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 based knowledge regarding these effects:
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 your Sherlock Holmes on and demystify research!
This particular piece is relevant to our understanding of the effect of technology on cognition and is a recent study getting a lot of attention: It can be found on the google doc activity linked HERE
Find Guide HERE
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 1 of the following Biases to learn about:
***Ikea Effect ***Cognitive Dissonance
***Confirmation Bias ***Availability Heuristic
***Halo Effect ***Bandwagon Effect
***Anchoring ***Self-Serving Bias
Step 2: Prepare a short presentation in accordance with the assignment linked HERE in which you’ll teach the class about your bias.
Our journey through this text will be led by you via literature discussions! But it is likely you have rarely, if ever, led a lit discussion before! Thus use the guide linked below in order to ensure that you and your classmates extract as much knowledge and meaning from the text as possible!
So….is he?! What do you think?!
If bigfoot / Sasquatch isn’t real; how do you know he’s not real?
If you think he IS real, how do you know he’s real?
Is all “evidence” created equal?
How do we determine the value or validity of any given piece of evidence?
Your job is to become an EXPERT on one element of EPIGENETICS and teach that element to a classmate.
You will be assigned to either:
- Epigenome at a glance & Gene Control
- Epigenetics and Inheritance
- Insights from identical twins
- Lick your rats