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