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Psychology Collection
This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. Your library’s users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.


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Brain Injury Association
www.nimh.nih.gov
www.allpsych.com/disorders/dsm.html

Traumatic Brain Injury document from Mrs. Coleman
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Honors Psychology
Quarter 1 Project
Everything Psychological is Biological

Overview: This project addresses the philosophy that everything psychological is biological. You will work with a small group (2 to 4 students) to accomplish all of the expectations of the project. Your project will include research, a presentation and a documented written analysis. You and your group members will decide the option as well as the best way to research and present your findings to the class. Your presentation style should correspond to the topic and research.


You will select one of the three projects options. You will research the topic using psychological and medical journals. You will create a 3-5 minute presentation with visuals that help us to understand the nature of trauma, disorder or disease. You will write a 1-2 page analysis and submit an annotated works consulted page in Noodletools that includes at least three (3) reputable sources


Option One: Biopsychology


  • Read and conduct research about an actual brain trauma case.
  • Investigate the impacted structures of the brain and their related functions. You should include practical examples as to which tasks might be difficult for this person in a practical way.
  • Suggest a prognosis and develop a specific plan for the individual to live the most normal life possible.
Option Two: Neural Disorder


  • Research a neural disorder. Consider the following: Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Parkinson’s Disease, Alcoholism, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, or Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Compare how normal neural functioning specifically compares to the functioning of someone with this disorder or disease.
  • Investigate briefly the causes.
  • Note how the impacted structures would affect normal daily life in a practical way.
  • Suggest a prognosis and develop a specific plan for the individual who is experiencing the disease/disorder.
Option Three: Consciousness


  • Read and research in-depth a sleep disorder.
  • Compare normal functioning to that of the person experiencing a sleep disorder. Investigate the impacted structures of the brain, nervous system and body.
  • Note how these impacted structures would affect normal daily life in a practical way.
  • Propose a suggestion or prognosis and develop a plan for an individual struggling with a sleep/consciousness disorder.














AP PSYCH QUARTER 1 PROJECT

AP Psychology
Quarter 1 Project


You will select one of the following projects options to research, create and produce a presentation, and write an analysis. Each option focuses on the major areas of study during quarter 1: research methods, biopsychology, and genetics. You will work with a small group (no more than 3 to 4 students) to accomplish all of the expectations of the project. You and your group members will decide the option as well as the best way to present your findings to the class. Your presentation style should correspond to the topic and research.


Option One: Research Methods
Read and conduct research about one of the following infamous psychological studies: Stanford Prison Experiment or Milgram’s Study of Obedience.
Identify and describe the design and ethical flaws within the research.
Explain ways to correct the design flaws and suggest ways in which to avoid the ethical concerns.


Option Two: Biopsychology
Read and conduct research about a brain trauma case.
Investigate the impacted structures of the brain and their related functions.
Suggest a prognosis and develop a specific plan for the individual to live the most normal life possible.


Option Three: Biopsychology
Read and research about one of main neurotransmitters (acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, or norepinephrine).
Examine the impact if malfunction occurs in the human body. (You might talk about Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.)
Create a public service announcement that aims at improving awareness of one of these senses and reduce damages to it.


Option Four: Genetics
Read and conduct research about current research within molecular genetics.
Investigate the claims made by these individuals and impact knowledge of specific genes will have on the general population.
Create a possible study that furthers the depth of knowledge in the field and explain the impact this knowledge will have on the American population.


All Projects Must Include:
Use of several academic journals (3 sources; 1 must be a medical journal
Accurate use of psychological terminology and insight during presentation and within a one-page written analysis
A 5-minute persuasive & interactive presentation (points will be deducted for exceeding or limiting time frame) with use of at least 5 helpful visuals
An annotated works consulted page