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