To all psychology students:
If you need any support, send me an e-mail. We don't want all of our hard work so far to be wasted!
If you don't already have it, now is a great time to invest in a Psychology textbook to assist with home learning.
I use these books but you only need one as they cover the same content:
We were just finishing Topic 2: Perception. Therefore, we will first ensure that you are confident with the end of this topic. Some of you missed the final section: Factors that affect Perception. Open the file below and work through the pages to learn about the 5 factors that affect/influence our perception. Make sure that you area confident with the two KEY studies.
After Easter, I will be posting up new material for a new topic for you all to learn independently at home. It is going to be really important that you check this page weekly after Easter to keep on top of your learning! For now, let us round of Topic 2: Perception with the following two week challenge. Open the booklet below and answer every question to show that you have understood the entire topic. Any questions, send me an e-mail. When we return, we will have to catch up on this assessment so you must keep it fresh!
Year 9, it is time to start learning Topic 3. It is really important that you keep your learning going at home and we will pick it up when we get back to normality. For each weekly task I put online, it is really important that you read all of the slides, make notes, answer all questions, complete all activities and ensure that you understand what all of the new academic vocabulary means.
This week, you must learn the terms cognition, schema, accommodation and assimilation. Read and work through the PowerPoint below:
This week, we need to continue learning about Piaget and how he said children develop. His theory is called 'Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development'. We must be able to explain each of the four stages from memory with all of the academic vocabulary. Work through the notes below, making your notes like we would in lessons. Then complete any activities to help you rehearse and move the information to LTM.
If you are up to date, you will know all about Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development and what happens at each stage for children. Unfortunately, some other psychologists thought that Piaget was slightly off with his ages for this stages! Today, we will look at one psychologist who thought he was wrong about how egocentric children are.
Read through the lesson and study below. Make notes like we do in lessons and complete all tasks to help you with your home learning.
This week and last week have been two of my favourite studies on the new course - I am very upset that I've not been able to show them to you like I normally would! Maybe we will have to do it when we return anyway! Anyway, this week, we need to look at another study that suggests that Piaget was slightly off with the ages for his stages. This is the Naughty Teddy study that studied Piaget's ideas on conservation.
Read through the lesson and study below and make your notes like you would do in a lesson. Remember to pop me an e-mail if you want to check anything.
Now that you have learned all about Piaget, his theory and people who suggest he might have been a bit wrong, it is time to look at evaluating his theory as a whole! Read through this PowerPoint which recaps his entire theory, the two main opposing studies and then helps you figure out how to evaluation Piaget's theory. There are some good and bad points to learn!
Number 1 - make sure that you have joined the Google classroom for psychology! The code is all over this page!
Number 2 - this week we need to look at hoe Piaget's work changed teaching! Read through the lesson below and make your notes on how classrooms used to be and how teachers teach young children now thanks to Piaget!
Psychology Home Learning has moved to Google Classrooms. Make sure that you log in using your school account to access the full back catalogue of home learning tasks. Thank you.
Hi all! We were just finishing our Topic 5: Social Influence. This week, I'd like you all to finish going over all of the content. This means finishing the revision resource you were making in the lesson. I'm not sure how we will go about the End of Unit assessment yet... but we will figure that out eventually. In the mean time, finish your revision resource and have a go at exam questions to ensure you are confident with this topic. Use the files below to help you. You could all be reviewing previous topics as well as personal revision as some of you have excellent personal folders of notes!
I promised you that we would watch the Stanford Prison experiment to investigate how bad deindividuation can really get.
Watch it over Easter at the links below (both about 30 mins long) and answer the questions in the document below.
After Easter, you must be checking here every week as I will be putting up new learning based on Topic 8 - Psychological Problems. This is because this topic is the most manageable independently. Therefore, it is very important that you complete the learning on your own as we may not have the time in lessons to cover all of it.
In the mean time, keep social influence fresh in your mind as we will have to catch up on the assessment when we return!
As I said above, I'm skipping topic 6 and 7 for now as I think that Topic 8 is easier to understand independently. Ensure that you keep up by reading and making notes on everything on the slides, having a go at all of the questions, and completing all of the activities. Everything in the slides could be in your exam next year.
This week, we need to look at the first psychological problem that we need to learn about. Read through the document below and make notes like you would in a lesson ensuring that you accurately learn the new academic vocabulary.
We will also think about Research Methods this week. Click on the Research Methods Paper below and complete it. You can search the web for help in the paper as this can help you go over your learning.
Morning everyone! I hope things are going well! This week, we look at the second explanation for why people may be depressed. This time, it is more to do with their way of thinking; their psychology. This lessons refers to a word we learned way back in topic 3 - schemas! Make sure you remember what these are otherwise this won't make much sense.
Now that you know the two explanations of depression and why people might have it, it is time to look at how to treat depression. Today, we look at the psychological approach to treating depression. Psychologists try to treat the negative schemas, negative thoughts and negative attributions through CBT. Have a read through this week's lesson to learn what CBT, how it works and to learn about a study that researched how effective and useful CBT was in treating depression.
It is a tad confusing, so I have added extra slides in to try and explain it better as I can't be in the room with you right now. Drop me an e-mail if you get stuck!
Some key terms in this lesson might be confusing as we haven't done Topic 7: The Brain yet. I've added some more detail to this lesson to try and help, but please just give it your best shot and we will go over it when we return to help you all.