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Psychology Reporting Topics and Learning Goals Unit 1: Introduction and Research Methods LG1 Students will learn contemporary perspectives used by psychologists to understand Domain behavior and mental processes in context. LG2 Students will explore the major sub-fields and career opportunities that comprise psychology Unit 2: Biological Bases for Behavior Biopsycho- LG3 Students will learn how heredity interacts with environment to influence behavior logical Sensation and Perception Domain LG4 Students will study the interaction of the person and the environment in determining perception Motivation and Emotion LG5 Students will know the major theories of motivation LG6 Students will understand the role of values and expectancies in determining choice and strength of motivation Stress, Coping, and Health LG7 Students will identify the sources of stress LG8 Students will understand the difference between the physiological and psychological reactions to stress LG9 Students will identify the cognitive and behavioral strategies for dealing with stress and understand the promotion of health Unit 3 Lifespan Development Develop- LG10 Students will recognize how biological and cultural notions of gender shape the mental experiences of men and women. Domain LG11 Students will examine the development of ethnic identity. LG12 Students will explore developmental theories as they relate to cultural bias. Personality and Assessment LG13 Students will define personality as the individual’s unique way of thinking, feeling and acting Unit 4 Learning Cognitive LG14 Students will discuss learning from a psychological viewpoint. Domain LG15 Students will speculate on the role of culture in determining what behaviors will be learned. LG16 Students will explore how biological and cultural factors interact to impede or enhance learning. Memory LG17 Students will describe strategies for improving memory based on our understanding of memory. Life Skills Working in Groups LG18 Students will exhibit group maintenance and interpersonal skills. Behavior LG19 Students will follow classroom rules and procedures. Work Completion LG20 Students will complete assigned work at the time it's due.
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