Psychology Lesson Plan for 4/2/18 to 4/6/18
A Study of Psychology thru Role Playing Games
Monday Group 1 plays Dungeons and Dragons Group 2 observes
Tuesday Group 2 plays Dungeons and Dragons Group 2 observes
Wednesday Class discussion on how the game progressed, actions and interests of students.
Thursday Students will read the personality of Fantasy Game Players by Neil A. Douse and Ian Chris McManus of the Academic department of St Mary’s Hospital Medical School London England. Students will discuss the finding and attempt to relate or refute them to their own observations.
Friday Students will Read The Attacks on Role-Playing Games Paul Cardwell Jr, Skeptical inquirer Vol 18 No 2 Winter 1994. Students will reflect on the attacks and defense of Role playing Games and motivations of the reporters.
February 26 to March 9 Students will deal with problem solving they will identify a problem they currently face then attempt to use this 7 step process to resolve it. Progress will be tracked throughout the remainder of the year.
1. Identifying the Problem: While it may seem like an obvious step, identifying the problem is not always as simple as it sounds. In some cases, people might mistakenly identify the wrong source of a problem, which will make attempts to solve it inefficient or even useless.
2. Defining the Problem: After the problem has been identified, it is important to fully define the problem so that it can be solved.
3. Forming a Strategy: The next step is to develop a strategy to solve the problem. The approach used will vary depending upon the situation and the individual’s unique preferences.
4. Organizing Information: Before coming up with a solution, we need to first organize the available information. What do we know about the problem? What do we not know? The more information that is available, the better prepared we will be to come up with an accurate solution.
5. Allocating Resources: Of course, we don’t always have unlimited money, time, and other resources to solve a problem. Before you begin to solve a problem, you need to determine how high priority it is. If it is an important problem, it is probably worth allocating more resources to solving it. If, however, it is a fairly unimportant problem, then you do not want to spend too much of your available resources into coming up with a solution.
6. Monitoring Progress: Effective problem-solvers tend to monitor their progress as they work towards a solution. If they are not making good progress toward reaching their goal, they will reevaluate their approach or look for new strategies.
7. Evaluating the Results: After a solution has been reached, it is important to evaluate the results to determine if it is the best possible solution to the problem. This evaluation might be immediate, such as checking the results of a math problem to ensure the answer is correct, or it can be delayed, such as evaluating the success of a therapy program after several months of treatment.
January 29 to February 2 Students will explore the diversity of the human species. Small groups will research the ethic, religious, social, makeup of the people of the following regions or nations. India, China, Italy, Angola, Russia. Students will discuss their findings and attempt to reach out to a school in 2 of the regions to correspond with. Movie Star Trek DS9 The Emissary.
January 22 to January 26 Self-created psychological archtypes, how people view themselves and their roles in society including the hero, the orphan, the victim, the caregiver, the rebel, the jester, the ruler, the sage, and the magician. Movie Star Wars
January 15 to January 19. Ageing and generational relationships student will conduct small group research over aging and mental health, poverty in old age, the effect of family dynamics on elder care, differences in how men and woman are viewed as they age. Movie On Golden Pond.
January 4 to 12. 7 What is Psychology. Students will discover how Psychology provides insight into human behavior and will learn of different psychological disorders including Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Schizophrenia, Dementia, and Eating disorders. Students will understand how they interfere with normal human interactions. Text book chapter 1, small group research over disorders, Movie of the week is What about Bob