Agenda: Week of April 22 - April 26, 2013 (TAKS WEEK! Arggggh)

AP PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
UNIT 7: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, TREATMENT, & SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Social Psychology; Quiz over Unit 7 - Abnormal Psych & Social Psych
TUE: Treatments for Abnormal Psychology; Finish Social Psychology
THU/FRI: Test over Unit 7
Did the crowd make you do it? Social Psychology
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Quote "I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Annon

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, Discussion, Video: Notes, Video, Discussion: Social Psychology
3. Quiz - UNIT 7 - Abnormal Psych & Social Psych
The beautiful Juniata River in Huntingdon, Pa.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2013 through Friday, April 26, 2013
Quote"Without me, it's just aweso." - Anon

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?

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: Pick up handout in the front of the classroom. Mr. Duez will be out today and he will have a video lesson on Social Psychology & Abnormal Psychology.
FIRST PERIOD IS BEING SHORTED A CLASS PERIOD THIS WEEK. THEY WILL NEED TO DO THIS LESSON AT HOME. I am sorry about that, but there is no other way to prep you for Unit 7 test at the end of this week. The reason we are finishing Friday - this gives us all of next to review for the AP Psychology test. 

Items to review before the test on Thu (2nd period) and Fri (1st period):
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.