Agenda: Week of January 6-10, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
Week at a Glance:
TUE - Welcome Back, What is Psychology? What is a flipped classroom? How can I use it to succeed? Themes & Variations of Psychology
WED/THU - Welcome Back, What is Psychology? What is a flipped classroom? How can I use it to succeed? Themes & Variations of Psychology 
Psych Trek CD - History & Evolution of Psych; Video study - Discovering Psychology - 1: Past, Present, & Promise;
FRI - Socratic Discussion - "Mind, Body, Yogurt."
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Quote: "The Journey is the reward." - Steve Jobs

Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality

Targets:
Welcome - why psychology matters
Advanced Placement test
Flipped Classroom

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology?
2. How can taking the AP test help?
3. Why is Mr. Duez Flipping the class?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Pick up the syllabus. Why did you decide to take Psychology?
-We will go down to the book room and pick up our textbook at the beginning of the period- 
2. What can I expect from Psychology? Expectations, class rules, procedures, discuss the "Flipped Classroom" and AP Test.

Assignment:

Fill Out the Student Survey - this is your first grade.
Watch the video screencasts over the first unit. Take notes. Bring them to class.
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Wednesday & Thursday, January 8 & 9, 2014
Quote"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi

Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality

Learning Targets:
What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
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.

1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my everyday 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 the definition of Psychology? Why is it important to study?
2. Introduction to Psych Trek CD - Unit 1. Students will learn through a digital and interactive way to understand the objectives of the first unit and go through practice quizzes and tests.
3. Discuss website, how to utilize the screencast notes videos, how to take notes, reminder about the student survey.

Assignment:

Fill Out the Student Survey - this is your first grade.
Watch the video screencasts over the first unit. Take notes. Bring them to class.
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Friday, January 10, 2014
Quote“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality

Learning Targets:
What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
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.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my everyday 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:
Zimbardo is a super hero (of psychology). Kind of. :)
1. DO NOW: What is a more powerful explanation of how you have become who you are today?  Nature or Nurture?
2. Video Study: Discovering Psychology - Past, Present, and Future Past, Present, and Promise is the first program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. It provides an introduction to and overview of psychology, from its origins in the nineteenth century to current study of the brain's biochemistry. You'll explore the development of psychology in general and some of the paths scientists take to determine relationships among the mind, the brain, and behavior.
As you watch consider these questions & terms:
Electroencephalogram (EEG): The process of recording the brain's electrical activity by attaching electrodes to the scalp and analyzing wave patterns.
Nonverbal Communication: Communication between people without the use of words. Examples include tone of voice, body language, and facial expression.
Principles of Psychology, The by William James: A seminal text in the field published in 1890, while James served as a professor at Harvard University. The full text of the work is available at http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/James/Principles
3. If Time: Read, annotate, and discuss this article:
 Mind, Body, Yogurt. 

Assignment:

Fill Out the Student Survey - this is your first grade.
Watch the video screencasts over the first unit. Take notes. Bring them to class.