Royce White: A Psychologist's Perspective

Really good article written by a psychologist who is also an NBA Analyst with HoopsWorld.  
Dr. Travis Heath is a psychologist in private practice, assistant professor of psychology at MSU Denver and former team consultant in the NBA. He also co-hosts a show on Mile High Sports Radio weeknights from 6-8 p.m. You can follow him on Twitter@DrTravisHeath.

Here's an excerpt:
While I have never met Houston Rockets’ rookie Royce White, I have at least a basic idea of what he’s likely going through thanks to the countless journeys that patients of mine have allowed me to accompany them on. What makes White’s battle even more difficult is the fact that he is battling anxiety on a national stage. 
Reading the reaction from many fans and some media members is disappointing, but unfortunately not surprising. What follows are just a few of the tweets that White has received in recent weeks, and these are just the ones fit (to a certain degree, anyway) for public consumption:
“are you sure you got the right diagnosis because you sound like a schizo…” -- “the rockets and fans all hate you” -- “Stop tweeting, we get it, you’re a boy in a men’s league. #attentionwhore” -- “stop crying. Man up.” 
I see this kind of reaction from family members of people I work with all too frequently. This notion of “pick yourself up” or “get over it” is still extremely prevalent. This sort of notion is only intensified when the patient is a male, and even more so when he exists in the hypermasculinized world of professional sports. 
Now, I’m not going to try and even pretend to know White’s personal story. What I can say, at a very basic level, is that hearing through the media that he is “struggling with an anxiety disorder” is woefully insufficient information from which to generalize. Also, to assume that the only issue he is struggling with is “fear of flying” because that is what has been reported through the media is one heck of a dangerous leap. 
For some perspective (through the use of a crude analogy), it is sort of like if someone asked you what you drive and you responded by saying a vehicle. Are we then to assume that a Hummer is the same in its physical makeup, maintenance requirements and gas mileage as a Mini Cooper? 
Put differently, Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a much different presentation than a specific phobia, which is a much different presentation than Panic Disorder. All three of these (and many others) fall under the broad category of Anxiety Disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). 
Moreover, many people operate under the mistaken impression that there is one “correct” diagnosis for every person. If only people were so simple and my job so easy. It is not uncommon for people to present with comorbidity, or have more than one diagnosis simultaneously. Also, sometimes people struggle with very real anxiety that is negatively impacting their lives, but do not fit all the criteria for any single diagnosis. 
In short, the science of diagnosing “mental illness” exists in an imperfect and complicated system.

Superbly written and supplies great insight into the situation. We don't have time to read/discuss in class this week, but please feel free to check it out. I promise it will help you understand a very complicated situation, like any situation that deals with mental illness and mental health.

Link again to the full article: Really good article written by a psychologist who is also an NBA Analyst with HoopsWorld

Also interesting today was a quick word from Rockets GM Daryl Morey about the current situation with White

Royce White - Twitter

Wrote to Royce White on Twitter: @Highway_30 to explain that we studied his situation today in class. He re-tweeted it with the link to the presentation. Hope it helps more people understand what he and many others deal with on a daily basis.

Bring your comments and questions to class on Tuesday regarding Anxiety Disorders. We'll discuss Royce's situation and how it relates to our study of behavior.


Agenda: Week of November 26 - 30, 2012

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 7 - Abnormal Psychology & Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, Anxiety disorders
TUE: Abnormal Psych, Biomedical Cures, DID
WED/THU: Schizophrenia & Psychoanalysis
FRI: Personality Disorders


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Monday, November 26, 2012
Quote of the Day: “To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn
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?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: How common do you believe abnormal psychological disorders are in the United States?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion:
Notes: Intro to Abnormal Behavior - The Royce White Story 
Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Quote of the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

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 are the principle types of dissociative disorders and their chief symptoms?
2. What is controversial about DID- dissociative disorder?
3. What are the principle mood disorders and their chief symptoms?
4. What biological, cognitive, social, and stress factors play a role in mood disorders?
5. How are dissociative disorders treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Is the"ultimate cure" for any psychological disorder a biomedical cure?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
3. Psycktrek 3 CD review quiz.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 & Thursday, November 22, 2012
Quote of the Day: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” - J.K. Rowling

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 are the general symptoms of schizophrenia?
2. What are the four sub-types of schizophrenia & their chief symptoms?
3. What biological factors have been implicated in schizophrenic disorders?
4. What is the neuro-developmental hypothesis of schizophrenia?
5. How do family dynamics and stress contribute to schizophrenic disorders?
6. How are the different types of schizophrenia treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: What are the most common treatment methods for Psychological Disorders? 
Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
Video clips: A Beautiful MindOne Flew Over the Cookoo's NestA Brilliant Madness

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Quote of the Day: “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb

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 are the 3 clusters of personality disorders?
2. What are the major diagnostic challenges with personality disorders?
3. What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?
4. What factors have been implicated in the etiology of antisocial disorders?
5. How are personality disorders treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question:
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
3. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Review of Abnormal Psych - Treatments

Final Exam Schedule

Yep, its that time of year again!


F I N A L  E X A M 
time!

Our final exam will be very similar to the AP Exam.  We will be prepping for it by reviewing and doing the Mock AP Test. Remember to use your notes and target sheets to review. Also a good AP Guide book would be of great help.

Notice that we will have Advisory during Thursday and Friday. Those classes are designed as "study hall" periods to help students prep for their exams. There is a new state law that requires we are in school until 11:25. 


Atascocita High School
FALL EXAM SCHEDULE
December 19, 20, 21, 2012

Monday Dec 17 and Tuesday Dec 18 are normal/regular school days

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012
                                      7:25 - 8:39                       1st Hour Exam
                                      8:46 - 10:02                     5th Hour Exam
                                    10:09 - 11:25                     7th Hour Exam
  
 THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012
                                      7:25 - 8:31                       Advisory
                                      8:38 - 9:58                       2nd Hour Exam
                                    10:05 - 11:25                     3rd Hour Exam

 FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012
                                    7:25 - 8:31                         Advisory
                                    8:38 - 9:58                        4th Hour Exam
                                    10:05 - 11:25                    6 th Hour Exam

Agenda: November 12 - November 16, 2012

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 6 Development & Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - Child Development
TUE - Article Discussion: Family Size - Finish Child Development Theories
WED/TH - Finish Development & Personality

FRI - Take Home Test Due. - Video The Teen Brain



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Monday, November 12, 2012
Quote of the Day: "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero

Learning Targets:

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.


Part II: PERSONALITY
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts. 
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

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.
2. Can you match the statement with the correct Theorist and Theory?
Theorists: Hans Eysenck, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Albert Bandura, B.F. Skinner, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Abraham Maslow, Walter Mischel, Paul Costa.
Theory: Humanistic Perspective, Biological Perspective, Behavioral Perspective, Psychoanalytic Perspective.



Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Take Home Test for Friday.
2. Discuss Test and FRQs. Tips on writing the FRQ.
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Infant to Child Development.
Mr. Duez's Favorite Holiday. Food, Fun, Family, Football, Football, Football, and more Football. 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Quote of the Day"Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles E. Jefferson

Learning Targets:

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.


Part II: PERSONALITY
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts. 
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

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.
2. Can you match the statement with the correct Theorist and Theory?
Theorists: Hans Eysenck, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Albert Bandura, B.F. Skinner, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Abraham Maslow, Walter Mischel, Paul Costa.
Theory: Humanistic Perspective, Biological Perspective, Behavioral Perspective, Psychoanalytic Perspective.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How much impact does a child's primary care giver provide in their development?
2. Notes, Discussion, and Video: Child Development & Adolescent Development
3. Video: The Developing Child
The Developing Child is the fifth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program introduces examples of cognitive, perceptual, and behavioral development in children. You'll explore the roles of heredity and environment in child development, and children's incremental understanding of such phenomena as object permanence, symbolic reasoning, and perception of visual depth.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 & Thursday, November 15, 2012
Quote of the Day
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
~James Russell Lowell

Learning Targets:

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.


Part II: PERSONALITY
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts. 
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

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.
2. Can you match the statement with the correct Theorist and Theory?
Theorists: Hans Eysenck, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Albert Bandura, B.F. Skinner, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Abraham Maslow, Walter Mischel, Paul Costa.
Theory: Humanistic Perspective, Biological Perspective, Behavioral Perspective, Psychoanalytic Perspective.

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Define and describe how assimilation, accommodation, and schema work in Piaget's theory of development.
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development & Personality
3. Video on Personality: The Self
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.
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Friday, November 16, 2012
Quote of the Day: “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

Learning Targets:
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.


Part II: PERSONALITY
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts. 
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

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.
2. Can you match the statement with the correct Theorist and Theory?
Theorists: Hans Eysenck, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Albert Bandura, B.F. Skinner, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Abraham Maslow, Walter Mischel, Paul Costa.
Theory: Humanistic Perspective, Biological Perspective, Behavioral Perspective, Psychoanalytic Perspective.

Agenda:
1. Take Home Test due for Development & Personality: Bubble in Scranton. 
2. Video: The Teen Brain (15 min clip) We will discuss it afterward.
Why are teens so impulsive, thoughtless, even stupid? Scientists used to blame hormones, while society blamed the parents. But, stunning new research is overturning everything we used to think and believe about the teen brain.

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!

Go Texans... Beat the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
Next Unit is our LAST UNIT! Abnormal Psychology, Treatment, and Social Psychology.
Remember the extra credit movie review. Might be a great time to do it over the break.

Agenda: Unit 5 and 6 - Nov. 5 - Nov. 9, 2012

Unit 5: Intelligence, Motivation, and Emotion
and
Unit 6: Development and Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - Finish Motivation and introduce Emotion
TUE - Emotion & Reading Check Quiz - Motivation & Emotion
W/TH - TEST Unit 6: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
FRI - Introduction to Unit 6: Development & Personality
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Quote of the Day“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


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: How does your biology impact motivation?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Motivation.
3. Introduce Emotion and the 4 theories of Emotion.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Quote of the Day“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson


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: Which theory of emotion seems to make the most sense to you? Why?
2. Notes & Discussion - Emotion.
3. Quiz Motivation & Emotion.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 -or- Thursday, November 8, 2012
Quote of the Day“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I

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


Agenda:
1. TEST: Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion.
2. After the test, students can pick up the extra credit article (due on Monday in class).
3. Also the take home test for Unit 6 - Development & Personality. Take home test is due next Friday. We will discuss Development & Personality on Friday and throughout the next week. Prepare for the test by viewing the notes online, the learning target sheet, and also by asking questions during class discussion.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Quote of the Day“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


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 Questions:
- 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. Video on Child Development features researcher Judy Deloache on Symbolic Reasoning. Describes how children's recognition of scale models as representations reflects development of symbolic reasoning.
2. Notes & Discussion on Child Development.

Quiz on Development will be next Wednesday/Thursday. 
Take home test over Development & Personality is due Next Friday (day before Fall Break!)