AP Pre-Registration Meetings


Next week marks the beginning of Advanced Placement Testing (as well as STAAR/EOC exams).  In order to effectively administer AP exams, students are required to attend a pre-administration to complete necessary information before testing begins.   This year we are administering an AHS record 974 AP exams.  

Most students have already registered, but we still have many who need to complete this important testing administrative tasks.

This week I will conduct two additional AP Pre-Administration Sessions in the Red LG, Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 pm and Thursday morning at 8:00 am.  Please let your AP students/testers know that if they have not already taken care of the pre-administration paperwork, they MUST attend one of these two sessions this week.  

Please tell your students to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to sign in and pick up AP student packs and AP paperwork.  After the session starts, no students will be allowed in late.

Agenda: Week of April 30 to May 4, 2012


Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP Review Week

THE AP PSYCHOLOGY TEST IS NEXT MONDAY MAY 6! 

One week to go! 

CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW
We had a great time in Galveston last weekend. As I told Aidan, "GO FLY A KITE!" :)
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Monday April 29, 2013
Quote"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." - Corey Ford

Agenda:
1. AP Psychology Review in competitive teams.
We will do segments of released AP Tests, Cover possible Timed-Writing prompts, watch some video clips, and review the semester of Psychology.
CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Quote: “If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them." - Phil Pastoret

Agenda:

1. AP Psychology Review in competitive teams.
We will do segments of released AP Tests, Cover possible Timed-Writing prompts, watch some video clips, and review the semester of Psychology.
CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 & Thursday May 2, 2013
Quote“I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.” - Ray Bradbury

Agenda:
1. We will take a 100 question AP Psychology Practice Test in 70 minutes.
2. After the test, we will grade it in class and review the questions.
CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW

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Friday, May 3, 2012
Quote“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison

Agenda:
Monday, May 6, 2013! The day approaches.
1. Student driven review over the practice tests, possible free response questions, and whatever else students want to discuss to prepare for Monday's test.
2. Focus on past FRQ prompts. Quick write planning and practice. Look over scoring rubrics and past results.
CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW





AP Psychology Testing Information, Tips, and General Security

Great information shared here from Teaching High School Psychology Website. It also includes an incredible amount of helpful information. Check it out.

General Information:

  • Monday May 04, 2015 at noon
  • Bring pencils with erasers and black pens
  • Bring a watch that does not beep (turn off all alarms & alerts)
  • Do not wear any psychology related clothing
  • Do not bring anything else: books, papers, calculators, cell phones, etc. (cell phones will be placed into the envelopes that you had during your pre-registration)
Multiple Choice Section:
  • 100 multiple choice questions -- 70 minutes
  • 2/3 of the overall grade
  • A-E Answers
  • Names, charts, graphs, drawings are all possible
  • There is no 1/4 point adjustment for guessing, if you are not sure about a question, take your best educated guess after using process of elimination
Free Response Section:
  • 2 required Free Response (essay) Questions -- 50 minutes
  • 1/3 of the overall grade - 1/6 of grade for each question
  • Points are given for correct responses not taken away for incorrect material
  • Points can only be removed if one part of an answer contradicts another part
  • Read through both questions before doing anything else
  • Think through the answer before starting to write
  • Write an outline or notes in the test question booklet
  • Don’t be afraid to cross something out, if needed
  • Write in sentences - DO NOT OUTLINE OR BULLET YOUR ANSWER.
  • Be as complete as possible, but keep to the point.
  • Watch the time. Don’t get caught short on essay #2
  • Structure the answer following the structure of the question
Test Security:
  • Do not discuss the multiple-choice section with anyone
  • Do not discuss the free response questions for 48 hours. The general rule of thumb is wait until the questions have been posted on the College Board website
  • Do NOT post, text, email etc. anything about the exam on the Internet, especially on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks
  • Do not come and visit me between the multiple choice section and free response section

AP Test Review Material

Videos
AP Psych Review Videos from Chuck Schallhorn
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SchallhornAPPsych

Video Review from the UK
http://www.psychexchange.co.uk/videos/

The PsychFiles by Michael Britt-Video Review Series
http://www.thepsychfiles.com/?s=%22ap+psychology%22

Shared by Charleen Gribbon
http://education-portal.com/academy/course/psychology-101.html

Online and Apps
The Genes to Cognition Website for the Original 3D Brain and Other Great Bio-based Resources
http://www.g2conline.org/

AP Review on Twitter--Steve Jones Link from previous post
http://teachinghighschoolpsychology.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-return-of-ap-psych-review.html

For Brain Review--the 3D Brain App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-brain/id331399332?mt=8

Brain Tutor 3D--App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-tutor-3d/id301362928?mt=8

Apps - 5 Steps to a 5, Brainscape, PsycTest Hero

Vocabulary Sites
Quizlet exam review flash cards - 394 terms, 771 terms, famous psychologists
AP Psych Study Sets--Vocabulary
http://quizlet.com/subject/ap-psychology/

Teacher sites - these have an assortment of various links to review sites.
Stanley
Collins
Donner
Lazarewicz
http://home.mindspring.com/~j-squared/apreviewsite/index.html

Social Psychology Video Screencast Notes

Social Psychology Video Screencast Notes

Is this something that was useful?
Let me know. I can do a few of these for review over the next 2 weeks and help prepare you for the AP Test if this is something that might help you out.

Social Psych Discussion, Notes, & Video:
What is Social Psych? (Group influences on individuals, cooperation/altruism, aggressive behavior/violence)
1. Social Psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of the individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgements about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to influences of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.

Impression Formation:
Stereotypes - used to determine behavior or what course of action to take. Can have positive and negative outcomes.
---The Simpsons---
States of Confusion - stereotypes in different American states. Are they true of EVERY person in that state?

Cognitive-Confrimation Bias & Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Fundamental Attribution Theory - FAE - Suggests we make "attributions" about causes of behavior being internal and not external. We often believe that someone does something because of who he is, not because of the situation.
Actor-Perceiver Bias - If we are doing something, we believe our behavior is due to external causes; if we are watching someone else, we believe behavior is internally motivated.
Self-Serving Bias - We attribute causes of behavior to external causes if we fail and internal causes if we succeed.
Interpersonal Relations - Research has shown that proximity, affect (emotions), similarity, and reinforcement all contribute to attraction.
Pro-Social Behavior is engaging in behavior that leads to some good outcome.
Altruism - helping behavior that is motivated by helping others for the sake of helping.

--60 Minutes: The Baby Lab ~ What can babies teach us about Altruism?--
Are human beings inherently good? Are we born with a sense of morality? Or could it be worse - we start out nasty selfish devils that need "education" to whip us into shape?
The research is quite interesting!

--Stanford Prison Experiment-- Mock prison in the basement of the Stanford University building. The experiment had to be ended after only 6 days. The 'guards' because very abusive towards the 'prisoners'? But why? Human nature and social conformity is very powerful. The prison experiment is viewed as crossing an 'ethical edge.'
More information here: http://www.prisonexp.org/

--The Bystander Effect--
Why do good people stand by and do nothing? Would you help or intervene? Or what keeps most people from intervening and helping others when in need?
Two conflicting rules: 1 - we ought to help; 2 - we ought to do what everyone else is doing (sadly #2 usually wins out - especially when the number of people in the area are very large in number)

--The Asch Experiment--
Do you think of yourself as a conformist or a non-conformist? If you are like most people, you probably believe that you are non-conformist enough to stand up to a group when you know you are right, but conformist enough to blend in with the rest of your peers.
Imagine yourself in this situation: You've signed up to participate in a psychology experiment in which you are asked to complete a vision test. Seated in a room with the other participants, you are shown a line segment and then asked to choose the matching line from a group three segments of different lengths. The experimenter asks each participant individually to select the matching line segment. On some occasions everyone in the group chooses the correct line, but occasionally, the other participants unanimously declare that a different line is actually the correct match.

group dynamics is one of the most powerful forces in human psychology

Agenda: Week of April 22 - April 26, 2013 (TAKS WEEK! Arggggh)

AP PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
UNIT 7: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, TREATMENT, & SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Social Psychology; Quiz over Unit 7 - Abnormal Psych & Social Psych
TUE: Treatments for Abnormal Psychology; Finish Social Psychology
THU/FRI: Test over Unit 7
Did the crowd make you do it? Social Psychology
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Quote "I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Annon

Targets - Chapter 16 - Social Psychology
  • how being part of a group influences the way individuals behave
  • why people cooperate with and help others
  • what factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence
IF YOU LEARN ONLY 5 THINGS ABOUT SOCIAL PSYCH:
1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgments about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.


Agenda:
1. DO NOW Question: What motivates good (altruism) and bad/evil (Nazi Germany) in the world? How can some people and groups work at an amazingly wonderful level and other groups might turn to evil ways?
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Notes, Video, Discussion: Social Psychology
3. Quiz - UNIT 7 - Abnormal Psych & Social Psych
The beautiful Juniata River in Huntingdon, Pa.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2013 through Friday, April 26, 2013
Quote"Without me, it's just aweso." - Anon

Learning Targets:
Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The 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 dissociative 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:
1. What is the medical model as applied to abnormal psychology?
2. How common are mental disorders?
3. What are the 4 major anxiety disorders and their causes?
4. How do biological factors, conditioning, cognition, personality, and stress contribute to anxiety disorders?
5. How are anxiety disorders treated?

Targets - Chapter 16 - Social Psychology
  • how being part of a group influences the way individuals behave
  • why people cooperate with and help others
  • what factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence
IF YOU LEARN ONLY 5 THINGS ABOUT SOCIAL PSYCH:
1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgments about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up handout in the front of the classroom. Mr. Duez will be out today and he will have a video lesson on Social Psychology & Abnormal Psychology.
FIRST PERIOD IS BEING SHORTED A CLASS PERIOD THIS WEEK. THEY WILL NEED TO DO THIS LESSON AT HOME. I am sorry about that, but there is no other way to prep you for Unit 7 test at the end of this week. The reason we are finishing Friday - this gives us all of next to review for the AP Psychology test. 

Items to review before the test on Thu (2nd period) and Fri (1st period):
1. Do Now Question: Comparing Social Psychology Theories Daryl Bem's self-perception theory suggests that behavior determines attitudes. This counterintuitive notion is reminiscent of the James-Lange theory of emotion. How are the two theories similar yet different from each other?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 16 Social Psychology

The movie V for Vendetta captures a dystopian future filled with social psychology perspectives.

Week of April 22 - 26, 2013 - Schedule -- TAKS WEEK


Monday April 22
TAKS Exit ELA Retest
Normal Schedule

Tuesday April 23
TAKS EXIT Math and Retest/ Seniors Late Arrival

Testing (11th): 7:25 – 11:15
9th EOC Math Prep/10th EOC SS Prep

Seniors – 10:45 – 11:15 – Sr. Meeting

2nd Period - 11:22 – 12:08 
4th Period- 12:15 - 1:43
A Lunch 12:08 – 12:37
B Lunch 12:41 – 1:10
C Lunch 1:14 – 1:43
6nd Period – 1:50 – 2:45

Wednesday April 24
TAKS Exit Science and Retest/ Seniors Late Arrival

Testing: 7:25 – 10:40
9th EOC Sci/10th EOC Math

3rd Period: 10:45 – 11:58 

5th Period: 12:05 – 1:33
A Lunch – 11:58 – 12:27
B Lunch – 12:31 – 1:00
C Lunch – 1:04 – 1:33
7th Period: 1:40 – 2:45


Thursday April 25
TAKS Exit SS and Retest/ Seniors Late Arrival

Testing (11th): 7:25 – 10:40
9th EOC SS/10th EOC Sci

2th Period: 10:45 – 11:58
4th Period: 12:05 – 1:34
A Lunch – 11:58 – 12:27
B Lunch – 12:31 – 1:00
C Lunch – 1:04 – 1:33
6th Period: 1:40 – 2:45

Friday, April 26th
Modified Schedule

1st Period: 7:25 - 9:02
3rd Period: 9:09 - 10:51 
5th Period: 10:58 - 1:01
A Lunch - 10:51 - 11:20
B Lunch - 11:24- 11:53
Class - 11:57 - 12:32
C Lunch - 12:32 - 1:01
7th Period: 1:08 - 2:45

Agenda: Monday April 15 - Friday April 19, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 7 - Abnormal Psychology & Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, Anxiety disorders
TUE: Abnormal Psych, Biomedical Cures, DID
WED/THU: Schizophrenia & Psychoanalysis
FRI: Personality Disorders
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Monday, April 
Quote: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The 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 dissociative 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:
1. What is the medical model as applied to abnormal psychology?
2. How common are mental disorders?
3. What are the 4 major anxiety disorders and their causes?
4. How do biological factors, conditioning, cognition, personality, and stress contribute to anxiety disorders?
5. How are anxiety disorders treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: How common do you believe abnormal psychological disorders are in the United States?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion:
Notes: Intro to Abnormal Behavior - The Royce White Story 
Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Quote: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The 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 dissociative 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:
1. What are the principle types of dissociative disorders and their chief symptoms?
2. What is controversial about DID- dissociative disorder?
3. What are the principle mood disorders and their chief symptoms?
4. What biological, cognitive, social, and stress factors play a role in mood disorders?
5. How are dissociative disorders treated?
Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Is the"ultimate cure" for any psychological disorder a biomedical cure?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
3. Psycktrek 3 CD review quiz.
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Wednesday, April 17 & Thursday, April 18, 2013
Quote: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela 

Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The 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 dissociative 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:
1. What are the general symptoms of schizophrenia?
2. What are the four sub-types of schizophrenia & their chief symptoms?
3. What biological factors have been implicated in schizophrenic disorders?
4. What is the neuro-developmental hypothesis of schizophrenia?
5. How do family dynamics and stress contribute to schizophrenic disorders?
6. How are the different types of schizophrenia treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: What are the most common treatment methods for Psychological Disorders? 
Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
Video clips: A Beautiful MindOne Flew Over the Cookoo's NestA Brilliant Madness
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Quote: "A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The 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 dissociative 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:
1. What are the 3 clusters of personality disorders?
2. What are the major diagnostic challenges with personality disorders?
3. What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?
4. What factors have been implicated in the etiology of antisocial disorders?
5. How are personality disorders treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: How are personality disorders treated?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
3. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Review of Abnormal Psych - Treatments

QUIZ on UNIT 7 on Monday at the end of the period. It is over Abnormal Psych & Social Psych.
Social Psychology - Targets & Notes

Notes, Video, Targets for Unit 6 - Development

TEST - Unit 6 - Development, Personality, & Stress (due Wed/Thu April 17/18) Also that day we will write one FRQ question after bubbling the scantron for this test. There are 2 FRQ questions that go along with the test. An additional one will be given when you come into class on that block day.

NOTES - Unit 6 - Development - Infant to Child
NOTES - Unit 6 - Development - Adolescent to Adult
NOTES - UNIT 6 - PERSONALITY
NOTES - UNIT 6 - STRESS

Use your textbook for Personality and Stress. Much of what is in those 2 chapters we  have seen in biology or we will see in the last unit. If you have specific questions, come by to tutoring - or send me an email.

I may be posting some video help on the unit, if I am able to.

Videos for Unit 6:
Youtube: Annenberg Discovering Psychology - The Developing Child
Youtube: AP Psychology with Mrs. Rice - Development Intro
Youtube: Psychology 101 - Personality Introduction
Youtube: AP Psychology with Mrs. Rice - Stress, part I
Youtube: AP Psychology with Mrs. Rice - Stress, part II
Youtube: AP Psychology with Mrs. Rice - Stress, part III

AP Psych "Interesting T-Shirts" Idea

Anyone interested?
Shoot me an email if you want to work on this, or bring some ideas to class.
david.duez@humble.k12.tx.us

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Videos to help with Intelligence, Motivation, and Emotion

You have sat through, listened and discussed this unit with Mr. Duez. But, wouldn't it be nice to hear about these topics from another perspective. Mrs. Amanda Rice has some tremendously effective video lessons out on Youtube. Here is a list of some you could use to help you with this chapter.

I have been producing some of these myself, but they aren't totally ready for this unit yet. I will be doing them this week over Development, Personality, and Stress because we won't have as much time to cover those topics in class. We only have 28 days until the AP test - so we have to use every advantage we can muster.

AP Psychology - Intro to Intelligence Notes - Part One by Mrs. Rice
- introduction to what intelligence is
AP Psychology - Intro to Intelligence Notes - Part Two by Mrs. Rice
- general intelligence or g (Spearman)
- clusters of mental ability (Thurstone) ~ ends up proving 'g'
- intelligence comes from multiple forms (Gardner) by studying savants
AP Psychology - Intro to Intelligence Notes - Part Three by Mrs. Rice
- triarchic theory: 3 intelligences ~ Analytical, Creative, Practical (Sternberg)
- emotional intelligence: EQ (Goleman)
- critiques of EQ: hard to test (Gardner)
- intelligence & creativity
- neurologically measurable intelligence (biological) & brain functioning

AP Psychology - Assessing Intelligence Notes - Part One by Mrs. Rice
- comparative scores with numerical scores
- first IQ test (Binet)
- Stanford-Binet ~ US revision of Binet-Simon (Lewis Terman, who worked at Stanford)
- Intelligence Quotient (Stern) IQ = Mental Age/Chronological Age x 100 [which today is outdated]
AP Psychology - Assessing Intelligence Notes - Part Two by Mrs. Rice
- WAIS & WISC scales for measuring both children & adults (Wechsler)
- Aptitude (predictive) & Achievement (reflect current knowledge) Tests
AP Psychology - Assessing Intelligence Notes - Part Three by Mrs. Rice
- Introduces the Flynn Effect (D. Flynn)
- Principles of Test Construction - Standardized, Reliable, Valid
- In the past 60 years according to D. Flynn intelligence scores are steadily rising (Flynn Effect)
- Why does this occur? (improved medical, technological, and educational opportunities)
- But if Intelligence scores have been increasing, why then is the normal (mean) score still 100.
- Reliability - split half reliability, different test reliability, test-retest reliability
- Validity - the test measures or predicts what it is intended to ~ content & predictive
- Is Intelligence fixed or does it change over time?

AP Psychology - Extremes of Intelligence Notes - Part One by Mrs. Rice
- MR (IQ=70 or below); High IQ (135 or above)
- Intellectual disability (causes: genetics, environment, deprivation/neglect, no apparent cause)
- PKU: test performed on newborns tests for hidden genetic disorder called PKU. Can be prevented with diet.
- Intellectually gifted (Terman)
AP Psychology - Extremes of Intelligence Notes - Part Two by Mrs. Rice
- Genetic & Environmental Influences on Intelligence (Twin Studies)

Agenda: Week of April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation, and Emotion
Unit 6 - Development, Personality, & Stress
Week at a Glance:
MON- Quiz Unit 5 (intelligence mostly); Emotion
TUE- TEST over Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
WD/TH- Distribute Unit 6 Exam; Discuss Development, Personality & Stress
FRI- Introduction to Unit 7 - Psych Disorders, Treatment & Social Psychology
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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.
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Quote“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.” - John F. Kennedy, December 14, 1962.

Agenda:
1. Quiz Unit 5 (Intelligence); Then Do Now Question: Many colleges and universities use standardized tests as part of the admission process for incoming students. The use of these tests is controversial and psychologist research ways in which these test both help and hurt students. Provide an argument for or against the use of standardized tests in the admissions process using the following terms:
Achievement versus aptitude tests
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Emotion
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Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
  • A baby’s beginnings
  • How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
  • The influences of friends and family
Adolescence:
  • How adolescence is defined across cultures
  • The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
  • The social context in which adolescents develop
  • Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today
Adulthood and Aging:
  • The stages of adulthood
  • Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
  • Concerns related to aging
Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Quote“The survivors (of a nuclear war) would envy the dead.” - Nikita Khrushchev, July 20, 1963

Agenda:
1. TEST - UNIT 5: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and Thursday, April 11, 2013
Quote“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

Agenda:
1. Do Now: Pick up a copy of the Unit 6 Exam over Development, Personality, and Stress The Test is due next week at this time. We will also write an FRQ that day in class. 
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Quote"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Finish our discussion over Development
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduce Unit 7 - The Last Unit - focus on Psychological Disorders & Phobias