I loved this mini-lesson as an introduction to mental health stigma. I think that it’s a powerful way for students to take a different perspective on a topic that they may have previously contemplated. This would be a great mini-lesson to introduce during a lesson about stereotypes, prejudices, and biases. I would perhaps start by having students…[Read more]
Please see a lesson plan on Attitudes, including our Cognitive Dissonance mini-lesson, attached below.
I thought the cognitive dissonance mini-lesson was very effective at illustrating how we reconcile what we value with our actual behavior. I think this lesson could also be used in therapeutic interventions course. A number of treatments (e.g. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; ACT) integrate values work into their protocol so clients/patients learn how to live a meaningful life by letting their values guide their behavior.
I like that your Minute Paper focused on something that the student has experienced in their lives. I need to integrate more of this into my human development course. I also liked the way you had them ask themselves the question then relate it to the text. I think it might be better to have them do this minute paper before the chapter is read so that it will not influence there answer. I think some students will read the chapter then come up with an experience that easily fits the text. I think separating the two allows them to have a more reflective experience.
This workshop focused on the benefits that students can gain from practicing writing in the classroom. In the average college-level psychology class, students are evaluated on one or two high-stakes writing […]