Unit 1: Intro to Psych & Scientific Inquiry

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Psychology & Scientific Inquiry

    1. Introduction to Psychology and History and Perspectives in the Field
    2. Research Strategies and Intro to Research in Psychology

     

    Corresponding Modules (Chapters) in Text:

    Honors: Modules 1-3 (Thinking About Psychology)

     

    Unit Essential Questions

    1. What is Psychology and how does it inform a better understanding of ourselves?
    2. How does scientific inquiry improve our understanding of psychology?

     

    Grades for this Unit in the 1st Quarter:

    Assessment:

    1. Outrageous Celebrtity Activity (26 points)
    2. Research Design Activity (25 points)
    3. General Participation in unit (10 points)
    4. Test on Unit Terms and Content at the conclusion of the unit (~30 points)

     

    Practice: 

    Unit Terms:

    1. Psychology
    2. Basic vs. Applied Psychology
    3. William Wundt
    4. Approach
    5. 7 Approaches/Perspectives in Psychology (Humanist, Evolutionary, Cognitive, Behavioral, Biological, Socio-Cultural, Psychodynamic)
    6. Scientific Method
    7. Confirmation Bias
    8. Participant Bias
    9. Naturalistic Observation
    10. Case study
    11. Correlational Study
    12. Survey method
    13. Population
    14. Random Sample
    15. ?Longitudinal studies
    16. Cross-sectional studies
    17. Experiment
    18. Hypothesis
    19. Operational Definition
    20. Independent Variable
    21. Dependent Variable
    22. Experimental Group
    23. Control Group
    24. Random Assignment
    25. Confounding Variables
    26. Placebo