Aggression: Causes and Factors
See the lecture notes and slides linked on the Docs page of my DP if you were absent (we only made it through testosterone--we will finish the lecture on Thursday!).
Aggression: Media Violence Tracker
Your homework is to watch TV! That's right, watch 2 different kinds of shows, and track the number of aggressive acts you see. Use the form linked above to do this- have it completely filled out before class on Thursday!
Watch two types of TV programs, and track the acts of aggression using the form linked above. DUE: Start of class, Thursday.
eEmpathy and Altruism in Infants--
Empathy and Altruism Extended
Watch one of the following videos. You can find all of them on the Docs page of my DP.
Write a fully developed paragraph in response to each of the questions below. These will be assessed based on how much they draw from what you have learned (lecture, article, video), the evidence you use to support your position, their clarity of thought, and quality of reasoning. Take your time with these, and do them well!
Take the aggression questionnaire in the last 5 minutes of class in preparation for class on Tuesday! Turn it in.
Finish typing empathy and altruism paragraphs, share or email them to Lori before the start of class tomorrow.
Prisoner's Dilemma Discussion
Altruism and Empathy Lecture
See Docs page for lecture notes and PPT slides.
Application and Research
Read NY Times Article linked above.
Cooperation vs. Competition Lecture
See the documents page for slides and lecture notes.
Play the Prisoner's Dilemma game, and answer the reflection questions (typed). The reflection questions are due at the start of class on Friday.
Finish Prisoner's Dilemma reflection questions, share them with Lori before the start of class on Friday.
Cognitive Dissonance Jigsaw
Together, we'll watch a TED Talk about cognitive dissonance. As you watch, write down 3-5 new things that you learned from the talk. If you were absent, see the Docs page for the talk.
Cognitive Dissonance in Monkeys
Read and annotate the article as you read. When you finish it, answer the following questions in writing. See the docs page for the article if you were absent.
Look at the Dilbert cartoon below. Then write in your notes:
Finish all of the above before class starts on Thursday, if you didn't finish in class.
Get into groups of 4-5, and spend 5 minutes discussing the following:
Cognitive Dissonance Lecture and Notes
See Docs page of DP for linked PPT.
Cognitive Dissonance: Justifications for Changing Perceptions
I will assign you ONE of the methods people use to change their perception of their behavior. If you were absent, choose one of the methods from page two of the document linked above.
Expert Groups: Talk through the experience of justifying decisions that you have been assigned. Each person should create a comic strip or other visual that shows how your method works. You should make sure to include:
Finish cognitive dissonance poster described above, have it ready to use at the start of class on TUESDAY.
Apparently I'm sicker than I thought...so here's your task for today! This Frontline video is going to give you an overview of marketing techniques that are used both in commercial marketing and in politics. We're going to delve into the social psychology of some of this more next week, so this will be a good intro for you. Here's what I want you to do as you watch:
Keep a running list of:
Video: The Persuaders (Frontline)
Attitudes Affect Actions
Come up with 3 examples that show how your attitudes about something could affect your actions.
Attitudes Affect Actions: Foot in the Door
Hey guys, I'm out sick today. For today, please create a document that will have your definitions and answers to the TED talk questions. Share it with me by the end of class.
Turn InAll required and choice activities for Conformity, Obedience, Bystanders, and Resistance. Make sure your name is one them, and that they are clearly labeled/stapled.
Preparation:Define the following terms. Pay special attention to the differences between these terms.
TED Talk and Questions: Why do we create stereotypes?Watch the video at the above link. As you listen, answer the following questions:
Finish the above tasks and share them with Lori if you didn't finish during class.
Social Psych- Activity Instructions
See this for instructions for all activities!
By the start of class on MONDAY:
Take some time, watch some of the videos here to extend your knowledge!:
Finish all required and choice activities for Conformity, Obedience, Bystanders, and Resistance. Turn in at the start of class Monday.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.