Agenda: Week of Oct 21 - 25, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Article Discussion - How Friends Ruin Memory
TUE - Superior Autobiographical Memory
WED/THU - How memory works; Language & Thought Introduction
FRI - Language & Thought; Introduction to Intelligence - Savants
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Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
Quote: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep article Friends Ruin Memory for discussion in socratic groups. (15 min)
2. Notes & Discussion: Introduction to Memory: How does it function? (15 min)
3. Video & Discussion: Jill Price: The Woman Who Could Never Forget (15 min)
    Article about Jill Price from ABC News
4. Video & Discussion: Clive Wearing - The Man With No Short Term Memory (15 min)

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. Quiz is next Monday, Oct. 28 and Test over Unit 4 is on Wed/Thu Oct. 30 & 31. Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
Could technology like Google Glass improve someone's Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought?
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Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Quote: "Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language." - Steven Pinker

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the best thing you ever ate?
3. Video & Discussion: 60 Minutes - Endless Memory, Part I -and- 60 Minutes - Endless Memory, Part II

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. Quiz is next Monday, Oct. 28 and Test over Unit 4 is on Wed/Thu Oct. 30 & 31. Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
Wouldn't it be cool?
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Wednesday, Oct. 17 & Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Quote: “Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” - Daniel Kahneman

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How does memory work to create Cognition? Use an example to explain.
2. Notes & Discussion: Cognition
3. PsychTrek Quiz over Memory & Cognition.
4. Video & Discussion: Feats of Memory that Anyone Can Do
5. Notes & Discussion: Introduction to Language & Thought.

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. Quiz is next Monday, Oct. 28 and Test over Unit 4 is on Wed/Thu Oct. 30 & 31. Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
How can humans better understand language & thought by studying animals? 
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Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Quote: "I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma."  - Eartha Kitt

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: at what level are these statements ambiguous?
"Curious blue ideas sleep furiously." 
"What is the opposite of a duck?"
"How much does Thursday weigh?"
"Have you stopped beating your pet?"
2. Notes & Discussion: Language & Communication
3. Video & Discussion: The Secret Language of Elephants

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. Quiz is next Monday, Oct. 28 and Test over Unit 4 is on Wed/Thu Oct. 30 & 31. Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.