Agenda for Feb. 2 - Feb 6, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Biological Basis of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Multiple Sclerosis; The Neuron & Neuro-anatomy; 
TUE - MS: Neruon Review; The Brain, Parts of the Brain/Functions: Intro Brain Sketch Project
WED/THUReview Parts/Functions of the Brain; Collect Brain Sketch Sensation & Perception: Sight/Eye; Hearing/Sound.
FRI - Brain Games - Sensation & Perception
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BRAIN SKETCH DUE ON WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
Yeah, Mr. Duez isn't always fond of this process when it doesn't work. :(
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Monday, February 2, 2015
Quote of the Day: "One must maintain a little bit of summer, in the the midst of winter." H. D. Thoreau

Learning Targets:
★ Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
★ How does sensation & perception impact behavior?

Essential Questions:
1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: In what ways can biology impact behavior? **How might it have impacted Phineas Gage?**
2. Discuss the article: How does MS impact someone's life? Where does the problem occur? It is in the neuroanatomy of the brain and Central Nervous System (CNS).
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Neuroanatomy, The Neuron, The Nervous System, and how we study it through looking at disorders and disease. Specific focus on Multiple Sclerosis.
Notes: The Nervous System
4. Video & Discussion: Parts of the Brain. & Brain Scans

Assignment:
Article Nature vs. Nurture is due on Wed/Thu. We will collect it then and discuss in class.
Work through the Learning Targets and answer the questions at the end over Biological Bases of Behavior
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
Know your brain!
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Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Quote of the Day:  "A snow day literally and figuratively falls -unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder." Susan Orlean

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear

Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up article: What MS Feels Like
Pick up Unit 2 Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception from the front table
2. Brain Sketch Project: Introduce, discuss the parts of the brain and function.

Assignment:
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
Notice the very small segment for homework.
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Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 2015 & Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Quote of the Day:  "Nothing burns like the cold." - Anon.

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear

Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?

* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep Brain Sketch to turn in to Mr. Duez
2. Review Parts of the Brain & 10 minutes to finish working on the Brain Sketch in class; Collect and discuss.
4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Eye/Sight;
5. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Hearing/Sound.

Assignment:
Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior
Dogs are NOT color blind. They see more than just black, white, & gray.
However, the color range they perceive is limited to mostly of yellows, blues, and violets. 
What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray?
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Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Quote of the Day: "One kind word can warm 3 winter months." - Japanese Proverb

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Unit 2 Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception from the front table.
2. Video Study: Brain Games: Sensation & Perception Episode
3. Answer Questions that go with the video. Collect at the end of the period.

If time, continue Sensation & Perception:
5. Notes, Video, & DiscussionSensation & Perception: Eye/Sight;
6. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Hearing/Sound.

Assignment:
Brain Sketch Project. Due on Friday.
Work through the Learning Targets & the Questions at the back for:
Learning Targets: Biological Bases of Behavior
Learning Targets: Sensation & Perception
Read & Study the Notes and YouTube Lectures over Unit 2: Biological Basis of Behavior

Humble ISD: Named to College Board’s fifth Annual AP District Honor Roll

This is something that my wife and I are quite proud of and certainly others in our district will be as well when they hear the news. Mrs. Duez and I have both been involved with the AP program here in Humble ISD since 2002. (Which also means I'm getting old, which might explain my excessive crankiness at times.) 

I had not seen this news story until Mrs. Duez pointed it out today. 

This is quite impressive when you consider that there are 1031 public school districts in Texas, 1,297 private schools, and 618 charter schools in the state.

Bottom line is the parents and students of our community should really be celebrating this recommendation as: AP District Honor Roll. They are the ones who have agreed to take on the very challenging, but worthwhile effort to compete at the highest levels of academics. They have shelled out the money for the tests, dealt with seemingly insane teachers who expect a great deal from them, and put it all on the line on test day. 

Outstanding.


Yep, there it is. Star is for "Multiple Years" 
*= 30 %+ enrollment of American Indian, African American, & Hispanic/Latino students

The Humble Independent School District was recently named to College Board’s fifth Annual AP District Honor Roll.
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:00 pm

The Honor Roll recognizes 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that have increased access to AP course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP Exams.

Humble ISD is one of only 29 school districts in the state of Texas to make the honor roll. District’s chosen for the Annual AP District Honor Roll data show that they are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.

The Advanced Placement program allows high school students to take college-level courses and exams that may result in earning college credit. Individual colleges and universities determine course credit, with scores of three to five being widely acknowledged by universities. AP courses are taught at the high school campus or online by high school teachers who have completed AP training.

“I am especially proud to share this good news because I have seen firsthand the value that AP courses add to students’ lives,” said Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo.

Each year the number of students enrolled in AP courses are increasing and creating more opportunities for students in Humble ISD to ensure college and career readiness.

AP is just one of several opportunities in Humble ISD for student’s to earn college credit while in high school. Humble ISD also offers International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit and Early College High School. The hard work, commitment and dedication of teachers and students make this success possible.

From the College Board (here):

Data from 2014 show that among African American, Hispanic, and Native American students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half of students are participating because their schools do not always offer the AP course for which they have potential. These 547 districts are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.


Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with a variety of initiatives and strategies to determine how to simultaneously expand access and improve student performance.

Inclusion on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2012 to 2014, for the following criteria.
  • Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
  • Increased or maintained the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and;
  • Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2014 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2012, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

Agenda: Week of Jan 26-30, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - History, Methods, & Personality
Chapter 1 - The Evolution of Psychology
Chapter 2 - The Research Enterprise in Psychology
Chapter 12 - Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON- Personality- Introduction; Testing; Freud
TUE- Quiz on Personality; Approaches to Personality; Focus on Freudian Defense Mechanisms
WED/THU- TEST Unit 1; Article (due Friday) Mind, Body, Yogurt
FRI- Introduction to Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception; Discuss Mind, Body, Yogurt

TEST Unit 1 (CH 1, 2, 12): Wed/Thu
Article due on Friday at beginning of class: Mind, Body, Yogurt
Probably not, but it is worth a try!
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Quote: 
Learning Targets:
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts.
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

Essential Questions:
1. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.


Agenda:
1. DO Now Question: What do psychologists mean when they refer to PERSONALITY?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Personality
Oreos
Personality & The Unconscious Mind
Freud, Unconsciousness, Defense Mechanisms

Assignments:
TEST Unit 1 (CH 1, 2, 12): Wed/Thu
The best selling cookie in the world. Oreo. 
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Quote:
Learning Targets:
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts.
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

Essential Questions:
1. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.


Agenda:
1. Quiz Personality - Students can use hand written notes.
2. DO NOW QUESTION (after quiz): Compare the different approaches as applied to Personality
Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, Behavioral (Learning Theorists), Trait Theory
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Personality & Approaches; Freud; Defense Mechanisms

Assignments:
TEST Unit 1 (CH 1, 2, 12): Wed/Thu
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 & Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quote: 
Agenda:
1. TEST UNIT 1 - CH 1, 2, 12: History/Research Methods/Personality
2. After the test: ArticleMind, Body, Yogurt (due Friday)

Assignments:
Article due on Friday at beginning of class: Mind, Body, Yogurt
Begin reading Chapters 3 & 4: Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
Are we all just a bag of neurons? Hmmmm. Let my neurons think on that one... Hmmmmm.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Quote: 
Learning Targets - Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior 
Major points to understand:
1. The different methods for peering into the human brain
2. What the areas does the brain control
3. The structure of the neuron
4. The action potential
5. The role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission
  ★ Distinguish between the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
  ★ Provide an overview of the peripheral nervous system, including its subdivisions.
  ★ Describe the main functions of the two types of nervous tissues.
  ★ Identify the location and various parts of the neuron and discuss their functions.
  ★ Describe the neural impulse and absolute refractory period.

Essential Questions:
1. What are the major lobes of the brain and what areas of human behavior do they impact?
2. What are the parts of the neuron?
3. How do neuron's fire and communicate with other neurons to send messages?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Have the Article Finished and ready to discuss & turn in Mind, Body, Yogurt
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
3. If Time: Crash Course Psychology #3 - The Chemical Mind 
BAHHHHHH! Did I scare you? What exactly happens when we get scared? How does our brain make our body react? Just what are Neurotransmitters? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us to the simplest part of the complex system of our brains and nervous systems; The Neuron.

Assignments:
Begin reading Chapters 3 & 4: Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception

Inspiration from a former student...

BTW- Mr. Duez used to work in that green building in the middle. Yep, 67th floor!
Every once in a while I will post some things about former students. I received a really encouraging message today from a former student and wanted to share it with you. She was a student of mine during the first WHAP class in 2011-2012. In fact, she was the student of the year in AP World History, first one ever at AHS. Then she took AP Psychology the next spring as a junior. She was accepted with honors to the University of Houston. Here's her message:
Mr. Duez:  
I really love it here. I'm living on-campus which honestly really helps because traffic is horrible in the mornings. I made into the Honors College, so the classes are extra small, and I love that. We can be up to only 16 people max. But that doesn't include lectures, of course. The food is pretty good, but after eating it everyday it's really easy to get tired of it. Professors are strict but they really are amazing, not all of them though, some are really hard to please. Hopefully with all the AP Credit I have I'll be able to graduate in 3 years instead of 4. 
Thank you Mr.Duez, I really enjoyed my time at Atascocita, your class was definitely my favorite, WHAP and AP Psychology.  
How is your family doing (including your beloved dog)? 
Love,
Your Former Student
It was awesome to hear from her. Such a great choice to attend U of H on campus. The commute, as I told her, is like driving in to work each day. It can be difficult. We have tough weather, the rush hour traffic can be very hard. The wear and tear on your car, the gas $, the potential for car accidents... all tough. When you live on campus you are much more connected to the school and all that happens there.

It is also incredible to hear that her college credits will help her graduate early. She was not the most fortunate student I have had. She had to work hard for everything she has earned. I am so proud of her and I know many of you will be following in her footsteps. If not to U of H, certainly to the school of your dreams. I am here to tell you that the hard work makes a difference. Keep it up!

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

Agenda: Week of Jan. 12 - 16, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - Evolution/History of Psychology; Approaches to Psychology
TUE -  50 Myths Notes Due, Review Psych Approaches, Introduction to Research 
WED/THU - 50 Great Myths Presentations (all period)
FRI - Quiz: Unit 1 - Evolution/History of Psych; Research Methods
***SURVEY DUE***
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Monday, January  12, 2015
Quote“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu


Learning Targets:
Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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, & sociocultural - 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 every day life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?

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, Discussion, Video: Unit 1: Evolution & History of Psychology; Psychological Approaches

Reminder: Quiz Friday, 50 Myths Notes/Slides due to Mr. Duez Tues., 50 Myths Presentations on Wed/Thu.
It is not just "The End of Summer" or "Expectant Mothers" or "A Reason to BBQ" - Workers built this country.
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Tuesday, January  13, 2015
Quote“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


Learning Targets:

Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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, & sociocultural - 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 every day life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which of the psychological approaches do you believe is the best? Why? Which do you have problems with and why?
--Review the Approaches of Psychology, we will also focus on them next week during our 50 Myths presentations--
2. 50 Myths Proposals: Turn in your proposals to Mr. Duez at beginning of the period.
Which myth?
Why do you want to do this myth?
Who are the members of your group?
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Research Methods
4. 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.

Assignment:

Reminder: Quiz Friday, 50 Myths Notes/Slides due to Mr. Duez Tues., 50 Myths Presentations on Wed/Thu.
Correlation does not mean causation!
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Wednesday, January  14, 2015 & Thursday, January 15, 2015
Quote“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.” ― Sarah Dessen

Learning Targets:

Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
2. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results
3. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:

1. 50 Great Myths of Psychology - Summer Reading: Presentations (all period)

Reminder: Quiz Friday, 50 Myths Notes/Slides due to Mr. Duez Tues., 50 Myths Presentations on Wed/Thu.
How important are ethics in Psychological Experiments?
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Friday, January  16, 2014
Quote"Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly." - Lawrence G. Lovasik


Learning Targets:

Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
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. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
2. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results
3. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics? When would you use either in psychology?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Research Methods: Statistics
3. Science of Attraction: Smell of Attraction. Science suggests that the smell of a person can influence your attraction to them. It is a scientific fact that we can be biologically disposed to a certain type of person based on their smell. 

Does their experiment work? If so, why does it? 
Can you define the operational variables and parts of their experiment and explain it from a scientific viewpoint?

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.