Outrageous Celebrity Activity

  • Psychology

    Unit 1: Intro to Psychology and Scientific Inquiry

    Outrageous Celebrity Assignment

     

    Prompt/Rationale:

    Celebrities are constantly doing outrageous things… and many of us struggle to explain why they do the crazy things they do. For this project/presentation, you and a partner are going to use the 7 psychological perspectives you learned in Unit 1 to attempt to explain the outrageous behavior of a celebrity. The students should attempt to explain these behaviors from the point of view of each major psychology approach/perspective. The students’ reasoning can be as ridiculous as the behavior itself, as long as it falls in line with highlighting the psychological perspective.

     

    So, your work on this project will help you meet the standard of learning the major approaches/perspectives of psychology.

     

    Resources:

    • You & your partner, the text, the internet, and your own creativity!
    • Goelz’s website under the Unit 1: Intro to Psychology and Scientific Inquiry

     

    Grade for the 1st Quarter: **See below for detail

    • Assessment Grade (26 points)

     

    ___a. Celebrity’s Name & Image……………………………………………………..1 points

    ___b. Celebrity’s 3 Outrageous Behaviors Explained………………………3 points

    ___c. . Humanist Explanation of Behavior……………………………………….3 points

    ___d. Psychodynamic Explanation of Behavior…………………………………3 points

    ___e. Biological Explanation of Behavior……………………………………………3 points

    ___f. Evolutionary Explanation of Behavior………………………………………3 points

    ___g. Behavioral Explanation of Behavior………………………………………..3 points

    ___h. Cognitive Explanation of Behavior……………………………………………3 points

    ___i. Sociocultural Explanation of Behavior………………………………………..3 points

    ___j. Self (Group)-Assessment……………………………………………………….....1 point

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    Schedule:

    Day 1:            

    (1) Introduce Assignment

    (2) Work Day/Research on 7 Psychological Perspectives (computers)

     

    Day 2:  Work Day (computers)

     

    Day 3:   

    (1) Assignment Due/Class Shares Outrageous Celebrities

         (2) Self (Group)-Assessment & Turn-In

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You will find the file at the bottom of this page.

     

     

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