Agenda: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011

Quote of the Day:  “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas Edison

Learning Target: 
What are the goals of the scientific enterprise?
What is the difference between hypothesis and a theory?
What are the key steps required by a scientific investigation?
What are the principal advantages of the scientific approach?

Agenda:
1. Video - Annenberg Media Learner.org http://learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=1499
Students will watch and take notes. We will discuss afterward and begin to determine what Chapter 2 is all about. "The Research Enterprise in Psychology" is a foundation of understanding psychology.
2. We will look at the PsykTrek cd-rom and cover Chapter 2. The cd-rom has interactive lessons, simulations and a quiz and test. Mr. Duez will pull names to have students attempt the questions at the end.

Learning Targets: Chapter 2 Research Methods

APPsych Chapter2 Targets

Agenda: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quote of the Day: "In just 2 days, tomorrow will be yesterday." 

AGENDA:
TEST on Chapter 1

After the test students can read Chapter 2 and begin to take notes and prepare for it.

For the rest of the week, we'll be working on Chapter 2 and preparing for the test after Labor Day.

Quiz for Chapter 2 will be on Tuesday after Labor Day (next week).
Test for Chapter 2 is on Thursday after Labor Day (next week).

Agenda: Monday, August 29, 2011

Quote of the Day:  "Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century." - Marshall McLuhan
"AP Psychology is so easy, a caveman can do it!"
1. Do Now: Write an explanation in your notes:
"Explain the following broad approaches:
Biological 
Behavioral
Cognitive
Humanistic
Psychoanalytic
Sociocultural?"

The AP Exam often poses questions that ask students to examine problems using these multiple approaches.
2. Pass out CD-ROMS that Mr. Duez created to aid in studying for the semester.
3. Review the quiz results from Chapter 1.
4. Notes on Chapter 1 and review of the chapter.
Focus on the waves or approaches of Psychology.

Notes Chapter 1 Psychology Approaches

CH 1 Psych Approaches

Homecoming


Here are the dates for all of our Homecoming events, along with our Dress-up Days for Spirit Week:
Aug 29th - Sept 2nd (This week!) - Court Nominations at all lunches
Sept 6th - Sept 9th - Court Voting Online
Sept 6th - Sept 9th - Ticket Sales Begin at $25
Sept 12th - Sept 16 - Spirit Week (Dress-Up Days & Class Competitions), Ticket Sales Continue at $30
           Martian Monday - Dress up like an alien
           Nerd Tuesday - Dress up like an extremely studious student
           Star Wednesday - Dress up like your favorite star (celebrity)
           Out of This World Thursday - Dress up crazy mix-match, an "out there" kind of look
           School Spirit / Favorite Friday - Wear school colors and/or dress like your favorite teacher!
Nothing quite like a stiff-arm from a squirrel.
Wednesday, Sept 14th - Coronation Practice for Court Nominees
Thursday, Sept 15th - Pep Rally in the Big Gym at 6 with 9th-11th Coronation
Friday, Sept 16th - Homecoming Game vs. La Porte at 7:30pm (Also come see our Choir perform the Star Spangled Banner & Senior Coronation during half-time)
Saturday, Sept 17th - Homecoming Dance at AHS Cafeteria 7-11pm
We can't wait to see everyone's Eagle Spirit for the Dress-up Days and at the Game!
More updates and information will be soon to follow. Have a great second week and let's see that Eagle Spirit!!
Your Student Council

Friday August 26, 2011

Quote of the Day:  "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." - Albert Einstein  

Objective: Explain the historical events that led to psychology emerging as a profession.

1. Notes & Discussion from Chapter 1 (continued)
Issue "study aide" if possible. :)

2. Reading Check Quiz on Chapter 1

Prepare for Test on Tuesday for Chapter 1

Targets Chapter 1

APPsych Chapter1 Targets

Chapter 1 Article Nature vs. Nurture

Chapter 1 Article: Nature vs. Nurture

Agenda: Thursday, Aug. 25

Quote of the Day:  "Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts."  - Edward R. Murrow 

Agenda:
1. Students will pick up the article for chapter 1 regarding "Nature vs. Nurture." They will have 15 minutes to read it and follow the directions.
2. We will sit in a circle and discuss the article and the principle of "Nature vs. Nuture." 20 minutes
3. Remainder of the period will focus on Notes from Chapter 1

Reading Quiz is Friday.
Test on Chapter 1 is Tuesday.


Notes Chapter 1

CH 1 Evolution of Psychology

Agenda: Tuesday, August 23

Quote of the Day:  “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
- Will Rogers


1. What is Psychology? Chapter 1 - Evolution and Development of Psychology. 
- Notes
- Discussion


Quiz on Chapter 1 is Friday.
Test on Chapter 1 will be next Tuesday.


With 20 minutes to go in the period, we'll be going down to the book room to get our AP Psych Books. Very excited. It will be great to get them and get started.



Agenda: Monday, August 22nd


Monday Aug. 22
Quote: "Begin with the end in mind."
1. Welcome, introduction, expectations.


2. Discussion of AP Psych website, course expectations.
3. What is Psychology? 


4. Quick icebreaker or team builder, if time allows.


Objective: Student understands course expectations and rigor of AP. 
Assignment - Also students will fill out the course information survey (link here).