Agenda: Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2012

Unit 5: Intelligence, Motivation, and Emotion
Week at a Glance:
Mon - Measuring Intelligence & Factors of Intelligence
Tue - Introduction to Motivation & Emotion, Hunger
Wed/Thu  - Motivation - Theories & Application
Fri - Emotion

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Quote of the Day: “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. Finish Video from Friday: Einstein Effect.
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Intelligence - Measurement & Theory
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Quote of the Day: ”I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

Learning Targets:

A behavior is what we do. Motivation is why we do it. Motivation is a complex combination of needs, drives, incentives, and emotions. 
Emotion involves physiological processes, expressive behaviors, and cognitive appraisal in generating feelings. The basic emotions of joy, anger, fear, and sorrow appear to be universal across cultures. Emotions may play an important role in cognitive functions such as reason and decision making.
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.

Essential Questions:

- 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.

Agenda:
1. Quiz - Intelligence.
2. DO NOW: Pick up article "Why We Eat" from front and begin reading. We will discuss in class on block day.
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Motivation through Hunger
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 --and-- Thursday, November 1, 2012
Quote of the Day: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

Learning Targets:

A behavior is what we do. Motivation is why we do it. Motivation is a complex combination of needs, drives, incentives, and emotions.
Emotion involves physiological processes, expressive behaviors, and cognitive appraisal in generating feelings. The basic emotions of joy, anger, fear, and sorrow appear to be universal across cultures. Emotions may play an important role in cognitive functions such as reason and decision making.
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.

Essential Questions:

- 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.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What questions do you have regarding the article: Why We Eat? Be prepared to discuss it in 5 minutes.
2. Socratic Seminar: Discuss the article: Why We Eat?
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Motivation.
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Quote of the Day: ”The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” - Will Rogers

Learning Targets:

A behavior is what we do. Motivation is why we do it. Motivation is a complex combination of needs, drives, incentives, and emotions.
Emotion involves physiological processes, expressive behaviors, and cognitive appraisal in generating feelings. The basic emotions of joy, anger, fear, and sorrow appear to be universal across cultures. Emotions may play an important role in cognitive functions such as reason and decision making.
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.

Essential Questions:

- 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.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Analyze the 4 theories of Emotion. Which seems the clearest to you?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Emotion- Theories & Practice.

Quiz on Motivation & Emotion is Monday. Test on Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation & Emotion is Tuesday.