Mock Exam Date Change!

IB Psychology that meets in S-18: 

  • Day 1–assessing paper 2– of Final Exam/Mock is Wednesday, April 18 (a day 5)
  • Day 2--assessing Paper 3 for HL and ONLY a Paper 1: Long Essay (22pt) question for SL– of Final Exam/Mock is Monday, April 23 (a day 8) at 8:30am.

IB Psychology that meets in H-15 (small class):

  • Day 1–assessing paper 1 for SL students (22 point and three 8 points) & HL students (Paper 3 and 8 point section only of Paper 1) of Final Exam/Mock is Monday, April 16 (a day 3; exam will run into lab block)
  • Day 2–assessing paper 2 of Final Exam/Mock is Wednesday, April 18 (day 5)

How do we help people become healthier? Evaluating health promotion models

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Download the learning helper linked here: Understanding Effective Models of Health Promotion 

Utilize our class google doc (found on the health psych page) as well as this resource extracted from an Albert Bandura article: Bandura on Health belief model chart  to understand the following two learning outcomes:

  1. Examine models and theories of health promotion
  2. Discuss the effectiveness of health promotion strategies

Analyzing AA: Evaluating treatment programs

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Read the incredibly interesting Atlantic article titled, “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” linked here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/

While reading, fill out the following chart: AA Analyzed with the the goal of addressing the learning outcome, “Examine prevention strategies and treatments for substance abuse and addictive behavior”

The new science of addiction

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Check out the study below by Nora Volkow et al. (2011): 

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/37/15037.full

This research aligns with much of the work Volkow has been doing for much of the past 15 years. Her goal is to treat addicts. Like everything in treatment, treatment is most effective when underlying etiology is clear. Thus, Ms. Volkow is taking a reductionist approach to understand addiction at its most fundamental level.

After reading her research, we’ll watch her discuss her seismic findings:

Exercise mitigates stress…but why?

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Utilize the resources below with the goal of answering the question posed by this post!

  • Read this post from the American Psychological Association (APA) discussing the ways in which exercise can decrease the physiological effects of stress

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/exercise-stress.aspx

**What is the key conceptual commonality that the 3 resources above share????***

NEUROGENESIS

**What do we know about increased brain connectivity in the frontal lobe????***