Agenda: Week of Jan. 12 - 16, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - Evolution/History of Psychology; Approaches to Psychology
TUE -  50 Myths Notes Due, Review Psych Approaches, Introduction to Research 
WED/THU - 50 Great Myths Presentations (all period)
FRI - Quiz: Unit 1 - Evolution/History of Psych; Research Methods
***SURVEY DUE***
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Monday, January  12, 2015
Quote“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu


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. 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, & 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.

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?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which of the psychological approaches do you believe is the best? Why? Which do you have problems with and why?
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Unit 1: Evolution & History of Psychology; Psychological Approaches

Reminder: Quiz Friday, 50 Myths Notes/Slides due to Mr. Duez Tues., 50 Myths Presentations on Wed/Thu.
It is not just "The End of Summer" or "Expectant Mothers" or "A Reason to BBQ" - Workers built this country.
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Tuesday, January  13, 2015
Quote“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


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. 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, & 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.

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?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which of the psychological approaches do you believe is the best? Why? Which do you have problems with and why?
--Review the Approaches of Psychology, we will also focus on them next week during our 50 Myths presentations--
2. 50 Myths Proposals: Turn in your proposals to Mr. Duez at beginning of the period.
Which myth?
Why do you want to do this myth?
Who are the members of your group?
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Research Methods
4. Science of Attraction - The Halo Effect: Students will investigate the experiment regarding the Halo Effect. Does one aspect of their personality overshadow an inital impression? How good is our ability to judge a person? Is this a proper experiment? Define the operational variables.

Assignment:

Reminder: Quiz Friday, 50 Myths Notes/Slides due to Mr. Duez Tues., 50 Myths Presentations on Wed/Thu.
Correlation does not mean causation!
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Wednesday, January  14, 2015 & Thursday, January 15, 2015
Quote“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.” ― Sarah Dessen

Learning Targets:

Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
1. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
2. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
3. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
4. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
5. 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.
6. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
2. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results
3. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:

1. 50 Great Myths of Psychology - Summer Reading: Presentations (all period)

Reminder: Quiz Friday, 50 Myths Notes/Slides due to Mr. Duez Tues., 50 Myths Presentations on Wed/Thu.
How important are ethics in Psychological Experiments?
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Friday, January  16, 2014
Quote"Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly." - Lawrence G. Lovasik


Learning Targets:

Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
1. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
2. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
3. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
4. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
5. 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.
6. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
2. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results
3. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics? When would you use either in psychology?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Research Methods: Statistics
3. Science of Attraction: Smell of Attraction. Science suggests that the smell of a person can influence your attraction to them. It is a scientific fact that we can be biologically disposed to a certain type of person based on their smell. 

Does their experiment work? If so, why does it? 
Can you define the operational variables and parts of their experiment and explain it from a scientific viewpoint?