Agenda: Week of Nov. 10 - 14, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development
Week at a Glance:
MON: Motivation Theories; Emotion & Theories
TUE: Development - birth process through adolescence
WED/THU: Development - Adolescence through adulthood
FRI: Quiz Unit 5 Motivation/Emotion & Development

TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY
AP FRQ is next Friday Nov 21st
Aidan climbed to the top of Mount Bonnell - the highest point in Austin, Texas
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Quote: "History is philosophy teaching by examples."  - Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War


Learning Targets:
Motivation & Emotion:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Analyze the different types of motivation.
- Define the importance characteristics of emotion in human behavior and decision making.
We do not know how emotions are generalized.

Which theory is clearest example in your mind?
James-Lange Theory: We have a psychological response and we label it as an emotion: "I see a bear, my muscles tense, I feel afraid."
Cannon-Bard Theory: We have an emotional response and we feel the physiological response:  "I see a bear, I feel afraid, my muscles tense."
Schacter-Singer Theory: We experience feelings and then label them:  "I feel bad. I must be scared."
Cognitive Appraisal: When there is no physiological arousal, we experience something; we think about it, we label it as an emotion.

Essential Questions:
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Which theory of emotion seems to make the most sense to you?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Motivation Theories. Arousal Theory - why do people put themselves in harms way for 'fun'?
A look at the REAL Spiderman (Climbs the tallest building in the world), The Fly Girl (Italian Super Model & Extreme Sport Athlete Roberta Mancina) 
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Development
Early Development: Baby’s beginnings
Child development physically, cognitively, socially, & emotionally; Influences of friends & family
Development: study of how people change over their lifespan. 3 forms: physical, social, & cognitive

Development occurs throughout the lifespan, though most textbooks are focused mostly on child development.
The Thunderbolt, Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh, PA. 
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Quote: "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."  - James Baldwin


Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
  • A baby’s beginnings
  • How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
  • The influences of friends and family
Adolescence:
  • How adolescence is defined across cultures
  • The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
  • The social context in which adolescents develop
  • Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today
Adulthood and Aging:
  • The stages of adulthood
  • Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
  • Concerns related to aging


Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up learning targets for Development on front table
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Development - Stages of Prenatal & Infant Development
Introduction to Development
Possible abnormal events:  Twins, Teratogens (foreign substances that influence the developing fetus) are very damaging from week 3-8.
3. Crash Course Psychology: Development - The Growth of Knowledge
How does our knowledge grow? It turns out there are some different ideas about that. Schemas, Four-Stage Theory of Cognitive Development, and Vygotsky's Theory of Scaffolding all play different roles but the basic idea is that children think about things very differently than adults. Hank explains in today's episode of Crash Course Psychology.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 & Thursday, November 13, 2014
Quote: "History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days."  - Winston Churchill


Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
A baby’s beginnings
How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
The influences of friends and family

Adolescence:
How adolescence is defined across cultures
The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
The social context in which adolescents develop
Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today

Adulthood and Aging:
The stages of adulthood
Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
Concerns related to aging

Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?

Agenda:
1. Do Now: What are Piaget's Four Main Stages of Cognitive Development? How can you memorize them?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development
Evolutionary Evidence for Attachment Theory (Bowlby & Lorenz)
We are programmed by evolution to emit endearing behaviors - cooing, smiling, clinging. Triggers affectionate parental response & protection. 
3. Learn to memorize Piaget's Stages
4. If time permits: Crash Course Psychology: Development - Monkeys & Morality
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at a few experiments that helped us understand how we develop as human beings. Things like attachment, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety, and morality are all discussed... also, a seriously unpleasant study with monkeys and fake mothers.
Piaget - just one of the "Stages" you'll need to memorize.
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Quote: "History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up."  - Voltaire


Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
A baby’s beginnings
How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
The influences of friends and family

Adolescence:
How adolescence is defined across cultures
The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
The social context in which adolescents develop
Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today

Adulthood and Aging:
The stages of adulthood
Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
Concerns related to aging

Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Prep for Quiz Unit 5
2. Quiz Unit 5
Pick up the FRQ Questions for next Friday's Timed Writing
3. Review Quiz
4. if time permits: Crash Course Psychology: Adolescence
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank has a look at that oh so troublesome time in everyone's life: Adolescence! He talks about identity, individuality, and The Breakfast Club.