Agenda: Week of January 13 - 17, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution/History of Psych; Research Methods; Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON: History/Evolution of Psychology - Notes, Video, Discussion
TUE: Finish History/Evolution of Psychology; Introduction to Research Methods
WED/THU: Quiz - Unit 1, part 1 (History/Research only); Discuss Research Methods
FRI: Personality - Discussion, Notes, Video
**Quiz on Wed/Thu over Unit 1 - Part I: History & Research**
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
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Monday, January  13, 2014
Quote“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

Learning Targets:
1. Wilhelm Wundt is credited with being the founder of modern experimental psychology when he founded a lab at the University of Leipzig Germany in 1879. 
2. Tichener, Watson, James, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & sociocultural - is the key to understanding psychology.
4. The modern definition of psychology combines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals.

Essential Questions:
1. How has psychology evolved over time?
2. What are the different approaches or themes of psychology?
3. What major psychologically important persons helped to advance the science?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What do you think this means? "Psychology has a long past, but short history."
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Unit 1 - Notes: Psych Approaches
3. Introduction to PsychTrek - a great way to study, interactive CD.

Assignments:
Continue to take notes from your text, presentation/video lectures, and psychtrek.
Test is next Wed/Thu over Unit 1.
Quiz is Wed/Thu of this week over Unit 1 (History of Psych; Research Methods)
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
Later this week, we'll see a few episodes of The Science of Attraction - Psych Experiments at work.
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Tuesday, January  14, 2014
Quote“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Learning Targets:
1. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
2. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
3. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
4. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
5. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population. 
6. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:
1. What are the important variables in a psychological experiment?
2. How do statistics help a psychological theory or hypothesis?
3. Name and explain a famous psychological experiment gone wrong.
4. What are the ethical guidelines for a psychological experiment or research project?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which of the psychological approaches do you believe is the best? Why? Which do you have problems with and why?
2. PsychTrek - Research Methods. Informal & interactive quiz over psych experiments.

Assignments:
Quiz is Wed/Thu of this week over Unit 1 (History of Psych; Research Methods)
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
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Wednesday, January  15, 2014 and Thursday, January 16, 2014
Quote“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.” ― Sarah Dessen

Learning Targets:
1. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
2. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
3. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
4. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
5. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population. 
6. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:
1. What are the important variables in a psychological experiment?
2. How do statistics help a psychological theory or hypothesis?
3. Name and explain a famous psychological experiment gone wrong.
4. What are the ethical guidelines for a psychological experiment or research project?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep For Quiz Unit 1 - History/Evolution & Research Methods
2. Quiz - Unit 1 - History/Evolution & Research Methods
3. Experimental Design: Design an experiment using variables from our discussion in class yesterday.
4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Research Methods - Statistics
5. Personality Introduction: Science of Attraction - The Halo Effect: Students will investigate the experiment regarding the Halo Effect. Does one aspect of their personality overshadow an inital impression? How good is our ability to judge a person? Is this a proper experiment? Define the operational variables.

Assignments:
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**

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Friday, January  17, 2014
Quote: "Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly." - Lawrence G. Lovasik

Learning Targets:
1. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
2. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
3. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
4. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
5. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population. 
6. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:
1. What are the important variables in a psychological experiment?
2. How do statistics help a psychological theory or hypothesis?
3. Name and explain a famous psychological experiment gone wrong.
4. What are the ethical guidelines for a psychological experiment or research project?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How legitimate was the Science of Attraction video that we watched last period? Would it stand up to research or ethics investigation?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Finish Research Methods - Correlations
3. Science of Attraction, if time permits.

Assignments:
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
Continue to take notes from your text, presentation/video lectures, and psychtrek.
The Science of Attraction