HS Behavioral Sciences

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SST-HS.PSY Psychology Standards

SST-HS.PSY.A Psychology Anchor Standards
  • SST-HS.PSY.A1 Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to develop an understanding of psychology.
  • SST-HS.PSY.A2 Practically apply concepts of psychology.
  • SST-HS.PSY.A3 Analyze how topics evolve and research develops as discoveries occur.
SST-HS.PSY.D1 Domain 1: History and Research
SST-HS.PSY.D2 Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior
SST-HS.PSY.D3 Domain 3: Disorder, Therapies, and Treatments
SST-HS.PSY.D4 Domain 4: Development and Learning
  • SST-HS.PSY.D4.1 Describe the interaction between hereditary v. environment
  • SST-HS.PSY.D4.2 Explain the theories of cognitive, moral, and social development
  • SST-HS.PSY.D4.3 Trace the physical, cognitive, and social development of the lifespan
  • SST-HS.PSY.D4.4 Describe the principles of classical and operant conditioning
  • SST-HS.PSY.D4.5 Apply observational and cognitive learning to everyday life
SST-HS.PSY.D5 Domain 5: Memory and Cognition
SST-HS.PSY.D6 Domain Domain 6: Motivation and Emotion
SST-HS.PSY.D7 Domain 7: Personality
SST-HS.PSY.D8 Domain 8: Social Psychology
  • SST-HS.PSY.D8.1 Describe how group dynamics influence behavior
  • SST-HS.PSY.D8.2 Describe how society influences an individual's behavior
  • SST-HS.PSY.D8.3 Explain the nature and effects of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and racism

SST-HS.SOC Sociology Standards

SST-HS.SOC.A Sociology Anchor Standards
  • SST-HS.SOC.A1 Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to develop an understanding of different perspectives of sociology.
  • SST-HS.SOC.A2 Practically apply concepts of sociology.
SST-HS.SOC.D1 Domain 1: Introduction
SST-HS.SOC.D2 Domain 2: Social Structure
SST-HS.SOC.D3 Domain 3: Social Relationships
SST-HS.SOC.D4 Domain 4: Social Stratification and Inequality
  • SST-HS.SOC.D4.1 Explain common patterns of social inequality and the impact on groups.
  • SST-HS.SOC.D4.2 Explain how racism, sexism, and ageism have evolved over time.
  • SST-HS.SOC.D4.3 Explain the relationship between social institutions and inequality.
  • SST-HS.SOC.D4.4 Explain individual, group, and social responses to inequality.