You are to take a question about religion and attempt to answer it, demonstrating research skills and an ability to communicate an understanding of multiple points of view.
Here are some example questions.
1) All world religions share the same characteristics? To what extent do you agree with this statement?
2) Analyze the effect of one world religion on one country? (i.e. Analyze has Buddhism affected Japan?)
3) If you want to understand a religion, it is important to understand how they organize their worship space. Citing a least two religions, analyze how the worship space (i.e Church/Mosque) reflects the values of the religion.
4) Evaluate how religion affected art? Use at least two religions in your work.
You will make your own analytical question. Just have it approved by the teacher.
You must create something that has at least 250 written words and a thesis statement. These words do not necessarily have to be in paragraph format, though that is an option.
You must answer the question as it is asked
You must include specific evidence to support your thesis statement. Evidence can be visual or written.
You must show analytical skills (how does the evidence help answer the question)
Pick a commercial you think uses a few psychological techniques. It can be any type: video, poster, billboard, etc.
Identify and analyse 3 to 5 techniques the marketeers are using in their commercial advert(s). With reference to one or more commercials you will identify some of the the techniques used to make us buy.
For each technique, you will evaluate its effectiveness. You must use sources to support your argument, not your personal opinion. Find a study that has proven this theory.
The study might not be directly related to your topic or use the same terminology as the sources above. You need to refine your searches to find the proper study
Name each study by the lead researcher(s) last name(s) and mention the university where it was conducted at leats once.
Groups of 2
Present your findings in any way you fell will best convey your information: written google doc with hyperlinks, a voice over video (4 minutes max), poster, presentation (4 minutes max), interpretive dance, etc
In your groups brainstorm and research how religion affects our world today.
What are the positive impacts?
What are the negative impacts?
How has religion affected
your daily life
First Summative Assessment: World Religion Presentation
Objective: You will be able to explain the characteristics of a major world religion and analyze the effect the religion has on the world
Grouping: Groups of 3 (to be assigned by the teacher)
Assignment: Research, create and present a 3 to 5 minute slideshow (Keynote, Prezi, Google Presentation) that explains the origin, growth, main features, and effect on the world today of one of the following religions:
anything else, if approved by your teacher
Content to include the following (not necessarily in this order)
Founder(s) / Origin
Places of Worship
Number of Followers Today
Rules and Customs
Holidays and Festivals
positive effect on the world today (This one is important…don’t forget it!!)
Anything else you may find relevant to introduce the topic
Some tips to get top marks
Use images more than words (Presentation Zen)
Use Creative Commons images or visually appealing images (not clip art or bullets!)
One slide per characteristic is effective
Make sure you cite your images using MLA format (your can have a final citation slide if you like)
It’s clear you practiced your speech and your speech is written
You are not over-reliant on your speech, but use your notecards as prompts
Thus far, we have discussed how psychology is the study of human behavior, and how our environment, as well as our genetic makeup affect the ways we act. We briefly discussed reasons people are altruistic. Finally, we discussed ways researchers can measure the reason for altruism.
Today, we will discuss way to alter people’s behavior.
Part 1: Conditioning
Have you heard of Pavlov’s dogs? Discuss
How do we learn?
What has created your personality?
How do you know that you have free will?
Classical Conditioning – Ivan Pavlov
Ok that was a lot of information. Here’s a simpler version:
Here is an example of altering behavior on humans: Little Albert, one of the earliest studies of human behavior modification.
What conclusions can you make from the Little Albert experiment?
Are there any flaws in the experiment?
In your table groups, can you list the:
Part 2: Now there are different ways a stimulus that can change a behavior:
Negative reinforcement occurs when a certain stimulus (usually an aversive stimulus) is removed after a particular behavior is exhibited. The likelihood of the particular behavior occurring again in the future is increased because of removing/avoiding the negative consequence. (source)
While a positive reinforcement involves the addition of a reinforcing stimulus following a behavior that makes it more likely that the behavior will occur again in the future. When a favorable outcome, event, or reward occurs after an action, that particular response or behavior will be strengthened. (source)
In your groups, one real world example of positive and negative reinforcement in your lives.
Part 3: Then, in groups of 2 or 3, read and complete the advertising question in the handout
You will embed the videos here (9A) and present your findings to the class
We have been discussing market failure and externalities. The importance of understanding these things is so that stakeholders (businesses, governments, city planners etc) can allocate resources in order to produce the right amount of any given product or service.
First, here are a few important vocabulary terms:
Externalities (When a 3rd party is directly affected by the good or service that they are not consuming or producing themselves, such as second hand smoke).
Merit Goods (good goods, that affect the person NOT consuming/producing the good such as medicines) These are often Public Goods.
Demerit Goods (bad goods such as pollution and cigarettes)
Another way to put it is that we want to maximize our utility (happiness) or “Equilibrium” level. It means that the perfect amount of the good or service is produced and consumed.
So for example, you eat a bite of ice cream, that first bite would taste the best. But then you eat another and another until you get to the point at which you are completely satisfied (the 9th bite). If you were to eat one more bite it (10) it would make you feel a bit sick. You would not consume another bite if it was to have a negative effect on you (therefore, make you feel ill) so your utility would be maximized at the 9th bite.
Inversely, if we do not produce or consume enough of something (say a vaccine for malaria) then we are not at equilibrium or the socially optimal level as there are still people who would like the good or service but cannot get it. So we need the someone else to intervene and help, this is where the government comes in. They help subsidize the production of the merit good.
Your first assessment with be analyzing economic activities in order to identify the market failure, externalities and solutions to reach equilibrium:
You will need to take an article from the news ( maybe use one of these ) and using the topic of market failure, explain what the problem is (why the market has failed) and how the government could step in to solve the problem through the use of a subsidy or a tax.
1) Summarise what the main point of the article is – point out any controversy
2) Explain why the market is failing to be efficient (at equilibrium)
3) Identify the private and social (third party) costs and or benefits
4) Identify the stakeholders in the market and explain if they are hurt or helped and why
5) Explain 2 or 3 possible solutions and evaluate how well they might work given the context of the situation. Evaluate which one is best suited to address the imbalance.
You may use a digram to explain your reasoning.
Judgments are made that are supported by effective and balanced reasoning.
Make judgments – be specific about what you think.
Support judgments with appropriate reasoning – explain why you came to that conclusion and mention the evidence you have for making assumptions or synthesising points.
Consider alternative points of view (be clear about specific stakeholders) or alternative outcomes to the ones you have discussed. Also support these alternatives or rank in order of priority/effectiveness. Give room for claims and their counterclaims.