Agenda: Week of Feb. 24 - Feb. 28, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought; AND Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Article Discussion - How Friends Ruin Memory - Hypnosis... is it a thing?
TUE - Superior Autobiographical Memory
WED/THU - How memory works; Language & Thought Introduction
FRI - Quiz over Memory; Language & Thought; Introduction to Intelligence - Savants
Quiz over Intelligence on Tuesday of next week (March 4th); Test after Spring Break (due to district MOCK EOC testing & Shattered Dreams)

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.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?
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Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Quote"History is a myth that men agree to believe." - Napoleon

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep article Friends Ruin Memory for discussion in socratic groups. (15 min)
2. Notes & Discussion: Introduction to Memory: How does it function? (15 min)
3. Video & Discussion: Jill Price: The Woman Who Could Never Forget (15 min)
  Jill Price from ABC News
4. Video & Discussion: Clive Wearing - The Man With No Short Term Memory (15 min)

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 
Wouldn't this just be easier?
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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
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: What is the best thing you ever ate?
3. Video & Discussion60 Minutes - Endless Memory, Part I -and- 60 Minutes - Endless Memory, Part II

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 
How would Google Glass change 'Cognition' ?
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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 & Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
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: How does memory work to create Cognition? Use an example to explain.
2. Notes & Discussion: Cognition
3. PsychTrek Quiz over Memory & Cognition.
4. Video & Discussion: Feats of Memory that Anyone Can Do
5. Notes & Discussion: Introduction to Language & Thought.

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 
Absolutely amazing animals. 'Can you hear me now?' -- probably not completely. :) Humans can't.
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Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Quote"The war has ruined us for everything." - Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front 

Agenda:
1. Quiz at the very beginning of the class - Memory.
DO NOW (after the quiz): at what level are these statements ambiguous?
"Curious blue ideas sleep furiously." 
"What is the opposite of a duck?"
"How much does Thursday weigh?"
"Have you stopped beating your pet?"
2. Notes & Discussion: Language & Communication
3. Video & Discussion: The Secret Language of Elephants

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period.