health

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  • Research Paper
  • Lab Report
  • Survey
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations
  • Using Graphic Organizers

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    CONTENT: STRESS, COPING AND HEALTH
  • Sources of Stress

  • Frustrations, Types of Conflicts, Daily Hassles, Cognitive appraisal.
    Discrimination, Poverty, etc.
  • Physiological Reactions to Stress

  • Cannon's "Fight or Flight" , Physiological Changes, Seyle's "General Adaptation Syndrome" , Impact of stress on the immune system.
  • Psychological Reactions to Stress

  • Aggression  and withdrawal, affect  on neurotransmitters, mood, Eustress, Determinants of stress, stressors, Life Cycle, 
  • Health and Dealing with Stress

  • Cognitive strategies (biofeedback, problem solving, meditation)
    Behavioral strategies (Exercise, Relaxation, spiritual practices, social support network, etc.)
    Smoking, substance abuse, self-medication
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home short essay 
  • Worksheet reviews
  • Individual Presentation
  • Draw and Identify Levels of Maslov's Hierarchy
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Applied Sciences /Technology

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  • Research Paper
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations
  • Technical Writing
  • Visual/Media Literacy Issues

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    CONTENT: LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
  • Development as a LIfelong Process

  • Physical , cognitive and social changes from prenatal period through the life span.
    Child Development, Peer relationships over time, cultural similarities and differences, peer vs. parental influence in different cultural groups
  • Nature of Change over the Life span

  • Change in social roles over time.
    How race, culture, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation ability/disability affect our lives over time.
  • Complex Cognitive Structures of Infancy and Early Childhood

  • Piaget and Vygotsky, Early research, Contemporary  research, the role  of the caregiver  in child development, cultural practices and cognitive development
  • Applying Life span Principles to Personal Experiences

  • Inter and Intra generational experiences, childhood to adolescence transition, Erickson's 8 stages of life, transition from adolescence to adulthood
  • Research Techniques Used to Gather Data on the Developmental Process.

  • Longitudinal and cross-sectional research methods, key features and strengths and weaknesses of each, use of animals in studying life span issues
  • Stage Theories of Development

  • Kohlbert, Erickson, Piaget, Cross , Giligan, Helms, etc.
    Sex, Gender, Identity, Roles, etc.
    Biological factors leading to gender differences and similarities
    Ethnic Identity and Cultural Bias
  • Issues Surrounding the Developmental Process

  • Nature/ Nurture Continuity/Discontinuity  Stability/Instability
    Critical Periods of Development
  • Impact of Technology on Aspects  of Lifespan

  • Technology and the Quality of Life, ie Media Violence
    Role of Technology in Longevity, ie. medical interventions for fertility
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home short essay 
  • Worksheet reviews
  • Individual Presentation
  • Draw and Identify Levels of Maslov's Hierarchy
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit 
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Social Sciences

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  • Research Paper
  • Lab Report
  • Survey
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    CONTENT:LEARNING
  • Characteristics of Learning

  • Learning from a Psychological Viewpoint. Learning as a Vehicle to Promote Adaptation  Through Experience
    Historical Figures in Learning, Experiential Learning, Learning vs Performance, Applied examples of theories of leaning
  • Principles of Classical Conditioning

  • Pavlov's Theory, Phobias, Counter Conditioning, Avoidance Conditioning, Generalizations, Discrimination
  • Principles of Operant Conditioning

  • Skinner's Stimulus Response, Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Punishment, Programmed Leaning, Cognitive Learning
  • Components of Cognitive Learning

  • Observational Learning, Bandura and role models, the Bobo doll study, Role of expectations, Insight Learning, etc.
  • Roles of Biology and Culture in Determining Learning

  • Biological Contributions to Learning, Garcia;s Taste Aversion Studies, Learned behaviors across cultures, Academic performance of males, females, impact of teacher expectancy,  academic supports  for leaning disabled and gifted, group learning, Vygotsy's collaborative learning
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home short essay 
  • Worksheet reviews
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Education

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  • Research Paper
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    8.1
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    CONTENT:MEMORY
  • Encoding Information Into Memory

  • surface vs. deep memory, factors influencing encoding
  • Short term and Long term memory systems

  • operation of both short and  long term memory systems, Ebbinhous studies
  • Retrieval of Information from the Memory System

  • Importance of memory cues, Interference and retrieval, reconstructive memory processes and its difficulties, 
  • Biological Basis of Memory

  • Memory and the brain, Hippocampus and memory, disorders and their impact  on memory
  • Methods of Improving Memory

  • transfer, meaningfulness, feedback, whole vs. part learning, mnemonic devices, over learning,  Recall and recognition, Rehearsal, Forgetting, Trace memory, repression etc.
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home short essay 
  • Worksheet reviews
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Languages

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  • Research Paper
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    9.1
     
     

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    9.4

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    CONTENT:THINKING AND LANGUAGE
  • Basic Elements Comprising Thought

  • symbols, mental images and concepts, process of concept formation
  • Strategies and Obstacles in Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • problem solving process, use of algorithms, heuristics, and insight in problem solving.
    creative thinking, divergent thinking, convergent thinking, brainstorming, etc. 
    inductive and deductive reasoning, restructuring
  • Imagining 

  • eidetic images and imagination
  • Structural Features of Language

  • symbols, and sounds, structures, language not limited to sound
  • Theories and Developmental Stages of Language Acquisition

  • Effects of development on language acquisition, Critical periods for language development, Theories of Language Acquisition, Animals and Communication
  • Links Between Thinking and Language

  • Influence of language on thought and behavior, Sexist language, etc.
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay  project
  • Worksheets review
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Social Sciences 

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  • Research Paper
  • Lab Report
  • Survey
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    10.1

    10.2

    10.3

    10.4
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT:STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
  • Characteristics of Sleep and Theories Explaining Sleep

  • NREM, REM Sleep cycle, theories of sleep, sleep disorders
  • Theories to Explain and Interpret Dreams

  • Differences in dream content and recall, Freud's theories, etc.
  • Basic Phenomena and Uses of Hypnosis

  • Hypnotic Phenomena, Uses of Hypnosis in Psychology
  • Categories of Psychoactive Drugs and their Effect

  • Major categories of psychoactive drugs , effects of narcotic, stimulant, depressant and hallucinogenic drugs
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay  project
  • Worksheets review
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the un
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Education

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  • Research Paper
  • Lab Report
  • Survey
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    CONTENT:  INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
  • Measurement of Individual Differences

  • Understand nature of test constructs: Intelligence, Creativity, Personality, Early History of Testing
    Statistical Concepts in Testing: Validity, Descriptive statistics
  • Influence and Interaction of Heredity and Environment

  • Influence and role of heredity  and environment on intelligence
    Determining the role of heredity by various studies; (Twin, Correlation, culture, child parent interaction , etc.)
  • Nature of Intelligence

  • Use of cognitive skills and strategies: analogical reasoning, role of planning and self-regulation, skills acquired in school and work and their impact on test scores, calculating the intelligence quotient, relationship of musical artistic and special abilities to intelligence
  • How  Intelligence Changes Over Time

  • Aging and Intelligence, Education and Intelligence, Practice and Effect increase Intelligence
  • Theories of Intelligence

  • Intelligence tests and differences, Traditional Psychometric theories, Gardener's multiple intelligence, Emotional intelligence, etc.
  • Nature of Intelligence Testing

  •  Culture fair testing, Academic Achievement and IQ Correlation, Relationship between  intelligence  and motivation and personality, Correlation of IQ scores and other measurable variables.
  • Limitations of Conventional IQ Tests

  •  Categories of Intelligence, Categories  of Mental Retardation, IQ scores and college admission
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay  project
  • Worksheets review
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Education

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  • Research Paper
  • Survey
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    12.1

    12.2

    12.3
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT:  PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
  • Personality and Personality  Constructs

  • Sociocultural factors, individual differences and consistencies, Influence of culture, family and genetics, bicultural and multicultural personalities
  • Personality Theories

  • Psychoanalytic theories: Freud and Jung, 
    Social Psychoanalytic Theories: Adler, Fromm, Erickson, 
    Humanistic Theories: Maslow and Rogers, 
    Behaviorist theories: Skinner and Bandura
  • Assessment tools in Personality

  • Objective and projective techniques, Names of tests, Validity and Reliability , MMP1-1 and TAT
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay  project
  • Worksheets review
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health

  •  
  • Research Paper
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    13.1

    13.2

    13.3

    13.4
     

    13.5

    13.6

    13.7

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    CONTENT:  PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTURBANCES
  • Characteristics and Origins of Abnormal Behavior

  • Common characteristics , Neurotic disorders
  • Examples of Abnormal Behavior

  • Observable symptoms, severity of interference with functioning, psychotic vs., non-psychotic
  • Judgments of Abnormality and Social Context

  • Influence of context in judging  abnormal behavior, Misdiagnosis resulting from ignorance due to cultural and situational norms.
  • Major Categories  of Abnormal Behavior

  • Anxiety disorders, affective disorders, substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia, Symptoms and Challenges of accurate diagnosis
  • Impact of Mental disorders

  • Factors influencing vulnerability, heredity and cultural factors
  • Stigma  Associated with Abnormal Behavior

  • Historical and fictional examples
  • Promoting Understanding 

  • promoting support for those with mental disorders
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay  project
  • Worksheets review
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health

  •  
  • Careers
  • Research Paper
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    CONTENT:  TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTURBANCES
  • Prominent Methods

  • Based on availability and appropriateness of treatment. Major orientations include behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, humanistic, biomedical,etc.
    Formats include individual, couple, group therapy counseling, etc.
  • Characteristics of Effective Treatment and Prevention

  • Includes prevention strategies, beliefs about abnormality, identifying therapists according to training (psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, etc.)
  • Types of Practitioners

  • Locating appropriate therapists, (Mental health associations, hospitals, clinics, etc.
  • Legal and Ethical  Challenges in the Delivery of Treatment

  • Intersection of the law and mental health : individual rights vs. rights of society, deinstitutionalization,"competent  to stand trial" , Commitment proceedings, "legally insane", etc.
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay  project
  • Worksheets review
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Social Sciences 

  •  
  • Research Paper

  •  
  • Essay
  • Criticism
  • Group Projects
  • Presentations

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    CONTENT:  SOCIAL AND CULTURAL  DIMENSIONS OF BEHAVIOR
  • Social Judgment and Attitudes

  • Understanding person perception, atttractivenesss,etc.
    Attributions and how they affect behavior
    Sources of attitude formation, stereotyped thinking,  etc.
    Methods used to change attitudes, such as advertising, media messages, campaigns to promote social change
  • Social and Cultural Categories

  • Basic  categories such as race, gender, age, etc.
    Composition of  culture norms such as symbols, language values, taboos
    Behavior as a a result of social and cultural  categories
  • Group Processes

  • Interpersonal impact on behavior such as bystander effect, individual exercise of power, etc.
    Social structure and inter group behavior such as conflict   resolution,  individual vs. group productivity, etc.
    Nature of bias and discrimination, including examples ;and strategies for promoting tolerance, cooperation and equality
  • Social Influence

  • Obedience and disobedience to authority
    Nature of altruism in  society
    Significance of aggression in society , including media and aggression.
    PERFORMANCE: END PRODUCTS:
  • Articles review and critiques 
  • Competency-based objective quiz.
  • Text terms and questions
  • Individual short research paper
  • Take-home essay  project
  • Worksheets review
  • Individual Presentation
  • Competency-based objectives and essay exam at the end of the unit
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