Agenda: Week of Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence 
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz - Unit 4 (Memory Mostly); Introduction to Intelligence
TUE: Video Study - Video Beautiful Minds: Einstein Effect (Savants); Forms/Theories of Intelligence
WED/THU: Test Unit 4; Article on Motivation
FRI: Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Discuss article & Motivation through Eating
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Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Quote: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?


Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz Unit 4. (Students may use their notes from Unit 4)
2. DO NOW after quiz - Write down the names of the 3 smartest people you know. What makes them 'smart'?
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to Intelligence;  "What is Smart?" Nature vs. Nurture. Intelligence Testing.
4. Video over Savants. We will begin the video during class today and see some of it tomorrow. Video Beautiful Minds: Einstein Effect (Savants); Forms/Theories of Intelligence
Assignments:
Test is Wed/Thu. Prepare by using the "Notes" link above. Also read your text book & focus on the Target Sheets. Study with a trusted friend or two. Come to tutoring. Good luck!
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Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Quote: "I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW
2. Video Study with Notes & Discussion: 
Video Beautiful Minds: Einstein Effect (Savants); Forms/Theories of Intelligence
Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.
3. Notes, Discussion: Does Intelligence Change Over Time?

Assignments:
Test is Wed/Thu. Prepare by using the "Notes" link above. Also read your text book & focus on the Target Sheets. Study with a trusted friend or two. Come to tutoring. Good luck!
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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 - and - Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Quote: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Test - Unit 4
2. Test - Unit 4
3. Article Study - Motivation & Eating (due on Friday in class)

Assignments:
Begin reading Motivation & Emotion. Quiz is on Monday. Check the Notes tab at the top of the screen for more information that can help, including the Target Sheet.
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Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Learning Targets:
We do not know how emotions are generalized.
Which theory is clearest example in your mind?
--James-Lange Theory: We have a psychological response and we label it as an emotion:
"I see a bear, my muscles tense, I feel afraid."
--Cannon-Bard Theory: We have an emotional response and we feel the physiological response:
"I see a bear, I feel afraid, my muscles tense."
--Schacter-Singer Theory: We experience feelings and then label them:
"I feel bad. I must be scared."
--Cognitive Appraisal: When there is no physiological arousal, we experience something; we think about it, we label it as an emotion.

Essential Questions:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Analyze the different types of motivation.
- Define the importance characteristics of emotion in human behavior and decision making.


 Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep article for discussion - Motivation & Eating
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: What is motivation? How do psychologists study it?

Assignments:
Begin reading Motivation & Emotion. Quiz is on Monday. Check the Notes tab at the top of the screen for more information that can help, including the Target Sheet.