W, 1-7-15 1. Welcome / Introductions 2. Course of Study (handout) Rules, Expectations, etc. 3. Work on "Getting to Know You" prompts (handout) H/W - Complete "Getting to Know You" - Due Th (tomorrow) - Bring notebook/journal to class Monday
Th, 1-8-15 1. What's normal? What's abnormal? 2. Article: "The Ritalin Generation" 3. What is normal? slide show activity 4. Lecture/notes H/W - Bring psychology notebook/journal to class Monday. Review books for Monday reading project and end of semester book talks
M, 1-12-15 Monday Psych Reading Project. Go to the library to peruse books for Monday reading. H/W - Before the end of the week, check out a book from the library and bring to class next Monday.
Tu, 1-13-15 1. Journal Q - How would you describe the prototypical "normal" Tam student. How does he or she dress? What does (s)he talk about, care about, eat, relax? How would you describe his/her attitudes toward school and what is important in life? Make a list of do's and don'ts in terms of what sort of behaviors are considered normal and abnormal. 2. In groups of 3, read the article "Welcome to America: Guidebook to the US" Using the article as a model and synthesizing your individual journal notes as a group, compile a guidebook to being considered "normal" at Tam. You could imagine that you're creating a guidebook for a foreign exchange student. H/W - Try something constructively abnormal (for you). Due in 2 weeks.
Th, 1-15-15 1. Journal Q - Is it considered "normal" at TAM to attend community college? Explain. Would you like to attend C.C. after high school? Elaborate. 2. Read article by Tom Hanks: "I Owe It All ...." 3. Read "Mind Games: Sometimes a White Coat Isn't a White Coat" (Connect to H/W " .... abnormal" assignment. 4. Read articles 1 and 2 of set of 4 articles on "What is Normal?". Take notes on handout 5. Start film "King of Hearts"
Tu, 1-20-15 What is normal? cont. 1. "Valium's Contribution to Our New Normal" 2. Article 3 of 4 "What Do We Mean by Normal?" (notes/handout) 3. "King of Hearts" (See viewing guide) H/W - What is normal? quiz this Th, 1-22 - Bring Psych reading book Th - Abnormal H/W assign. due nest Tu, 1-27
Th, 1-22-15 1. Complete Article 4 of 4 2. Finish "King of Hearts" 3. "What is normal?" quiz H/W - Bring Psych reading book Monday - Abnormal H/W assign. due nest Tu, 1-27
M, 1-26-15 Psych Reading H/W - Abnormal H/W assignment due tomorrow
T, 1-27-15 Start Consciousness unit Read Intro to Consciousness (textbook pp 128-131; answer questions on handout) Watch "Searching for Consciousness" (answer Q's on viewing guide)
Th, 1-29-15 Share "Abnormal" H/W Review intro to consciousness (see handouts) Start Freud lecture Start reading "Dream Robbers" Start watching "What Are Dreams?" H/W - Record a dream (due in 2 weeks)
M, 2-2-15 READ H/W - Record a dream
T, 2-3-15 Consciousness cont. 1. Meditation experiment 2. Finish "Dream Robbers" 3. Finish "What are Dreams?" 4. Read pp 133-135 (Sleep cycles ) and p.140 (meditation) (see handout) H/W - Record a dream
Th, 2-5-15 1. Meditation (day 2) 2. Freud's defense mechanisms 3. Freud's Psyche Graphic Activity Title, graphic metaphor representing id, ego, superego, 6 info bullets, quote, and "The unconscious is a place where ....." H/W - Record a dream and bring book Monday
M, 2-9-15 Read H/W - Be ready to share a dream - Consciousness open note exam Th, 2-12
T, 2-24-15 Psychological Disorders 1. Scott Stossel on Colbert Report 2. Read excerpt from Stossel's "My Age of Anxiety" 3. Read pp 499-500 (Take notes on guide). Write down top 3 choices from categories of psych disorders listed on page 501 4. Start "As Good As It Gets" How does the Melvin character played be Jack Nicholson relate to typicality, maladaptivity, emotional discomfort, and socially unacceptable behavior?
Th, 2-26-15 1. Distribute and discuss Psychological Disorders Project handout 2. Read and complete handout for Anxiety Disorders pp. 504-508 3. Read and take notes on your psychological disorder category 3. Read Tam News article "The Monster Inside" on anxiety at Tam/Marin County 4. "As Good As It Gets"
M, 3-2-15 Read
T, 3-3-15 1. Library (45 min) 2. As Good As It Gets
Th, 3-5-15 1. Library (45 min) 2. As Good As it Gets
M, 3-9-15 Read
T, 3-10-15 1. Library (45 min) 2. As Good As It Gets
Th, 3-12-15 1. Library 2. "A Beautiful Mind"
M, 3-16-15 Read
T, 3-17-15 1. Library 2. "A Beautiful Mind"
Th, 3-19-15 1. Library 2. "A Beautiful Mind"
M, 3-23-15 Read
Th, 3-26-15 Slide Presentations Due 60 Minutes episode on consequences of not treating severe psychological disorders
M, 3-30-15 Read
T, 3-31-15 Psych Disorder Presentations
Th, 4-2-15 Psych Disorder Presentations
M, 4-6-15 Read
T, 4-7-15 Severe Psychological Disorders - Articles: "What a Killer Thinks" (notes on handout) & excerpt from Columbine (create open-ended discussion questions)
Th, 4-9-15 Start Treatments Biological Therapy mini-lecture/notes Documentary: The Lobotomist - Why did mainstream science go along with Dr. Freeman? - Was the procedure a breakthrough or a mistake? - Should lobotomies be abolished?
M, 4-20-15 Read
T, 4-21-15 Start "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Th, 4-22-15 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Read about psychotherapy pp 534-535 /notes on handout Start Psychological Disorder Treatment Theories Activity
M, 4-27-15 Read
T, 4-29-15 Smarter Balance Testing (Work period or film)
Th, 5-1-15 Smarter Balance Testing (Work period or film)
T, 5-7-15 Present Psych Disorder Treatment posters NPR, Invisibilia, "The Secret History of Thoughts: Dark Thoughts" (33 min.) - Historically, what are the 3 phases of how psychologists think about thoughts and their significance? Connect to 3 psychological schools of thought.
Th, 5/14/15 Start Personality unit Personality Influences inventory Personality Testing: Evaluating Al and Bill Personality Trait Analysis handout for pp 392-395 (Eysenk and the Big Five)
M, 5/18/15 Read
T, 5/19/ Finish Personality Trait Analysis handout/discuss Read Type handout and take Jung Personality Test (Myers-Briggs) and do reflection
Th, 5/21/15 Personality cont. Prompt: Recall a time when you acted in a way that was not like yourself (i.e., you surprised yourself). Articles: Critiquing Trait theory: "Nothing is More Natural Than for the Cat to Love the Rat" (Kuo) and "The Milgram Experiment" Susan Cain Ted Talk: "The Power of Introverts"
T, 5/26 Personality cont. Discuss Book Talks due next Th How well can you read personality? Take Emotional Intelligence quiz Theories of Personality reading and posters - The Learning Approach (Behaviorism and Social Learning) - The Humanistic Approach (Maslow & Rogers) - The Sociocultural Approach
Th, 5/28 Personality cont. Finish Theory of Personality Posters East v West (Comparing values on "struggling" in school) Start reading and taking notes on the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, Jung, Adler, Horney and Erikson (pp 399-403)
M, 6/1 Personality cont. Continue reading and take notes on psychoanalytic theories of personality (pp 399-403) - Freud, Jung, Adler, Horney, Erikson Key Terms: Know each of the above theorists and theories as they relate to personality development (Freud's stages of development (oral, anal, etc.), libido, individuation, inferiority complex, psychosocial development theory)
Th, 6/4 Last day with seniors Book Talks Personality exam