11th and 12th Grade Social-Psychology

Social Psychology is a combination of the two disciplines Sociology and Psychology. This course is conducted in the first semester for high school juniors and seniors. The objective of the course is to further the students’ understanding of how mental processes function and change during a person’s development. This year the course began with an overview of the two separate fields and their differences and similarities. Then the class started to look at the development of a person from infancy through adulthood using both the sociological and psychological perspectives. Because of the relatively small size of the class and the wide range of material to cover, the students were able to work on developing their own unique learning projects associated with what we were studying in the text.