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

Agenda: Week of March 23 - 27, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development
Week at a Glance:
MON: Motivation Introduction Theories; 
TUE: Motivation Introduction Theories; Emotion & Theories

WED/THU: Article Due: Science of Emotions; Finish Motivation & Emotion; Intro to Development: Birth through early childhood
FRI: Quiz is Friday over Motivation & Emotion

Article Due on Wednesday/Thursday - Science of Emotions

Quiz is this FridayTEST IS NEXT THURSDAY
Aidan is a motivated young man. Climbed to the top of Austin!
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Monday, March 23, 2015
Quote: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." - Winston Churchill (speaking about the Royal Air Force)

If you learn only 5 things from this Unit...
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Learning Objectives:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What motivates you? Drives you? 

3. Introduction to Motivation & Emotion, Notes/Video/Discussion: 
Video: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Notes: Motivation & Emotion - Motivation Explained through Hunger
3. Crash Course Psychology: The Power of Motivation
Feeling motivated? Even if you are, do you know why? The story of Aaron Ralston can tell us a lot about motivation. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank tells us Ralston's story, as well as 4 theories of motivation and some evolutionary perspectives on motivation. 

Assignments:

Article Due on Wednesday/Thursday - Science of Emotions
Quiz is this FridayTEST IS NEXT THURSDAY
Prepare by reading the notes
Work on the targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion

"I live in a van, down by the RIVER!"
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Quote“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” - Winston Churchill

If you learn only 5 things from this Unit...
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Learning Objectives:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior


Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Why do people put themselves in harms way for 'fun'???

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Motivation TheoriesArousal Theory - why do people put themselves in harms way for 'fun'?


A look at the REAL Spiderman (Climbs the tallest building in the world), 
The Fly Girl (Italian Super Model & Extreme Sport Athlete Roberta Mancina) 


Assignments:
Article Due on Wednesday/Thursday - Science of Emotions
Quiz is this FridayTEST IS NEXT THURSDAY
Prepare by reading the notes
Work on the targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion

The last picture I have of my Dad & Grandma alive. This is 4 generations of my family.
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Wednesday, March 25th & Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Quote: "December 7th, 1941... a day that shall live in infamy." - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Learning Targets:
Motivation: It is the drive to begin or maintain behavior.

If you learn only 5 things from this Unit...
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Learning Objectives:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which theory of emotion seems to make the most sense to you?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Motivation TheoriesArousal Theory - why do people put themselves in harms way for 'fun'?
A look at the REAL Spiderman (Climbs the tallest building in the world), The Fly Girl (Italian Super Model & Extreme Sport Athlete Roberta Mancina) 


Which theory is clearest example in your mind?James-Lange Theory: We have a psychological response and we label it as an emotion: "I see a bear, my muscles tense, I feel afraid."Cannon-Bard Theory: We have an emotional response and we feel the physiological response:  "I see a bear, I feel afraid, my muscles tense."Schacter-Singer Theory: We experience feelings and then label them:  "I feel bad. I must be scared."Cognitive Appraisal: When there is no physiological arousal, we experience something; we think about it, we label it as an emotion.
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.
3. 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.


Assignments:
Quiz is this FridayTEST IS NEXT THURSDAY
Prepare by reading the notes
Work on the targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion

Attachment... it's kind of important.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Quote"Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." - Mao Zedong

Learning Targets:
Motivation: It is the drive to begin or maintain behavior.

If you learn only 5 things from this Unit...
1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.

Learning Objectives:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Different types of motivation
- The importance of emotion in human behavior

Agenda:
1. Do Now:  Prepare for Quiz over Motivation & Emotion
2. Quiz: Motivation & Emotion

3. Review Quiz


Assignments:
TEST IS NEXT THURSDAY
Prepare by reading the notes
Work on the targets for Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion

Agenda: Week of March 16 - March 20, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4: Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought
and Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Intro to Intelligence; What is Intelligence; IQ Tests; How they are used
TUE - Pick up Targets; Forms of Intelligence
WED/THU - Quiz Review over Memory/Language/Thought; Quiz on Unit 4; Intelligence; Savants Video w/Questions
FRI -  TEST - Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language, Thought & Intelligence; Article Due on Wednesday/Thursday - Science of Emotions
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Quote"History is a myth that men agree to believe." - Napoleon

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How would you define intelligence? Who is the smartest person that you know? Why?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Intro to Intelligence: What is Intelligence/Development of IQ Tests
3. Crash Course Psychology: The Controversy of Intelligence

Assignments: 
Quiz Wednesday
Test Friday
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Quote"The war has ruined us for everything." - Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front  

Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What are the different forms of intelligence? How can they be measured?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Forms of Intelligence.
3. Crash Course Psychology: Brains vs. Bias

Assignments: 
Quiz Wednesday
Test Friday
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Wednesday, March 18 & Thursday, March 19, 2015
Quote:
Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep For Quiz over Cognition - Reading Check Quiz.
2. Review Quiz
3. Video Study with Notes & Discussion: Video Beautiful Minds: Einstein Effect (Savants); Forms/Theories of Intelligence
Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.
4. Notes, Discussion: Does Intelligence Change Over Time?


Assignments: 
Quiz Wednesday
Test Friday

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Quote: "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. TEST UNIT 4 - Cognition - Memory, Language, Thought, & Intelligence
2. Pick up Article after the Test: Article Due on Wednesday/Thursday - Science of Emotions

Assignments: 
Article Due on Wednesday/Thursday - Science of Emotions