Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Example: Surveys

Today in class we will be exploring the pros and cons of various descriptive research methods, including surveys.

In order to facilitate our discussion about the potential benefits and limitations of surveys, you can choose to participate in this exploratory exercise from Time magazine: How in Touch Are You with America on Gun Control?

The activity will ask you several demographic questions and gauge your opinion on gun control legislation. You will then be shown how your results compare to national samples.

Practice: Correlations and Scatterplots

Today in class we'll also be practicing interpreting scatterplots.

Use this link to Guess the Correlation

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Psych Club T-Shirt Sale to Benefit Two Charitable Causes

The Psychology Club at Chippewa Falls Senior HS is running an online t-shirt sale to benefit two very worthy causes. This means you can upgrade your psych-related wardrobe, look really clever, AND benefit some great projects all at once!

Proceeds from the sale will go towards

The cost of the t-shirt is $15, and the campaign will run until September 23, 2016. T-shirts are expected to arrive to supporters around October 12th (date approximate).

To purchase a t-shirt (or make a donation), please visit our campaign website: https://www.booster.com/psych-club-fundraiser

You can choose to have your t-shirt shipped directly to you, or you can pick it up at the high school when the order arrives.

Please feel free to share this link with others! Not only does the shirt benefit some great causes, but it makes a great gift for psychology majors and psychology enthusiasts!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Setting Up E-book Access

Today we'll attempt to have you set up e-book access for your textbook. While most of my students prefer the hard copy of the text, this might be good to have in case circumstances beyond your control leave you stranded without your book.

You'll need to use this link: www.highschool.bfwpub.com/launchpad/myersap2e

When prompted, you'll have to enter the access code found on the card you are provided in class. I'd recommend writing down whatever password you set up because it might be a while before you use this.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Wundt's Reaction Time Task

Today in class we will be exploring the work of Wilhelm Wundt and other early psychologists. As part of the lesson, I may ask you to complete this brief exercise that simulates Wundt's earliest experiments.

While this will give you a sense of the assumptions and methods guiding Wundt's work, keep in mind the technology he was using was a little different. After all, none of his participants had Chromebooks to use. :)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Psych Club T-Shirt Voting

Use the form below to vote for the 2016-17 Psych Club T-shirt! Or, you may also access the form by CLICKING HERE.

NOTE: You MUST be a Chi-Hi student logged in with your .chipfalls.org account to view and vote using this form.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Psych Club Kick-Off Meeting THIS Friday!

Psych Club will host its kick-off meeting for the 2016-17 school year on Friday, Sept 2! Psych Club meets monthly on the 1st Friday of each month, and anyone with an interest in psychology is welcome to join.

One of our first tasks will be to vote on a club t-shirt design for the year so we can place the order as soon as possible (and get our shirts by the time of the October monthly meeting). You can preview the design options below. Votes will be cast electronically, so please have your Chromebook or device with you during the meeting if you wish to vote. 

Because of the size of our group, I am hosting meetings during BOTH Lunch A and Lunch B. I'll set things up for a "drop in" style meeting where you arrive, complete the tasks you need to (e.g., signing in, getting info about upcoming events, voting on t-shirt designs, etc.), and then you can be on your way. I'm hoping that will ease congestion and allow everyone to participate!

There will also be door prize drawings held at 12:30 and 12:45, so plan to be present during at least one of those times if you want a chance to win fabulous psych stuff!

Option 1: Placebo
Shirt color = tangerine
Front text: "New, Extra Strength Placebo: It's just as effective as you think it is!"
Back text: "Psych Club 2016-17"
Cost = $11

Placebo Front

Placebo Back

Option 2: Neurotransmitters
Shirt color = gray
Front text: "Serotonin & Dopamine: Technically, the only two things you enjoy."
Back text: "Psych Club 2016-17"
Cost = $13
Neurotransmitter Front

Neurotransmitter Back

Option 3: Carl Rogers
Shirt color = army green
Front text: "Welcome to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"
Back text: "Psych Club 2016-17"
Cost = $12
Carl Rogers Front

Carl Rogers Back