Agenda: Week of August 29 - Sept 02, 2016

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Summer Read: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology, by Scott O. Lillienfeld
&
Unit 1: CH 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Weiten
Week at a Glance:
MON - Notes & Discussion: Cognitive Errors that perpetuate the Myths of Popular Psychology; Matching Myths with Cognitive Errors on Cards in teams
TUE - SURVEY DUE, Notes & Discussion - The Top 10 Myths; Matching Quizzing to Prep for the test in groups and in full class.
WED/THU - TEST - Summer Reading "50 Myths of Popular Psychology"Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
FRI - Socratic Seminar & Turn in Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist; Video: Crash Course #1 - Introduction to Psychology

ASSIGNMENTS at a Glance:
FINISH SURVEY - Due by Tuesday night at Midnight on Tuesday night. (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work)
TEST on Summer Reading - 50 Myths on Wed/Thu this week
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday, Sept. 6th (Day after Labor Day)

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Monday, August 29, 2016
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: Pick up Cognitive Errors matched to the 50 Myths, 2 handouts
50 Great Myths with Associated Cognitive Error

List of Cognitive Reasoning Errors - that Result in Myths

2. Quiz Review from Friday.
3. Notes, Video, & DiscussionDiscuss the 50 Myths by Cognitive Errors and how Science Can Help
Duez Notes: 50 Myths Cognitive Errors & Science

Assignments: 
FINISH SURVEY - Due by Tuesday night at Midnight on Tuesday night. (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work)
TEST on Summer Reading - 50 Myths on Wed/Thu this week
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday, Sept. 6th (Day after Labor Day)
Mr. Duez's Alma Mater - Juniata College. "Truth Sets Free"
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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:
Understand the common cognitive errors responsible for perpetuating the 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology.
  1. Word of Mouth: Spread across generations by verbal communication. Confuse statement's familiarity with its accuracy. 
  2. Desire for Easy Answers & Quick Fixes: Look for techniques that offer foolproof promises, or rapid results. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  3. Selective Perception & Memory: Tendency to focus on "hits" rather than on "misses". We see things through our own set of distorting lenses- warped by our biases & expectations, & that lead us to interpret the world in accord with our preexisting beliefs. 
  4. Inferring Causation from Correlation: Incorrect to conclude that if two things co-occur statistically then they must be causally related to each other.
  5. Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc Reasoning: Since A precedes B, A must cause B.
  6. Exposure to a Biased Sample: Psychologists only have access to the sample of people that see them for problems.
  7. Reasoning by Representativeness: Evaluate the similarity between two things on the basis of their superficial resemblance to each other.
  8. Misleading Film & Media Portrayal: Mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, & the Internet) depicts things as more sensational than they really are. Exaggeration of a Kernel of Truth: Not entirely false, but their truth is overestimated, magnified, and/or amplified.
  9. Terminological Confusion: Some phraseology, wording, or nomenclature lend themselves to mistaken inferences.
Essential Questions:
1. What are the common cognitive errors responsible for perpetuating the 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology?
2. How does the scientific method function and protect us from failing victim to unfounded myth.
3. What is the best way to keep others from falling victim to psychological myths?
4. What does Veritas Liberat mean?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: "Misleading Film & Media Portrayal" is the cognitive error that accounts for the most myths in the book. Why do you think that is? 
[Mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, & the Internet) depicts things as more sensational than they really are.]

2. Notes, Discussion, with short video clips over each - The Top 10 Myths
Students will take notes, Mr. Duez will lead discussion.

3. Matching Cards in groups & the Matching in class Presentation to assist students in being able to:
  • Match The Myth with the determining cognitive error.
  • Definition of cognitive errors with the correct term
  • Truth from Myth (quick quizzing over the hard to believe truths & the myths)
Assignment:
FINISH SURVEY - Due by Tuesday night at Midnight on Tuesday night. (Anything after that is 1 day late. District policy on late work)
TEST on Summer Reading - 50 Myths on Wed/Thu this week
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday, Sept. 6th (Day after Labor Day)
Psychology has become a big part of sports at all levels.
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Wednesday, August 31st & Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
Quote: "Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know it's worth." - Apoorve Dubey

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Prepare for test. You will need a pencil & one black pen.

2. TEST - 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

3. After test - Pick up the Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist, read & annotate. 
Due Friday after our Socratic seminar.

Assignment:
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday, Sept. 6th (Day after Labor Day)
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday

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Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
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. Socratic Seminar: Discuss Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist in groups. Remember to refer to the text. Use your question from the article, your summary, and any notes you wrote to assist. 

3. Crash Course Psychology #1 - Introduction to Psychology w/Hank Green
Students will take notes & we will discuss.
What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? 
Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences & talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. 
Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!

Assignment:
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Tuesday, Sept. 6th (Day after Labor Day)
Monday is Labor Day. A day off of work to celebrate "work" & those that built this great country. #WorkersUnite