We will be using a made for TV mini series Under the Dome to psychologically analyze the decision and actions of the key characters. The following psychological factors will be tracked and discussed for each of the characters. Motivations, Dreams and Perceptions, Emotional development, and Reactions to stress. Students will also identify and discuss Conflict and cooperation patterns and how these patterns relate to the above psychological factor. Student will identify their own built in prejudices in how they form opinions of the characters in the first few moments of the program and then discuss how and why their initial impressions change or solidify over time.
This week we will learn and discuss Brain Function and Perception Tied to chapters 7 and 8 of the test book. We will start with the Movie Phenomenon.
Wednesday Phenomenon Followed by a discussion on the perceptions, prejudices, and fears of the key characters.
Thursday Discussion over Altered states of consciousness and the effects of sleep, drugs, and meditation
Friday Discussion of sensory differences and adaptation
This week we will have a discussion over the events of 911 and the global war on terrorism. Students will watch Flight 93 and discuss the cause and effect relationship of terror, political and global decision, international political intervention. Much of or discussions will be to help students understand how people deal with new paradigms and can be influenced by beliefs, prejudices, and long held perceptions.
Aug 16- 24 Introduction to Psychology and disorders, Chapter 1, and 16. Students will learn the vocabulary of both chapters. Students will watch the movie What about Bob and relate the situations depicted in the movie with what they have learned about the profession of Psychology and Psychological disorders.