Tag: ibpsych

Understanding the Importance of Belonging

Understanding the Importance of Belonging

The KEY takeaway in Social Psychology is the innate need to belong. This desire to be a part of groups has a profound impact on our behaviour in both positive and negative ways. Use the linked investigative learning activity below in order to acquire research […]

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

It is important that you are able to read peer reviewed research and understand knowledge contained within. Research can be intimidating because of all the big words, data; tables and other obfuscating details. However this activity is designed to make you a psychology detective, get […]

Understanding Bias: Applying knowledge

Understanding Bias: Applying knowledge

You and a partner will choose 1 of the established biases below. Detailed descriptions of each can be found on the amazing website of the DECISION LAB think tank; an organization with the aim of using behavioural science to make things better Step 1: Chose […]

Hey there you Epigeneticist!

Hey there you Epigeneticist!

Your job is to become an EXPERT on one element of EPIGENETICS and teach that element to a classmate. Use the University of Utah Genetics Science Learning Center as your RESOURCE You will be assigned to either: Epigenome at a glance & Gene Control Epigenetics […]

You’re the teacher!

You’re the teacher!

Congrats! You’re a teacher! As luck would have it, your first unit of instruction is Hormones and Neurotransmitters! You’ve taught the units, but now you need to develop an assessment so you know what your students know! (and what they don’t). So, make a copy […]

Decoding the IB Rubric: Aka, “Look Mom! I can write an introduction!”

Decoding the IB Rubric: Aka, “Look Mom! I can write an introduction!”

After this activity, you’ll feel like JIM^^^!! Engage in the following learning activity to get a better understanding of the IB rubric while simultaneously increasing your analysis skills: LINK HERE  (Make a Copy)

Command Terms Understood

Command Terms Understood

Help Sofia understand the command terms used on psych exams!!! She needs a 7 to get into her top choice!!! HELP SOFIA GET A 7  

Understanding CBT

Understanding CBT

We’ve discussed CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) at length in class! However we’ve mostly discussed the theory behind it as well as discussed the ways in which CBT dovetails with cognitive psychologist’s views of mood and anxiety disorder etiology.  But, you need to understand what CBT looks […]

Investigating Social Etiology of Depression

Investigating Social Etiology of Depression

  As you know, the etiology of depression is a nuanced and complicated thing.  This post will require you to analyze the social and environmental etiological elements of the disorder. Brown and Harris (1978) developed the vulnerability model after their research found that those with […]

Want to be smarter? Take a test?

Want to be smarter? Take a test?

Read the piece in the NY Times below elucidating research conducted by researchers at Purdue University regarding the role of test taking in moving information from short to long term memory. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/science/21memory.html?_r=0 While reading the piece, and at the conclusion of reading, consider the following: […]