AP Psychology 2013 Test Breakdown

Credit to Steve Jones & Nancy Dieh from the Teaching Psych Blog.
We will breakdown the areas of strength and weakness on Friday & Monday during class. This sheet will be due with your corrections.

2013 AP PSYCHOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC - ITEM ANALYSIS SHEET

How to use it?

If you scored 100% correct on the bio questions but only 1/2 of the sensation & perception questions, then you know how to focus your last few days of review.

Agenda: Week of April 28 - May 2, 2014



Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez

AP Review Week
THE AP PSYCHOLOGY TEST IS NEXT MONDAY MAY 5! 
One week to go! 

CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW

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Monday April 28, 2014
Quote"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." - Corey Ford

Agenda:

1. AP Psychology Review in competitive teams.
We will do segments of released AP Tests, Cover possible Timed-Writing prompts, watch some video clips, and review the semester of Psychology.

CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW
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Tuesday, April 27, 2014
Quote: “If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them." - Phil Pastoret

Agenda:

1. AP Psychology Review in competitive teams.
We will do segments of released AP Tests, Cover possible Timed-Writing prompts, watch some video clips, and review the semester of Psychology.

CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 & Thursday May 1, 2014
Quote“I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.” - Ray Bradbury

Agenda:

1. We will take a 100 question AP Psychology Practice Test in 70 minutes.
2. After the test, we will grade it in class and review the questions.

CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW
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Friday, May 2, 2014
Quote“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison

Agenda:
1. Student driven review over the practice tests, possible free response questions, and whatever else students want to discuss to prepare for Monday's test.
2. Focus on past FRQ prompts. Quick write planning and practice. Look over scoring rubrics and past results.

CLICK HERE FOR AP-TEST-REVIEW


Agenda: Week of April 21 - April 25, 2014

Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 6: Psychological Disorders & Treatment -and- Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Quiz Social Psychology; What is Altruism?  Conformity, Compliance, & Aggression
TUE: Social Psych: Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, Milgram, Ashe Conformity Test, & Stanford Prison Experiment
WED/THU: TEST UNIT 6; FRQ Review
FRI: AP Review - Emphasis on FRQ Review
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TARGETS - Unit 6 - Social Psychology
How being part of a group influences the way individuals behave?
Why people cooperate with and help others?
What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?

1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgments about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Quote:"When somethings dark, let me shed a little light on it
When somethings cold, let me put a little fire on it
If somethings old, I wanna put a bit of shine on it
When somethings gone, I wanna fight to get it back again" 
The Fixer, Pearl Jam. Lyrics by Eddie Vedder

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz Unit 6: Social Psychology
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: What is Altruism?  Conformity, Compliance, & Aggression

TEST IS WED/THU OVER UNIT 6.
STUDY NOTES & TARGET SHEETS
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Quote: "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain

1. DO NOW: Compare Conformity and Obedience - What is the difference between the two?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion:  Social Psych: Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, Milgram, Ashe Conformity Test, & Stanford Prison Experiment

TEST IS WED/THU OVER UNIT 6.
STUDY NOTES & TARGET SHEETS
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 & Thursday, April 24, 2014
Quote"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." - John Cougar Mellencamp, Minutes To Memories

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Test Unit 6 - Psychological Disorders & Treatment; And Social Psychology
2. TEST: Unit 6 - Psychological Disorders & Treatment; And Social Psychology
3. AP REVIEW - FRQ: Get FRQ back from last timed writing. Review good & bad points. Work on tips to improve.
Mr. Duez grew up listening to DVE in Pittsburgh. Still Rockin Since 1969. Listen Here
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Quote"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." - Rush, Freewill. Lyrics by Geddy Lee; Alex Lifeson, & Neil Elwood Peart

1. DO NOW: Pick up Review Handout over FRQs and AP Guide.
2. AP REVIEW - FRQ - Look at every FRQ ever done. Notice any patterns?

Agenda: Week of April 14 - April 18, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 6 - Psychological Disorders & Treatment; Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Psych Disorders - DID, Schizophrenia
TUE: Psych Disorders - Finish with Personality Disorders; Intro to Social Psychology
WED/THU: Quiz over Psychological Disorders & Treatment; After - continue with Social Psychology
FRI: No School - A "Good" Friday!

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS & TREATMENT:
Learning Targets:
* The (DSM) Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
* There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
* Schizophrenia is not dissociative identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
* Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side effects).
* Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
* Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
* Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Learning Targets:
1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgements about others.
3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
4. Milgram did studies in social psychology that seem to be on the ethical edge.
5. Behavior can be influenced by the presence of a group.

Essential Questions:
* What are the six commonly referred to types of psychological disorder?
* What treatment options exist for each type of disorder?
* How does client-centered therapy compare to psychoanalytic?
* How being part of a group influences the way individuals behave
* Why people cooperate with and help others?
* What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?
Christian Bale's Batman - The Dark Knight has demons.
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Quote: "In 5-billion years the Sun will expand & engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day." - Neil deGrasse Tyson @NeilTyson

Agenda:
1.  DO NOW: What is the difference between Paranoid, Catatonic, & Disorganized Schizophrenia
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psych Disorders & Treatment
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Quote: "Apollo in 1969. Shuttle in 1981. Nothing in 2011. Our space program would look awesome to anyone living backwards thru time." - Neil deGrasse Tyson @NeilTyson

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the difference between Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder?
2. Notes, Video, Discuss: Finish Psych Disorders & Treatment - Personality Disorders
3. Introduction to Social Psychology: Second 1/2 of period.
Fundamental Attribution Error: We often believe that someone acts because of who he is, not because of the situation.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 & Thursday, April 17, 2014

I can't believe I read the whole thing!
Quote"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz over Psych Disorders & Treatment
2. QUIZ: Unit 6.1 - Psych Disorders & Treatment
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Social Psychology, intro
* Why people cooperate with and help others?
* What factors contribute to aggressive behavior and violence?
1. Social psychology refers to how groups influence the behavior of an individual.
2. Attribution theory refers to how we make judgements about others.

3. Obedience and conformity both refer to the influence of others on our behavior.
Social Psychology & "The White Out" - why do crowds impact our behavior, especially when in 'uniform'?
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Friday, April 18, 2014
GOOD FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL.
It is indeed a "Good" Friday!
See you on Monday.

Quiz on Monday; Test on Thursday next week over Unit 6.

Agenda: Week of April 7 - April 11, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 6 - Psychological Disorders - Treatment & Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Return FRQs, Discuss new FRQ Question - due Friday (timed writing)
Intro to Psych Disorders - Anxiety (GAD, Phobic, PTSD, Panic, OCD)
TUE: Psych Disorders; Types - Anxiety (GAD, Phobic, PTSD, Panic, OCD)
WED/THU: Psych Disorders; Types - Dissociative Disorders, Somatoform, Mood, Schizophrenia. 
Personality Disorders; Treatments for Psych Disorders
FRI: FRQ Timed Writing

Quiz: Friday, April 17, 2015
Test: Friday, April 24, 2015
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Learning Targets:
1. The (DSM) Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociate identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side  effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

Essential Questions:
- What are the various approaches to dealing with abnormal behavior, psychological disorders?
- Is all psych disorder caused by biological issues? Can they be solved medically?
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Monday, April 7, 2014
Quote: “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is a Psychological Disorder? What earns a classification of Mental Illness?
2. Pass Back FRQ; Discuss Next FRQ (due Friday - timed writing)
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Unit 6 - Psych Disorders & Abnormal Behavior. Discuss the "Case of Royce White"
The 6 Categories of Psych Disorder, Videos portraying each, discussion of types of therapies that would be appropriate.
3. Discuss FRQ - best practices, how to. FRQ TIPS AND TRICKS

Assignments:
FRQ Timed Writing on Friday
FRQ TIPS AND TRICKS
Prepare for quiz and test by reading the notes, target sheets, your textbook, and preparing to understand Psych Disorders & Social Psych.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Quote: "What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult." - Sigmund Freud

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What are the main types of Psychological Disorders?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psych Disorders & Treatment, continued. 
The 6 Categories of Psych Disorder, Videos portraying each, discussion of types of therapies that would be appropriate.
Psych Disorders; Types - Anxiety (GAD, Phobic, PTSD, Panic, OCD)

Assignments:
FRQ Timed Writing on Friday.
FRQ TIPS AND TRICKS
Prepare for quiz and test by reading the notes, target sheets, your textbook, and preparing to understand Psych Disorders & Social Psych.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 -and- Thursday, April 10, 2014
Quote: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Is the ultimate cause of psych disorders/abnormal behavior biological in nature? If so is the ultimate cure then a medical one?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psych Disorders & Treatment
Psych Disorders; Types - Dissociative Disorders, Somatoform, Mood, Schizophrenia. 
Personality Disorders; Treatments for Psych Disorders

Assignments:
FRQ Timed Writing on Friday.
FRQ TIPS AND TRICKS
Prepare for quiz and test by reading the notes, target sheets, your textbook, and preparing to understand Psych Disorders & Social Psych.
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Quote: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela

Agenda:
1. FRQ Timed Writing - Mr. Duez will flip a coin between two questions.
Student will have the entire period to write out the answer to one FRQ.
Assignments:
Prepare for quiz and test by reading the notes, target sheets, your textbook, and preparing to understand Psych Disorders & Social Psych.

FRQ - Timed Writing - This Friday

FRQ Timed Writing this Friday.
You can prep for both questions, but I will flip a coin and that will decide which question you have to write.

Here are the questions:
LINK TO THE PDF

Advanced Placement Psychology - Mr. Duez Free Response Questions
It is not enough to answer a question by merely listing facts. You should present a cogent argument based on your critical analysis of the question posed, using appropriate psychology terminology.

FRQ #1:
1. For each of the following pairs of terms, explain how the placement or location of the first influences the process indicated by the second.

• Rods, peripheral vision
• A list of unrelated words, word recall
• Serotonin, reduction of depression
• Retinal disparity, depth perception
• Motor cortex, body movement
• Presence of others, performance
• Proximity, perception

FRQ #2:
2. At a schoolwide pep rally preceding a big game at Williams James High School, each grade has a designated t-shirt color and seating area in the bleachers. Student leaders organize classes so that their colored shirts combine to form the school flag. The coach gives an exciting speech, the cheerleaders perform a routine, and the band plays the school song while the students sing in unison.

Explain the behavior and perceptions of the participants in the pep rally using the concepts below. Be sure to apply the concepts to the scenario in your explanation.

• Cocktail party effect
• Conformity
• Deindividuation
• Figure ground
• Occipital lobe
• Procedural memory
• Sympathetic nervous system