project TEACH


The end of the year projects will be a “TEACH” or a hands on experiment that you are doing. It does NOT have to be a video project. The stipulations are as follows:

  1. You must teach the class something new about a topic (15 minutes lesson): We probably covered your topic in class; however, what can you teach us about the topic that is new?? You can tell us about a case study we have not read about. Teach us more detail on that subject or field that we did not cover in class. This keeps the topic fresh and interesting. THE LEARNING continues-- even after the AP TEST!!
  2. If you are not doing a "teach" then you are doing some kind of "experiment" based on a topic we learned in the course. This could be filmed in a video documentary. I have shown you many examples in class so you must have an idea of what I expect. If you have an awesome video documentary on a topic that we covered in class or an experiment, I will show your video FOREVER! FOREVER...FOREVER (saying this like the guy in the movie SANDLOT) ...and you will be famous in AP PSychology! Please be mindful that your video is at all times, school appropriate (and you guide by all the behavioral guidelines in our handbook). Remember, filming on campus is only allowed with permission. Most video documentaries done on campus (and experiments) must be approved by administration. Therefore, if you are planning an expeirment or something of this nature, you need to get approval from my administrator, Mr. David Olafson. See me first for help!
  3. You must reserve a topic ( this way we will not have repeats on a lesson in one period)
  4. You must have a visual for the class (PowerPoint, video, poster boards, etc)
  5. You must involve the class in some kind of activity that correlates to your lesson. (quiz them, game, Q&A session…be creative) A fun example of a class activity was when a student was teaching us about the health benefits of meditation and yoga. She had the entire class bring towels on the day of her "teach" and we did a 10 minute mini- yoga class together doing some stretching and breathing techniques. That counts as a class activity!! It was fun and interesting.
  6. You must do your lesson on your scheduled day!! YOU Must commit to your date. Take this seriously-- YOU are taking over the class!

This project will be discussed at length in class. If you have questions or concerns about dates or topics, contact your instructor asap. If you want to switch a date with a friend, please notify Rios first. If you want to participate in a friend’s “teach” or be there when they do their project, you must clear it with your teacher to come to my class. I will issue NO PASSES to anyone. I cannot pull you out of another class to attend mine under any circumstances. However, I welcome anyone who has a pass out of class, signed by their teacher, to attend a friend’s lesson.

The following are tentative topic reservations for each Period. YOU can change your mind. If you have reserved a topic already--- your name will appear here with your topic. Double check me to make sure that I have made changes to it if you have changed your mind. I will try to update this page as often as I can to keep you posted on what topics have been taken. If a topic has been reserved during your period, you may NOT repeat that topic. You can however choose a topic that is being done in another period. You may work with only ONE other partner. Some video documentaries or experiments may require more than one person. This will be decided on a case by case basis. Please discuss this with your teacher.

The schedule WHEN you are doing your project will be posted at a later date. STAY TUNED. :-)

Grading Rubric for Project TEACH: 100 points

20 points:                            Adhere to your date/ do not be late/ make sure you are accountable

20 points:                            In attendance, respectful, and PARTICIPATING while others are teaching

20 points:                            Content material (accuracy and validity of project)

20 points:                            Did you provide a visual?

20 Points:                            Did you involve students in class?




Period 1

Tatiana and Juan= Bystander Effect

Teddi and Alshana- sleep and interp of dreams

Maria, Sam, Sydney- Edward T Hall personal space

Washington and Lauren= evidencing social conformity

Lynsi H and Gianna= perspective of beauty

Andrew and Austin/ Natalie H and Ian R= violating social norms at western

Annabel and Jackie F= Change blindness

Rosa, Calvin= Asch Experiment

Alex S and Jenna Fazio= Classical Conditioning

Laura Castillo and Casey B. Chellie R= selective attention

Period 2

Franco S./ Miguel and John= breaking social norms

Tohar, Deb K, Rhiann F - Edward T Hall personal space

Daniel, Andrew, Troy= chameleon effect

Tiffany, Madison, Nicole, Drew, Jennifer= Bystander Effect

Team Rocket- Alexa, Maria, Enzo, Rodolfo= Asch Experiment

Adriana P= Cotard Delusion

Chelsea S.= McGerk Effect

Katlyn Paz= Marshmellow Test (Walter Michel)

Ash;ey R= Facial Expressions

Yasmeen D.- Handwriting analysis

Monica and Chelsea= classical conditioning

Justin DIXON- The placebo effect

Kaitlyn PAz- Psychology in the MEDIA

Daniela Ramos= Kholbergs theories of moral developement

Troy, Daniel, Cody, Andrew= Invisible Rope trick


Period 3

Allison W.- Asch experiment

Angelina, Alexis and Crystal= Bystander Effect

Melissa, Sydney and Mikeal, Clara, Michelle M= defense mechanisms video

Ana R. and Alexis= Edward T Hall personal space

Daniel K. = Sports psychology/ injuries

Allison, Negeen, Lauren, and Melissa Taylor, Damique= chameleon

Andrea B= Inattentional blindness/ change blindness

Alex C, Zach S. Sherose K Andrew Free= Handwriting analysis

Courtney, Katie Cook, Amber= /// Marissa V= eating disorders

Megan Holt, Sagun Viewly= the psychology of social networking

Courtney Asher, Steph Wilson, Katie Cook, Amber F= Conformity

Joseph G= Chameleon effect  / Kristi Sultan= personality/                            Christian H. and Santiago= Marshmellow test

Period 4

Jordan and Josh: social conformity

Adriana, Alexis and Lilly L= Halo Effect

Dana and Caitlyn= Edward T Hall - Personal space

Josephine/ Lawdan= chameloen effect

Max B. - Personality theory= virtual world VS reality

Kyoshi Perez/ Nadine U: group dynamics (social awkwardness)

Darren, Sean N, Jason: Holtz/ Ink blot test

Melissa Garcia, Kayla= Bystander effect

 Sierra and group= Defense mechanisms

Damira- profile pictures on social networks

Taylor and Jessica= Marshmellow Test

Daniela, Nava, Sarah= Asch experiment

Ivy Horn= Perspectives of Beauty         Marissa/ Shelby/ Taylor and Jessica and group= change blindness

Period 5

Natalie and Santos Pepin- Defense mechanisms

Shiraz and Isabella= bystander effect

Josephine and Alexandra L. and Nicole Ham= Chameleon effect

Chloe= moral development (Kholberg)

Miranda and Jose E, Sierra, Brittany and Amy= change blindness

Jake and Ariel= chamelion effect

Ben G= Invisible. Rope     ///// Steven Lancia= chamelion effect

Urzula and Ananya= evolutionary psychology/ attraction

Anthony S= conservation experiment (Piaget)

Lewis and Chloe= Moral development

Kayla- Classical Conditioning

Joseph G, Camilo Mayorga, Danielle T= Conservation Experiment

Cody J, Dulcenea, Taylor D, TYler R= Edward T hall personal Space

Period 6

Laura Kern, Gabby, Katie, Jochim- Solomon Asch

Emily S, Jennnifer P, Val F= Moral Dev

Anthony G, Ryan O, Daniel S= personal space Edward T Hall

Austin H, Mike J, Laura R= Bystander Effect

Nick B and Alex D. = breaking social norms

Cody, Dulcenea, Taylor Diamond V= personal space

Gal and Matthew= conditioning mechanisms with a puppy

Ricky, Jade, and Josh= change blindness