MOCK AP TEST - Congrats to the high scorers!


To give you a sense of how a 72 might score on the AP Test:
A score of a 72 would get a "5" if they scored 4 of the 7 points on both FRQs.
You can test this out and play with it on http://appass.com/calculators/psychology

FALL FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Yeah, they took away one of our half days! Isn't that fun. So exciting. Just another day where we'll work longer for the same pay (actually less when you consider how much insurance goes up every year).

Regardless of my sour feelings regarding this...
It is what it is.

So, be prepared. 3 finals on Wed, plus 5th period for a nice super long period of time... just for fun.

Agenda: Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2016

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
COGNITION:
Ch 7 - Memory & Ch 8 - Language & Thought
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Introduction to Cognition: Language & Thought - Chapter 8; Video - Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain
TUENotes, Video, & Discussion - Cognition Language & Thought
WED/THU: Article: Is Texting Ruining Language?; Discuss Article; Cognition: Language & Thought: Cognition at Work - Decision Making; Pittsburghese
FRI: Reading Check Quiz Ch 8 - Language & Thought; Review Quiz
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Wed/Thu Article due: Article: Is Texting Ruining Language?
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
LANGUAGE: Complex communication system that involves the use of abstract symbols to convey unlimited messages. Human language can convey meaning about things that haven't happened yet, things that happened in the past, and things that may never happen. Because we can transcend time and space with language, we have unlimited ability to communicate ideas.

Structure of Language. Multi-layered process.

Phonemes: Smallest unit of sound in a language. All the letters of the alphabet are phonemes. In English we produce all the unique sounds that we are able to make by combining about 40-50 unique phonemes. Other languages make due with less. Hawaiian = 30 phonemes.

Morphemes: Smallest unit of meaning in a language. Small words, such as cat or walk, are morphemes. If we add the letter s to cat, we now have two morphemes (cat(s)), and if we add-ing to walk, we have two morphemes (walk(ing)).
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Monday, November 28, 2016
Quote“To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: "Curious Blue Ideas Sleep Furiously" 
At what level is this statement AMBIGUOUS? 

2. Notes, Video, Dicussion: Introduction to Cognition: Language & Thought - Chapter 8

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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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Quote“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Do you need language to be able to think? 

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion - Cognition Language & Thought

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
Yinz know what I'm talkin' bout.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 & Thursday, December 1, 2016
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: Language

3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Cognition at Work: Decision Making

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 2, 2016
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. Quiz: Chapter 8 - Language & Thought

3. Review Quiz - including this question:
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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

Agenda: Nov. 14-18, 2016

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
COGNITION: CH. 7 "Memory"
Week at a Glance:
MON: Finish (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/TH: Article/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
Fri: QUIZ 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.
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Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize Laureate 2000, "discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system"
His research has been concerned with the molecular mechanisms of memory storage in Aplysia (sea slugs) & mice.


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Monday, November 14, 2016
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 15, 2016
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 & Shiffrin's Model of Memory Storage.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 & Thursday, November 17, 2016
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 - First 15 minutes.

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, 18, 2016
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 handwritten 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!

Agenda: Week of Nov. 7 - 11, 2016

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
AND FRQ After the Test
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Monday, November 7, 2016
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 handwritten notes).

2. Review the quiz. & Question: 

Assignments:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6, Plus FRQ
AND FRQ After the Test
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Quote: "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."  - James Baldwin
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Does playing a violent video game make people more aggressive?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Observational & Latent Learning; The Cognitive Perspective challenges Behaviorism; Review of key learning/behavior terms and ideas.

3. Discuss FRQ After the Test
SODA: 

Assignments:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6, Plus FRQ - Research Methods
AND FRQ After the Test

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 & Thursday, November 10, 2016
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 Memory
Heads or Tails? Let's do this thing!
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Friday, November 11, 2016
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 Memory

AGENDA: Week of Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2016

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Chapter 6: Learning
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Learning - Classical Conditioning Part I
; Pavlov’s Demonstration: “Psychic Reflexes”
Terminology and Procedures, Classical Conditioning in Everyday Life, Basic Processes in Classical Conditioning
TUE: Learning - Comparing Classical & Operant Conditioning; Classical Conditioning Part II - Acquisition, Extinction; Spontaneous Recovery, Generalization; Discrimination. 
WED/THU: Learning - Operant Conditioning, Part I - Thorndike, Watson, Skinner;
FRI: Learning - Operant Conditioning, Part II - Reinforcement SchedulesObservational Learning

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:

MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6 - "Learning", Plus FRQ
How do dogs learn a new trick? Operant Conditioning... that's how.
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Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Quote:  “The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.” - Hubert Humphrey
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Label the Lightning and Thunder example that we discussed on Friday as:
Lightning - Thunder = Fear
Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS) and Unconditioned Response (UCR)
Neutral Stimulus (NS) and Conditioned Stimulus (CS)
Conditioned Response

2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Learning - Classical Conditioning
Learning - Classical Conditioning Part IPavlov’s Demonstration: “Psychic Reflexes”
Terminology and Procedures, Classical Conditioning in Everyday Life, Basic Processes in Classical Conditioning

ASSESSMENTS:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6 - "Learning", Plus FRQ
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Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Quote:  “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I

Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Label the Attachment example that we discussed last Friday as:
Food, Mother, Baby = Attachment
Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS) and Unconditioned Response (UCR)
Neutral Stimulus (NS) and Conditioned Stimulus (CS)
Conditioned Response

2. Notes, Discussion, & VideoLearning - Comparing Classical & Operant ConditioningClassical Conditioning Part II - Acquisition, Extinction; Spontaneous Recovery, Generalization; Discrimination. 

ASSESSMENTS:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6 - "Learning", Plus FRQ
Yep, it's kind of like that.
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Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 & Thursday Nov 3, 2016
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson
Agenda:
1. Do Now: Compare Classical & Operant Conditioning

2. Video: Crash Course Psychology - How To Train a Brain 
I'm sure you've heard of Pavlov's Bell (and I'm not talking about the Aimee Mann song), but what was Ivan Pavlov up to, exactly? And how are our brains trained? And what is a "Skinner Box"? All those questions and more are answered in today's Crash Course Psychology, in which Hank talks about some of the aspects of learning. 


3. Notes, Discussion, & VideoOperant Conditioning, Part II

ASSESSMENTS:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6 - "Learning", Plus FRQ
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Friday, Nov 4, 2016
Quote: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” - Earl Shoaf

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Reinforcement Schedules Worksheet; Complete as many as possible. We will discuss and go over the answers.

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Learning - Operant Conditioning, Part II - Reinforcement SchedulesObservational Learning

3. Video: Crash Course Psychology - The Bobo Beatdown In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about how we learn by observation... and how that can mean beating the tar out of an inanimate clown named Bobo. 
Limitations of Classical and Operant Conditioning; Basics of Learning; Mirror Neurons; Bobo Doll & Bandura


ASSESSMENTS:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6 - "Learning", Plus FRQ

Agenda: Week of Oct. 24-28, 2016

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Chapter 4 & 5: Sensation & Perception & Consciousness
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 5 - Consciousness; Review Quiz
Because of the stupid schedule last week where sixth period didn't meet, we'll be cancelling the quiz for Chapter 5 (Although I will be asking questions and calling on students on Monday/Tuesday to review the questions we would have done on the quiz)
Circadian Rythms; Sleep Cycles; Sleep Disorders
TUE: Dreams; Altered Consciousness - drugs; Drug Chart
Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on Consciousness
Compare these drugs and their effects: Alcohol, Caffeine, Marijuana, LSD
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5; Article: Sleep
FRI: Intro to Learning - Ch 6: Classical Conditioning
Friday, October 28, We will be on Pep Rally Schedule for the Senior Panoramic Picture.

Assignments at a Glance:
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5 Sensation & Perception -and- Consciousness
Due Friday: Article: Sleep
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Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Quote: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching
Agenda:
Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 5 - Consciousness; Review Quiz

Because of the stupid schedule last week where sixth period didn't meet, we'll be cancelling the quiz for Chapter 5 (Although I will be asking questions and calling on students on Monday/Tuesday to review the questions we would have done on the quiz)
1. Reading Check Quiz Chapter #5 - Consciousness
2. Review Quiz

1. DO NOW: Explain the states of sleep.

2. Notes & Discussion: Stages of Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Including Crash Course: Sleep & Dreaming


3. Which theory of dreaming do you subscribe to?
Notes & Discussion: Dreaming

Freud: Dreams as wish fulfillment - The day residue shapes dreams that satisfy unconscious needs in a disguised fashion.
Cartwright: The problem-solving view - We mull over major problems in our lives with reduced logical constraints.
Hobson: Activation-synthesis model - The cortex constructs a story to make sense of internal signals from lower brain centers.
Assignments:
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5
Due Friday: Article: Sleep
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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Quote: "I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on Consciousness
Compare these drugs and their effects: Alcohol, Caffeine, Marijuana, LSD

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Consciousness: 
Notes: Dreams & Dream Theory 
Notes: Drugs & Altered Consciousness

Assignments:
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5
Due Friday: Article: Sleep
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Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 - and - Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Quote: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for the Test - Need a Pencil

2. TEST OVER CH. 4 & 5 - SENSATION & PERCEPTION & CONSCIOUSNESS

3. ARTICLE: Begin working on the article that is Due Friday: Article: Sleep

Assignments:
Begin Reading Weiten Ch 6: Learning; Study the target sheet, notes, and PsychTrek
Due Friday: Article: Sleep
This man was REALLY "Trippin"
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Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle
Agenda:
Friday, October 28, We will be on Pep Rally Schedule for the Senior Panoramic Picture.

1. DO NOW: How do you learn? What happens in the brain? What is learning?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion:  Intro to Learning - Ch 6: Classical Conditioning