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SST-HS.PSY

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Psychology Standards

Domains

  • 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.D5 Domain 5: Memory and Cognition
  • SST-HS.PSY.D6 Domain 6: Motivation and Emotion
  • SST-HS.PSY.D7 Domain 7: Personality
  • SST-HS.PSY.D8 Domain 8: Social Psychology

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related Domains with benchmarks. So the standard score is a calculation of all the related domains that calculate from their benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each benchmark.


SST-HS.PSY.A

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology

SST-HS.PSY.A Anchor Standards


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.

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.A1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Standards 
Anchor Standards:

SST-HS.PSY.A1 Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to develop an understanding of psychology.


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.A2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Standards 
Anchor Standards:

SST-HS.PSY.A2 Practically apply concepts of psychology.


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.A3

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Standards 
Anchor Standards:

SST-HS.PSY.A3 Analyze how topics evolve and research develops as discoveries occur.


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D1

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 1

SST-HS.PSY.D1 History and Research


Benchmarks

  • SST-HS.PSY.D1.1 Describe psychology as an empirical science
  • SST-HS.PSY.D1.2 Analyze research methods
  • SST-HS.PSY.D1.3 Analyze ethical standards
  • SST-HS.PSY.D1.4 Describe different careers in psychology

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D1.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 1: History and Research

SST-HS.PSY.D1.1 Describe psychology as an empirical science.

Guiding Topics: Founding fathers, approaches to psychology, research and applied psychology


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D1.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 1: History and Research

SST-HS.PSY.D1.2 Analyze research method.

Guiding Topics: Data analysis, nature vs nurture, scientific method, types of research, research methods, validity, reliability, statistics, correlation vs causation


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D1.3

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 1: History and Research

SST-HS.PSY.D1.3 Analyze ethical standards

Guiding Topics: Ethical issues in research


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D1.4

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 1: History and Research

SST-HS.PSY.D1.4 Describe different careers in psychology

Guiding Topics: Ph.D. vs. M.D.


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D2

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 2

SST-HS.PSY.D2 Biological Bases of Behavior


Benchmarks

  • SST-HS.PSY.D2.1 Identify the functions of the major divisions and subdivisions of the human nervous system
  • SST-HS.PSY.D2.2 Identify the parts of the neuron and describe the basic process of neural transmission
  • SST-HS.PSY.D2.3 Describe the interactions between the endocrine and nervous systems
  • SST-HS.PSY.D2.4 Discuss processes of sensation and perception and how they interact
  • SST-HS.PSY.D2.5 Identify states of consciousness
  • SST-HS.PSY.D2.6 Describe the sleep cycle
  • SST-HS.PSY.D2.7 Describe types of sleep disorders

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D2.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

SST-HS.PSY.D2.1 Identify the functions of the major divisions and subdivisions of the human nervous system

Guiding Topics: Lobes of the brain, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D2.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

SST-HS.PSY.D2.2 Identify the parts of the neuron and describe the basic process of neural transmission

Guiding Topics: Axon, myelin, neurotransmitter, synapse


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D2.3

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

SST-HS.PSY.D2.3 Describe the interaction between the endocrine and the nervous systems

Guiding Topics: Threshold, adaptation, sensory systems


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D2.4

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

SST-HS.PSY.D2.4 Discuss processes of sensation and perception and how they interact

Guiding Topics: Depth perception, illusions


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D2.5

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

SST-HS.PSY.D2.5 Identify states of consciousness

Guiding Topics: Psychoactive drugs, hypnosis


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D2.6

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

SST-HS.PSY.D2.6 Describe the sleep cycle

Guiding Topics: Circadian rhythm


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D2.7

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

SST-HS.PSY.D2.7 Describe types of sleep disorders

Guiding Topics: Narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insomnia


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D3

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 3

SST-HS.PSY.D3 Disorder, Therapies, and Treatments


Benchmarks

  • SST-HS.PSY.D3.1 Describe the classifications of psychological disorders
  • SST-HS.PSY.D3.2 Describe symptoms and causes of major categories of psychological disorders
  • SST-HS.PSY.D3.3 Explain the types of treatments available

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D3.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 3: Disorder, Therapies, and Treatments

SST-HS.PSY.D3.1 Describe the classifications of psychological disorders

Guiding Topics: Views of abnormality, DSM-5


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D3.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 3: Disorder, Therapies, and Treatments

SST-HS.PSY.D3.2 Describe symptoms and causes of major categories of psychological disorders

Guiding Topics: Major categories of psychological disorders: Schizophrenia, mood, anxiety, and personality


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D3.3

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 3: Disorder, Therapies, and Treatments

SST-HS.PSY.D3.3 Explain the types of treatments available

Guiding Topics: Psychoanalysis, humanistic therapy, behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, psycho-surgery, drug therapy, etc.


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D4

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 4

SST-HS.PSY.D4 Development and Learning


Benchmarks

  • 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

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D4.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 4: Development and Learning

SST-HS.PSY.D4.1 Describe the interaction between hereditary v. environment

Guiding Topics: Nature vs. Nurture


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D4.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 4: Development and Learning

SST-HS.PSY.D4.2 Explain the theories of cognitive, moral, and social development

Guiding Topics: Piaget, Kohlberg, Erikson


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D4.3

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 4: Development and Learning

SST-HS.PSY.D4.3 Trace the physical, cognitive, and social development of the lifespan

Guiding Topics: Types of reflexes, schemas, critical periods, identity formation, language acquisition


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D4.4

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 4: Development and Learning

SST-HS.PSY.D4.4 Describe the principles of classical and operant conditioning

Guiding Topics: Stimulus, response, punishment, positive and negative reinforcements, B.F. Skinner, Ivan Pavlov


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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SST-HS.PSY.D4.5

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 4: Development and Learning

SST-HS.PSY.D4.5 Apply observational and cognitive learning to everyday life

Guiding Topics: Imitation learning, Albert Bandura


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D5

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 5

SST-HS.PSY.D5 Memory and Cognition


Benchmarks

  • SST-HS.PSY.D5.1 Describe the types of memory
  • SST-HS.PSY.D5.2 Explain strategies for improving the encoding of memory
  • SST-HS.PSY.D5.3 Explain the processes of memory retrieval and improvement
  • SST-HS.PSY.D5.4 Describe theories of intelligence
  • SST-HS.PSY.D5.5 Describe the history of intelligence testing and current methods

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D5.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 5: Memory and Cognition

SST-HS.PSY.D5.1 Describe the types of memory

Guiding Topics: Sensory, short-term, long-term


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D5.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 5: Memory and Cognition

SST-HS.PSY.D5.2 Explain strategies for improving the encoding of memory

Guiding Topics: Recall vs. recognition, memory disorders (Alzheimer’s, amnesia, dementia)


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D5.3

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 5: Memory and Cognition

SST-HS.PSY.D5.3 Explain the processes of memory retrieval and improvement

Guiding Topics: Retrieval cues, mnemonics


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D5.4

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 5: Memory and Cognition

SST-HS.PSY.D5.4 Describe theories of intelligence

Guiding Topics: Simon Binet, Howard Gardner


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Resources

Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D5.5

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 5: Memory and Cognition

SST-HS.PSY.D5.5 Describe the history of intelligence testing and current methods

Guiding Topics: Stanford-Binet, Weschler, achievement tests, aptitude tests


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D6

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 6

SST-HS.PSY.D6 Motivation and Emotion


Benchmarks

  • SST-HS.PSY.D6.1 Explain types of motivation
  • SST-HS.PSY.D6.2 Explain types of emotion

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D6.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 6: Motivation and Emotion

SST-HS.PSY.D6.1 Explain types of motivation

Guiding Topics: Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D6.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 6: Motivation and Emotion

SST-HS.PSY.D6.2 Explain types of emotion

Guiding Topics: Schachter-Singer-Factor Theory, James Lange Theory, Canon-Bard Theory


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D7

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 7

SST-HS.PSY.D7 Personality


Benchmarks

  • SST-HS.PSY.D7.1 Explain theories of personality
  • SST-HS.PSY.D7.2 Describe personality assessments

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D7.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 7: Motivation and Emotion

SST-HS.PSY.D7.1 Explain theories of personality

Guiding Topics: Psychodynamic, trait, humanistic, behavioral, or social-cognitive theories


Student Learning Targets:

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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D7.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 7: Motivation and Emotion

SST-HS.PSY.D7.2 Describe personality assessments

Guiding Topics: Big 5, MMPI, projective tests, or objective tests


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D8

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HS (SST) Social Studies Standard

Psychology Domain 8

SST-HS.PSY.D8 Social Psychology


Benchmarks

  • 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

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related  benchmarks. So the domain is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each domain to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each domain.


SST-HS.PSY.D8.1

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 8: Social Psychology

SST-HS.PSY.D8.1 Describe how group dynamics influence behavior

Guiding Topics: Groupthink, bystander effect


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D8.2

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 8: Social Psychology

SST-HS.PSY.D8.2 Describe how society influences an individual's behavior

Guiding Topics: Interpersonal relationships, attraction, prosocial and antisocial behavior


Student Learning Targets:

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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
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4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Vocabulary

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Websites

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SST-HS.PSY.D8.3

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HS Psychology (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Domain 8: Social Psychology

SST-HS.PSY.D8.3 Explain the nature and effects of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and racism

Guiding Topics: Cultural diversity, race, ethnicity, gender


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Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
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Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window


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