MYP5

Humanities Guide

Unit 1: Introduction to psychology

Powerpoints used in class:

Intro psychology

Classical and operant conditioning

PSYCHODYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE

SIGMUND FREUD

ID, EGO and SUPEREGO

Defense Mechanisms handout: Defense Mechanisms

Fight for kisses (commercial using the Oedipus complex):

http://www.ffk-wilkinson.com/intl/

PSYCHODYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE POWERPOINT:

Psychodynamic perspective

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.

philip_zimbardo_prescribes_a_healthy_take_on_time.html

PSYCHOSEXUAL STAGES POWERPOINT:

Freuds Psychosexual stages

End of the first unit!

Test on Criteria A on Tuesday Sep 17th.

 Test: Criteria A: Knowing and understanding (use humanities terminology in context, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject-specific content and concepts through developed descriptions, explanations and examples.) Max 8 marks

*History of psychology

*various fields within psychology

*psychodynamic perspective (more in depth, e.g.  Id, Ego & Superego, Defense mechanisms,

Erikson’s Psychosocial stages of development: (will not come on the test!)

ERIKSON’S PSYCHOSOCIAL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

Unit 2: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCHOLOGY OF EVIL

Psychology of Evil

Replication of the Milgram study by BBC 2009

PART I

PART II

PART III

Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.

The Psychology of Power and Evil:

All Power to the Person? To the Situation? To the System?

Philip G. Zimbardo, Psychology Department, Stanford University1

Abstract

To understand anti-social behavior by individuals, which includes violence, torture and terrorism, I endorse a greater reliance on situational variables and processes than has been traditional in psychology. The dominant dispositional orientation, embedded in a psychology of individualism, focuses on internal factors that people bring into various situations, such as genetic, personality, character, and pathological risk factors. While this perspective is obviously important to appreciating the integrity of individual functioning, it is vital to add an appreciation of the extent to which human actions may come under situational influences that can be quite powerful. Those influences have not been fully recognized within psychology or society in trying to explain unusual or “evil” behaviors, such as that of the abuses of Iraqi prisoners by United States military police guards at Abu Ghraib Prison. How one understands the root causes of such behaviors then impacts treatment and prevention strategies…

Continue reading on http://www.prisonexp.org/pdf/powerevil.pdf

Unit 2 assessment: Social Psychology: Psychology of Evil

To receive full marks

Essay: Criteria B, C & D

2-3 pages, 1,5 space, size 12, bibliography

1. Pick one historical/current event/crime and summarize the event/outcome.

2. Then analyse that event/outcome/crime using the factors we have studied in class (obedience, conformity, bystander-effect). Try to answer why and how people  turn to negative behaviour,  to see if one could come to another conclusion today or give an alternative answer to the “why”. Your Research Question (RQ) should be your title.

An example of a RQ:

To what extent can one find obedience, conformity and bystander effect in the case of…

Upload your essay to Turnitin.com (to check against plagiarism).

class:

  • You have just created the new class: MYP5B
  • If you would like students to enroll themselves in this class, they will need both the enrollment password you have chosen and the unique class ID generated by Turnitin:
  • Class ID: 8066631
  • Enrollment password: psychology

 

MLA referencing (how to reference accoring to MLA): MLA Reference system


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