Agenda: Week of August 31, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - 50 Myths Slides due tonight by 11:59 pm, Quiz Review from Friday.
TUE -  SURVEY DUE, Introduce Psych Approaches
WED/THU - Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
FRI - Discuss & Turn in Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist; Notes: Evolution of Psychology

50 Myths Slides - email to Mr. Duez by Monday, August 31 at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work) Presentations are Wed/Thu in class.
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Monday, August 31, 2015
Quote: "Pride comes before a fall." - Proverbs

Learning Targets:
Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology? 
2. How does psychology impact my every day 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: What is psychology? How would you define it? 
2. Quiz Review from Friday.
3. If time, discuss the Approaches of Psychology
Compare the College Board List to that of Weiten Chapter 1

Assignments: 
I. 50 Myths Slides - email to Mr. Duez by Monday, August 31 at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work) Presentations are Wed/Thu in class.
II. FINISH SURVEY - due by Tuesday night at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work)
III. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
IV. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)
Be sure to have the survey done by 11:59 pm on Tuesday.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Quote: "I am a great believer in luck. I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

Learning Targets:
Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology? 
2. How does psychology impact my every day 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: What are the different approaches to Psychology? How many do you know. List them and explain in your notes.
2. NOTES: Introduce Psych Approaches
4. Crash Course Psychology Introduction 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!!!

Assignment:
I. 50 Myths Presentation is next class.
II. FINISH SURVEY - due by Tuesday night at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work)
III. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
IV. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)
Psychology has become a big part of sports at all levels.
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Wednesday, Sept. 2 & Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
Quote: "Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know it's worth." - Apoorve Dubey

Learning Targets:
Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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. Titchener, 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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology? 
2. How does psychology impact my every day 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: Pick up article on front table: Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
2. Presentations 50 Myth of Popular Psychology. We will present in groups according to the Chapters in the book. This will take most of the period.
3. If time remains at the end, work on the article that is due by Friday.

Assignment:
I. Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
II. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
III. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)

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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Quote“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

Learning Targets:
Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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. Titchener, 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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology? 
2. How does psychology impact my every day 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: Prep article to discuss & then turn in to Mr. Duez Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Chapter 1 Weiten: Evolution of Psychology
3. If time, video review over the Approaches of Psychology. From a Dog's Perspective. :)

Assignment:
I. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
II. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)
III. After Reviewing Quiz, we'll begin Chapter 2: Research Methods next week.