Agenda: Week of April 1 - April 5, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation, and Emotion
Week at a Glance:
This is a crazy week. State Standardized Testing Gone Wild. Click here for the schedule: Whack-a-do-Schedule-This-Week
We are going to roll through this week and get as much done as we can each time a class period. I will video screencast the notes for this week so that if you miss anything you can catch them here. I'll post them when they are finished.
Quiz over this unit is next Monday, April 6
Test over this unit is next Tuesday, April 7
Intelligence -- 
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?

Motivation & Emotion -- 
Learning Targets:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Analyze the different types of motivation.
- Define the importance characteristics of emotion in human behavior and decision making.

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:
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.
VERY STRANGE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK BECAUSE OF TESTING.
---------------------------------------------------
Monday 2nd Period 7:25 - 11:40
Tuesday no psychology
Wednesday 2nd period 1:22 - 2:45
Thursday 1st period 1:22 - 2:45
Friday - all periods will meet

Monday's Quote: "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."  -William James
Wednesday/Thursday's Quote: "One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour.  Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the article at the front, read & annotate for the first 30 minutes. We will discuss in socratic seminar after. Tired of Feeling Bad? The New Science of Feelings Can Help by Davidson & Begley
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video:
3. Videos, we will watch & discuss and apply what we learn to motivation, emotion, and intelligence:
---------------------------------------------------
Friday, April 5, 2013
Quote: "Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine." -William Feather

Agenda:
1. Do Now - Compare Instinct Theory, The Drive Reduction Theory, The Arousal Theory and Humanistic Theory of Motivation. Which do you believe make the most sense?
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video:
Quiz is on Monday
Test is next Tuesday

Article - Why We Eat - Motivation

We covered this last week, collected it and it is graded. However when the sub was here we came up a few copies short (if you were absent you might not have received one). So here it is:

Psych-Article-WHY-WE-EAT

Agenda: Monday March 25 - Wednesday March 27, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
Week at a Glance:
Mon - Multiple Intelligence, Measurement
Tue - Intelligence & Change over time
Wed - Introduction to Motivation & Emotion - Why We Eat
-------------------------------------
Learning Targets Intelligence:
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 - Intelligence:
- 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?

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

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.

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.
-------------------------------------
Monday, March 25, 2013
Quote: "Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Which of the following does not belong with the others?
a. aptitude tests b. personality tests c. intelligence tests d. achievement tests
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Measuring Intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, and How Intelligence Changes Over Time.
The Gryffster. Gryff-meister. Gryffa. Gryffindor of Dog Parkdom.
-------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Quote: "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." - Plato

Agenda:
Suki says, "Dog Schmog."
1. Do Now Question: The Bell curve is different for ethnic group. Math scores are different across genders and the highest scores are for Asian males.  Why? Nature or Nurture?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Measuring Intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, and How Intelligence Changes Over Time.

-------------------------------------
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Quote: "Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear." - Brian Tracy

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: What questions do you have regarding the article: Why We Eat? Be prepared to discuss it in 5 minutes.
2. Socratic Seminar: Discuss the article: Why We Eat?
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to Motivation

Agenda: Week of March 18 - March 22, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
Week at a Glance:
Mon - Introduction to Intelligence
Tue - IQ Testing, History & Development, Bell Shaped Curve
Wd/Th - Video Beautiful Minds: Einstein Effect (Savants); Forms/Theories of Intelligence
Fri - Does intelligence change over time?
-------------------------------------
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?
-------------------------------------
Monday, March 18, 2013
Quote"The only thing we have to fear is... fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: "Write down the names of the 3 "smartest" people that you know. What makes them so?"
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Intelligence. "What is Smart?" Nature vs. Nurture. Intelligence Testing.
Not mine. Found on the interwebs.
-------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Quote"Germany has concluded a Non-Aggression Pact with Poland... We shall adhere to it unconditionally... we recognize Poland as the home of a great and nationally conscious people."  - Adolf Hitler, 21st May 1935

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: IQ Tests have shown to be good indicators of school performance. Why?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: History & Development of IQ Testing.
3. PsykTrek 3 In class Quiz for discussion & practice.
Intelligence. Nuff Said.
-------------------------------------
Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2013
Quote"Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few!" - Winston Churchill, September 1940

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Savants number less than 100 worldwide. Some can work out five-digit multiplication in their heads, or recite thousands of books by heart. Others can play a piano melody after hearing it only once. Over half of savants are autistic; others develop these super human talents only after brain injury. With scientists now able to see billions of neurons at work in the brain, experts are now investigating whether it is in fact a defect that turns a person into a genius. Could the giant minds of the past – from Newton, to Mozart, to Albert Einstein have been autistic?
2. Video with questions & Discussion: Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Forms & Theories of Intelligence - Multiple Intelligence,  Emotional Intelligence.
-------------------------------------
Friday, March 22, 2013
Quote: "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle." - General Eisenhower, before the D-Day invasion began,  summed up the mission of the Allies

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Is intelligence one thing or several different abilities?
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Does Intelligence Change Over Time? 
We will watch video clip embedded in the notes on Stephen Wiltshire: Artistic Savant ~ "The Human Camera"

Unit 5: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion - Notes, Targets, Handouts, & Video

Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
Dates for Quiz and Test

Targets for Intelligence
Video & Questions - Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect


Targets for Motivation & Emotion
Article: American Obesity - Why We Eat
Article: Tired of Feeling Bad - The New Science of Feelings Can Help

Click below for the embedded notes for this unit:

Agenda: Week of March 4 - March 8, 2012

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4: Memory, Language, & Thought
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - EOC English Training all morning; No Psych. :(
TUE - Quiz over Memory; Finish Memory Notes, Discussion, & Video
WED/THU - TEST Unit 4 (Memory Only); Then discuss Language & Thought
FRI - Language & Thought
---------------------------------------------
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.

Questions to Consider:
1. How does language influence thought?
2. How can language reveal information to us about human nature?
-----------------------------------------
Monday, March 4, 2013
Quote of the Day:  "History is a myth that men agree to believe." - Napoleon
Agenda:
NO PSYCHOLOGY DUE TO STATE TESTING
True Dat

  • Finland has the same number of teachers as New York City but nearly half the amount of students. Finland has about 600,000 students while NYC has close to 1.1 million.
  • Every single teacher in Finland needs to have a master’s degree. That degree is fully subsidized by the state, too.
  • Students in Finland don’t start school until they’re 7 years old.
  • The only mandatory test is taken when students are 16 years old.
  • There aren't any separate classrooms for accelerated learning or special education. All students are taught in the same classroom.
  • Compared to the U.S., Finland spends about 30% less per student.
  • About two-thirds of students in Finland attend college. That’s the highest rate in all of Europe.
  • Only the top 10% of graduates are eligible to become teachers.
  • The classroom size of science courses is limited to 16 students. This is so students can do actual in-person experiments in the lab.
  • Elementary school students in the U.S. get about half an hour of recess. Students in Finland get about 75 minutes.
-----------------------------------------
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Quote:  “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” - General Colin Powell
Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION:  Which type of test question gives a student the best chance at recalling learned information - completion, essay, fill in the blank, multiple choice, true & false?
2. Quiz Unit 4 - Memory
3. Notes, Video & Discussion: Memory: Recall Vs. Recognition
Could technology like Google Glass improve someone's Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought?
-----------------------------------------
Wednesday, March 6 & Thursday, March 7, 2013
Quote: "It was a rum job going over the top, without any rum." - Harry Lamin on the Western Front during Trench Warfare 
Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Prep for test. After the test: At what level is the statement ambiguous - "Curious blue ideas sleep furiously."
2. Test Over Memory Only
3. Notes, Video & Discussion: Cognition - Language & Thought
Caution: Grammar Nazis are everywhere (especially in English class!).
-----------------------------------------
Friday, March 8, 2013
Quote of the Day:  "The war has ruined us for everything." - Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front 
Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: How does language influence thought?
2. Notes, Video & DiscussionCognition - Language & Thought
3. Video: 60 Minutes - The Secret Language of Elephants

Notes, Video, & Targets for Unit 4 - Memory, Language, & Thought

Unit 4 - Memory, Language, & Thought
Learning Targets

Notes:
Psych Notes Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory
Psych Notes Unit 4 - Cognition: Language & Thought
Psych Notes Unit 4 - Cognition: Language Influence on Thought
Psych Notes Unit 4 - Cognition at Work - Problem Solving & Behavior

Video:
Superior Autobiographic Memory-
Jill Price - The Woman Who Can Not Forget (9:00)
60 Minutes: Endless Memory, Part I (13:35)
60 Minutes: Endless Memory, Part II (12:52)

Student Video Project on Memory:
Forgetting - Research vs. Recognition by Alex Lance, Fall 2012 (4:39)
Noble Prize: The Mystery of Memory (30:00)
A Pill To Forget (13:29)
Ted Talk: Amazing Feats of Memory That Anyone Can Do (20:30)
All Time 10s: 10 Amazing Facts About Memory (2:49)
Google Glass: Is this the future of cognition? (2:31) 

Movies about Memory:
Movie Trailer: Memento (2:05)
Movie Trailer: The Bourne Identity (2:05)
Movie Trailer: 50 First Dates (a Mrs. Duez Favorite) (00:35)
Total Recall (1990 original) (2:45) 
Total Recall (2012 remake) (2:24)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (1:24)
Solaris (2:03)
Beginners (2:05)
The Butterfly Effect (2:19)

Language & Thought:
VSauce - English Where did English Come From? (6:58) 
60 Minutes: The Secret Language of Elephants (14:19)
60 Minutes: Is it Possible to Read a Person's Mind? (13:18)
TedTalk: Daniel Kahneman - Our Thinking Selves (20:37)
YouTube: Pinker - Why Study Language? Language is a Window Into the Mind (7:23)
Psychologist Steven Pinker studies the interface between language and human computation, which he argues is the key to understanding human nature.
Youtube: Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a window to understand the brain (50 minutes)  This is a truly fascinating video. One that is hard to believe is freely available to view. If you are having difficulty with Cognition: Language. Definitely watch this. It is so well explained. He breaks it all down for you. Great examples, graphical display, and all done in a clear and logical fashion.