Agenda: Week of Jan. 19-23, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Chapter 1: Evolution/History of Psychology
Chapter 2: Research Methods
Chapter 12: Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON: MLK DAY - NO SCHOOL
TUE: Review History/Evolution of Psychology; Research Methods
WED/THU: Variables in an Experiment; Design of Experiments; Types of Data & Research; Crash Course Psychology - Research
FRI: Personality Introduction: Science of Attraction; 
Quiz on Personality is next Tue.
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
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Monday January 19, 2015 
No School MLK Day
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: 
 Our school is the living example of his dream. RIP.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Quote: "I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self." - Martin Luther

Learning Targets:
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. What are the important variables in a psychological experiment?
2. How do statistics help a psychological theory or hypothesis?
3. Name and explain a famous psychological experiment gone wrong.
4. What are the ethical guidelines for a psychological experiment or research project?

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, Video, Discussion: Research Methods - Intro & Ethics
Also, if time: PsychTrek - Research Methods. Informal & interactive quiz over psych experiments.

Assignments:
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
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Wednesday & Thursday January 21 & 22, 2015
Quote: "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei

Learning Targets:
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. What are the important variables in a psychological experiment?
2. How do statistics help a psychological theory or hypothesis?
3. Name and explain a famous psychological experiment gone wrong.
4. What are the ethical guidelines for a psychological experiment or research project?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What are the ethical guidelines for a psychological experiment or research project?
2. Experimental Design: Design an experiment using variables from our discussion in class yesterday.
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Finish Research Methods - Correlations
4. Crash Course Psychology: Video - Research Methods
Crash Course Psychology: Research & Experimentation  
So how do we apply the scientific method to psychological research? 
Lots of ways, but today Hank talks about case studies, naturalistic observation, surveys and interviews, and experimentation. 
Also he covers different kinds of bias in experimentation and how research practices help us avoid them.

Assignments:
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
Lesser known extended edition.

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Friday, January 24, 2015
Quote: “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learning Targets:
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. What are the important variables in a psychological experiment?
2. How do statistics help a psychological theory or hypothesis?
3. Name and explain a famous psychological experiment gone wrong.
4. What are the ethical guidelines for a psychological experiment or research project?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How do statistics help a psychological theory or hypothesis?
2. Personality Introduction: 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.
3. Discuss Science of Attraction video
How legitimate was the Science of Attraction video that we watched? 
Would it stand up to research or ethics investigation?
How could it be improved to provide better data and more accurate findings?

Assignments:
**Unit 1 Test is next week on Wed/Thu.**
Continue to take notes from your text, presentation/video lectures, and psychtrek.
Later this week, we'll see a few episodes of The Science of Attraction - Psych Experiments at work.
The Science of Attraction