Agenda: Week of Sept 25-29, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1: History & Evolution of Psychology -and- Research Methods
Weiten 1 - Evolution of Psychology
Weiten 2 - The Research Enterprise in Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz - CH 2. Research Methods
TUE: CorrelationsEthics in Research
WED/THU: TEST UNIT 1: CH 1: History/Evolution of Psychology & CH 2: Research Methods; Also, FRQ over 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
FRI: Intro to Biological Bases of Behavior

ASSIGNMENTS:
Thu: Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Thu: (after the 50 M/Ch questions) - FRQ 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the test
Article - "Nature vs. Nurture" - Due on Monday
Begin Reading the next Chapter #3 - Biological Bases of Behavior
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Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Quote: "The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work." - Harry Golden


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 2 --- You can use hand written notes.

2. READING CHECK QUIZ - Chapter 2 Research Methods

3. REVIEW Quiz - and the question:
Be prepared to answer this one on the test this week. :) 
ASSIGNMENTS:
Thu: Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Thu: (after the 50 M/Ch questions) - FRQ 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the test
Article - "Nature vs. Nurture" - Due on Monday
Begin Reading the next Chapter #3 - Biological Bases of Behavior
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Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
Quote: "You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from." - Cormac Mccarthy

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prepare Hogwarts stat exercise we'll discuss after attendance.

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Ethics in Research

Duez Notes: Research Methods
Duez Lecture: Research Methods

3. Notes, Video, DiscussionCorrelations
Duez Notes: Correlations

Duez Lecture: Correlations

ASSIGNMENTS:
Thu: Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Thu: (after the 50 M/Ch questions) - FRQ 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the test
Article - "Nature vs. Nurture" - Due on Monday
Begin Reading the next Chapter #3 - Biological Bases of Behavior
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Thursday, Sept 28, 2017
Quote: "It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned." - Frank A. Clark
Essential Questions:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Unit 1 Test. You will need a pencil and black pen. 

2. TEST UNIT 1: CH 1: History and Evolution of Psychology & CH 2: Research Methods

3. After test: Article - "Nature vs. Nurture" - Due on Monday

ASSIGNMENTS:
Article - "Nature vs. Nurture" - Due on Monday
Begin Reading the next Chapter #3 - Biological Bases of Behavior
What Makes You Who You Are? Nature? or Nurture?
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Friday, Sep 29, 2017
Quote: "Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Essential Understanding:
1. The different methods for peering into the human brain
2. What the areas does the brain control
3. The structure of the neuron
4. The action potential
5. The role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission

Agenda:
1. DO NOW Question: How much does your biology impact your behavior? 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Intro to Biological Bases of Behavior - The Neuron
May put a "Crick" in your neck thinking on this one... may not? 
Duez Lecture Video: Bio - Neuron, Brain, & Dualism
Duez Notes: Bio - Neuron, Brain, & Dualism Debate

3. The whacky story of Phineas P. Gage: The man who took an iron rod through the head, and lived to tell about it!
He was never quite "Phineas" again though.
Duez Notes: Dualism Debate - Neurons & the Brain
Duez Lecture Video: Bio Intro

ASSIGNMENTS:
Article - "Nature vs. Nurture" - Due on Monday
Begin Reading the next Chapter #3 - Biological Bases of Behavior

Agenda: Week of September 18-22, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1: History & Evolution of Psychology -and- Research Methods
Weiten 1 - Evolution of Psychology
Weiten 2 - The Research Enterprise in Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONQuiz Weiten 1: Evolution of Psychology; Review Quiz
TUE: Review Approaches of Psychology; Introduce Research Methods - Ethics!
WED/THU: Research Methods: Descriptive & Inferential Research;
Lego Research Methods Activity - Understanding the importance of replication & operational definitions.
FRI: Research Methods - Statistics - Introduction; Hogwart's House Cup Worksheet for StatsCrash Course Research Methods.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Thu. Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Plus, FRQ over 50 Great Myths
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Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
Quote: "I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival." - Kurt Vonnegut

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. Understand the major approaches to psychology.
3. Who were the people who helped psychology begin as a science and were instrumental in creating the field today? 
4. Understand each person's contribution to the specific approach to psychology that they represented.

Agenda:
1. Quiz: Reading Check Quiz over Chapter 1 - Evolution of Psychology.

2. DO NOW after Quiz: 

3. Quiz Review

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Thu. Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Plus, FRQ over 50 Great Myths
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Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Quote: “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar


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

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is an "ethical experiment" in Psychology? 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Approaches to Psychology

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduce Research Methods - Ethics!

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Thu. Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Plus, FRQ over 50 Great Myths
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Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Quote: "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work." - Thomas J. Watson

Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology & Research Methods
  • Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
  • Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
  • Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
  • Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
  • 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.
  • Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.
Essential Questions:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the difference between hypothesis, theory, & law?
Hypothesis vs. Theory - Rap

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Research Methods

3. Lego Research Methods Activity - students will work in cooperative groups to determine how operational definitions, research methods, and replication are important in science/psychology. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Thu. Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Plus, FRQ over 50 Great Myths
Lego my Research!
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Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Quote: "Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then." - John Wooden

Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology & Research Methods
  • Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
  • Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
  • Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
  • Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
  • 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.
  • Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.
Essential Questions:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Why would a psych researcher use an experiment, correlational study, survey research, naturalistic observation, or case study. Give an example for each type.

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods
Students will work on creating a Stat Sheet to help explain how statistics and done and analyzed. 

STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP

3. Video - Crash Course "Research & Experimentation" 
Crash Course Psychology: Research & Experimentation  So how do we apply the scientific method to psychological research? Lots of ways, but today Hank talks about case studies, naturalistic observation, surveys and interviews, and experimentation. Also he covers different kinds of bias in experimentation and how research practices help us avoid them.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Take notes, use the target sheets, prepare for the quiz and test next week.
Next Monday - Quiz on Chapter 2 - Research Methods
Next Thu. Unit 1 TEST Ch 1 & 2 History/Approaches & Research Methods
Plus, FRQ over 50 Great Myths

No Late Arrival This Thursday

I'll combine the things we were doing on the block day with the next day. So the agenda isn't totally different, but it may result in doing a few more or less things in class. We all have to be flexible for a bit. Thanks Harvey! ;)

This changes the bell schedule on Wed/Thu to this version due to grade level meetings with principals:


Agenda: Week of Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

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; 50 Great Myths with Associated Cognitive ErrorList of Cognitive Reasoning Errors - that Result in Myths How to write the FRQ
TUE - Quiz: Summer Reading "50 Great Myths"; Review Quiz
WED/THU - Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday; Notes, Video, Discussion: Chapter 1: History & Evolution of Psychology
FRI - Socratic Seminar & Turn in Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist; Video: Crash Course #1 - Introduction to Psychology

FINISH SURVEY
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Monday
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
The 10 reasons that the 50 Myths are perpetuated, repeated, and continually believed despite the evidence.
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?

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Quote: "I am a great believer in luck. I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Cognitive Errors matched to the 50 Myths, 2 handouts
I. 50 Great Myths with Associated Cognitive Error

II. List of Cognitive Reasoning Errors - that Result in Myths

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion:
Duez Notes: 50 Myths Cognitive Errors & Science

Assignments: 
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Mr. Duez's Alma Mater - Juniata College. "Truth Sets Free"
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Quote: "Luck is the IDOL of the IDLE." - Proverb

Agenda:
1. Quiz over Summer Reading: "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" by Lilienfeld, et al
2. Review Quiz
Psychology has become a big part of sports at all levels.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Quote: "Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know it's worth." - Apoorve Dubey

Agenda:

1. DO NOWPick up the Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist, read & annotate. 
Due Friday after our Socratic seminar.

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Chapter 1 - History & Evolution of Psychology

Assignment:
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Monday
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
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Friday, Sept. 14, 2017
Quote: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

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!!!

Assignments: 
Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Monday
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology

Bell Schedules


First 2 Days of School
Second Week of School
Normal Week Bell Schedule
Pep Rallies - Sept 1st cancelled. Rescheduled Sept. 8th

Pep Rally Bells