How can we create a guide for adults in our lives to understand who we are and why we do what we do, according to the study of psychology?
In this introduction to Psychology unit, students will begin to learn basic concepts and idea of psychology in order to make connections to their lives as teenagers. Students will read articles, watch videos and research to learn these concepts as well as chose a topic to investigate such as stress, disorders, memory, gender, personality, motivation and the like. Students will investigate and share their thinking on a variety of psychology scenarios to show individual understanding. They will used what they learn to create chapters for an anthology that will share information on their topics of choice and the application to teenagers including explanations for behaviors and strategies to support teenagers. This anthology will be shared with the adults in the students' lives. Source: Shanghai American School
A Digital Magazine Article and uploaded to individual student portfolios
I can explain the different schools of thought in psychology.
I can explain how psychologists have used experiments to help give insight into why we do what we do.
Essential Readings (Primary Documents, Poetry, Fiction, Cartoons, Videos)
Introduction to Psychology - Crash Course Psychology (Ep. 1-4)
Major Schools of Thought in Psychology
Research Ethics and Well-Known Experiments
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Resources to Get You Started
Personality Psychology - VeryWell Mind
Close Relationships - Video - The Social Psychology of Close Relationships - Society of Personality and Social Psychology
(Introvert vs Extrovert)
Introvert vs Extrovert: A Look at the Spectrum & Psychology - Positive Psychology
One year on: Unhealthy weight gains, increased drinking reported by Americans coping with pandemic stress - APA
Talking to teens: Suicide prevention - APA
Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
Anxiety and Depression
New insights on eating disorders - APA
Study - Body Dissatisfaction, Importance of Appearance, and Body Appreciation in Men and Women Over the Lifespan - National Library of Medicine
Racism, bias, and discrimination