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Psychology Honors (Period 3)

Mrs. Michel Mason

Course Description

This elective course is for highly motivated Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School students, and it will introduce the major content areas of psychology, which include: the different viewpoints applied in psychology, learning and memory, social psychology, biopsychology, and developmental psychology. We will explore topics such as identity, nature vs. nurture, helping behavior, group dynamics, and brain anatomy to name a few.

This course presents topics that are considered indispensable to a most basic understanding of human psychology and is most pertinent to the lives of high-school students and the period of cognitive and social development they currently inhabit. The course is meant to be an academic introduction to psychology as well as a place to practice academic skills, but it is also meant to encourage students to enhance their own level of self-awareness that they can develop and apply in their immediate lives.

For many students, the study of psychology is very different from other subjects they have explored. Studying psychology requires connections from research to real life. Students should expect research, reading, writing practice, activities and projects throughout the year. Students will be working with online resources, printed documents, and published research articles.  In the Honors section, students will be given more independence and more rigorous timed prompts for assessments than in an introductory class. Students are expected to apply their best abilities in reading, writing, analysis, and discussion.

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A place where we have computers available for students. In addition, students can come and do homework, meet with any groups to complete projects and/or get tutoring support from ESAT Peer Counselors.    

Grizzly Den is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:45pm-5:00pm.

Grizzly Den is open on WEDNESDAYS from 1:45pm-3:30pm.

Below is the day to day Supervision and Peer Counselor support available:

Counselor: Maria Ceja     Time: 3:45pm-5:00pm

Coby Alvarez


US History, English (all grade levels)

Maria Cos-Olivera


US History, English (all grade levels), Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2, Mathematics 3, Precalculus


Counselor: Daniela Elguea      Time: 3:45-5:00 pm    

Daniel Flores



Ordaz Jessica


Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2, Mathematics 3, Pre-calculus


Staff: Grecia Ruiz/Jacky Castro       Time: 1:45pm 3:00pm

Herbert Gaxiola


English (all grade levels), Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2, Mathematics 3, Precalculus

Rose Lee


Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2, Mathematics 3, Pre-calculus


Counselor: Omar Jimenez       Time: 3:45-5:00 pm    

Vanessa Sanchez


None (I am no comfortable tutoring in any of these subject matters)

Justine Montales


English (all grade levels), I am not really comfortable tutoring but if I had to it would be English


Counselor: Veronica Gonzalez       Time: 3:45-5:00 pm    

Valeria Gutierrez


US History, English (all grade levels)

Anabelle Estrada


US History, World History, English (all grade levels), Mathematics 1


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