Agenda: Monday, Dec. 10 - Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 7 - Abnormal Behavior & Social Psychology
Week at a Glance:
MON: Finish Social Psychology; Quiz on Social Psych
TUE: Test over Unit 7 Abnormal Psych & Social Psych
WED/THU Mock AP Test - Multiple Choice Only 70 Questions 100 min.
FRI: Review for Final Exam, AP Test
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Monday, December 10, 2012
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 - Chapter 16 - 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
IF YOU LEARN ONLY 5 THINGS ABOUT SOCIAL PSYCH:
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 Question: What motivates good (altruism) and bad/evil (Nazi Germany) in the world? How can some people and groups work at an amazingly wonderful level and other groups might turn to evil ways?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Social Psychology
3. Quiz - Social Psychology
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Quote of the Day: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Learning Targets:
  • Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
  • Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
  • Explain the causes of these disorders.
  • Explain how mental health problems are treated.
  • Compare the different types of mental health professions.
  • Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.
1. The 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 dissociative 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:
1. What is the medical model as applied to abnormal psychology?
2. How common are mental disorders?
3. What are the 4 major anxiety disorders and their causes?
4. How do biological factors, conditioning, cognition, personality, and stress contribute to anxiety disorders?
5. How are anxiety disorders treated?

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Targets - Chapter 16 - 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
IF YOU LEARN ONLY 5 THINGS ABOUT SOCIAL PSYCH:
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. TEST - Unit 7 Abnormal Psychology & Social Psychology.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 & Thursday, December 13, 2012
Quote of the Day: "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

Targets: AP Psychology Course Description from AP College Board.

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP TEST - 100 multiple choice questions in 70 minutes. 
2. After the test, we'll get the scantrons to mark the test. Corrections are due next Tuesday to pull up your grade. You can write out a couple of sentences for each one that you missed explaining the correct answer. You will be able to score up to a 100 if you correct all the questions you missed.
Steve Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011, co-Founder Apple Computer.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Quote of the Day: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Targets: AP Psychology Course Description from AP College Board.

Agenda:
1. Final Exam Review - our exam will be "Very Similar" to the MOCK AP Test we took this week, just a different version. So as you are doing your corrections of the multiple choice, be sure to study the concepts and understand the meaning.
2. Cooperative Team Review - students will answer questions and compete to see which groups understand the most Psychology knowledge from the semester.
3. Video Clip: The Psychology of Everything, by Paul Bloom.