Agenda: Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON/TUE: Quiz, Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development; The Teen Brain.
WED/THU: TEST Unit 5; FRQ choices for April 11th.
FRI: Documentary Video Study
SPECIAL BELL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK.
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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

PART 1 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Cognitive development refers to the ways in which our ability to think and reason change over our life spans.
2. Two theorists important in the area of cognitive development are Jean Piaget & Lev Vygotsky.
3. Social development refers to the changes in our ability to interact with others as we age.
4. Our primary caregiver provides us with our earliest social cues.
5. The stages of prenatal development.

Essential Questions:
1. How do Piaget & Vygotsky differ in their theories about development?
2. How do researchers conclude: For girls early maturation is particularly difficult, while for boys late maturation is especially hard.
3. Compare Social and Cognitive Theories of Development.
4. How does Piaget explain development in children?
5. What do critics of Piaget point to as evidence of his theory having limitations?
6. Compare assimilation and accommodation.
7. 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?
Mr. Duez: 40 years difference... yet so much is the same. :)
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Monday, March 31, 2014 & Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Quote: "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."  -William James

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz
2. Reading Check Quiz: Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion.
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development - Infant to Child & Child to Adolescent
4. Video Documentary: The Teen Brain - Catalyst show that looks at how the teen brain compares to that of the adult.
SciShow: The Teenage Brain Explained
Body Story: Episode 4: Teen Dreams
Follow the flow of hormones from pituitary glands on through the bloodstream of two young teens, Darren and Natalie, as the dramatic effects of puberty unfold.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 & Thursday, April 3, 2014
Quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for TEST - Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development
2. TEST Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development
3. After Test Pick up the article: Science of Feelings Due on Friday.
4. Also pick up the CCOT handout to prepare for the Friday, April 11 Timed Writing.

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Quote: “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” - Robert H. Schuller

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Instructions on board
Students will take 2 column notes during the video. These will be used for discussion tomorrow and in the future when we come to the Unit that focuses on Authority, Conformity, and Obedience.
Please take 2 column notes, in the right column - jot down quick notes as you watch the video and the experiment. After the video ends, write your thoughts in the left column.

Focus on these questions:
Before watching the video, what are your thoughts about this quote by Milgram:
"The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act." –Stanley Milgram, 1974

I. What are your thoughts after seeing the video? Did they change at all?
II. Why did so many of the participants in this experiment perform a seemingly sadistic act on the instruction of an authority figure? 
2. Video: Milgram Experiment Documentary - ABC News
Also, you can check out Derren Brown's Milgram Experiment.

Agenda: Week of March 24 - March 28, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development
Week at a Glance:
MON: Article Due: Dreams; Physiology of Hunger; Theories/Critiques of Motivation
TUE: Components of Motivation; Instinct Theory; Drive-Reduction Theory; Arousal Theory.
WED/THU: Theories of Emotion; Development Infant to Child; Adolescent to Adult 
FRI: Development Part II - Infant to Child
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Learning Targets:
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.

Essential Questions:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Name the different types of motivation, theories, and importance.
- The importance of emotion in human behavior: How can understanding how fear works biologically help me improve my reaction to traumatic situations?
Motivation... it's like "Living in a van, down by the river."
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Monday, March 24, 2014
Quote"Fold the worst events in your life into a narrative of triumph." - Andrew Solomon

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Prepare Dreams article to turn in at beginning of period. Also:
Explain how this statement is possible: People who have had their stomachs removed still feel hunger.
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Physiology of Hunger; Hypothalamus; Set Point Theory; Leptin Theory; Homeostasis; Biological Factors of Hunger.
It has always been there. Did you learn nothing in World History?
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Quote: "Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear." - Brian Tracy

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What are the components that make up motivation?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Components of Motivation; Instinct Theory; Drive-Reduction Theory; Arousal Theory.
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: MOTIVATION & EMOTION: Intrinsic Motivation, Leadership, Human Sexuality, Part III
Like father, like son. What makes us so much like our parents? Nature or Nurture?
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Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27, 2014
Quote: "Do not look where you fell but where you slipped." - Proverb

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Which theory of motivation that we have discussed, do you believe is the best or closest to explaining motivation?
2. Introduction to Emotion: Theories of Motivation
3. Introduction to Development: Critical stages of embryonic development; maturation; & social development.
Mr. Duez meets Aidan Ichiro Duez. October 27, 2004. Development is an amazing thing!
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Development: Infant to Child; Adolescent to Adult
Learning Targets:
1. Cognitive development refers to the ways in which our ability to think and reason change over our life spans.
2. Two theorists important in the area of cognitive development are Jean Piaget & Lev Vygotsky.
3. Social development refers to the changes in our ability to interact with others as we age.
4. Our primary caregiver provides us with our earliest social cues.
5. The stages of prenatal development.

Essential Questions:
- Compare Social and Cognitive Theories of Development.
- How does Piaget explain development in children?
- What do critics of Piaget point to as evidence of his theory having limitations?
- Compare assimilation and accommodation.
Four generations of Duez. My dad, Goldie - Mr. Duez's grandmother, Mr. Duez, & Aidan at a very young age.
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Friday, March 28, 2014
Quote: "Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzky

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTIONWhy do children develop a special attachment to their mothers?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development Infant to Child: Theories from Harlow, Piaget, Kohlberg

Grades for the 9 week period are in...

All grades are entered for the 9 week period. 

Please do check to see that everything looks correct. Grades get uploaded for report cards early on Tuesday morning. So I need to know tomorrow as soon as possible if you see any errors.

Proud to say that only one student in Psychology and one in WHAP have failed the 9 week period. 

Great job everyone. We are half way there.

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Agenda: Week of March 17 - March 21, 2014

Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence 
Week at a Glance:
MON - What is Intelligence?; IQ; Normal Distribution Curve; Multiple layers of intelligence/types; IQ Tests have shown to be good indicators of school performance. Why?
TUE - Quiz Intelligence; Flynn Effect; Stereotype Threat; Testing Design
WED/THU - Quick Review Unit 4; TEST Unit 4.
FRI - ALL EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE; Begin Unit 5- Motivation & Emotion
Could the human brain, one day, become enhanced through technology to provide greater intelligence?
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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?

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Monday, March 17, 2014 HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY
Quote: "A best friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have." 

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Write down the names of the 3 smartest people you know. What makes them 'smart'?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to Intelligence;  "What is Smart?" Nature vs. Nurture. Intelligence Testing.
Deal.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Quote"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." - Salvador Dali

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz Unit 4: Intelligence Only. 
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Intelligence.
How much of intelligence is inherited, & how much is due to upbringing? What exactly is intelligence, & 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 & artistic or athletic abilities? Can intelligence change over time? 
TEST NEXT CLASS: All of Unit 4. Cognition: Memory/Language & Thought/Intelligence
The "Living Camera" Stephen Wiltshire
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Wednesday, March 19 & Thursday, March 20, 2014
Quote: “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”
- Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. Quick Review Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought; Intelligence.
2. Test - Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought; Intelligence
3. FRQ - Get FRQ Essays back and prep for next timed writing FRQ (next Friday - Over Unit 3)
"BELL CURVE" is incorrect. SAT scores, IQ, and % of pop. are incorrectly aligned. Although studies have shown that SAT scores can be correlated with IQs, those correlations apply only to test takers not the general population. 
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Friday, March 21, 2014
Quote"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you."
- U.S. General Dwight David Eisenhower, commander of allied troops in Europe, delivered this message to allied forces just before they embarked on the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944

Agenda:
**Extra Credit is Due**
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How can biology, social factors, & environment impact motivation
2. Introduction to Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development; Stress

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