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
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.
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
As a group, you’ll need to give a short presentation answering the big question, “Discuss epigenetics and the link to behaviour”
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 of the following resource: YOU’RE THE TEACHER and get to work!
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)
Help Sofia understand the command terms used on psych exams!!! She needs a 7 to get into her top choice!!!