Understanding Psychology

Chapter 19: Group Interaction

Web Activity Lesson Plans

"Types of Groups"

Students learned about how different groups are formed and the characteristics of each. In this exercise, students will evaluate the groups they are involved in and their feelings about them.

Lesson Description
Students will use information from these Web sites to learn about different social groups that exist in our everyday lives. Using the information from the chapter on the Miligram, Zimbardo, and Solomon Asch's experiments, students will read about group pressure and obedience to authority. Students will then apply this information by writing a letter to their future child about different group interactions today.

Instructional Objectives
  1. Students will be able to evaluate different types of social groups and interactions within these groups.
  2. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to write a letter to their future child about how groups are today in their lives.
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