Agenda: Week of Jan. 8 - Jan. 11, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 1 - History & Revolution of Psychology -and- Research Methods
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - NO SCHOOL
TUE - 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 min; Intro to Psychology, Syllabus, Expectations.
WED/THU - What is Psychology?; The Psychology of Attraction, part I.
FRI - What is Psychology?; The Psychology of Attraction, part II.
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Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
Quote of the Day: "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey

What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
If You Learn Only 10 Things for the AP Test....
1. Wilhelm Wundt is credited with being the founder of modern experimental psychology when he founded a lab at the University of Leipzig Germany in 1879.
2. Tichener, Watson, James, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & sociocultural - is the key to understanding psychology.
4. The modern definition of psychology combines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my every day life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results?
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - Pick up AP Psychology Syllabus on the table. Read, mark, and write down any questions you have as Mr. Duez takes attendance.
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Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 & 10, 2012
Quote of the Day: "New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."  - James Agate

What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
If You Learn Only 10 Things for the AP Test....
1. Wilhelm Wundt is credited with being the founder of modern experimental psychology when he founded a lab at the University of Leipzig Germany in 1879.
2. Tichener, Watson, James, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & sociocultural - is the key to understanding psychology.
4. The modern definition of psychology combines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.


1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my every day life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results?
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is a more powerful explanation of how you have become who you are today?  Nature or Nurture?
3. Video & Discussion: Example of psychological experimentation and how the science relates to every day life - The Science of Attraction
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Friday, January 11, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde 

What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
If You Learn Only 10 Things for the AP Test....
1. Wilhelm Wundt is credited with being the founder of modern experimental psychology when he founded a lab at the University of Leipzig Germany in 1879.
2. Tichener, Watson, James, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & sociocultural - is the key to understanding psychology.
4. The modern definition of psychology combines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.


1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my every day life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results?
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What 
3. Video & Discussion: Example of psychological experimentation and how the science relates to every day life - The Science of Attraction

Next Week: Quiz on Wed/Thu and Test on Friday over Unit 1.
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