Agenda: Week of Sep 9 - Sep 13, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz Unit 1; Examples of Personality tests
TUE: Personality: Freud's Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, & Factor Analysis
WED/THU: Unit 1 Test; Introduce Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior (Brain & Sensation/Perception)
FRI: Introduce the Brain Project; Create a map of your brain
Personality tests come in different forms. :)
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Monday, Sep 9, 2013
Quote: “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

Learning Targets:
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. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz.
2. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 1. You may use your handwritten notes to aid you on the quiz. It is only 10 multiple choice questions. We will spend about 15 minutes on it.
3. Introduction to Personality: The Personality Test.
Oreo Cookie Personality Test, The Banana Test, The World's Quickest Personality Test.
4. Who is Sigmund Freud?

Assignment:
Read Unit 1 (Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
TEST IS WED/THU
The Oreo Cookie is the best selling cookie in the WORLD.
In 2011: $2 Billion in sales!
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Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Quote: "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work." - Thomas J. Watson

Learning Targets:
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. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the FRQ that is due on Friday. Also, Explain Freud's theory of unconsciousness and it's impact on Psychology.
2. Lecture & Discussion - Personality. Review Freudian Psychodynamic Theory and compare to the other main theories of Personality.
3. Review concepts for the test over Unit 1.
4. Video: Attacking the FRQ by Schallhorn. Great tips on how to achieve success on the first FRQ.

Assignment:
Read Unit 1 (Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
TEST IS WED/THU
Nature vs. Nurture
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Wednesday, Sep 11 & Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Quote: "Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then." - John Wooden

Learning Targets:
Understand the Psychology Theme of Nature versus Nurture. 

Essential Questions:
1. Which is stronger—nature or nurture?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Test over Unit 1.
2. TEST UNIT 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, & Personality
3. Nature vs. Nurture Article. Pick up article after the test, read and annotate it. We will discuss it in a socratic seminar on Friday.
4. Introduce Unit 2 - The Biological Bases of Behavior: The Brain and Sensation/Perception.

Assignment:
Read Unit 2 Biological Bases of Behavior (The Brain, Sensation & Perception) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
FRQ is due Friday over UNIT 1
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Friday, Sep 13, 2013
Quote: "Very superstitious, nothin' more to say
Very superstitious, the devil's on his way
Thirteen month old baby broke the lookin' glass
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past"
     - Stevie Wonder, Superstition
Ahhh, we'll discuss many phobias this semester. This one is actually real. The fear of the #13.
Learning Targets:
Understand the Psychology Theme of Nature versus Nurture. 

Essential Questions:
1. Which is stronger—nature or nurture?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Be prepared to turn in the FRQ over UNIT 1. Also, have the article ready to discuss in Socratic Seminar. Nature vs. Nurture Article.
2. Socratic Seminar over the article: Nature vs. Nurture Article.

Assignment:
Read Unit 2 Biological Bases of Behavior (The Brain, Sensation & Perception) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides