Monopolies 10D – Wed cover work

As I am not in Wed please see work below.


What are monopolies? Are monopolies good or bad? Sometimes they offer more benefits than disadvantages, other times more cons.
Think of some examples of monopolies in our community?

Watch the video below and read all the articles/slideshows

Video economics – monopolies explained simply

Indian railways


The importance of competition – monopolies

Monopoly slideshow

In groups of 2 or 3 find 2 real world examples of companies with a monopoly on their market:

  • One with positive social outcomes
  • One with negative social outcomes

Homework – Consequences of megacity growth

Today we discussed some of the issues/consequences that arise from rapid growth of cities and overpopulation in LEDCs. All cities have similar consequences. I handed you photocopies from 2 books to help and you also made some notes.

I also went through how to write an essay so make sure you plan it well and are as concise as possible. 

Remember to use the mark criteria too and have your parents read it before handing in.

For homework & in lieu of Fri class you will answer the question – ‘With reference to a specific case study ( in this case it is Mumbai) discuss the consequences of migration into a megacity’’ ( 10 marks)

It must be no more than 3 handwritten sides or 2 typed sides using 12 font.

It is due Fri 21st.

Don’t forget that you also need to make a copy and define all the Key terms in this doc.

Grade 9 ATL portfolios & first summative

This is the summative – 9-A will complete this and present on Sept 18th and 9-D will complete and present on Sept 20th

This is an example of one I like

Please add links to your works cited here 

Peer feedback sheets 9A 

Peer feedback sheet 9D

Here are the ATLs – Skills we will be focusing on developing. Please create a portfolio where you can track your skill development over the course of the year and add reflections

The add your name and hyperlink to your portfolio on the pages below

9 A 

9 D



Manipulation of behaviour – Most people are sheep – ‘Conformity’

Read this ‘sheep effect’ and see link below for the video
The elevator test – conformity
Most people are sheep
People stop eating when the lights go on

Manipulation of behaviour – Marketing/advertising

Manipulating human behaviour – use this info as basis for introducing manipulation of behaviour  

Manipulating behaviour advertising –

Manipulating behaviour suggestion – Derren Brown & Simon Pegg

Mind manipulation vid

10 revealing principals of human behaviour

Advertisers tricks to make you buy stuff

Advertising and psychology

5 psychological tactics marketers use to influence consumer behaviour

7 tricks advertisers use to make us spend more money

How we are manipulated

Tricks of advertising

How advertisers get you to remember ads

How advertisers manipulate

How colours affect purchases

This is the summative – 9-1 will complete this and present on Sept 18th and 9-4 will complete and present on Sept 20th

This is an example of one I like

Please add links to your works cited here 

Peer feedback sheets 9A 

Peer feedback sheet 9D


Bystander effect

Moral dilemmas….when would we do something?? Brainstorm factors on why people help someone that they perceive to be in need.  Bystanderism:  why do some people not help someone in need?  Introduction to the  bystander effector bystander intervention, ask yourself what you would do in each of the seven situations and why.

Bystanderism intervention reading looking at the factors that influence whether or not someone helps when a person is in need.  Be able to explain and identify at least 3 of the following factors and explain how each affects bystanderism:diffusion of responsibility, social influence, audience inhibition, arousal, cost-reward, similarity, mood, competence and experience. Which factor(s) do you think plays the greatest role?

Watch the video on the death of Kitty Genovese which led to research by Latane and Darley, and write a quick synopsis of what happened.

Link to questionnaire

Lesson  Bystander effect cont

Time for everyone to catch up on the Bystander reading.  Share your synopses of the Kitty Genovese murder after watching the following video on the incident.

Read the handout on Observation and start to think of the observational study you would like to conduct for Monday’s class.

Watch and observe the action in the clip in class on one situation, and record what you think is most important to remember about what you have observed.  Compare your notes with your classmates at your table, similar or different?  Are there any ethical considerations in the data that you have collected?  How could you make sense of the data?  Bring your findings to class tomorrow and be sure that you read and annotate the handout on Observations.

Behaviourism – conditioning and manipulation

Behaviourism – conditioning and manipulation


Today you will continue our look at human behaviour, in particular ‘Conditioning’ 

Behaviourism is affecting behaviour through conditioning

Work with a partner for today so get into pairs or a 3 if odd numbers.

Jot down your answers and suggestions on a google doc and hyperlink it to this doc using your names – we will go through these next lesson

Read this article  Classic conditioning  

Now watch the video on Pavlov’s work

Pavlov’s dog

  1. Can you think of any examples of conditioned response you might have developed.

Watch this more Recent version of this experiment. Work with a partner and do the following:-

2. Now see if you can come up with a simple experiment similar to the above.

Now watch a similar experiment on a human by Watson and Rayner – Little Albert

3. What’s your reaction to an experiment like this on the baby.

4. Can it be justified to use experiments like this in the pursuit of scientific knowledge or human behaviour.

5. What might the consequences be for this little boy’s behaviour because of his conditioning?

Operant conditioning

6. Think of some examples of positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement that you know have been effective with you.

Operant behaviour and morality. Watch these 2 monkeys – testing fairness experiment….they aren’t daft are they? We will look more at this next lesson.