The Six Contemporary Perspectives of PsychologyWebquest Psychology- Chapter 1 Mr. MacLaughlin
Introduction • Psychology uses one of six contemporary perspectives to explain human behavior. • During this activity, you will explore and attempt to explain one of these six contemporary perspectives. • Additionally, you will create power point slides, and consult various psychological sites. • Before you panic and say -"but this is not a computer class!", let me reassure you that this will be as easy as creating a word document and much more fun.
Step 1 • For each component, you will review information about a perspective of psychology by reading the information links included under that section. • Then, consult the text for further information about this perspective • If you haven’t yet read pp. 18-21, do so now. This will summarize the six present-day theories of psychology. • Your group number will be responsible for the corresponding theory on the next slide.
Step 1 (Cont’d) • Bio-psychological Approach • Behavioral Approach • Psychoanalytic Approach • Humanistic Approach • Cognitive Approach • Socio-cultural Approach
Step 2 • Your group will be asked to create a multi-media presentation for their particular theory. • Your multi-media presentation should represent your theory in the best manner possible. • Your presentation should create a slogan that captures the essence of the theory. For example, “Think before you leap.” could represent cognitive psychology. (GROUP #5 CANNOT USE THIS SLOGAN!) • The slogans can be completely original, parodies of famous sayings, or even takeoffs from commercials.
Step 2 (Cont’d) • Your group needs to create at least five power point slides that will explain the perspectives. • Then, you are to choose key words for each approach. Students should display what their approach is by using words and pictures from magazines, as well.
Step 3 • Each group is to have the following individuals • Two “slide coordinators” whose responsibility it is to coordinate the slides with your presentation • Two “poster coordinators” whose responsibility it is to coordinate the poster with pictures that represent your theory. Your poster and slide presentation should also include your slogan.
The Approaches • Biological Perspective • Behaviorist Perspective • Psychoanalytic Perspective • Humanistic Perspective • Cognitive Perspective • Socio-cultural Perspective
The Product • Your group final project should answer the question “How does the ___________ perspective explain behavior?” • An outside observer should be able to look at the elements of your presentation and be able to answer this essential question.
Evaluation • Puzzle Piece • Poster is neat & inviting 3 points • Poster accurately portrays the perspective 3 points • Slogan is part of your puzzle presentation 3 points • Pictures in the poster presentation represent your perspective 3 points • The illustrations, text elements, & other design elements combine to create an 3 points organized whole • The concept & message are appropriate for the intended audience 3 points
Evaluation (Cont’d) Power Point Presentation • Power point slides are neat & inviting 3 points • Power points slides accurately portray the perspective 3 points • Slogan is part of your power point presentation 3 points • Information in the slide presentation succinctly explain your perspective 3 points • The illustrations, text elements, & other design elements combine to create an 3 points organized whole • The concept & message are appropriate for the intended audience 3 points
Evaluation (Cont’d) • Presentation • Key points are highlighted in presentation 5 points • Key pictures are highlighted to explain the theory 5 points • Presentation is done in a professional manner 4 points
Directions for Accessing Webquest • Double Click “My Computer” • Double Click “HSPsych on ‘W2K_File’ (P:)” • Double Click “Unit 1 Webquest” • Go to “View” on the Toolbar, then click “Slideshow”