Psychology in Action

  • No School
  • NONE 0
  • Notes
  • 36

This preview shows page 24 - 26 out of 36 pages.

this exercise gives them the task of being in charge of creating a STD Prevention Program at the local high school. What intervention techniques do they believe will really make a difference in the actual behavior of teenagers? What factors are necessary other than the information contained in this chapter? Divide the class into groups of 6-8 people. Each group has 15 minutes to come up with suggestions for such a program. After presenting their ideas the rest of the class discusses why such an intervention would or would not work given what they know about how teenage sexual behavior. The point of this difficult assignment is less to create a perfect program than to explore the complexity of changing sexual behavior. Brain-Based Learning Activity 11.2 - Helping Your Younger Brother/Sister Hold a short discussion on where your students received most of their information about sexuality growing up and the quality or accuracy of the various sources (Parents, media, friends, magazines, books, school, Internet, videos etc.). Chances are most of them learned from their peers with a lot of mixing of fact, fiction, fibbing and ignorance. Then give them the following task: Their younger brother/sister (10-14 years old) has come to them and asked them to tell them about sex. Their assignment is to determine what are accurate, appropriate and accessible sources of sexual information that they would feel comfortable sharing with their sibling in person or by referral. This deceptively simple assignment can be extended into a research project where the students actually go out and locate sources locally available. Be sure to address not only the need for factually correct information but for a setting or a relationship that offers the right amount of emotional support or comfort level. Again, sexuality emerges as a complex and multilevel process. Instructor's Resource Guide                                Chapter 11                                       Page  101                                                                      
Image of page 24

Subscribe to view the full document.

Brain-Based Learning Activity 11.3 - Dimensions of Gender Each student writes the answers to the following questions on a sheet of paper. Be sure to mention that their answers will remain confidential unless they choose to share them in the subsequent class discussion. Since I am a ___________ (man/woman = your own sex) I am supposed to 1)____________________ 2)_____________________ 3)_______________ I am never to 1)____________________ 2)_____________________ 3)_______________ I can get a way with 1)____________________ 2)_____________________ 3)_______________ If I was a ___________ ( sex opposite of your own) I would be expected to 1)____________________ 2)_____________________ 3)_______________ I wouldn't be allowed to 1)____________________ 2)_____________________ 3)_______________ I could get away with 1)____________________ 2)_____________________ 3)_______________ Be prepared for a lively, engaged and humorous debate as students "take sides" and discover the perspective of the other gender.
Image of page 25
Image of page 26
You've reached the end of this preview.
  • '
  • NoProfessor
  • Human Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Sexual arousal, Orgasm

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern