This printable handout/mini-lesson/critical thinking video analysis provides significant Psychology study all in one activity:
a.) hyperlink / video location for the Goleman "Emotional Intelligence" TED talk (under 15 minutes for whole video)
b.) connection for students to make (critical thinking!) between Goleman's ideas on E.I. and the groundbreaking 1973 "Good Samaritan" study
c.) invitation for students to clarify what it means to critically think
d.) clarification between Goleman's perspective on emotional intelligence vs. IQ and the causality/correlational conflicts between the two
e.) application section of what Goleman's ideas mean to our consumerism mentality / state
f.) invitation for complete sentence responses for each question
With this activity, you're urging students to develop their 21st Century skills, including media literacy, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking as you provide the opportunity to view and analyze an incredibly poignant TED talk (which may lead you to continue using TED talks, or to continue doing so, as they're phenomenal learning opportunities and "A-ha!" moments for students, developing those 21st Century skills so crucial to the Common Core State Standards).
This may come in remarkably handy in your Psychology classroom in also helping students distinguish between correlational data and causal relationships, particularly as they learn the research methodologies of Psychology. This would do well as a precursor to the scientific method / experimentation / causal relationships as well, which is precisely how I have implemented this activity in the recent past.
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