Agenda: Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior - Sensation & Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON -  Sensation & Perception: Bottom-Up & Top-Down Processing; Absolute Threshold; JND; Sensation Thresholds; Weber's Law; Subliminal Attention; Sensory Adaptation
TUE - Sensation & Perception: Vision: Wavelengths, Saturation, Transduction, Structure/function of the eye, Feature detection, parallel processing, perception of color (theories)
WED/THU - Sensation & Perception: Vision & Sensation & Perception: HearingSound Waves, Frequency, Intensity, Parts/Function of Ear; Theories on Hearing
FRI - QUIZ Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception


QUIZ IS FRIDAY
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Derrick Coleman, FB, Inspiration.
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Monday, Sept 29, 2014
Quote"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

Learning Targets:

1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?


Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Are subliminal ads effective? Should they be illegal? 
2. Sensation & Perception: Bottom-Up & Top-Down Processing; Absolute Threshold; JND; Sensation Thresholds; Weber's Law; Subliminal Attention; Sensory Adaptation; Cocktail Party Effect.
3. Video: Darren Brown's Toy Story

Assignments:

QUIZ IS FRIDAY
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
 Pink Floyd & Wizard of Oz - Dark Side of Rainbow
Does Pink Floyd's iconic album sync with Oz? Is this coincidence? Or conspiracy? Humans look for patterns!

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Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014
Quote"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?


Agenda:

1. DO NOW: What are the major parts and function of the human eye? How does it see?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Vision: Wavelengths, Saturation, Transduction, Structure/function of the eye, Feature detection, parallel processing, perception of color (theories)Sensation & Perception: Vision: Wavelengths, Saturation, Transduction, Structure/function of the eye, Feature detection, parallel processing, perception of color (theories)
3. Video & Discussion: Visual illusions & how they may prove some theories of how the eye works.

VIDEO: CRASH COURSE PSYCHOLOGY #7: Sensation & Perception 
Just what is the difference between sensing and perceiving? And how does vision actually work? And what does this have to do with a Corgi? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us on a journey through the brain to better explain these and other concepts. Plus, you know, CORGI!
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Table of Contents:
Sensation vs. Perception :54
Sense Thresholds 2:11

Neurology of Vision 4:23

Assignments:

QUIZ IS FRIDAY
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
Luck of the Irish? Or 'what magic is this'! 
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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 & Thursday, Oct. 2 , 2014
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

Learning Targets:

1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Explain the term parallel processing. How does that work into the human eye's perception of the world?
2. NOTES, DISCUSSION, VIDEO:  Sensation & Perception: HearingSound Waves, Frequency, Intensity, Parts/Function of Ear; Theories on Hearing
3. NOTES, DISCUSSION, VIDEO:  Sensation & Perception: Pain, Taste, & Smell: How do we feel objects against our skin? How does the human pain system work? What is the gate control theory? How is taste and smell linked as senses that overlap?

VIDEO: Crash Course Psychology #6 - Homunculus
HOMUNCULUS! It's a big and weird word that you may or may not have heard before, but do you know what it means? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us a deeper understanding of this weird model of human sensation. 

VIDEO: Crash Course Psychology #7 - Perceiving is Believing
So what does perception even mean? What's the difference between seeing something and making sense of it? In today's episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us some insight into the differences between sensing and perceiving.
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Table of Contents
Perceptual Set 01:53:15
Form Perception 03:44:17
Visual Cues 06:08:08
Depth Perception 05:39:12

Assignments:
QUIZ FRIDAY.
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
A real head scratcher! 

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Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Quote: "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis

Learning Targets:
1. People dream during REM sleep.
2. Sleep isn't easy for everyone. There are a variety of sleep disorders that are important to understand.
3. The Stages of Sleep.
4. Impact of drugs on consciousness.

Essential Questions:
● Explain Levels of consciousness. Compare the different levels of consciousness.
● Why do we Sleep and dream?
● Be able to examine and differentiate between different types of sleep disorders
● Define, differentiate and compare the different types of Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
● Does Hypnosis actually work?
● Meditation - is it useful?
● Impact of psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens


Agenda:

1. Do Now: Prep for Quiz over Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
2. QUIZ UNIT 2  Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
3. Review Quiz

Assignments:

TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.

Agenda: Sept 22 - Sept 26, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Biological Basis of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Multiple Sclerosis; The Neuron & Neuro-anatomy; Multiple Sclerosis; 
TUE - Brain Games: Sensation/Perception w/Questions
WED/THUIntro Brain Sketch Project; Parts/Functions of the Brain; Sensation & Perception: Sight/Eye; Hearing/Sound.
FRI - Collect Brain Sketch; Sensation & Perception: Sight/Eye; Hearing/Sound.
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ARTICLE ON NATURE vs. NURTURE DUE ON WED/THU
BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON FRIDAY
Yeah, Mr. Duez isn't always fond of this process when it doesn't work. :(
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Monday, Sept 22, 2014
Quote: Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Learning Targets:
★ Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
★ How does sensation & perception impact behavior?

Essential Questions:
1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up article: What MS Feels Like
2. Discuss the article: How does MS impact someone's life? Where does the problem occur? It is in the neuroanatomy of the brain and Central Nervous System (CNS).
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Neuroanatomy, The Neuron, The Nervous System, and how we study it through looking at disorders and disease. Specific focus on Multiple Sclerosis.
Notes: The Nervous System
4. Video & Discussion: Parts of the Brain. & Brain Scans

Assignment:
Article Nature vs. Nurture is due on Wed/Thu. We will collect it then and discuss in class.
Work through the Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray?
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Tuesday, Sept 25, 2014
Quote"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear

Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Unit 2 Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception from the front table.
2. Video Study: Brain Games: Sensation & Perception Episode
3. Answer Questions that go with the video. Collect at the end of the period.

Assignment:
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
Know your brain!
Notice the very small segment for homework.
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Wednesday, Sept 26, 2014 & Thursday, Sept 27 , 2014
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear

Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?

* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prepare Nature v. Nurture article to turn in & Pick up Brain Sketch Project from front table.
2. Turn in Nature v. Nurture article & Discuss article. What does Nature via Nurture mean to you?
3. Intro Intro Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
4. Review Parts of the Brain & 10 minutes to begin working on the Brain Sketch in class.
5. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Eye/Sight;
6. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Hearing/Sound.

Assignment:
Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
Dogs are NOT color blind. They see more than just black, white, & gray.
However, the color range they perceive is limited to mostly of yellows, blues, and violets. 
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Friday, Sept 28, 2014
Quote"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep Brain Sketch to turn in to Mr. Duez
2. Discuss your brain... at least the sketch anyway.
3. Review parts of the brain.
4. Brain Sketch Project: Collect and discuss.

If time, continue Sensation & Perception:
5. Notes, Video, & DiscussionSensation & Perception: Eye/Sight;
6. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Hearing/Sound.

Assignment:
Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior

Agenda: Week of Sept 15 - 19, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - History & Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, & Personality
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Personality, Trait Theory, Freud's Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, & Factor Analysis
TUE: Unit 1 Test; After test - Article - Nature/Nurture; Introduce Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior (Brain & Sensation/Perception) & Sketch Your Brain, due next Wed/Thu.
WED/THU: Introduction to Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior and Sensation & Perception
FRI: Discuss article: Nature/Nurture
Personality can be difficult to pin down.
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Monday, Sept 15, 2014
Quote"I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival." - Kurt Vonnegut


Learning Targets:
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts.
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

Essential Questions:
1. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Given all his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
3. PersonalityThe Personality Test. Comparing Trait/State,
Some interesting personality tests... 
Oreo Cookie Personality TestThe Banana TestThe World's Quickest Personality Test.
4. Who is Sigmund Freud?

Assignment:
Read Unit 1 (Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
TEST IS TUE
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Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014
Quote"No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious." - Deepak Chopra


Agenda:
1. Prep for TEST - UNIT 1.
2. After the test, pick up Nature vs. Nurture Article. Read and annotate the article and prepare it for class discussion on Friday (Socratic Seminar).
3. Quick introduction to Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior.

Assignments:
Begin studying Unit 2 - targets, notes, reading the chapter.
Have the article annotated by Friday at the beginning of class.
Nature vs. Nurture
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Wednesday, Sept 17 & Thursday, Sept 18, 2014
Quote"Everything we do, every thought we've ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find." - Neil deGrasse Tyson



Learning Targets - Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior 
Major points to understand:
1. The different methods for peering into the human brain
2. What the areas does the brain control
3. The structure of the neuron
4. The action potential
5. The role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission
★ Distinguish between the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
★ Provide an overview of the peripheral nervous system, including its subdivisions.
★ Describe the main functions of the two types of nervous tissues.
★ Identify the location and various parts of the neuron and discuss their functions.
★ Describe the neural impulse and absolute refractory period.

Essential Questions:
1. What are the major lobes of the brain and what areas of human behavior do they impact?
2. What are the parts of the neuron?
3. How do neuron's fire and communicate with other neurons to send messages?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the Targets for Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception at the front table. Also, What impact does biology have on your behavior?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Biological Bases of Behavior, Introduction. The neuron & neuroanatomy
3. Brain Project: Sketch Your Brain, due next Wed/Thu, introduce & show examples.
4. Video: Crash Course Psychology #3 - The Chemical Mind 
Keep in mind that the video lectures go into depth that we don't have the opportunity to investigate in class.
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Friday, Sep 19, 2014
Quote: "Science is nothing but perception." - Plato


Learning Targets:
Understand the Psychology Theme of Nature versus Nurture. 

Essential Questions:

Which is stronger—nature or nurture?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep the article for discussion: Nature vs. Nurture
2. Socratic Seminar over the article.
3. Reminder: Brain Project: Sketch Your Brain, due next Wed/Thu, introduce & show examples.
4. If time permits, discuss "neuroscience"

Assignments:

Begin studying Unit 2 - targets, notes, reading the chapter.

Agenda: Sept 8 - Sept 12, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Experiments - Operationalize the variables; Gallery Walk
TUE: Research Statistics; Time to organize group presentation for next class.

WED/THU: Group Presentations over 50 Great Myths (5 min. each)
     Notes & YouTube Lecture: About 50 Great Myths
     Notes: How to do the Presentations

FRI: Quiz over Unit 1 

TEST is next week - Wed/Thu

The null. Don't reject the importance. ;-)
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Monday, Sep 8, 2014
Quote: “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

Learning Targets:
Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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. Titchener, Watson, James, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & sociocultural - 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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology? 
2. How does psychology impact my every day 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 NOWOperationalize experiments: label variables - what is independent & dependent variables.
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Research Methods: Experiments - variables
3. Gallery Walk: Students will walk from poster to poster, reading each experiment, silently note the independent & dependent variable. (Any confounding variables?)

Assignment:

Read Unit 1 (Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
TEST IS WED/THU
The Milgram Experiment - sadly, Stanley was on to something.
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Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Quote: "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work." - Thomas J. Watson

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the difference between a case study, a survey, and a naturalistic observation? What type of research are these three?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods, Statistics, and Correlations
3. Interactive quizzing over the content.

Assignment:
Read Unit 1 (Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
TEST IS NEXT WEEK - WED/THU
Summer Reading for AP Psychology. A great book.
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Wednesday, Sep 10 & Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
Quote: "Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then." - John Wooden

Learning Targets:
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts.
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

Essential Questions:

1. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Prep presentation - be prepared to present to the class.
Notes & YouTube Lecture: About 50 Great Myths
Notes: How to do the Presentations
2. Presentations: 50 Myths Project
3. (If time remains) Crash Course Psychology: Personality #21

Assignment:

Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
QUIZ on FRIDAY - UNIT 1
Id, Ego, & Superego. :)
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Friday, Sep 12, 2014
Quote: "Humanity is losing its geniuses. Aristotle died, Newton passed away, Einstein died, and I'm not feeling well today... "

Learning Targets:
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts.
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

Essential Questions:

1. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Prepare for the Unit 1 Reading Check Quiz. You may use handwritten notes only.
2. QUIZ: Unit 1 - History & Methods; Personality
3. Review answers to the quiz. 

Assignment:

Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
TEST IS NEXT WEEK - WED/THU