Agenda: Week of Aug 24-28, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Ch. 1: Evolution of Psychology, Ch. 2: Research Methods
Week at a Glance:
MON - Welcome, Introduction, What is Psychology?, Quick Quiz: Myths of Psych true/false
TUE - What is Psychology? How to use the website. How can I use it to succeed? Themes & Variations of Psychology; 50 Myths of Psychology Presentation/Project information; DUEZ will pull numbers to determine the myth you will use for your presentation.
WED/THU -  Themes & Variations of Psychology
Psych Trek CD - History & Evolution of Psych; Video study - Discovering Psychology - 1: Past, Present, & Promise; Reminder 50 Myths presentations..
FRI - Quiz over 50 Great Myths.

Google Slides presentation over 50 Great Myths is due next Monday, Aug. 31st - email Mr. Duez
50 Myths Presentations will be on Wed/Thu next week in class.
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Monday, August 24, 2015
Quote: "Begin with the end in mind."

Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods
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 syllabus 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. Introductions

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due by next Tuesday.
Quiz over 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych on Friday, August, 24th.
50 Great Myths Slides will be due on Monday, Aug. 31st
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu Sept. 2nd and 3rd in 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.
Check out the video lecture introducing the book, along with Mr. Duez's Notes.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Quote"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi

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: What is Psychology? How does 50 Great Myths explain Psychology as a science?
2. Pre-Psychology Quiz. 20 Questions.
3. Project Presentation over 50 Great Myths
Mr. Duez will select the 50 Myths 1-50 randomly and assign to each student.
3. How to survive & succeed in Psychology: Student video advice from the past.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due by next Tuesday.
Quiz over 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych on Friday, August, 24th.
50 Great Myths Slides will be due on Monday, Aug. 31st
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu Sept. 2nd and 3rd in 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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Wed. & Thu. August 26 & 27, 2015
Quote“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Psychology Approaches, Variations, & Themes
3. 50 Great Myths Discussion

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due by next Tuesday.
Quiz over 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych on Friday, August, 24th.
50 Great Myths Slides will be due on Monday, Aug. 31st
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu Sept. 2nd and 3rd in 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, Aug. 28, 2015 -- shortened periods 3 & 4 due to extended AHS Pep Rally
Quote“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

SHORTENED PERIOD FOR PEP RALLY! We will take the quiz regardless.

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. Quiz over 50 Myths of Popular Psychology.
3. Review Quiz answers.
4. Notes over 50 Great Myths Presentations - the slides are due on Monday!

If time: 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.

Assignment:
Fill Out the Student Survey - due by next Tuesday.
Quiz over 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych on Friday, August, 24th.
50 Great Myths Slides will be due on Monday, Aug. 31st
50 Great Myths - Presentation due next week on Wed/Thu Sept. 2nd and 3rd in 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.