Agenda: Week of April 23 - April 27, 2012

Targets - Chapter 14 and 15 Abnormal Psychology:  Psychological Disorders & Treatments

  • what abnormal psychology is and how it differs from normal psychology
  • the major types of psychological disorders
  • what we know about the causes of these disorders
  • how mental health problems are treated
  • different types of mental health workers
  • various approaches to psychotherapy



We only meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week due to TAKS testing. Mr. Duez is having a review session on Thursday morning at 8am in his classroom for any seniors wanting help with reviewing for the AP Psychology test.


Monday, April 23, 2012
Quote of the Day: "I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Annon
Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Comparing Social Psychology Theories Daryl Bem's self-perception theory suggests that behavior determines attitudes. This counterintuitive notion is reminiscent of the James-Lange theory of emotion. How are the two theories similar yet different from each other?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 16 Social Psychology
3. Quick review quiz over 14-15-16.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Without me, it's just aweso." - Anon
Agenda:
Class Time Today: 9:27 to 11:22
1. TEST CH 14-15-16.
2. Begin AP Review - Students will pick up Practice Test #1 after they are finished with the test.
3. What is the AP Test for Psychology like? How should you prepare?
4. Students will get a 100 question practice AP Psych test. This is due in class on Thursday. We will have a few minutes to work through it in class today and on Thursday. Students will get the answers to the practice test and discuss them in groups and with Mr. Duez.
--We will also finish "A Brilliant Madness" in class. I understand that you did not finish the last few minutes with the sub last time--

Thursday, April 25/26, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Before you insult a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you insult him, you'll be a mile away, and have his shoes." - Anon
Agenda:
There will be AP Tutoring in the morning from 8am to 10:30am in Mr. Duez's room for seniors.
Class time: 11:02 to 12:00
1. Review for AP Exam. Students will pick up the answers for AP Practice Test #1 and discuss in groups.
2. Students will be in cooperative groups and will work on the AP Psych practice test #1, 10 questions at a time.
3. We will play review games.

4. Students will get AP Practice Test #2, which we will work with on Monday. Next block day (Thu) we will take a 100 question practice test in class for a real test grade. Students will get the test back on Friday and be able to find their answers and return them to class to improve their grade on that test.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak." - Anon
Agenda:
NO CLASS ON FRIDAY DUE TO TESTING.

Agenda: Week of Monday April 16, 2012 - Friday April 20, 2012

Targets - Chapter 14 and 15 Abnormal Psychology:  Psychological Disorders & Treatments

  • what abnormal psychology is and how it differs from normal psychology
  • the major types of psychological disorders
  • what we know about the causes of these disorders
  • how mental health problems are treated
  • different types of mental health workers
  • various approaches to psychotherapy


  • If you learn only 7 things from this chapter for the AP Test...

  • 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.

    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 IN THIS CHAPTER FOR THE AP TEST:
    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.



    Monday April 16, 2012
    Quote of the Day: "In a mad world only the mad are sane." - Akira Kurosawa (1910 - 1998)
    Agenda:
    1. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
    2. Video clip: A Beautiful Mind, One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest, A Brilliant Madness


    Tuesday April 17, 2012
    Quote of the Day: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
    Agenda:
    1. Do Now Question: Is the"ultimate cure" for any psychological disorder a biomedical cure?
    2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 15 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
    3. Psycktrek 3 CD review quiz.


    Thursday April 19, 2012
    Quote of the Day: "Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go." - William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Hamlet, Act III, sc. 1
    Agenda:
    1. Turn in Test CH. 12 Personality. Pick up a Quiz for CH 14-15-16 for practice.
    2. Do Now Question: Compare and contrast the psychoanalytic and humanistic brands of insight therapy.
    3. Notes, Video and Discussion: Chapter 16 Social Psychology


    Friday April 20, 2012
    Quote of the Day: "Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
    Agenda:
    1. Do Now Question: Comparing Social Psychology Theories Daryl Bem's self-perception theory suggests that behavior determines attitudes. This counterintuitive notion is reminiscent of the James-Lange theory of emotion. How are the two theories similar yet different from each other?
    2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 16 Social Psychology
    3. Quick review quiz over 14-15-16.


    TEST IS MONDAY APRIL 23, 2012!

    Chapter 15 - Comparing Theories & Treatment of Abnormal Psychology & Disorders

    Click here to download the Presentation via Google Docs.

    Notes - Chapter 16 - Social Psychology

    Click here to download the notes for Chapter 16 - Social Psychology.

    Do Now Question - Social Psych Theories

    Click here to download the Question over Social Psychology Theories - Do Now.

    Targets - Chapter 16 - Social Psychology

    Click here to download the Targets for Social Psychology Chapter 16.

    DO Now Question: Cure for Abnormal Behaviors

    Click here to download the presentation for Cure for Abnormal Behaviors Question.

    Targets Chapter 14 and 15 - Abnormal Psych: Psychological Disorders

    Click here to download the Targets for Chapter 14 and 15.

    Notes - Chapter 14 and 15 - Psychological Disorders

    Click here to download the notes for Chapter 14 Psychological Disorders from Google Docs.




    Click here to download the notes for Chapter 15 Psychological Disorders & Treatments.


    Agenda: Week of April 9 - April 13, 2012

    Learning Targets - Chapter 11 - Development
    If you learn only 5 things in this chapter:
    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.

     Chapter 12 Test due in class Next Thursday - 4/19

    Monday, April 9, 2012 - No School

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 
    Quote of the Day: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." —William Shakespeare
    Agenda:
    1. Notes, Video, & Discussion - CH 11 Development
    2. Video: The Developing Child
    3. PsykTrek CD
    9B: Erickson's Stages of Personality Development
    9C: Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
    9D: Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
    There are interactive quizzes after each portion, we'll take those in class as a group. This is a fantastic portion of the cd to use to prepare for the test for Friday.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Quote of the Day: "Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day." —W. Earl Hall
    Agenda:
    1. Quiz Chapter 11 - Development Adolescent
    2. Video: The Teen Brain
    3. Quiz Chapter 11 - Development Adult
    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Quote of the Day: "Spring is when life's alive in everything." —Christina Rossetti
    Agenda:
    1. TEST Chapter 11 - Development
    2. Begin reading chapters 14, 15, and 16. This is our final unit of the semester.
    14 and 15 is Abnormal Psychology & Treatments
    16 is Social Psychology

    Video: The Teen Brain

    Great video clip on what is actually happening inside a teenager's brain. :)

    See the video by clicking on the full post:

    Targets - Chapter 11 - Development

    Link to the Targets for Chapter 11 - Development


    Chapter 11 - Development Article - Does Family Size Matter?

    Link to the article on Google Docs.

    Chapter 11 - Article - Stopping at One Child

    Download the article directly from this link.

    Chapter 12 - Test - Personality

    Lady Di is the subject of the personality essay prompt
    Link:
    Personality Test - Chapter 12 - Take Home
    Due on Thursday, April 19th



    Chapter 12 Targets


    Use Weiten, the target sheet, email Mr. Duez and don't be afraid to ask Mr. Duez questions or shoot him an email about anything you are struggling with during your study of Chapter 12.


    Also, this video may help you understand the topic in more depth: 


    The Self is the fifteenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. 


    In this program, you'll explore how psychologists study the origins of self-identity, self-esteem, and the social determinants of self-concepts. You'll also learn about some of the emotional and motivational consequences of self-esteem.