Agenda: Week of November 30th, 2015

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Chapter 7 - Memory & Chapter 8 - Language & Thought
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Make up quizzes for those who were absent the Friday before break! Many, many people were out. Review Memory - "Forgetting" ~ why does it happen. & how.
TUE: Intro to Cognition: Language & Thought;
WED/THUWed/Thu Article due: The Teen Brain: What Makes Teens Tick?; Discuss Article; Cognition: Language & Thought continued; Pittsburghese
FRI: Reading Check Quiz Ch 8 - Language & Thought; Review Quiz
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Wed/Thu Article due: The Teen Brain: What Makes Teens Tick?
Friday - Reading check quiz, Chapter 8 - Language & Thought
Next Tuesday - TEST - Chapters 7 & 8 - Cognition (Memory, Language, & Thought)
Next Wed/Thu - MOCK AP Test - first 1/2 of the year only
Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought combine forces. And pizza!
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up packet on front table - Memory Flowcharts & Important parts to "remember"
2. Introduction to Cognition: Language & Thought - Chapter 8
3. Video - Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain
Pinker dinker do - A Poodle Do!
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Assignments:
Article due on Wed/Thu: The Teen Brain: What Makes Teens Tick?
Friday - Reading check quiz, Chapter 8 - Language & Thought
Next Tuesday - TEST - Chapters 7 & 8 - Cognition (Memory, Language, & Thought)
Next Wed/Thu - MOCK AP Test - first 1/2 of the year only
How do we learn language?
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 & Thursday, December 3, 2015
Quote: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” - J.K. Rowling

Agenda:
1. DO NOWPrep article to turn in: Article due on Wed/Thu: The Teen Brain: What Makes Teens Tick? - Discuss article & Collect Article
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion - Cognition - Language
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Assignments:
Friday - Reading check quiz, Chapter 8 - Language & Thought
Next Tuesday - TEST - Chapters 7 & 8 - Cognition (Memory, Language, & Thought)
Next Wed/Thu - MOCK AP Test - first 1/2 of the year only
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Friday, December 6, 2015
Quote: “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz over Chapter 8 - Cognition: Language & Thought
2. Review Quiz
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Assignments:
Next Tuesday - TEST - Chapters 7 & 8 - Cognition (Memory, Language, & Thought)
Next Wed/Thu - MOCK AP Test - first 1/2 of the year only

John Green on Mental Illness

The man knows how to write a good line, good script for a video, and yes... a good book (or 10). I'm not sure how many will actually view this, because it is just about Thanksgiving Break. But, for someone that also battles mental demons, I can tell you that John's video comforted me. This quote in particular:
"When I feel like there isn't hope, my brain is lying to me." 
-John Green
On Mental Illness (and the end of Pizzamas)

Week of November 16, 2015

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
CH. 7 "Memory" -and- CH. 8 "Language & Thought" 
Week at a Glance:
MONFinish (HSAM) Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory; Memory Models: Encoding, Storage, & Retrieval. Focus on Encoding & Storage: Attention; Levels of Processing; Enriching Encoding. Sensory/Short-Term/Long-Term Memory.
TUE: Retrieval: Getting info out of memory; Cues; Context; Reconstruction & Misinformation; Monitoring
WED/THArticle/Discussion - Due by end of class: How Friends Ruin Memory; Forgetting: Ebbinghaus Curve; Recovered memory controversy; In Search of Memory - the physiology of memory; Systems & Types of Memory: Declarative/Procedural; Semantic/Episodic; Prospective/Retrospective Memory.
FRI: QUIZ on Chapter 7 - Memory; Review Quiz 

This week: 
Wed/Thu: How Friends Ruin Memory Article - done in class & turned in to Mr. Duez
FriQUIZ on Chapter 7 - Memory
Next Week: Thanksgiving Break --- NO ASSIGNMENTS! DO NOT WORK ON PSYCH. 
Get ready for the sprint to the finish line this semester.
Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize Laureate 2000, "discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system"


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Monday, November 16, 2015
Quote: "Memory is not like a container that gradually fills up; it is more like a tree growing hooks onto which memories are hung." - Peter Russell, "The Brain Book", 1979

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Studies show that musicians tend to have a better memory than non-musicians, not just for music, but for words & pictures too. What might explain the reason why musicians have an edge?
2. Memory Wizards - Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (video 13 minutes) & Discussion. What can be learned from HSAM persons?
3. Notes & Discussion: Memory Models: Encoding, Storage, & Retrieval.
Focus on Encoding & Storage: Attention; Levels of Processing; Enriching Encoding. Sensory/Short-Term/Long-Term Memory.

Assignments:
Quiz on Friday over Chapter 7 "Memory"

After Thanksgiving:
Friday, Dec. 4th - Quiz Chapter 8 "Language & Thought"
Tues, Dec. (following week): Test over CH. 7 & 8 "Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought"
My son experienced buying the parts, assembling them, and building his own computer. Will he remember it?
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Quote "Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles E. Jefferson

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. Notes & Discussion: Retrieval: Getting info out of memory; Cues; Context; Reconstruction & Misinformation; Monitoring

Assignments:
Quiz on Friday over Chapter 7 "Memory"

After Thanksgiving:
Friday, Dec. 4th - Quiz Chapter 8 "Language & Thought"
Tues, Dec. (following week): Test over CH. 7 & 8 "Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought"
Atkinson & Shriffrin's Model of Memory Storage.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 & Thursday, November 19, 2015
Quote: "It isn't so astonishing, the number of things I can remember, as the number of things I can remember that aren't so." - Mark Twan (1835-1910)

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up: How Friends Ruin Memory Article
2. Discuss article/collect it.
3. Notes & Discussion: Forgetting: Ebbinghaus Curve; Recovered memory controversy; In Search of Memory - the physiology of memory; Systems & Types of Memory: Declarative/Procedural; Semantic/Episodic; Prospective/Retrospective 

Assignments:
Quiz on Friday over Chapter 7 "Memory"

After Thanksgiving:
Friday, Dec. 4th - Quiz Chapter 8 "Language & Thought"
Tues, Dec. (following week): Test over CH. 7 & 8 "Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought"
It's all about Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought
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Friday, November, 20, 2015
Quote“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”  - Edward Sandford Martin

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for the Ch 7 "Memory" Reading Check Quiz
2. Reading Check Quiz Chapter 7 "Memory" - You can use hand written notes
3. Review Quiz

Assignments:
After Thanksgiving:
Friday, Dec. 4th - Quiz Chapter 8 "Language & Thought"
Tues, Dec. (following week): Test over CH. 7 & 8 "Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought"
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Week of November 9, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Chapter 6 - Learning ~ Test on Wed/Thu
Then we'll begin,  "Cognition" - Chapter 7 - Memory, Chapter 8 Language & Thought
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 6 - Learning; Review Quiz; 
TUE -  Observational & Latent Learning; The Cognitive Perspective challenges Behaviorism; Review of key learning/behavior terms and ideas.
WED/THU - TEST Chapters 6 - Learning; FRQ Essay - Flip between 2 prompts
FRI - SAM: Superior Autobiographical Memory - Wizards! -- Intro to Memory Chapter 7

MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6, Plus FRQ - Research Methods
FRQ #2 RESEARCH METHODS
We will flip a coin to determine which question will be done per class. 
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Monday, November 9, 2015
Quote: "History is philosophy teaching by examples."  - Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 6 - Learning (You may use your hand written notes).
2. Review the quiz. & Question: 

Assignments:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6, Plus FRQ - Research Methods
FRQ #2 RESEARCH METHODS
We will flip a coin to determine which question will be done per class. 
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Quote: "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."  - James Baldwin
Agenda:
1. DO NOW
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Observational & Latent Learning; The Cognitive Perspective challenges Behaviorism; Review of key learning/behavior terms and ideas.
3. Any questions before the test? 

Assignments:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6, Plus FRQ - Research Methods
FRQ #2 RESEARCH METHODS

We will flip a coin to determine which question will be done per class. 
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 & Thursday, November 12, 2015
Quote: "History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days."  - Winston Churchill
Agenda:
1. TEST - Chapter 6 - Learning 
2.  Then flip a coin for the FRQ Essay we will write. Which Comparative prompt will it be?
FRQ #2 RESEARCH METHODS


Assignments:
Begin reading Chapter 7 & 8 - Memory & Language/Thought = "Cognition" 
Heads or Tails? Let's do this thing!
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Quote: "History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up."  - Voltaire

Agenda: 
1. DO NOW: What would your life be like if you could remember everything?
2. Video & Discussion: Introduction to Memory by looking at SAM: Superior Autobiographical Memory wizards.

Assignments:
Begin reading Chapter 7 & 8 - Memory & Language/Thought = "Cognition"