Psychology and Understanding Human Behavior

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Week Two: Adolescent Development in the Social EnvironmentGender and Sexual Orientation| | Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1 2.1 Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during adolescence. 2.2 Analyze individual and family interactions associated with adolescence. 2.3 Explain the social constructs of gender and sexual orientation.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 6 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 7 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 8 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 9 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 13 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| | 3| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions.| | 2| Learning Team InstructionsWeekly Team Review| Review the Week Two objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.| | | IndividualBullying Report| Watch the following segments of the Dealing with Bullying video located on the student website: Segment 2: What is Bullying?Segment 6: Indirect Bullying Hurts Self-Esteem – Turning the TablesImagine you are training a group of school counselors on the dangers of bullying.Write a 700- to 1,050-word training report to the school counselors in which you describe bullying behavior in adolescence.Address the following in your report:Explain why bullying is an issue to study in human development.Describe the three components or types of bullying behavior, as observed by researchers. Explain how gender and sexual orientation influence styles of bullying.Describe how self-esteem affects bullying.Describe how family interactions are affected by bullying.Include at least two peer-reviewed resources.Format your report consistent with APA guidelines.| | 10| Learning TeamAdolescent Self-Portrait| For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:Option 1: Adolescent Self-Portrait PaperOption 2: Adolescent Self-Portrait PresentationRead the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Adolescent Self-Portrait located on the student website.Select one option to complete the assignment.| | 5| -------------------------------------------------

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Week Three: Young and Middle Adulthood Development in the Social Environment| | Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 2 3.4 Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during young and middle adulthood. 3.5 Determine the influence of Parsons’ action theory to social structures.| | | Reading| Read the “Functional Theory” section in Ch. 2 of Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 10 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 11 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 12 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| | 3| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions. * | | 2| Learning Team InstructionsWeekly Team Review| Review the Week Three objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.| | | IndividualYoung and Middle Adulthood Case Studies| Select a case study from the University of Phoenix Material: Young and Middle Adulthood Case Studies located on the student website.Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the influence the experiences have made on the person’s...
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