12th GRADE PSYCHOLOGY UNIT GUIDE
Domain 1: METHODS
Chapter 1 - Introductory Chapter
Module 1 - Introduction and Careers
Module 2 - History and Perspectives
Module 3 - Nature vs. Nurture
Chapter 2 - Research and Statistics
Module 4 - Research Strategies
Module 5 - Statistics
Domain 2: BIOPHYSICAL DOMAIN
Chapter 3 - Biological Bases of Behavior Chapter
Module 6 - Neural and Hormonal
Module 7 - The Brain
Chapter 4 - Sensation and Perception Chapter
Module 8 - Sensation
Module 9 - Preception
Chapter 5 - Motivation and Emotion Chapter
Module 10 - Motivation
Module 11 - Emotion
Chapter 6 - Stress and Health Chapter
Module 12 - Stress
Module 13 - Wellness
Domain 3: DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAIN
Chapter 7 - Lifespan and Development Chapter
Module 14 - Prenatal and Childhood Development
Module 15 - Adolescence
Module 16 - Adulthood and Aging
Chapter 8 - Personality Chapter
Module 17 - Psychodynamic and Humanistic Perspective on Personality
Module 18 - Trait and Social-Cognitive Perspective on Personality
Domain 4: COGNITIVE DOMAIN
Chapter 9 - Learning Chapter
Module 19 - Classical Conditioning
Module 20 - Operant Conditioning
Module 21 - Observational Learning
Domain 5: VARIATIONS IN INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP BEHAVIOR DOMAIN
Chapter 13 - Psychological Disorders Chapter
Module 29 - Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Module 30 - Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Module 31 - Dissociative, Schizophrenic and Personality Disorders
Chapter 15 - Social Psychology Chapter
Module 34 - Social Thinking and Social Influence
As a result of this study of the five domains of psychology, students will demonstrate the ability to:
Understand the nature of human beings, both as individuals and as members of social groups.
Appreciate psychology, both as an academic discipline and as a body of knowledge relevant to the student’s life and culture.
Examine the major concepts and theories of psychology.
Apply critical thinking skills and be aware of the need for careful, objective evaluation of psychological ideas.
Employ the various methods of psychological inquiry.
Maintain high ethical standards and sensitivity in applying the principles of psychology to themselves, other people, and other organisms.
Recognize and apply psychological principles to everyday situations.