Agenda: Week of March 30 - April 3, 2015

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation/Emotion & Development
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: 1st only - Development - Infant to Child
TUE: 1st & 2nd - Development - Infant to Child, part II; Adolescent to Adult
WED: NO AP PSYCHOLOGY - REPORT TO PAC for "nothing" :( 
THU: TEST UNIT 5 MOTIVATION/EMOTION; DEVELOPMENT
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY - Good Friday
Development Learning Targets
Early Development:

Great parenting :)
  • A baby’s beginnings
  • How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
  • The influences of friends and family
Adolescence:
  • How adolescence is defined across cultures
  • The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
  • The social context in which adolescents develop
  • Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today
Adulthood and Aging:
  • The stages of adulthood
  • Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
  • Concerns related to aging
Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. 
How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Quote: "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."  -William James

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which stage of development is the fetus at the most risk? 
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: 1st Period only - Development - Infant to Child
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Development - Stages of Prenatal & Infant Development
Introduction to Development
Possible abnormal events:  Twins, Teratogens (foreign substances that influence the developing fetus) are very damaging from week 3-8.
4. Crash Course Psychology: Development - The Growth of Knowledge
How does our knowledge grow? It turns out there are some different ideas about that. Schemas, Four-Stage Theory of Cognitive Development, and Vygotsky's Theory of Scaffolding all play different roles but the basic idea is that children think about things very differently than adults. Hank explains in today's episode of Crash Course Psychology.


TEST IS THURSDAY Unit 5
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 
Quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Explain Piaget's Theory on Object Permanence & Conservation
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development - Infant to Child; Adolescent to Adult
What are Piaget's Four Main Stages of Cognitive Development? How can you memorize them?
Evolutionary Evidence for Attachment Theory (Bowlby & Lorenz)
We are programmed by evolution to emit endearing behaviors - cooing, smiling, clinging. Triggers affectionate parental response & protection. 
3. Learn to memorize Piaget's Stages
4. If time permits: Crash Course Psychology: Development - Monkeys & Morality
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at a few experiments that helped us understand how we develop as human beings. Things like attachment, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety, and morality are all discussed... also, a seriously unpleasant study with monkeys and fake mothers.

TEST IS THURSDAY Unit 5
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Quote: “Greetings Professor Falkon, Shall we play a game?" - Joshua, computer AI, Movie: War Games

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep For Test
2. TEST MOTIVATION/EMOTION & DEVELOPMENT