AHS Tour of Mr. Duez's Room - 2014

Trying something new this year.
Thought this might be nice for parents. Or for students to show someone what our room looks like. :)
The view out of our back window in 1207.
The view just inside the door in the front of the classroom looking towards the assignment board.
See a slideshow of images, including the 360 degree shots from below at this link:
Mr. Duez's Classroom Slideshow Tour Extravaganza 2014

View of Mr. Duez's room from the podium at the front:



View more 360 viewpoints below:

Agenda: Week of Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, & Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - Welcome Back, Introduction, What is Psychology?, Quick Quiz: Myths of Psych true/false
TUE - What is Psychology? How to use the website. How can I use it to succeed? Themes & Variations of Psychology
WED/THU -  Themes & Variations of Psychology
Psych Trek CD - History & Evolution of Psych; Video study - Discovering Psychology - 1: Past, Present, & Promise;
FRI - Socratic Discussion - "Mind, Body, Yogurt."
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Aidan's 1st day in 4th grade!
Quote: "Begin with the end in mind."

Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
1. Psychology is a science.
2. Science can be used as a process to determine truth.
3. Science & Psychology has changed and evolved over time as we have learned more.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How can taking the AP test help?
3. How can the website help me prepare?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the class information sheet at the front table. Write down any questions or concerns that you have while Mr. Duez takes attendance.
2. Discuss the class information sheet. Answer any questions.
3. Pre-Psychology Quiz. 20 Questions.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Quote"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi

Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
1. Psychology is a science.
2. Science can be used as a process to determine truth.
3. Science & Psychology has changed and evolved over time as we have learned more.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How can taking the AP test help?
3. How can the website help me prepare?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is Psychology? How does 50 Great Myths explain Psychology as a science?
2. 50 Great Myths Reading Guide Questions: Answer in pairs, then discuss as a group.
Discussion questions for Tuesday.
3. How to survive & succeed in Psychology: Student video advice from the past.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.
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Wed. & Thu. August 27 & 28, 2014
Quote“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

Learning Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
1. Wilhelm Wundt is credited with being the founder of modern experimental psychology when he founded a lab at the University of Leipzig Germany in 1879.
2. Tichener, Watson, James, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & socio-cultural - is the key to understanding psychology.
4. The modern definition of psychology combines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my everyday life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results?
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How does 50 Great Myths group the myths? Why did they group them in these chapters in that way?
2. Presentations for 50 Great Myths: Group Project Description - Notes
3. 50 Great Myths: Work in pairs and then find classmates to create a group of 1, 2, or 3 students. Choose one of the 50 Myths and create a presentation proposal.
4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psychology Approaches, Variations, & Themes

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.
Hank Green, John's brother, will be your guide through Crash Course: Psychology
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Friday, Aug. 19, 2014 -- shortened periods due to extended Advisory for AHS Pep Rally
Quote“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Learning Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, and Personality
What is Psychology? Psychology in the Past? Approaches to Psych today.
1. Wilhelm Wundt is credited with being the founder of modern experimental psychology when he founded a lab at the University of Leipzig Germany in 1879.
2. TichenerWatsonJames, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & socio-cultural - is the key to understanding psychology.
4. The modern definition of psychology combines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my everyday life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results?
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which approach to Psychology do you most relate to? 
behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & socio-cultural
2. Group Presentation Proposals Due: Mr. Duez will go through them and award out the group presentations based on: Notes over 50 Great Myths Presentations
3. Video: Crash Course Psychology #1 - What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences and talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!
We will discuss.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due Tuesday.
50 Great Myths - Group Proposal due on Friday in class.
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu in class.
Watch the video screencasts over the Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths & The First Unit.
Take notes. Bring them to class. Bring questions you have to class.

Funny Email

Got this email tonight from a former WHAP and future AP Psych student:
"I saw you the other day on television! I didn't think I would see you again until school started back up again!
Many people wanted me to share this with you, so I hope you get a good laugh or two! Have a great day/night!
Sincerely,
B~"
Pretty funny. The pic on the right is what they sent me, but I figured it looked more like Colonel Sanders & Donald Sutherland combined. But, come to think of it, I love both of those guys.

So, be it. "Let the Southern Fried Chicken Games Begin!"

50 Great Myths - Summer Presentation & Video Lecture

Notes - 50 Great Myths - Summer Presentation
YouTube Video - AP Psych - Summer Reading - 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

These two links will take you to a Google Slides Presentation & YouTube Lecture video that discusses the summer reading text, "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology". While reading the book, keep in mind these questions and jot down your responses as notes. Bring them to class during the first week of the semester:
You can do it!
Best of luck in reading through the book. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. I hope you find it interesting, helpful, and hopefully inspiring. Many of the same topics will be addressed during our look at Psychology this semester.

Also, be sure that when you pick up your textbook (if you get it at Flight School this summer), that you get the correct book. You should have "Psychology: Themes & Variations" by Wayne Weiten Edition 9E. Here is a picture of what the book looks like:
Weiten is brand new in spring 2014! Great book!
Enjoy the remainder of your summer (or winter break for the spring semester students).
Looking forward to meeting many of you and absolutely excited to have those students who are returning to me from WHAP. It will be awesome to continue our journey together this semester.