Social Psychology Lesson Plan Archives - Semester Two 2017-2018

Weekly Calendar and Assignments

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 1

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Go over class policies and expectations.
  2. Introduce “Positive Psychology” and go over the semester project.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Activity: Students will be going over the course syllabus in class on this date.

Assignment:  Parent Signature Page of the Course Syllabus.  This is due on Monday of next week. (January 29, 2018)

Activity: Textbook Distribution

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Activity: Students will discuss the following questions in class in a roundtable activity:

  1. What is an instinct?  What is a skill?  What is the difference?
  2. What is the difference between “psychological illness” and “psychological wellness”?  Give examples of each of these.
  3. What is gratitude?  How have you shown gratitude?
  4. What are things you do to show kindness?
  5. How do you connect to your community?
  6. How do you play?
  7. How do you get “in the flow” (in the zone)?
  8. What new things have your tried or experienced lately?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video:  “Happy"

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video:  Finish “Happy”

Assignment:  Final Exam/Semester Project - Happiness Project

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 2

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify three ways of measuring test reliability.
  2. Identify the 3 items required for a standardized test to be fair and useful.
  3. Explain test standardization and how test validity is assessed.
  4. Explain the various views of intelligence.
  5. Identify two types of IQ tests.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video: Students will view Discovering Psychology: Testing and Intelligence and complete a video guide while viewing the film. (http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/16/e16expand.html)

Due For Turn-In:  Parent Signature Page of the Course Syllabus.

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #1 (Assigned 1/29/18 )

Essay Question:  Using full and complete sentences write a narrative response telling about a time when you took a test that you felt was unfair.  Explain why you felt that the test was unfair and what would have been a more fair method of testing.  DO NOT IDENTIFY A TEACHER OR INSTRUCTOR’S NAME IN YOUR RESPONSE.  You are to focus on the test itself, not on the classroom teacher.  This is due on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Due For Turn-In: Notebook Assignment #1

Assignment:  Multiple Intelligences Test - Complete and turn in your results page.(http://www.literacynet.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html)

Assignment: Notebook Assignment #2 - Read pages 343-347 (Characteristics of Psychological Tests) in your text.  This assignment is due on 1/31/18.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes:  Unit 2 Part 1 - Characteristics of Psychological Tests (Blank Student Note Sheet)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #3 - Read pages 348-357 entitled “Intelligence Testing”.  Students should complete Notebook Assignment #3 while reading this section.  This assignment is due on Monday, February 5, 2018.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 3

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Explain the various views of intelligence.
  2. Identify two types of IQ tests.
  3. Explain why intelligence testing has been controversial. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes: Students will begin going over the Unit 2 Part 2 notes entitled “Intelligence Testing". (Blank Student Copy) Students will go over part I. Views of Intelligence and also discuss the results of the Multiple Intelligences Assessment taken in class last week.  

Activity: IQ Test Activity - How Smart Are You? - Due for turn-in at the end of the class period.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - FLIP DAY SCHEDULE

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes: Students will continue going over the Unit 2 Part 2 notes entitled “Intelligence Testing". (Blank Student Copy) Students will go over parts II. The Development of Achievement Tests, III. The Uses and Meaning of IQ Scores, and Controversy Over IQ Scores.

Activity:  Return and go over How Smart Are You? from Monday’s class.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - Extended Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #3

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #4 - Read pages 359-362 of your textbook entitled “Measuring Achievement, Abilities, and Interests”.  This is due on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Sub in Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video: Nova ScienceNow: "How Smart Can We Get?” with video guide

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 4

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify the most widely used aptitude tests, achivement tests, and interest tests.
  2. Explain the application of aptitude tests and interest tests
  3. Identify the most widely used personality tests.
  4. Describe the uses of personality tests.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule 

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment Due:  Notebook Assignment #4

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #5 - Read pages 363-368 (Personality Testing) in your text.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 2/14/18.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 3 Notes entitled “Measuring Achievement, Abilities, and Interests". (Blank Student Copy)

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #4 - Read pages 359-362 of your textbook entitled “Measuring Achievement, Abilities, and Interests”.  This is due on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Assignment: Students will complete an online personality test that will be discussed in Wednesday’s class.  Students should print a copy of their results for grading purposes and reflection.   https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

AssignmentNotebook Assignment #5 - Read pages 363-368 (Personality Testing) in your text.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 2/14/18.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 4 Notes entitled “Personality Testing". (Blank Student Copy)

Due For Possible Turn-InNotebook Assignment #5 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment ReviewNotebook Assignment #5 - Read pages 363-368 (Personality Testing) in your text.  Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 2/14/18.

Unit Review: Students will be completing a review of Psychological Testing.  Students will be taking a test on this material on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 5

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define personality.
  2. Describe the major purposes of personality theories.
  3. List the major schools of personality theory.

Monday, February 19, 2018 - No School- President’s Day

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - No School - SNOW DAY

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #6 - Read pages 375-377 of your textbook entitled “Purposes of Personality Theories”.  This is due on March 5, 2018).

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Test:  Student’s will be taking their unit test covering Psychological Testing.

Assignment:  Semester Project - Critical Friend Assignment and Progress Check #1

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #6 - Read pages 375-377 of your textbook entitled “Purposes of Personality Theories”.  This is due on March 5, 2018).

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 6

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define personality.
  2. Describe the major purposes of personality theories.
  3. List the major schools of personality theory.

Monday, March 5, 2018 - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video:  "The Self” (25:00)(http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/15/e15expand.html)

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #6 - Read pages 375-377 of your textbook entitled “Purposes of Personality Theories”.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Activity:  The school psychologist, Jesse Neuharth, will be coming into class and administering the House-Tree-Person Protective Drawing to the class.  She will administer the test and then explain how the test is interpreted.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #7 - Read pages 378-386 (Psychoanalytic Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 3/8/18.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

VideoBiography - Sigmund Freud: Analysis of a Mind

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 7

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define personality.
  2. Describe the major purposes of personality theories.
  3. List the major schools of personality theory.
  4. Explain Sigmund Freud’s structural concepts of personality.
  5. Describe Carl Jung’s theory of personality.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Unit Test Review:  Students will have their tests on Psychological Testing returned and reviewed in class.

Assignment Review:   https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

Video:  The Science of Personality (https://vimeo.com/108898780)

Notes: Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 5 Notes entitled “Purposes of Personality Theories". (Blank Student Copy)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment Review:  Correct/Review Notebook Assignment #6 covering Purposes of Personality Theories.

Video:  Finish The Science of Personality (https://vimeo.com/108898780)

Quiz:  Students will take a notebook quiz in class on this date.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes: Students will begin going over the Unit 2 Part 6 Notes entitled “Psychoanalytic Theories". (Blank Student Copy)  Students will be going over parts I-III (I. Introduction, II. Sigmund Freud and the Unconscious, III. The Id, Ego, and Superego).

ActivityDefense Mechanism Identification Worksheet - Due at end of class.

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #7 covering Psychoanalytic Theories.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Sub In Class

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Video:  Nurture: Is it Your Parents or Peers that Define Your Personality?  Do Parents Matter?

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 8

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. List the major schools of personality theory.
  2. Explain Sigmund Freud’s structural concepts of personality.
  3. Describe Carl Jung’s theory of personality.
  4. Students will be able to identify Freud’s personality defense mechanisms.
  5. Describe Skinner’s theory of personality.
  6. Explain Bandura’s social cognitive theory of personality.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes: Students will begin going over the Unit 2 Part 6 Notes entitled “Psychoanalytic Theories". (Blank Student Copy)  Students will be going over parts IV-VI (IV. Defense Mechanisms, V. Evaluating Freud’s Contribution, VI. In Freud’s Footsteps).

Assignment ReviewDefense Mechanism Identification Worksheet - This was assigned in class on 3/14/18.

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #7 covering Psychoanalytic Theories.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #8 - Read pages 387-390 (Learning Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 3/21/18.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes:  Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 7 Notes entitled “Learning Theories”. (Blank Student Copy)

Activity:  Locus of Control Online Questionaire

Assignment Review:  Notebook Assignment #8 covering Psychoanalytic Theories.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Due For Turn-In:  Locus of Control Worksheet

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #9  - Read pages 391-397 (Humanistic and Cognitive Theories) in your text.  This assignment is due on 3/26/18.  Students will be given the class period to work on this assignment.

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 9

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Explain Abraham Maslow’s idea of self-actualization.
  2. Describe Carl Rogers’ view of human behavior.
  3. Describe George Kelly’s personal construct theory.
  4. Explain the main features of trait personality.
  5. Describe Allport’s, Cattell’s, and Eysenck’s theories of personality.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Due For Possible Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #9

Assignment Review/Assignment:  Twenty Statement Test (TST) and Summary Essay — Due April 5, 2018.

Notes:  Students will go over the Unit 2 Part 8 Notes entitled “Humanistic and Cognitive Theories”. (Blank Student Copy)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment Review:  Review answers to Notebook Assignment #9 covering Humanistic and Cognitive Theories.

Assignment:  Notebook Assignment #10 - Read pages 398-403 (Trait Theories) in your text. Be sure to write out all questions and answers completely.  This assignment is due on 3/28/18.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Due For Possible Turn-In: Notebook Assignment #10

Notes:  Students go over the Unit 2 Part 9 Notes entitled “Trait Theories”. (Blank Student Copy)

Unit Review:  Students will be given a copy of the Unit 2 - Personality Theories Exam Questions.  Students will have remaining class time to work on this assignment.  Students will be taking an exam on this material on Tuesday of next week. (April 3, 2018)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Assignment Review:  Review answers to Notebook Assignment #10

Unit Review:  Students will have remaining class time to work on this assignment.  Students will be taking an exam on this material on Tuesday of next week (April 3, 2018)

Semester 2 Quarter 3 Week 10

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Discuss why we need friends.
  2. List and explain the factors involved in choosing friends.

Monday, April 2, 2018 - NO SCHOOL - BREAK

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Test:  Students will take a test covering Unit 2 Part 2 - “Theories of Personality”.  Students will have the class period to complete this test.

Assignment:  Students will be given the class period following the test to complete their TST Summary/Results Essay.  This is due on Monday, April 9. 2018.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Test Review:  Students will have their Unit 2 Part 2 Tests on Personality Theories returned and reviewed in class.

Review:  Notebook Quiz #3 - Given in class last week.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Semester 2 Quarter 4 Week 2

Class Weekly Objectives:

  1. Define and explain different types of groups.
  2. Describe the interactive patterns within groups.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Test:  Students will be taking a test covering Unit 4 Part 1 covering Individual Interaction.

Assignment:  Read pages 545-554 entitled “Group Behavior”.  Complete Notebook Assignment #11 while reading this section.  This assignment is due on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Test Review:  Students will go over their tests with Mr. Carlson covering Individual Interaction.

Unit Introduction: Group Interaction

Notes:  Students will begin going over the Unit 4 Part 4 Notes covering “Group Behavior”.  Students will be going over parts I-V. covering I. What Are Groups? (Blank Student Copy)

Activity:  Leadership Style Survey - Due on Wednesday of this week.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Homeroom Schedule

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes:  Students will continue going over the Unit 4 Part 4 Notes covering “Group Behavior”.  Students will be going over parts II-VII. covering  II. How Groups Are Held Together, III. Types of Groups, IV. Social Facilitation vs. Social Inhibition, V. Interactions Within Groups VI. Decision Making, and VII. Ways to Improve Group Decision Making  (Blank Student Copy)

Due for Turn-In:  Notebook Assignment #11

Due for Turn-In:  Leadership Style Survey

Assignment:  Read pages 555-562 (Conformity and Obedience) in your text.  Complete Notebook Assignment #12 while reading this section. This assignment is due on 4/24/18.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Current Events:  CNN 10 (www.cnn.com/studentnews)

Notes:  Students will continue going over the Unit 4 Part 4 Notes covering “Group Behavior”.  Students will be going over part  VIII. Communication Patterns  (Blank Student Copy)

Activity:  Sociogram Creation - Due end of the class period on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Assignment:  Read pages 555-562 (Conformity and Obedience) in your text.  Complete Notebook Assignment #12 while reading this section. This assignment is due on 4/24/18.

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