What happened today?
- Debriefed Trial + Compliment Party!
- If you felt your reflection was too short, you may resubmit in your private channel by 11:59pm tonight (29 May 2023).
- Lesson on prisons/incarceration. “Corrections.”
- If you absent: Read and annotate “Types of Traditional Sentences” Chapter 11 pp. 319-325.
- Alternatives to prisons such as certain Nordic countries having to close prisons because their recidivism rates are so low. One of MANY examples below.
- Mentioned: CBC Podcast “Life Jolt” Listen Here
Norway’s Prison System Benefits its Economy
BBC Article: How Norway Turns Criminals into Good Neighbours
Reflection on the Trials
There will be a form to fill out in Teams (similar to your Forensics Project). This should take around 30-45 minutes. Your responses should be thorough, thoughtful, and long. Try include as much as you possibly can about the experience. Be sure to include what you are PROUD of! It was a huge project and there is lots about which to be proud!
We will share out and celebrate everyone when I am back.
When you finish the Trial Reflection, you can start the reading. We are beginning our brief unit on Sentencing. We will only do an overview of it now, then likely you will do a larger assignment on it later in June. I will explain more when I am back.
- Law in Action Chapter 11 pp. 312-313, 315-316.
Define the following in your own words and also give an example for each:
- Protection of the Public.
- Definitions and examples (above).
- Notes on “Sentencing Procedures” (p. 316).
Please have it in this order in one file.
Everything is due to Teams by the end of class. Have a great weekend!
Follow-Up from Yesterday: PTSD and EMDR
If needed, you can take 5-10 minutes to finish the EMDR reading from yesterday Ensure you take notes and be prepared to discuss it on Monday.
Area of Study for the Next Two Days: Anxiety Disorders
We are starting our study of Anxiety Disorders over the next two days.
Definition: A group of mental health conditions that are characterized by excessive and persistent anxiety.
You will be doing some detailed readings, then responding to prompts (below). Remember do not hand in your notes – just submit the assignment.
- Thinking About Psychology Module 30 pp. 578-585 (focus on 583-585 – some of these pages repeat the reading below, and the other reading is more up-to-date).
- Psychological Disorders Reading (Teams) pp. 575-588 (mostly descriptions of the disorders – do not read “Mood Disorders”).
Items Listed Throughout Readings Under Anxiety Disorders Umbrella (Prompt #3 below):
- Phobia (specific type).
- Social Anxiety Disorder.
- Panic Disorder.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (some put this in a separate category).
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (you cannot do this one if you did your seminar topic on this).
- Hoarding Disorder.
You cannot choose PTSD since we did an entire class on it.
Prompts for Submission:
- Discuss the possible causes and risk factors associated with anxiety disorders. This can include biological factors (genetics, brain chemistry), psychological factors (trauma, learned behaviour), and environmental factors (stress, family dynamics).
- Explain some of the common symptoms of anxiety disorders, such as excessive worry, restlessness, irritability, sleep disturbances, and physical symptoms like increased heart rate and sweating.
- Discuss the impact of anxiety disorders on individuals’ lives, including relationships, school/work performance, and overall well-being. Pick one of the disorders mentioned today. You cannot pick the same one of anyone in your table group. g. if there are five people in your row, you should have five different disorders you are focusing on for this assignment.
Looking for roughly one paragraph per response, and each should include a quotation with correct APA parenthetical citation. (Surname, year, p. #). The Psychological Disorders reading has citation info in the file name.
If there is time, be prepared to discuss what you found. However, I am anticipating you will not have time and will need the entire class to complete this.
Due to Teams by the end of class.
Have a great weekend!
What happened today?
- Reviewed experience with Guest Speaker from last week.
- Discussed the timeline for now until the end of the year up to and including June 16th. Our long block day – well, that will be a surprise!
- The DSM-V: What it is, and critiques around it.
- Many additional readings for this long unit. All additional information will be in Files –> Class Materials –> Mental Illnesses Folder.
- Two APAs – ensure you know the difference and use context to identify which ones in readings.
- Vocabulary (if you want more info on the behaviours, can be found in Thinking About Psychology Module 29 pp. 561-562):
- Maladaptive Behaviour.
- Unjustifiable Behaviour.
- Disturning Behaviour.
- Atypical Behaviour
- Thinking About Psychology Module 29 pp. 562-565, 568, 570-573 (skip “Psychology in the Real World: Psychological Disorder Rates” as this is VERY outdated).
- Psychological Disorders Reading (Teams) p. 567 (and a tiny but onto p. 568) JUST “The American Psychiatric Associations APA Definition.” Then pp. 568-571 starting at “Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders.” Please also read the excerpt in the sort of “rectangle” entitled “Comorbidity.”
Notes due to Teams by the end of class.