IMPORTANT INFO: Monday & Tuesday

WHAP, PSYCH, & AP PSYCH Students,
I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. I wish I could say mine was 'great.' It was wonderful to spend time with my family, but it did not go as planned. I will be out of school at least Monday and Tuesday. More detail on that below.  
Our quiz will still be held on Monday in WHAP and AP Psychology (Level Psych took their quiz on the Friday before break). The test for our last unit of the semester will happen in ALL classes on Wednesday & Thursday, regardless of my health concerns. 
Please email me with any questions over the material that you have. I will leave the substitute with plenty of information that will help you prepare. I promise you t hat if you work as hard as you typically do when I am with you, then you will do just as well as you normally would. 
I am hoping to return on Wed & Thu, if I am able to do that, I will have a quick 20-30 minute review session before the test and can answer questions you have regarding the material then. Obviously, don't wait until then to ask though. You can always contact me through email. 

---Here are the details on what is going on with me---

Earlier this week I suffered the worst Multiple Sclerosis flare up that I have yet experienced. I had been sick with a sinus infection, which may have triggered the attack. During the night, I awoke and was unable to move my torso off the bed to sit up. I could not roll over on my own. Mrs. Duez even had to lift my leg off the edge of the bed because I did not have the strength to lift it back onto the bed with my own power. Needless to say, it has been a difficult week. 

I recovered enough by the end of following day that I was able to walk on my own around the house some. My strength has returned some, but is no where near where I need it to be to teach on Monday. One of my other issues is just speaking. It's hard to explain, but I am having difficulty generating the power to push words out of my mouth physically. I can think them, but the motion and strength needed to generate the breath to speak the words is limited. Certainly my endurance to command a classroom on Monday is jeopardized.

When this happened 3 years ago, I recovered after missing a couple of days of work and was well enough to push through it. I am really hoping that will be the case this time around. So I have requested a substitute for Monday and Tuesday of this coming week and plan to continue to rest and recover.

I just wanted to let you know as soon as I decided to stay home. These types of flareups (although rare) can happen with MS and it is a real nightmare for me, both mentally and physically. However, Mrs. Duez is incredible and she has helped me a great deal. I will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible and with her support I know I can make it back (probably sooner than anyone else could!). My best case scenario is for a Wednesday return. All of my students will be testing on Wed/Thu, so I feel like it might be an easier day for me.

If there are any issues or problems this week with anything, please let me know. I am hoping to record video lectures tomorrow that can help my students through the material. The sub can play (even pause & rewind if needed) and use the video to teach the students in my absence. There are also some wonderful video lectures that I can use that other teachers have recorded, just in case I continue to have issues tomorrow.  One way or another these two days will be productive for my students and they will continue to learn, I can assure you.

Thanks for your support,

DD

Notes - Learning FRQ - Assistance

Notes - Learning FRQ - Assistance/Review of How to Answer the Prompt

FRQ Questions for Friday's Timed Writing FLIP

On Friday I will flip a coin and we'll choose between question 1 and 2. You have all week to prepare your answers. You may not use any notes during class on Friday and will need to write it out on a separate sheet of paper with BLACK PEN.
Two faces, two questions.
Let me know if you need any assistance, tutoring is Tue/Thu after school and I'm always available through email.

Question #1:
Psychologists agree that both biology and environment influence personality, mental processing, and behaviors.
A. Different biological mechanisms are associated with each of the following. Explain one biological mechanism for each. Definitions alone will not score.
  • Aggression
  • Color blindness
  • Hunger
B. Different environmental factors are associated with each of the following. Explain one environmental factor for each. Definitions alone will not score.
  • Anorexia nervosa 
  • Context-dependent memory 
  • Gender role
Question #2: 
A. Annabelle is planning to apply to college but has not yet decided where she will apply. Describe how the following psychological concepts and terms relate to her choice.
• Compliance
• Prefrontal cortex
• Prospective memory
B. Explain how the following psychological concepts could relate to how well Annabelle adapts when she begins her college career.
• Crystallized intelligence
• Ethnocentrism
• Availability heuristic
• Agoraphobia

Targets - Unit 6 - Psych Disorder & Abnormal Behavior

Targets - Unit 6 - Psych Disorders & Abnormal Behavior
Obviously Gollem had some real issues.

Agenda: Week of Nov. 18 - 22, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 6 - Abnormal Behavior, Psych Disorders, & Treatment
and Social Psychology
Week at a Glance:
MON - Psychological Disorders - Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
TUE - Dissociatve Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia
WED/TH - Reading Check Quiz; Schizophrenia & Personality Disorders, Treatments; Intro to Social Psychology
FRI - FRQ
A personality disorder for Batman, yeah, probably.
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Monday, November 18, 2013
Quote:"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero

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

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Is the ultimate cause of psych disorders/abnormal behavior biological in nature? If so is the ultimate cure then a medical one?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psych Disorders & Treatment

Assignments:
Reading Check Quiz over the first part of Unit 6 is on Wed/Thu.
FRQ is Friday. Mr. Duez will flip a coin to decide which you will write in class. You will have the questions before hand but can not use any notes during the timed writing on Friday.
Read the chapter, target sheets, and take notes.
The test for Unit 6 is the Wed/Thu after Thanksgiving.
Far too common, phobic disorders can potentially become so difficult that they interfere with a person's life.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Quote "Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles E. Jefferson

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

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Explain the difference between Paranoid and Disorganized Schizophrenia.
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psych Disorders & Treatment

Assignments:
Reading Check Quiz over the first part of Unit 6 is on Wed/Thu.
FRQ is Friday. Mr. Duez will flip a coin to decide which you will write in class. You will have the questions before hand but can not use any notes during the timed writing on Friday.
Read the chapter, target sheets, and take notes.
The test for Unit 6 is the Wed/Thu after Thanksgiving.
True.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 & Thursday, November 21, 2013
Quote:
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
    - James Russell Lowell

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

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 6 Par I - Psych Disorder/Abnormal Behavior & Treatment
2. DO NOW QUESTION after the Quiz: What is the difference between Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder?
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psych Disorders & Treatment
4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Intro to Social Psychology

Assignments:
FRQ is Friday. Mr. Duez will flip a coin to decide which you will write in class. You will have the questions before hand but can not use any notes during the timed writing on Friday.
Read the chapter, target sheets, and take notes.
The test for Unit 6 is the Wed/Thu after Thanksgiving.
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Friday, November, 22, 2013
Quote“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”  - Edward Sandford Martin

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

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?

Agenda:
1. FRQ - Mr. Duez will flip a coin between two questions.
Student will have the entire period to write out the answer to one FRQ.

Assignments:
Read the chapter, target sheets, and take notes.
The test for Unit 6 is the Wed/Thu after Thanksgiving.

Extra Credit is due the Friday after Thanksgiving Break.

Have a great Thanksgiving.
The always interesting Louis C.K.

Final Exam Schedule & Exemption Policy

Yep, its that time of year again!
F I N A L  E X A M time!

Notice that we will have Advisory during Thursday and Friday. Those classes are designed as "study hall" periods to help students prep for their exams. 





Atascocita High School
FALL EXAM SCHEDULE
December 18, 19, 20, 2013

**Monday Dec 16 and Tuesday Dec 17 are normal/regular school days

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

 7:25 - 8:39       1st Period Exam
 8:46 - 10:02       5th Period Exam (ADA 9:15)
10:09 - 11:25       7th Period Exam

THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

 7:25 - 8:31       Advisory
 8:38 - 9:58       2nd Period Exam
  10:05 - 11:25        3rd Period (ADA 10:50)

FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

7:25 - 8:31       Advisory
8:38 - 9:58        4th Period Exam (ADA 9:00)
10:05 - 11:25        6th Period Exam

1. All tests need to be designed to last for the test period.
2. Students must remain in the classroom throughout the testing period. Do Not release students to go to their locker, to the vending machines, etc.
3. Students must take their exams on the assigned day and assigned class period.  Any student wishing to do otherwise must have the approval of the building or associate principal. Requests must be in writing.
4. Dead Week begins on Monday, 12/16.  This means that all after school activities must end by 5:00 p.m. on 12/16 through 12/19. 


Notes - Unit 6 - Abnormal Behavior - Psych Disorders

YouTube: Notes - Unit 6 - Abnormal Behavior - Psych Disorders
Notes - Unit 6 - Abnormal Behavior - Psych Disorders

Notes - Unit 6 - Introduction to Psych Disorders - Royce White Story

YouTube: Unit 6 - Intro to Psych Disorders - Royce White Story
Notes: Unit 6 - Intro to Psych Disorders - Royce White Story

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.

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.