Agenda: Week of Dec 8 - Finals

Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 6: Psychological Disorders & Treatment -and- Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: What is Altruism?  Conformity, Compliance
TUEAggression; Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, Milgram Experiment.
WED/THUQuiz Social Psychology; Ashe Conformity Test, & Stanford Prison Experiment
FRITEST UNIT 6; Final Review Sheet
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
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MON:  Review for the final
TUE:  Review for the final
FINALS
How much do advertisements influence you?
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Monday, December 8, 2014
Quote of the Day: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi Jr.

TARGETS - Unit 6 - Social Psychology
How being part of a group influences the way individuals behave?
Why people cooperate with and help others?
What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?

1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgments about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is Altruism?
2. Notes, Video, & DiscussionWhat is Altruism?  Conformity, Compliance
Social Psychology Notes, Part I
Social Psychology Notes, Part II

TEST IS Wednesday OVER UNIT 6.
STUDY NOTES & TARGET SHEETS
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
Conformity: going along with the crowd, yielding to group pressure, acting to please others, to fit in and avoid looking odd.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Quote: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow

TARGETS - Unit 6 - Social Psychology
How being part of a group influences the way individuals behave?
Why people cooperate with and help others?
What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?

1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgments about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.

1. DO NOW: What is the difference between conformity & obedience?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Aggression; Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, Milgram Experiment.
Social Psychology Notes, Part I
Social Psychology Notes, Part II

TEST IS Wednesday OVER UNIT 6.
STUDY NOTES & TARGET SHEETS
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
The differences between conformity & obedience. What, who, and why are very important.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 & Thursday, December 11, 2014
Quote: "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs

Agenda: 
1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz Unit 6 - Social Psychology. 
After quiz: Explain how the size of a group can impact the behavior of that group? Use some examples to explain it. (Social Loafing, Group-think, Aggression, Bystander Effect)
2. Quiz - Social Psychology
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Social Psychology Notes, part II
4. Review both Psych Disorders & Social Psychology.

TEST OVER UNIT 6 Psych Disorders/Treatment & Social Psychology is next time (Fri).
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
Final Exams: yeah, it is like that.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. TEST: UNIT SIX: Psychological Disorders/Treatments & Social Psychology
2. Review for the final

Work on Review for Monday.
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. Review for the final Review for the final
2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms.
Not a good feeling, if you know what I MEME?
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. Review for the finalReview for the final
2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms.

PASSING YOUR FINAL EXAMS:


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FINAL EXAMS: December 17 - December 19, 2014
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

WED: 1st, 2nd, & 5th
THU: Advisory, 3rd & 6th
FRI: Advisory, 4th & 7th

Best of Luck on Your Finals!
Have a fantastic holiday.

Agenda: Week of Nov 1 - 5, 2014

 Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 6 - Psychological Disorders & Treatment; Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Psych Disorders: Anxiety, Dissociative, Somatoform, Mood, Schizophrenia, & Personality
TUE: Psych Disorders - Finish
WED/THU: Treatment of Psych Disorders; Intro: Social Psychology
FRI: Quiz over Psychological Disorders & Treatment; Social Psychology
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Calendar for the next 3 weeks (AP is green, On Level is Purple):
Hang in there folks, we are almost done!
The Six Categories of Psych Disorders
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Quote: “To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS & TREATMENT:
Learning Targets:
* The (DSM) Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
* There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
* Schizophrenia is not disassociative identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
* Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side effects).
* Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
* Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
* Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?

Agenda:
1.  DO NOW: What types of psych disorders or abnormal behavior did Bruce Wayne/Batman display?
2. Video - Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight
Quick look at the psychology of the Dark Knight. Use as review to remember the psych disorders we have already discussed. What treatments were discussed as possibilities to "help" Batman?
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psych Disorders & Treatment
Focus on quick review of Anxiety & then cover Dissociative and Somatoform.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quote“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS & TREATMENT:
Learning Targets:
* The (DSM) Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
* There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
* Schizophrenia is not dissociative identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
* Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side effects).
* Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
* Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
* Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?

Agenda:
1. DO NOWWhat is the difference between Paranoid, Catatonic, & Disorganized Schizophrenia
2. Notes, Video, Discuss: Finish Psych Disorders & Treatment - Personality Disorders
3. Introduction to Social Psychology: Second 1/2 of period.
Extra Credit Review is due on Friday Dec. 12 - lots of interesting choices!



Fundamental Attribution Error: We often believe that someone acts because of who he is, not because of the situation.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 & Thursday, December 4, 2014
Quote: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” - J.K. Rowling


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Learning Targets:
1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgements about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?
* How being part of a group influences the way individuals behave
* Why people cooperate with and help others?
* What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the difference between Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder?
2. 
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Social Psychology, intro
* Why people cooperate with and help others?
* What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?
1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgements about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
Social Psychology & "The White Out" - why do crowds impact our behavior, especially when in 'uniform'?
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Friday, December 5, 2014
Quote: “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Learning Targets:
1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgements about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?
* How being part of a group influences the way individuals behave
* Why people cooperate with and help others?
* What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?

Agenda:
1. QUIZ: Unit 6.1 - Psych Disorders & Treatment
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Social Psychology
3. VideoCrash Course Psychology - Social Psych: Social Thinking

Agenda: Week of Nov. 17-21, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development
Unit 6 - Abnormal Behavior; Treatment for Psych Disorders; Social Psychology
Week at a Glance:
MON: Development - Vygotsky vs. Piaget; Adolescent Dev. & Adult; Quick Review of Motivation & Emotion
TUE: TEST
WED/TH: Introduction to Abnormal Behavior; Psych Disorders
FRI: Documentary Video w/ Questions
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Quote:"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero

Learning Targets:
Early Development - A baby’s beginnings
How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
The influences of friends and family
Adolescence:
How adolescence is defined across cultures
The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
The social context in which adolescents develop
Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today
Adulthood & Aging:
The stages of adulthood
Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
Concerns related to aging

PART 1 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Cognitive development refers to the ways in which our ability to think and reason change over our life spans.
2. Two theorists important in the area of cognitive development are Jean Piaget & Lev Vygotsky.
3. Social development refers to the changes in our ability to interact with others as we age.
4. Our primary caregiver provides us with our earliest social cues.
5. The stages of prenatal development.

Essential Questions:
1. How do Piaget & Vygotsky differ in their theories about development?
2. How do researchers conclude: For girls early maturation is particularly difficult, while for boys late maturation is especially hard.
3. Compare Social and Cognitive Theories of Development.
4. How does Piaget explain development in children?
5. What do critics of Piaget point to as evidence of his theory having limitations?
6. Compare assimilation and accommodation.
7. Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Compare Piaget & Vygotsky. How did they differ on development theories?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Child Development & Adolescent/Adult Development
3. Review: Development & Emotion/Motivation for test tomorrow (it time)

Assignments:
Test is Tuesday over Unit 5.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Quote "Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles E. Jefferson

TEST DAY! 
Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Test - Unit 5
2. TEST UNIT 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development

Assignments:
Targets, Notes, and Preparing for Quiz when we come back from Thanksgiving. The Test is Tuesday.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 & Thursday, November 20, 2014
Quote:
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
    - James Russell Lowell

Learning Targets:
1. The (DSM) Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociate identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side  effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

Essential Questions:
- What are the various approaches to dealing with abnormal behavior, psychological disorders?
- Is all psych disorder caused by biological issues? Can they be solved medically?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: What is "Abnormal Behavior"?
2. Introduction to Unit 6 - Psych Disorders/Abnormal Behavior
3. Royce White Story: From NBA First Round Pick... to out of the league. His struggle with Psych Disorders & Abnormal Behavior. And his attempt to make an impact on the lives of others who also struggle with these issues.
4. Notes, Video, Discussion: Unit 6 - Psych Disorders
  • DSM - Diagnostic & Statistical Manual
  • Prevalence of Psych Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
Assignments:
Targets, Notes, and Preparing for Quiz when we come back from Thanksgiving. The Test is Tuesday.
Disorders of the mind and behavior can impact anyone. Even the most gifted of athletes.
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Friday, November, 21, 2014
Quote“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”  - Edward Sandford Martin

TIMED WRITING TODAY.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for FRQ Timed Writing - need black pen and lined paper.
2. FRQ Timed Writing: Flip of a coin for one of the two questions.
AP FRQ

Assignments:
Have a great Thanksgiving.
The always interesting Louis C.K.

Agenda: Week of Nov 10 - 14, 2014

Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development
Week at a Glance:
MON: Motivation Theories; Emotion & Theories
TUE: Development - birth process through adolescence
WED/THU: Development - Adolescence through adulthood
FRI: Quiz Unit 5 Motivation/Emotion & Development

TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY
Aidan climbed to the top of Mount Bonnell - the highest point in Austin, Texas
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Quote: "History is philosophy teaching by examples."  - Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War


Learning Targets:
Motivation & Emotion:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Analyze the different types of motivation.
- Define the importance characteristics of emotion in human behavior and decision making.
We do not know how emotions are generalized.

Which theory is clearest example in your mind?
James-Lange Theory: We have a psychological response and we label it as an emotion: "I see a bear, my muscles tense, I feel afraid."
Cannon-Bard Theory: We have an emotional response and we feel the physiological response:  "I see a bear, I feel afraid, my muscles tense."
Schacter-Singer Theory: We experience feelings and then label them:  "I feel bad. I must be scared."
Cognitive Appraisal: When there is no physiological arousal, we experience something; we think about it, we label it as an emotion.

Essential Questions:
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Which theory of emotion seems to make the most sense to you?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Motivation Theories. Arousal Theory - why do people put themselves in harms way for 'fun'?
A look at the REAL Spiderman (Climbs the tallest building in the world), The Fly Girl (Italian Super Model & Extreme Sport Athlete Roberta Mancina) 
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Development
Early Development: Baby’s beginnings
Child development physically, cognitively, socially, & emotionally; Influences of friends & family
Development: study of how people change over their lifespan. 3 forms: physical, social, & cognitive

Development occurs throughout the lifespan, though most textbooks are focused mostly on child development.
The Thunderbolt, Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh, PA. 
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Quote: "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."  - James Baldwin


Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
  • A baby’s beginnings
  • How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
  • The influences of friends and family
Adolescence:
  • How adolescence is defined across cultures
  • The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
  • The social context in which adolescents develop
  • Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today
Adulthood and Aging:
  • The stages of adulthood
  • Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
  • Concerns related to aging


Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up learning targets for Development on front table
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Development - Stages of Prenatal & Infant Development
Introduction to Development
Possible abnormal events:  Twins, Teratogens (foreign substances that influence the developing fetus) are very damaging from week 3-8.
3. Crash Course Psychology: Development - The Growth of Knowledge
How does our knowledge grow? It turns out there are some different ideas about that. Schemas, Four-Stage Theory of Cognitive Development, and Vygotsky's Theory of Scaffolding all play different roles but the basic idea is that children think about things very differently than adults. Hank explains in today's episode of Crash Course Psychology.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 & Thursday, November 13, 2014
Quote: "History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days."  - Winston Churchill


Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
A baby’s beginnings
How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
The influences of friends and family

Adolescence:
How adolescence is defined across cultures
The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
The social context in which adolescents develop
Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today

Adulthood and Aging:
The stages of adulthood
Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
Concerns related to aging

Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?

Agenda:
1. Do Now: What are Piaget's Four Main Stages of Cognitive Development? How can you memorize them?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development
Evolutionary Evidence for Attachment Theory (Bowlby & Lorenz)
We are programmed by evolution to emit endearing behaviors - cooing, smiling, clinging. Triggers affectionate parental response & protection. 
3. Learn to memorize Piaget's Stages
4. If time permits: Crash Course Psychology: Development - Monkeys & Morality
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at a few experiments that helped us understand how we develop as human beings. Things like attachment, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety, and morality are all discussed... also, a seriously unpleasant study with monkeys and fake mothers.
Piaget - just one of the "Stages" you'll need to memorize.
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Quote: "History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up."  - Voltaire


Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
A baby’s beginnings
How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
The influences of friends and family

Adolescence:
How adolescence is defined across cultures
The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
The social context in which adolescents develop
Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today

Adulthood and Aging:
The stages of adulthood
Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
Concerns related to aging

Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Prep for Quiz Unit 5
2. Quiz Unit 5
3. Review Quiz
4. if time permits: Crash Course Psychology: Adolescence
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank has a look at that oh so troublesome time in everyone's life: Adolescence! He talks about identity, individuality, and The Breakfast Club. 

Agenda: Nov. 3 - Nov. 7, 2014

PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 -  Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought + Intelligence
Unit 5 - Motivation/Emotion, Stress, Development
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON:
Intelligence: Forms; Does intelligence change over time?
TUE: TEST UNIT 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought + Intelligence
WED/THU: Philosophical Chairs: Development & Motivation Topics; Introduction to Motivation & Emotion
FRI: Motivation: Theories; Crash Course Psychology
Depends on crystallized or fluid intelligence. Crystallized is pretty much set by age 3!
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Monday, Nov 3, 2014
Quote:  “The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.” - Hubert Humphrey

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Does intelligence change over time? If not, why? If so, how much?
Assignments:
Test is Tuesday over Unit 4: Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought + Intelligence
Study the notes, target sheets, and read the text.
The "Living Camera" Stephen Wiltshire and his amazing ability to draw!
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Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Quote:  “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. TEST UNIT 4 Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought + Intelligence
2. After test, pick up targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion
and the article: Why We Eat - which is due on Friday in class.

Assignments:
Work on the targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion
and the article: Why We Eat - which is due on Friday in class
We often use eating to explain human motivation in Psychology.
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Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 and Thursday, Nov 6 2014
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson

Learning Targets:
Motivation: It is the drive to begin or maintain behavior.

If you learn only 5 things from this Unit...
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Learning Objectives:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior

Agenda:
1. Do Now:  
Does the size of family matter to the development of a child? 
Are only children more likely to be less social, less intelligent, and overall be less developed than children from bigger families?
2. Philosophical Chairs Discussion: We will choose a question (possibly from the ones in the Do Now) and then spend 20 minutes on a PChairs discussion.
3. Introduction to Motivation & Emotion, Notes/Video/Discussion: 
Video: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Notes: Motivation & Emotion - Motivation Explained through Hunger

Assignments:
Prepare by reading the notes
Work on the targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion
and the article: Why We Eat - which is due on Friday in class
That Ralston guy did what... really? Wow!
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Friday, Nov 7, 2014
Quote: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” - Earl Shoaf

If you learn only 5 things from this Unit...
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Learning Objectives:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep the article "Why We Eat" to be turned in to Mr. Duez
2. Crash Course Psychology: The Power of Motivation
Feeling motivated? Even if you are, do you know why? The story of Aaron Ralston can tell us a lot about motivation. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank tells us Ralston's story, as well as 4 theories of motivation and some evolutionary perspectives on motivation. 

Assignments:
Prepare by reading the notes
Work on the targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion

Agenda: Week of Oct. 27 - Oct. 31, 2014

Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON -  Memory: Superior Autobiographical Memory
TUE - Cognition: Language & Thought; How Language Impacts Thought; Cognition at Work
WED/THU - Introduction to Intelligence: Individual Differences & Testing; Savants Video
FRI - Quiz Unit 4; Crash Course Psychology Intelligence
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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Quote: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching

Happy Birthday Aidan Ichiro Duez - 10 Years Old. 

The Xbox One - yeah, he's a spoiled kid. But, he's pretty awesome.
Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: S.A.M. Memory Wizards: What is different about a person's brain that could allow them to remember such accurate detail about their life?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Memory: Structure & Function:
Can memory be improved? (Super Autobiographical Memory - what is up with that? What can we learn from these amazing brains?)
How does a memory form in the brain? (Watch the memory & thought light up in an MRI. It's all about the neurons baby.)
What happens when things go wrong with memory? (Clive Wearing's Story)
Anterograde Amnesia: loss of the ability to create new memories after the event that caused the amnesia, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact.
Retrograde Amnesia: Most memories created prior to the event are lost while new memories can still be created.

Video: 
Clive Wearing - The man with no short term memory
Clive Wearing - His wife explains what it is like to have no short term memory and Clive's diary

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz. Quiz is Friday & Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
Dumbledore has never looked so good! ;-)
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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Quote: "I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: at what level are these statements ambiguous?
"Curious blue ideas sleep furiously." 
"What is the opposite of a duck?"
"How much does Thursday weigh?"
"Have you stopped beating your pet?"
2. Notes & Discussion: Language & Communication

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz.
Quiz is Friday & Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 - and - Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Quote: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

Learning Targets:

1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Who are the 3 smartest people that you know? What makes them "smart"?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Intro to Intelligence
3. Video Study with Notes & Discussion: Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.
4. Notes, Discussion: Does Intelligence Change Over Time?

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz. Quiz is Friday & Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
Halloween - 2011. A Harry Potter fest.
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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Learning Targets:

1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 4
2. Video: Crash Course Psychology: Controversy of Intelligence #23 So, how many different kinds of intelligence are there? And what is the G-Factor? Eugenics? Have you ever taken an IQ Test? All of these things play into the fascinating and sometimes icky history of Intelligence Testing. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks us through some of the important aspects of that history... as well as Nazis. Hey, I said some of it was icky. (Defining Intelligence, Types, G-Factor, Sherlock Holmes, Intelligence Testing, IQ Scores, Eugenics, Intelligence Controversy)

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz.
Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.