Agenda: Week of Oct. 20 - Oct. 24, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
and
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language/Thought, & Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Quiz Unit 3; Review Quiz; Discuss Operant Conditioning
TUE - TEST - Unit 3
WED/THUArticle - due at the beginning of the next class: How Friends Ruin Memory; Introduction to Unit 4: Cognition; How to write the AP Psych FRQ Essay; Introduce first prompt, take home due on Monday, Oct. 27
FRI - Finish Superior Autobiographical Memory; Short-term & Long-term Memory; Atkinson-Shiffrin Model.
Yeah, it's kinda like Big Bang Theory!
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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Quote: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

Learning Targets:
1. Learning refers to a relatively permanent change in behavior based on experience.
2. Classical conditioning involves the pairing of one stimulus with another, so that eventually the first neutral stimulus will evoke a reflex.
3. Classical conditioning is associated with Pavlov and WatsonOperant conditioning is associated with Skinner.
4. According to Operant Conditioning, the consequences of a behavior influence whether or not the behavior will be performed again.
5. Reinforcements are used to increase the likelihood a behavior will be repeated
6. Punishments are used to decrease the likelihood a behavior will be repeated.


Essential Questions:

Compare Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning.
What is the difference between a reinforcement and punishment?
How do positive and negative types of reinforcement and punishment differ from one another?


Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 3 
2. Review the Quiz. After quiz - How does Classical & Operant Conditioning Differ?
3. Notes, Discussion, Video: Operant Conditioning.
How is Classical Conditioning different from Operant Conditioning?
Pavlov - Dogs
Watson - Baby Albert
Thorndike - Cats
Skinner - Rats
Shaping, Reinforcement, Schedules of Conditioning

Assignments:

Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Mmmmmm, now I want Tacos!
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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Quote: "Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language." - Steven Pinker

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Test - Unit 3 Consciousness & Learning
2. TEST UNIT 3 
3. Pick up Article - due at the beginning of the next class: How Friends Ruin Memory.
4. Introduce first prompt, take home due on Monday, Oct. 27

Assignments:

Article - due at the beginning of the next class: How Friends Ruin Memory.
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
FRQ Essay take home due on Monday, Oct. 27
WHO ATE THE DAMN PIZZA ROLLS?
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Wednesday, Oct. 22 & Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Quote: “Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” - Daniel Kahneman

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?


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Article - prep to turn it in: How Friends Ruin Memory.
2. Discuss Article in Socratic Groups: Do Friends Really Ruin Memory?
3. Introduction to Unit 4: Cognition.
4. The Amazing: Superior Autobiographical Memory
5. How To Write the FRQ in AP Psychology; Discuss Take Home FRQ
Remember: FRQ Essay take home due on Monday, Oct. 27

Assignments:

Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
FRQ Essay take home due on Monday, Oct. 27
Superior Autobiographical Memory - amazing.
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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Quote: "I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma."  - Eartha Kitt

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?


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How do Superior Autobiographical Memory subjects do it? How can they remember so much of their own lives?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Finish Superior Autobiographical Memory; Short-term, Long-term Memory and how it works.
if time....
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduce Language & Thought Introduction

Assignments:

Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
FRQ Essay take home due on Monday, Oct. 27