Agenda: Week of August 31, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality
Week at a Glance:
MON - 50 Myths Slides due tonight by 11:59 pm, Quiz Review from Friday.
TUE -  SURVEY DUE, Introduce Psych Approaches
WED/THU - Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
FRI - Discuss & Turn in Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist; Notes: Evolution of Psychology

50 Myths Slides - email to Mr. Duez by Monday, August 31 at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work) Presentations are Wed/Thu in class.
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Monday, August 31, 2015
Quote: "Pride comes before a fall." - Proverbs

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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

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?
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: What is psychology? How would you define it? 
2. Quiz Review from Friday.
3. If time, discuss the Approaches of Psychology
Compare the College Board List to that of Weiten Chapter 1

Assignments: 
I. 50 Myths Slides - email to Mr. Duez by Monday, August 31 at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work) Presentations are Wed/Thu in class.
II. FINISH SURVEY - due by Tuesday night at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work)
III. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
IV. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)
Be sure to have the survey done by 11:59 pm on Tuesday.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Quote: "I am a great believer in luck. I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

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?
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: What are the different approaches to Psychology? How many do you know. List them and explain in your notes.
2. NOTES: Introduce Psych Approaches
4. 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!!!

Assignment:
I. 50 Myths Presentation is next class.
II. FINISH SURVEY - due by Tuesday night at 11:59 pm (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work)
III. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
IV. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)
Psychology has become a big part of sports at all levels.
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Wednesday, Sept. 2 & Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
Quote: "Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know it's worth." - Apoorve Dubey

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. Titchener, 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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

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?
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: Pick up article on front table: Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
2. Presentations 50 Myth of Popular Psychology. We will present in groups according to the Chapters in the book. This will take most of the period.
3. If time remains at the end, work on the article that is due by Friday.

Assignment:
I. Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
II. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
III. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)

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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Quote“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

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. Titchener, 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.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. 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.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

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?
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: Prep article to discuss & then turn in to Mr. Duez Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Chapter 1 Weiten: Evolution of Psychology
3. If time, video review over the Approaches of Psychology. From a Dog's Perspective. :)

Assignment:
I. Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
II. Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday (day after Labor Day)
III. After Reviewing Quiz, we'll begin Chapter 2: Research Methods next week.

50 Great Myths of Psychology - Presentations

50 Great Myths of Psychology - Presentations
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Present 1 myth of popular psychology (You will not stand before the class by yourself, you'll be within the group of students who had the myths from your chapter.)

Mr. Duez will randomly pull 1 of the 50 great myths of popular psychology to assign them to you.

You will explain the myth in a 5 slide presentation with accompanying Google Docs Slides.
  1. No myth will be repeated by another group in the same class.
  2. The presentations will be given in groups according to the myth. For example, group one is Brain Power, so those students with Myth 1-5 will stand before the class and present. Mr. Duez will go through the slides that were handed in and pull them up from his computer during the presentation.
Slides are due: Monday, August 31, 2015

Presentations are on the block day: Wed/Thu Sept 2/3

After creating the Google Docs Slide Presentation, you must email a link of the presentation to: 
Notes: 50 Great Myths of Psychology - How To Prepare Your Presentations

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.

New Bell Schedule - 2015-2016

Well, we have a brand new bell schedule this year. Should be interesting. In some ways it is simplier than before, M-T-F schedule is exactly the same bells now, w/o advisory. 5th Period (Which I believe will be my planning/conference period) is now going to be extended to be able to fit the new D Lunch period. So every 5th period is extra long on M-T-F. Wed/Thu is the same as last year, but with an added D lunch each day, which does not add time to lunch period.

It won't be long and we'll know it off by heart! :)

Just a few weeks until it goes into effect.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.