Knowledge is a Gift


Since it’s Christmas and Chinese New Year season, I decided that you all should give the gift of knowledge!!! WOOT WOOT!

Your task is to educate your classmates on the power of psychology!  You need to reflect on the following learning outcomes form the Biological Level of Analysis and create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to educate your fellow students:

  1. Environmental affect on physiology (brain plasticity)
  2. Biological correlates of addiction (avoid adderral perhaps?)
  3. Interaction between Cognition and Physiology on behavior (meditation / mindfulness)
  4. Extent to which genetics influence behavior

Your explicit assignment is linked here: biological-level-of-analysis-psa


Socio Cultural Level of Analysis: Test TIME!!


The following are learning outcomes you should study for the SCLOA Unit Exam: 

  • Discuss the  use of compliance techniques
  • Evaluate research on conformity to group norms
  • explain social learning theory making reference to two relevant studies
  • Examine the role of two cultural dimensions on behavior
  • Discuss factors influencing conformity
  • Outline principles that define the sociocultural level of analysis
  • Evaluate social identity theory
  • Discuss two errors in attribution
  • Describe the role of situational and dispositional factors in explaining behavior

Are you as smart as Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker?! + Some words on Cheesecake

In partnerships, Take the FUN quiz below created from factoids contained in Pinker’s various best selling works on psychology and see how you do!