Agenda: Week of Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, & Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - Welcome Back, Introduction, What is Psychology?, Quick Quiz: Myths of Psych true/false
TUE - What is Psychology? How to use the website. How can I use it to succeed? Themes & Variations of Psychology
WED/THU -  Themes & Variations of Psychology
Psych Trek CD - History & Evolution of Psych; Video study - Discovering Psychology - 1: Past, Present, & Promise;
FRI - Socratic Discussion - "Mind, Body, Yogurt."
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Aidan's 1st day in 4th grade!
Quote: "Begin with the end in mind."

Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
1. Psychology is a science.
2. Science can be used as a process to determine truth.
3. Science & Psychology has changed and evolved over time as we have learned more.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How can taking the AP test help?
3. How can the website help me prepare?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the class information sheet at the front table. Write down any questions or concerns that you have while Mr. Duez takes attendance.
2. Discuss the class information sheet. Answer any questions.
3. Pre-Psychology Quiz. 20 Questions.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Quote"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi

Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
1. Psychology is a science.
2. Science can be used as a process to determine truth.
3. Science & Psychology has changed and evolved over time as we have learned more.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How can taking the AP test help?
3. How can the website help me prepare?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is Psychology? How does 50 Great Myths explain Psychology as a science?
2. 50 Great Myths Reading Guide Questions: Answer in pairs, then discuss as a group.
Discussion questions for Tuesday.
3. How to survive & succeed in Psychology: Student video advice from the past.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.
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Wed. & Thu. August 27 & 28, 2014
Quote“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

Learning Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
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, & socio-cultural - 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. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my everyday life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results?
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How does 50 Great Myths group the myths? Why did they group them in these chapters in that way?
2. Presentations for 50 Great Myths: Group Project Description - Notes
3. 50 Great Myths: Work in pairs and then find classmates to create a group of 1, 2, or 3 students. Choose one of the 50 Myths and create a presentation proposal.
4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psychology Approaches, Variations, & Themes

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.
Hank Green, John's brother, will be your guide through Crash Course: Psychology
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Friday, Aug. 19, 2014 -- shortened periods due to extended Advisory for AHS Pep Rally
Quote“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Learning Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
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. TichenerWatsonJames, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & socio-cultural - 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. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my everyday life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results?
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which approach to Psychology do you most relate to? 
behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & socio-cultural
2. Group Presentation Proposals Due: Mr. Duez will go through them and award out the group presentations based on: Notes over 50 Great Myths Presentations
3. Video: Crash Course Psychology #1 - What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences and talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!
We will discuss.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.