Agenda: Week of Nov 4 - Nov 8, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5 -  Motivation & Emotion, Development & Stress
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON:
Motivation; Theories, Critiques
TUE: Finish Motivation; Emotion; Theories, Critiques
WED/THU: Quiz Unit 5; Review Quiz; Development
FRI: Development Part II
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Monday, Nov 4, 2013
Quote:  “The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.” - Hubert Humphrey

Learning Targets:
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Essential Questions:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Why does psychology look to human behavior like eating to explain motivation?
2. Notes & Discussion: Motivation - Theories & Critiques.

Assignments:
Quiz over Unit 5 is on Wednesday/Thursday.
Test is next Monday (Nov. 11).
Review notes, target sheets, textbook, and psych trek.
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Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
Quote:  “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I
Learning Targets:
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Essential Questions:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which theory of motivation that we have discussed, do you believe is the best or closest to explaining motivation?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Emotion

Assignments:
Quiz over Unit 5 is on Wednesday/Thursday.
Test is next Monday (Nov. 11).
Review notes, target sheets, textbook, and psych trek.
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Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 and Thursday, Nov 7, 2013
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson


Learning Targets:
1. Cognitive development refers to the ways in which our ability to think and reason change over our life spans.
2. Two theorists important in the area of cognitive development are Jean Piaget & Lev Vygotsky.
3. Social development refers to the changes in our ability to interact with others as we age.
4. Our primary caregiver provides us with our earliest social cues.
5. The stages of prenatal development.

Essential Questions:
- Compare Social and Cognitive Theories of Development.
- How does Piaget explain development in children?
- What do critics of Piaget point to as evidence of his theory having limitations?
- Compare assimilation and accommodation.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz over Unit 5
2. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 5
3. Review Quiz.
4. Notes & Discussion: Introduce Development. Prenatal to Adolescence. 

Assignments:
Test is next Monday (Nov. 11).
Review notes, target sheets, textbook, and psych trek.
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Friday, Nov 8, 2013
Quote: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” - Earl Shoaf


Learning Targets:
1. Cognitive development refers to the ways in which our ability to think and reason change over our life spans.
2. Two theorists important in the area of cognitive development are Jean Piaget & Lev Vygotsky.
3. Social development refers to the changes in our ability to interact with others as we age.
4. Our primary caregiver provides us with our earliest social cues.
5. The stages of prenatal development.

Essential Questions:
- Compare Social and Cognitive Theories of Development.
- How does Piaget explain development in children?
- What do critics of Piaget point to as evidence of his theory having limitations?
- Compare assimilation and accommodation.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What do critics of Piaget point out as a problem with his theory of stage development?
2. Notes & Discussion: Adolescence to Adulthood.
3. Test is on Monday over Unit 5. Review any questions students may have.

Assignments:
Test is next Monday (Nov. 11).
Review notes, target sheets, textbook, and psych trek.