Optativa de Psicología para Escuela Secundaria (Parte 1 de 4) (2024)

Optativa de Psicología para Escuela Secundaria (Parte 1 de 4)

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April Williamson

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En este curso de 8 semanas, los estudiantes conocerán la ciencia de la psicología, examinarán la perspectiva biológica, explorarán cómo sentimos y percibimos el mundo que nos rodea y comprenderán diferentes estados de conciencia.

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Nivel de inglés: desconocido

Grado de EE. UU. 9 - 12
Esta clase se imparte en Inglés.
  • This class covers the following APA National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula (revised 2022):Scientific Inquiry and Research Methods:~ The nature of psychological science1.1 Define psychology as a discipline and identify its goals as a science1.2 Differentiate scientific and non-scientific approaches to knowledge1.3 Explain the value of both basic and applied psychological research with human and non-human animals1.4 Identify careers individuals can pursue in psychological science1.5 Identify ways individuals can use psychological science in any career~ Research methods and measurements used to study behavior and mental processes2.1 Describe research methods psychological scientists use2.2 Compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research methods used by psychological scientists2.3 Describe the importance of representative samples in psychological research and the need for replication2.4 Explain how and why psychologists use non-human animals in research 2.5 Explain the meaning of validity and reliability of observations and measurements~ Ethical issues in research with human and non-human animals 3.1 Identify ethical requirements for research with human participants and non-human animals3.2 Explain why researchers need to adhere to an ethics review process ~ Basic concepts of data analysis4.1 Define descriptive statistics and explain how they are used by psychological scientists4.2 Draw appropriate conclusions from correlational and experimental designs4.3 Interpret visual representations of dataBiological Bases of Behavior:~ Structure and function of the nervous system in human and non-human animals 1.1 Identify the major divisions and subdivisions of the human nervous system and their functions1.2 Identify the parts of the neuron and describe the basic process of neural transmission1.3 Describe the structures and functions of the various parts of the central nervous system1.4 Explain the importance of plasticity of the nervous system1.5 Describe the function of the endocrine glands and their interaction with the nervous system1.6 Identify methods and tools used to study the nervous system~ The interaction between biological factors and experience 2.1 Describe concepts in behavioral genetics and epigenetics2.2 Describe the interactive effects of heredity and environment2.3 Explain general principles of evolutionary psychologySensation:~The functions of sensory systems1.1 Explain the process of sensory transduction1.2 Explain the basic concepts of psychophysics such as threshold and adaptation~ The capabilities and limitations of sensory processes 2.1 Identify different stimuli for which humans have sensory receptors and explain what this means for their sensory abilities2.2 Describe the visual sensory system2.3 Describe the auditory sensory system2.4 Describe chemical and tactile sensory systemsPerception:~The process of perception1.1 Describe principles of perception1.2 Explain the concepts of bottom-up and top-down processing~The interaction between the person and the environment in determining perception2.1 Explain Gestalt principles of perception2.2 Describe binocular and monocular depth cues2.3 Describe perceptual constancies2.4 Describe the nature of attention2.5 Explain how diverse experiences and expectations influence perceptionConsciousness~ The different states and levels of consciousness1.1 Identify states of consciousness1.2 Distinguish between processing which is conscious (i.e., explicit) and other processing which happens without conscious awareness (i.e., implicit)1.3 Identify the effects of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation1.4 Describe characteristics of and current conceptions about hypnosis~ Characteristics and functions of sleep and theories that explain why we sleep and dream2.1 Describe the circadian rhythm and its relation to sleep2.2 Describe the sleep cycle2.3 Compare theories about the functions of sleep and of dreaming2.4 Describe types of sleep disorders~ Categories of psychoactive drugs and their effects 3.1 Characterize the major categories of psychoactive drugs and their effects3.2 Describe how psychoactive drugs work in the brain3.3 Describe the physiological and psychological effects of psychoactive drugs
I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and have taught year-long high school psychology classes since 2014. I'm currently teaching in-person college-level psychology courses in England.I work hard to keep up with new research and developments in psychology. I attend online workshops often and I recently attended the American Psychological Association 2022 Convention on a grant from the American Psychological Foundation. I'm also a Nearpod Certified Educator. 

1 - 2 horas semanales fuera de clase


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Detalles: There will be recommended readings and extension activities each week.


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Detalles: There will be four quizzes to be completed outside of class time throughout the course. A letter grade can be provided upon request prior to the start of the course.


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Note-taking handouts will be provided throughout the course.

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In week 8, we will be covering psychoactive drugs as an altered state of consciousness. We will characterize the major categories of psychoactive drugs and their effects, describe how psychoactive drugs act at the synaptic level, evaluate the biological and psychological effects of psychoactive drugs, and explain how culture and expectations influence the use and experience of drugs. Students will be encouraged to gain an academic understanding of psychoactive drugs. Research has shown that scare tactics and a "Just Say No" approach to drug education is ineffective; therefore this portion of the class aims to arm students with a deeper understanding of psychoactive drugs, so they can make informed decisions and also understand the experiences of others on biological and psychological levels. This class uses Nearpod interactive slides which provide learners with the opportunity to draw and type on slides, answer polls, manipulate drag and drop slides, and more. A Nearpod link will be shared at the beginning of each class. Nearpod does not require users to make an account. 
The suggested readings can be done after each class to reinforce and build on the content. They are from the free online Psychology book from OpenStax, available here: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e If you would prefer a print version, it is available for purchase for about $30. We will use this book for all four parts of the Psychology in Society - High School Elective class. 

April Williamson

Se unió el January, 2021





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Maestría en Educación desde University of the Pacific

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🇺🇸 US teacher living in the UK 🇬🇧Hello! I have taught secondary English, psychology, and social-emotional learning since 2013, working in California, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Japan, and now England. I've taught at educational summer...

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