Introduction to Psychology and the study of human behaviour.
What is Psychology?
What is the nature vs. nurture argument?
What is behaviour?
What part of your Behaviour is based on:
- your gender?
- your parents?
- your culture?
- your friends?
Watch the BBC clip on gender stereotypes:
Summarize the findings of the Cambridge study in regards to adults and gender stereotyping, and the Hines study on monkeys and toy preferences.
Watch the BBC short documentary on Eugenics and sport.
What is one possible explanation for the dominance of black athletes in sprint events? Why is this a dangerous and/or erroneous assumption to make?
Write a blogpost explaining your understanding of the Nature VS Nurture debate. Using examples, give your opinion on the theme. Is our behaviour dictated by our genes or our environment? When you write about psychological studies, you must refer them by the name of the read researcher(s).
Using the Nature vs. Nurture (handout 1 and 2), read the arguments and then fill out the chart on the back, and check with your family tonight on whether or not they agree with you, and please bring your completed sheet for tomorrow’s class , ready to discuss your answers.