Agenda: Week of November 11 - 15, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5 - Motivation, Emotion, Development, & Stress
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Development Infant to Child; Adolescent to Adult
TUE - TEST over Unit 5 - Motivation, Emotion, Development, & Stress
WED/THU - Begin Unit 6 - Abnormal Behavior/Psych Disorders & Social Psychology; Also discuss Free Response Questions and prep for Friday's practice FRQ.
FRI - Practice FRQ in class. One question - we will discuss techniques and best practices after and on Monday.
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Monday, November 11, 2013
Quote: "History is philosophy teaching by examples."  - Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

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. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Finish Infant to Child Development.
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Adolescent to Adult Development.
3. Review concepts for the test.

Assignments:
TEST IS TUESDAY.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Quote: "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."  - James Baldwin

Agenda:
1. TEST over Unit 5.

Assignments:
None.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 & Thursday, November 14, 2013
Quote: "History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days."  - Winston Churchill

Learning Targets:
1. The (DSM) Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociate identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side  effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

Essential Questions:
- What are the various approaches to dealing with abnormal behavior, psychological disorders?
- Is all psych disorder caused by biological issues? Can they be solved medically?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is a Psychological Disorder? What earns a classification of Mental Illness
2. Introduction to Unit 6 - Psych Disorders & Abnormal Behavior.
3. Discuss FRQ - best practices, how to.

Assignments:
FRQ Practice on Friday.
Prepare for next week by reading the notes, target sheets, your text book, and preparing to understand Psych Disorders & Social Psych.

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Quote: "History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up."  - Voltaire

Learning Targets:
1. The (DSM) Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociate identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side  effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

Essential Questions:
- What are the various approaches to dealing with abnormal behavior, psychological disorders?
- Is all psych disorder caused by biological issues? Can they be solved medically?

Agenda:
1. FRQ Practice: 30 Minute timed writing. You will have two questions to choose from - only do one of them.
2. FRQ Tips: We will discuss best practices, how to do well on the FRQ.

Assignments:
Prepare for next week by reading the notes, target sheets, your text book, and preparing to understand Psych Disorders & Social Psych.