Psychology Overview

Many curricular expectations in Manitoba Psychology courses relate to media and digital literacy. The following excerpt from Grade 12 Psychology (2010) detail how media and digital literacy have been integrated into the curriculum:

Studying psychology gives students lifelong skills such as dealing with issues proactively, solving problems, learning, and nurturing healthy relationships. It helps students understand themselves, and deal with issues in their own lives such as inner conflicts, relationships with parents and peers, and intimacy. It also helps students understand societal problems like drug dependency, aggression, and discrimination.

On the left menu you will find outcome charts containing media-related learning outcomes from the Psychology curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site. As many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.