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Psychology in Action Second edition. Nicole Letch Edwina Ricci . Psychology in Action has been written to prepare Year 10 students for senior study in psychology. It’s objective is to stimulate student interest in some of the occupational fields of psychology. Supported by beyondblue !

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    1. Psychologyin ActionSecond edition Nicole Letch Edwina Ricci

    2. Psychology in Actionhas been written to prepare Year 10 students for senior study in psychology. It’s objective is to stimulate student interest in some of the occupational fields of psychology.

    3. Supported by beyondblue! beyondblue welcomes this addition to the literature which we hope will contribute to raising awareness of depression/anxiety and encourage people to seek help.

    4. Program • Essential Skills • Sense of Self-worth • Sense of Control • Sense of Belonging • Sense of Purpose • Sense of Future • Sense of Humour • SenseAbility is a strengths based resilience program designed for those working with young Australians aged 12-18. It consists of a suite of modules developed to enhance and maintain emotional and psychological resilience in young secondary school aged Australians.

    5. The student text: second edition: • Fully updated–content, activities, photos… • New Module – Educational and developmental psychology

    6. Key features • activities designed to be thought-provoking, stimulating and practical

    7. Key features • topics covered are relevant to the students’ own experiences

    8. Key features • break out boxes that focus on particular issues and methods in psychology

    9. Key features • a mixture of extensive case studies and shorter examples • extension case studies linking Psychology to real life

    10. Key features • topics that include scientific and research methods in psychology Insert Page 38 “A field experiment at the London Dungeon”

    11. Key features • Module review exercises -MC and short answer • glossary and detailed explanations of psychological terms

    12. Teacher Resource Book – NEW!: The accompanying CD includes: • PDF of the teacher book • Interactive and printable crosswords • Assessment support, consisting of editable Word versions of: • VELS assessment rubrics to make assessing each chapter easy • Module tests and answers

    13. Contents overview • Module 1 What is Psychology? • Module 2 Sport Psychology • Module 3 Clinical Psychology • Module 4 Forensic Psychology • *NEW* Module 5 Educational and Developmental Psychology

    14. Introducing Psychology Activity 1 Become a juggling genius (see workshop handouts) Activity 2 Mind Maps (see workshop handouts)

    15. MODULE 1: What is Psychology? • What is psychology? • Psychology as a science • Module 1 review questions

    16. Community Psychology (p. 13)

    17. Introducing Research Methods (p.29) Activity 1 How long can I last without technology? (see workshop article)

    18. Introducing Research Methods (p.29) Activity 2 My child could have painted that

    19. Case studies (p.47) A case study is a research method that involves the collection of detailed information, usually of a highly personal nature, about an individual, family or small group.

    20. Ethics in Research • The Monster Study • The Aversion Project • The Standford Prison Experiment • Monkey Drug Trials • Landis’s Facial Expressions Experiment • Little Albert • Learned Helplessness • Milgram’s Obedience Experiment • Harlow’s Monkey Experiments • David Reimer

    21. MODULE 2: Sport Psychology • What is Sport Psychology? • Motivation • Goal setting • Self-confidence and sporting performance • Arousal and sporting performance • Mental skills for peak performance • Module Two Review Questions

    22. Chapter 4: Motivation Motivation is an internal force that activates, directs and sustains behaviour towards the attainment of a goal. A goal is something that an individual wants to achieve. The underlying theme for students in the SPORT PSYCHOLOGY MODULE is encouraging them to “strive to be their best.”

    23. Motivation and Music • • Audio Fuel – • AudioFuel increases performanceResearch carried out by Professor Andy Lane in 2009, as part of a 2.2 million pound government funded project called EROS, has confirmed that AudioFuel effectively increases motivation and performance. Watch the 2 minute videoto hear Andy describe the objectives, research methodology, and findings. • (see handout – The birth of Music and Motivation) •

    24. Motivation and Music - Evidence • Music has helped elite tri-athletes in Australia increase their endurance by 15 researchers say. Synchronous music, where stride length is matched to musical tempo, can have metronomic effects on the body by allowing athletes to run for longer, they say.Dr Costas Karageorghis and Professor Peter Terry, sports psychologists from Brunel University West London and the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba respectively found music increased energy efficiency by 1-3%, meaning athletes could run further on the same amount of oxygen.Their study also examined how the power of music lowers the perception of effort. Women were found to benefit more than men from the mood-enhancing effects of music.Previous research by the team has shown that it is not only professionals, but also recreationally active people, who can gain benefits from synchronous music.


    26. The inspiring story of Joe Simpson His determination to survive against all odds….. YouTube – Movie Trailer

    27. Activity 4.4: Personal Motivation Profile • Gets students to think about the internal and external motivators in their lives.

    28. The road to success is not always perfect… Steve Hooker overcame his fear of jumping to win gold in Beijing. Bethany Hamilton overcame a shark attack to make professional surfing ranks.

    29. Sport Psychology clips from YouTube • Bethany Hamilton (Activity 5.1 p88) • • • Matthew Mitcham GOLD medal Diving, Beijing 2008 • • Steve Hooker GOLD medal Pole Vault, Beijing 2008 • • Kieran Perkins GOLD medal 1500m swimming, Atlanta 1996 •

    30. MODULE 3: Clinical Psychology • What is clinical psychology? • Psychological assessment • Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders • Module Three Review Questions

    31. Chapter 10: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Sheldon’s ODC on Big Bang Theory

    32. Mindfulness Activities

    33. MODULE 4: Forensic Psychology • What is forensic psychology? • Stalkers and stalking • Criminal profiling • The forensic psychologist in the courtroom • Dangerousness • The psychology of eyewitness testimony

    34. Chapter 16: Dangerousness The likelihood of a person committing a serious act of violence in the future

    35. Teaching the concept: • definition • assessments of dangerousness (how they are done) • accuracy of dangerousness assessments (Table 16.2 p. 247) • thinking about the relationship between dangerousness and mental disorders • psychopathy • apply and consolidate knowledge (case studies: Peter Dupas, Garry David, Michael Pech; activities 16.1 and 16.2) Two lessons: • didactic teaching component • DVD/video movie segments? • Activity 16.1 (p.254)

    36. HCR-20 Violence Risk Assessment Scheme 10 Historical factors (past) 5 Clinical items (present) 5 Risk Management Items (future)

    37. ‘H’examples: Previous violence, young age at first violence incident, psychopathy • ‘C’ examples: Lack of insight, active symptoms of major mental illness, unresponsive to treatment • ‘R’examples: Lack of personal support, stress

    38. Psychopaths in Hollywood

    39. The case of Garry David/Webb (page 252 of PIA-2e) • The murder of Clare Bernal (page 104 of TRB)

    40. Eyewitness Testimony • Youtube video – • When eyes deceive – Eyewitness Testimony

    41. MODULE 5: Educational and Developmental Psychology • What is educational and developmental psychology? • Early Childhood: Play • Adolescence: The development of interpersonal relationships • Disorders first diagnosed in infancy, childhood and adolescence

    42. Chapter 19 What is play? • Age differences in play • Gender differences in play • Types of play

    43. Britain's most romantic workplace? Love Heart factory, where 61 couples met, claims to be most lovestruck factory

    44. New! Dynamic Student CD Students can use the PDFs to: • create a digital portfolio of their work related to each chapter of the book • create study and revision notes inside each chapter of the book.

    45. New! Dynamic Student CD Teachers can use the PDFs to: • prepare lessons ready for the classroom or Interactive Whiteboard • teach using the Interactive Whiteboard.

    46. Teacher Resource Book – NEW!: Includes various essential teacher support to make teaching and implementing Psychology in Action even easier. Book and CD pack.

    47. Teacher Resource Book – NEW!: The TRB includes: • Answers to all activities for each chapter and module review of the text book • Supplementary resources such as activities and worksheets for each chapter, with answers