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Split-brain research pages for my (well-tanned) pal, Elizabeth:
 
1. This site is more general information that breaks down the functions of each hemisphere and gives visuals to explain the phenomenon: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/split.html
 
2. This site has the simulation. Go through the whole thing, filling in the blanks and such. It's a good tutorial ... I don't care what some people think: http://nobelprize.org/medicine/educational/split-brain/index.html
 
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Split Brain ... the next step; application to emotion/reaction/depression
 
Read the following two articles that outline the theories of Fredric Schiffer at Harvard. Be ready to discuss implications as they pertain to Sperry/Gazzaniga's original findings. Also, be able to discuss possible limitations of these findings. You also need to read 168-178 before Thursday.
 
 
 
The changing brain --
 
 
 
 
 
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IB 11 -- The role of genetics in psychology

 

Go to this website: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/behavior.shtml

 

Once there, you will create a study guide that someone (randomly chosen) will use for an open note quiz on Wednesday. There are a few ground rules.

1. It must fit on a 4x6 notecard

2. It must be legible, so take your time and make it neat.

3. You will receive two grades; the one you get on the quiz and also the one received by the person using your notes. Remember, reciprocity is your friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gardner and Sternberg -- creating the perfect school curriculum

 

These are excellent professional references for this assignment. Search through them and look for specific references to these theories as they pertain to the classroom. The links are provided at my website under the "IB assignments" link.

 

Sternberg

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3696/is_199602/ai_n8754263

http://www.newfoundations.com/GALLERY/Sternberg.html

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/TalentandDiversity/appendb.html

 

Gardner

http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr054.shtml

http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm#links

http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm

 

TASK:

In your interpersonal groups, you are to work collaboratively in creating a day of lessons for a fifth grade class that consists of the following demographics:

  • 20 total kids
  • 12 girls/8 boys
  • 2 Asian students who are fluent in English
  • 1 Hispanic student with limited English proficiency
  • 1 hearing impaired student
  • The range of IQ scores is 75-120
  • All eight of Gardner's intelligences are represented, though it is unclear which student is which (sorry, confidentiality issues)

 

You will create one lesson of your choice (in terms of subject matter) for each of these subjects:

Grammar, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Art (or Music)

 

Requirements:

1. There will be a cover sheet outlining the teammates' names and the main educational objective for the group

2. Each lesson will have its own section. Do not overlap on consecutive pages.

3. For each lesson, you will follow this format:

 

a.        Label the subject matter followed by the subject matter

b.       outline your goals and objectives (what you hope to achieve)

c.        Explain how you will implement the lesson, step-by-step

d.       List the learning styles/intelligences which are being featured with this lesson

e.        Detail any modifications you will make for exceptional children, as they appear above

f.         Identify which Sternberg and Gardner theories/ideas you are utilizing and reference them as they appear in the professional articles/speeches listed above

g.       Attach any copies of lesson worksheets, directions, activities you plan to use to the specific lesson

 

 

4. You must address all eight intelligences and all three aspects of Sternberg’s theory, though obviously not all of them in one lesson.

5. Per decision of the group, the best lesson will be performed with the rest of the class on presentation day next week.

 

6. Zero period and Sixth period will have their lesson packets placed in random order without identifying factors and evaluated by a team of teachers. The packets will be ranked from 1 through 6 (3 teams per period) – the period with the lowest score when places are added together (think cross country) will win a class party which will be funded at the other class’ expense. That should make for some fun, healthy competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IB Psychology 12th grade

 

Humanism: Historical and Cultural development of a theory/philosophy

 

 

International Baccalaureate Expectations

  • Describe and evaluate relevant theories and empirical studies related to humanistic psychology
  • Explain how cultural, ethical, gender, and methodological considerations affect the interpretation of behaviour in humanistic psychology and health psychology

 

Recommended topics from IB Psychology manual

  • A response to the deterministic perspectives
  • The rise of existentialism
  • The role of qualitative research

 

You are to write a research paper that will entail the following:

 

1. Describe how the behavioral perspective, and its focus on determinism, led to the creation of humanistic psychology, USING SPECIFIC RESEARCH REFERENCES.

 

2. Look at the following list. For each, describe specific aspects of the philosophy/belief/writing/etc. that has parallels in the general theories and assumptions of Humanistic psychology:

                                a. Hinduism/Confucianism/Buddhism

                                b. Existentialism

                                c. Transcendentalism

                                d. Psychodynamic psychology

REFERENCE EVERYTHING!

 

3. Also, please describe the works and theories of Victor Frankl and how they were influenced by his harrowing experiences in Europe during Nazi occupation. You may also want to draw parallels between his religious studies and the information from No. 2 above.

 

I want a clear, concise thesis statement. I want strong transitions between paragraphs. I want these to be documented CORRECTLY! To make sure this happens, you will be using index cards. By Friday of this week, you will have created at least 25 notecards with a fact from a source. You will need to use at least five sources for this paper. I want direct sources. If you find information that notates from another source, you try to find that source. DO NOT USE TEXTBOOKS!

 

These should be typed, double-spaced and there is no page limit, though I expect at least three pages minimum (12 point, TNR font).

 

Today is November 15, 2005. They are due Friday, December 2. You know your travel plans for the holidays. You have four days to work on these in class. Manage accordingly. As always, there will be no extensions, and zeroes will be given to anyone who does not meet the deadline.

IB Psychology 12th grade

 

Humanism: Historical and Cultural development of a theory/philosophy

 

 

International Baccalaureate Expectations

  • Describe and evaluate relevant theories and empirical studies related to humanistic psychology
  • Explain how cultural, ethical, gender, and methodological considerations affect the interpretation of behaviour in humanistic psychology and health psychology

 

Recommended topics from IB Psychology manual

  • A response to the deterministic perspectives
  • The rise of existentialism
  • The role of qualitative research

 

You are to write a research paper that will entail the following:

 

1. Describe how the behavioral perspective, and its focus on determinism, led to the creation of humanistic psychology, USING SPECIFIC RESEARCH REFERENCES.

 

2. Look at the following list. For each, describe specific aspects of the philosophy/belief/writing/etc. that has parallels in the general theories and assumptions of Humanistic psychology:

                                a. Hinduism/Confucianism/Buddhism

                                b. Existentialism

                                c. Transcendentalism

                                d. Psychodynamic psychology

REFERENCE EVERYTHING!

 

3. Also, please describe the works and theories of Victor Frankl and how they were influenced by his harrowing experiences in Europe during Nazi occupation. You may also want to draw parallels between his religious studies and the information from No. 2 above.

 

I want a clear, concise thesis statement. I want strong transitions between paragraphs. I want these to be documented CORRECTLY! To make sure this happens, you will be using index cards. By Friday of this week, you will have created at least 25 notecards with a fact from a source. You will need to use at least five sources for this paper. I want direct sources. If you find information that notates from another source, you try to find that source. DO NOT USE TEXTBOOKS!

 

These should be typed, double-spaced and there is no page limit, though I expect at least three pages minimum (12 point, TNR font).

 

Today is November 15, 2005. They are due Friday, December 2. You know your travel plans for the holidays. You have four days to work on these in class. Manage accordingly. As always, there will be no extensions, and zeroes will be given to anyone who does not meet the deadline.

Using the information about Milgram and Zimbardo from class information and readings,  please complete the following assignment which is due SEPT. 16!!

Please write a 12-point font, double spaced paper addressing the following prompt:
 
To what extent can the studies of Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo explain the following:
 
1. the extreme obedience of the followers of David Koresh, Jim Jones and Charles Manson.
 
2. the success each man had in persuading their followers to carry out heinous activities.
 
 
  • The paper should be at least 600 words and no more than 800 words.
  • At least six sources should be used in this paper and all references must be notated within the body of the text. All references should be listed in an annotated bibliography (APA style) at the end of the research paper.
  • Any form of plagiarism will immediately result in a zero. A committee of IB teachers/administrators/counselors will use the following guidelines to determine if plagiarism has occurred: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/guides/plagiarism/students/
  • You may use the links below as others, but keep in mind that all sources must be CREDIBLE and VALID. Avoid websites that glorify these men as well as church/faith-based websites that analyze cults. Your best bet is college/university web sites or accredited institutions.

 

http://www.zimbardo.com/

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

12th IB Psych REVIEW Contest -- DUE 9/2

You are to create a product that would serve as a great review for someone having to take a test on the information you collected last year in class. You will be judged by the following criteria:

1. How clearly you state the information given.

2. The importance of that information to the overall knowledge of your topic.

3. The process you choose to help remember the information.

4. Any creativity you use to make presenting the information more enjoyable.

A. You will create something that fits on the front and back of an 8 x 11 piece of paper. It can be a brochure, charts, visuals, whatever, but keep the criteria listed above in mind as you work on it.

B. The primary focus on your work should be on the basic assumptions and communal theories that apply to all psychologists in your field.

C. Your secondary focus should be on the common methodologies used within your perspective, giving the strengths and weaknesses of each.

D. Your third focus should be on SPECIFIC theorists from within your perspective. Outline briefly their studies and the theories that were born from those studies.

E. Finally, outline specific critiques and strengths of your particular perspective.

F. You will be rewarded for using the terminology we actually used last year and not simply "talking around" what you kind of remember.

G. You need to make enough copies for everyone in class (around 28) and will be given five minutes in class to defend why your product should win the prize.

You can use your notebooks and any supplies given out last year. You can use any references from the bookshelf or the internet, but you must use CORRECT notation when that occurs.

 

Remember, you are being judged by the rest of the class. They will be given specific rubrics – based on the information above – to critique you. The winner from each of the four perspectives will then be judged for the overall prize. These prizes will be available on Friday.

Repeat after me -- Mr. Lowe DOES NOT accept late work anymore.