Agenda: Week of Finals Dec. 17 - 21, 2012

Advanced Placement Psychology
Fall Final Review & Fall Final Test Week
Week at a Glance:
MON - Fall AP Test Review
TUEFall AP Test Review
Final Exams & Fall Final Summative Tests
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012
                                      7:25 - 8:39                       1st Period Exam
                                      8:46 - 10:02                     5th Period Exam
                                    10:09 - 11:25                     7th Period Exam
THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012
                                      7:25 - 8:31                       Advisory
                                      8:38 - 9:58                       2nd Period Exam
                                    10:05 - 11:25                     3rd Period Exam
 FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012
                                    7:25 - 8:31                         Advisory
                                    8:38 - 9:58                        4th Period Exam
                                    10:05 - 11:25                    6 th Period Exam

Learning Targets for the Week:
AP Psychology Course Description PDF from College Board
We will review each of the major topics or "approaches" that we have studied. The Mock AP test will be used to guide our discussion of topics and what to expect % wise on the AP test and also what to expect in terms of how many numbers of questions you will see from each portion.

We will break down the free response question and see examples and best practices on how to score the most points to answer the question.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Quote of the Day: "What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” - Steve Jobs

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What question would you ask a person who works in the field of psychology/counseling if you had the opportunity?
2. Guest Speaker - Rebecca Jarrell. Students will take notes, write down and ask questions, and they will reflect at the end about what they learned.
Rebecca Jarrell
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” - Steve Jobs

BREAKFAST FEAST CELEBRATION - GREAT SEMESTER!

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Which questions on the MOCK AP Test were most difficult - or do you still not understand?
2. Review the MOCK AP Test and discuss each question in terms of the Unit & Theme.
3. Competitive Review in Teams.

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Wed-Fri, December 19-21, 2012
Quote of the Day:  "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." -Dr. Seuss

Agenda:
FINAL EXAM.

Over the holiday break, think about a theme for AP PSYCHOLOGY T-Shirts. Shoot me an email or stop by next semester and let me know what you think. We will need to create it soon and order it in Feb-March for it to be ready for the test.

Video Project - Rubric & Examples

Here is a rubric to help you:

If you have questions, let me know. We'll discuss Friday after we turn in books.

Also here are a few student examples that might help you:
STUDENT EXAMPLES - 

Also my playlist on Youtube for Psychology videos:

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
Go Texans!
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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.
He's making a list..
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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.

Agenda: Week of Dec. 3 - Dec. 7, 2012

AP PSYCHOLOGY
UNIT 7: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, TREATMENT, & SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Abnormal Psych
TUE: Finish Abnormal Psych/Disorders, Quiz over Abnormal Psych/Disorders
WED/THU: Social Psych
FRI: Social Psych/Quiz over Social Psych
Following Monday - Test on Unit 7
Did the crowd make you do it? Social Psychology
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Monday, Dec. 3, 2012
Quote of the Day“We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire...give us the tools and we will finish the job.” - Winston Churchill


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?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: List and explain the 6 categories of Mental Illness.
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion:
Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders

The beautiful Juniata River in Huntingdon, Pa.
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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
Quote of the Day “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Is the"ultimate cure" for any psychological disorder a biomedical cure?
2. Finish Abnormal Psychology - disorders.
Notes, Video, and Discussion:
Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorder
3. Quiz on Abnormal Psych & Disorders/Treatment
Penn State University - White Out Game - 2012. How does it feel to be a part of an energetic crowd?
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Wednesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
Quote of the Day “My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” - Dave Barry


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.


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

The movie V for Vendetta captures a dystopian future filled with social psychology perspectives.
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Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Quote of the Day "The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all - doing nothing." - Benjamin Franklin


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.


1. Do Now Question: Compare and contrast the psychoanalytic and humanistic brands of insight therapy.
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 16 Social Psychology

3. Quiz over Social Psychology

TEST MONDAY OVER UNIT 7