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