Agenda: Week of Jan 5 - Jan 9, 2015

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:
TUE - Welcome Back, Introduction, What is Psychology?, Quick Quiz: Myths of Psych true/false
How to use the website. How can I use it to succeed?
WED/THU -  Pick up Books; Create 50 Myths Groups; Notes: Themes & Variations of Psychology
"Psychology of Everything" by Paul Bloom
FRI - 50 Myths Group Proposals;  Crash Course: Personality
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Fri, Jan 16th: Fill Out the Student Survey but sooner the better.
Due this Friday: 50 Great Myths - Group Proposal
Mon, Jan. 12th: Quiz on Unit 1 part 1 & 2: History/Evolution & Personality, Use Target Sheets & Weiten text (Chapters 1 & 12)
Tues. Jan 13th: 50 Great Myths - Google Slides for your group due
Wed/Thu, Jan 14th & 15th: 50 Great Myths - Presentation present to 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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Welcome to AP Psychology, 2014's second period says, "You can do it!"
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Quote of the Day: "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey

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.
4. 50 Great Myths Reading Guide Questions: Answer in pairs, then discuss as a group.
5. How to survive & succeed in Psychology: Student video advice from the past.
Discussion questions for Tuesday.
Assignment:
Fri, Jan 16th: Fill Out the Student Survey but sooner the better.
Due this Friday: 50 Great Myths - Group Proposal
Mon, Jan. 12th: Quiz on Unit 1 part 1 & 2: History/Evolution & Personality, Use Target Sheets & Weiten text (Chapters 1 & 12)
Tues. Jan 13th: 50 Great Myths - Google Slides for your group due
Wed/Thu, Jan 14th & 15th: 50 Great Myths - Presentation present to 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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Wednesday & Thursday, January 7th & 8th, 2015
Quote of the Day"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."  - James Agate

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

PICK UP TEXTBOOKS FROM BOOK ROOM (after first 10-15 min of class)

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
5. Video Clip: The Psychology of Everything by Paul Bloom (first 10 min.)

Assignment:
Fri, Jan 16th: Fill Out the Student Survey but sooner the better.
Due this Friday: 50 Great Myths - Group Proposal
Mon, Jan. 12th: Quiz on Unit 1 part 1 & 2: History/Evolution & Personality, Use Target Sheets & Weiten text (Chapters 1 & 12)
Tues. Jan 13th: 50 Great Myths - Google Slides for your group due
Wed/Thu, Jan 14th & 15th: 50 Great Myths - Presentation present to 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, January 9, 2015
Quote of the Day: "Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde 

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.

Quiz Monday over CH 1 & 12, History/Evolution of Psychology & Personality. **Use the Target Sheets & Weiten**

Assignment:
Fri, Jan 16th: Fill Out the Student Survey but sooner the better.
Due this Friday: 50 Great Myths - Group Proposal
Mon, Jan. 12th: Quiz on Unit 1 part 1 & 2: History/Evolution & Personality, Use Target Sheets & Weiten text (Chapters 1 & 12)
Tues. Jan 13th: 50 Great Myths - Google Slides for your group due
Wed/Thu, Jan 14th & 15th: 50 Great Myths - Presentation present to 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.