October 21: Explain the nature vs. nurture debate as it relates to the topic of your choice.
Choose from the following topics:
Athletic Ability
Criminal Tendencies (aggression)

Each student will write a research paper on one of the topics from above (their choice).
Explain, using research, why you believe your topic is influenced more by either genetics or the environment. Complete details are in the attached rubric.
Submit papers to turnitin.com class code = 2949476 password = psych2009

Charles Darwin's Contributions to Psychology:
Article on Nature vs. Nurture debate
Video about Darwin and his theory: The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection:

The Story of Phineus Gage: (week of Oct/o5)


The Nervous System

The Brain: (wk of Sept. 28)brain2.jpg

Interactive website - learn about the brain's different parts and their functions. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/3d/index.html

Human Body: Pushing the Limits: Brain
Power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUsjkTz_-M4&feature=PlayList&p=A0BE52A9DDF5D573&index=25

Video Response worksheets:

Hemispheres and Handedness: (wk of Oct. 05)