Agenda: Week of Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON -  Turn in take home FRQ1; Memory: Superior Autobiographical Memory
TUE - Cognition: Language & Thought; How Language Impacts Thought; Cognition at Work
WED/THU - Introduction to Intelligence: Individual Differences & Testing; Savants Video
FRI - Quiz Unit 4; Crash Course Psychology Intelligence
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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Quote: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching

Happy Birthday Aidan Ichiro Duez - 10 Years Old. 
The Xbox One - yeah, he's a spoiled kid. But, he's pretty awesome.
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: S.A.M. Memory Wizards: What is different about a person's brain that could allow them to remember such accurate detail about their life?

**AP PSYCH - TURN IN THE FRQ** take home due on Monday, Oct. 27

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Memory: Structure & Function:
Can memory be improved? (Super Autobiographical Memory - what is up with that? What can we learn from these amazing brains?)
How does a memory form in the brain? (Watch the memory & thought light up in an MRI. It's all about the neurons baby.)
What happens when things go wrong with memory? (Clive Wearing's Story)
Anterograde Amnesia: loss of the ability to create new memories after the event that caused the amnesia, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact.
Retrograde Amnesia: Most memories created prior to the event are lost while new memories can still be created.

Video: 
Clive Wearing - The man with no short term memory
Clive Wearing - His wife explains what it is like to have no short term memory and Clive's diary

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz. Quiz is Friday & Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
Dumbledore has never looked so good! ;-)
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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Quote: "I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

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: 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

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz.
Quiz is Friday & Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 - and - Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Quote: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Who are the 3 smartest people that you know? What makes them "smart"?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Intro to Intelligence
3. Video Study with Notes & Discussion: Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.
4. Notes, Discussion: Does Intelligence Change Over Time?

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz. Quiz is Friday & Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.
Halloween - 2011. A Harry Potter fest.
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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 4
2. Video: Crash Course Psychology: Controversy of Intelligence #23 So, how many different kinds of intelligence are there? And what is the G-Factor? Eugenics? Have you ever taken an IQ Test? All of these things play into the fascinating and sometimes icky history of Intelligence Testing. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks us through some of the important aspects of that history... as well as Nazis. Hey, I said some of it was icky. (Defining Intelligence, Types, G-Factor, Sherlock Holmes, Intelligence Testing, IQ Scores, Eugenics, Intelligence Controversy)

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, & take notes to study for test & use on the quiz.
Test over Unit 4 is next Tues.
Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence.