Agenda: Week of September 7, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1: History & Evolution of Psychology -and- Research Methods
Weiten 1 - Evolution of Psychology
Weiten 2 - The Research Enterprise in Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
TUE: Quiz Weiten 1: Evolution of Psychology; Review Quiz
WED/THU: Review Approaches of Psychology; Introduce Research Methods - Ethics!
FRI: Research Methods: Descriptive & Inferential Research

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday, Sept. 14 - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Wed/Thu, Sept. 16 & 17 - Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
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Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
NO SCHOOL DUE TO LABOR DAY!!!
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Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Quote: “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

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. Understand the major approaches to psychology.
3. Who were the people who helped psychology begin as a science and were instrumental in creating the field today? 
4. Understand each person's contribution to the specific approach to psychology that they represented.
Agenda:
1. Quiz: Reading Check Quiz over Chapter 1 - Evolution of Psychology.
2. DO NOW after Quiz: Which approach to Psychology do you agree with the most?
3. Quiz Review

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday, Sept. 14 - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Wed/Thu, Sept. 16 & 17 - Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
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Wednesday, Sept. 9 & Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Quote: "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work." - Thomas J. Watson

Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology & Research Methods
  • Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
  • Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
  • Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
  • Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
  • 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.
  • Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.
Essential Questions:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Compare Behaviorism & Psychoanalysis
2. Video - Crash Course Psych #1
Crash Course Psychology Introduction 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!!!
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Research Methods. 
4.1 Research Methods: Ethics
4.2 Research Methods - Intro

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday, Sept. 14 - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Wed/Thu, Sept. 16 & 17 - Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
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Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Quote: "Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then." - John Wooden

Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology & Research Methods
  • Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
  • Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
  • Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
  • Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
  • 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.
  • Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.
Essential Questions:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What are the 5 Key Components of Ethical Research Design?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods
Students will work on creating a Stat Sheet to help explain how statistics and done and analyzed. 
3. Video - Crash Course "Research & Experimentation" 
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:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday, Sept. 14 - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Wed/Thu, Sept. 16 & 17 - Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods