Level Change Requests - DEADLINE - Friday, Oct. 5th

Level drops will ONLY be allowed at the 3-week mark, the 6-week mark, and at semester. NO changes will be made at other times during the year. The 6 week drop has been adjusted slightly due to our late start.

Level drop procedures are listed below:

1. Level drops will ONLY be allowed at the 3-week mark, the 6-week mark, and at semester. NO changes will be made at other times during the year. The 6 week drop has been adjusted slightly due to our late start.

2. The 6-week level drop deadline is Friday, October 5th.
Students must submit forms to their House Counselor no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, October 5 for the requested change to be made.

3. The level drop process begins with the teacher. Students do not ask their counselor for a level drop form. They must get one from the teacher only.*

*4. Parent - Teacher contact must be made to discuss the change in level before a drop form will be given to a student.

Students can request a form at any time and may turn it into their counselor now. However, schedule changes will not be made until after October 5. All changes will be made by effective by October 9

For this process, a level drop is considered a change from a 5.0 course to a 4.0 course. 

Students may move UP a level (from a 4.0 to a 5.0 course) at any time by requesting to see their counselor. We do advise that students do this as soon as possible so that they do not fall behind.

Students who do not change levels during this drop period must remain in the advanced course until the end of the first semester. 

Agenda: Week of September 17-21, 2018

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Ch. 1 "History/Evolution of Psych" & Ch 2. "Research Methods"
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Mean, Median, Mode; Notes, Video, Discussion: Ethics in Psych Experimentation & Research Ethical Animal & Human Research Guidelines.
TUE - Figuring Standard Deviation; Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods - Case Studies, Surveys, Naturalistic Observation, & Experimentation
WED/THU - Correlations; Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods - StatisticsSTATS WORKSHEET
FRI - Due STATS WORKSHEETSTATS WORKSHEET


ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
AHS OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 pm
Friday Sept 21 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2

Learning Targets:
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Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
Quote: Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Mean, Median, & Mode

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Ethics in Psych Experimentation & Research Ethical Animal & Human Research Guidelines.

ASSIGNMENTS:
AHS OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 pm
Friday Sept 21 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2
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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
Quote"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Figuring Standard Deviation.

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods - Case Studies, Surveys, Naturalistic Observation, & Experimentation

ASSIGNMENTS:
AHS OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 pm
Friday Sept 21 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2
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Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What type of graph would a researcher use to represent this data?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods - Statistics

3. Work on STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP in groups.

ASSIGNMENTS:
AHS OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 pm
Friday Sept 21 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2
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Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Quote"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Finish STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP Prepare to hand in.

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Research Methods - Statistics

ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2

Agenda: Week of September 10-14, 2018

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
UNIT 1 - CH 1 - History/Evolution of Psych & CH 2 - Research Methods
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz Chapter 1; Review Quiz
TUECrash Course Psychology: Research & Experimentation; Notes & Discussion from CH 2 - Ethics
WED/THUNotes & Discussion from CH 2 - Research Methods IntroductionLego Activity - Understanding Research Design & Replication
FRI: Pep Rally Schedule; STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Mon Sept 17 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2

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.

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Monday, September 10, 2018
Quote"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work." - Harry Golden

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Prep for the reading check quiz over Chapter 1. You can use your handwritten notes.

2. READING CHECK QUIZ - Chapter 1 - History/Evolution of Psychology

3. Review the quiz

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Mon Sept 17 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Quote"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from." - Cormac Mccarthy

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law - What is the difference?

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Notes & Discussion from CH 2 - Ethics

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 AT A GLANCE:
Mon Sept 17 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
and
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Quote"It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned." - Frank A. Clark

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the purpose of the IRB - Institutional Review Board? 


2. Notes & Discussion: CH 2 - Research Methods Introduction

3. Lego Activity - Understanding Research Design & Replication

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Mon Sept 17 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Quote: "Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

**PEP RALLY SCHEDULE** 
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Ch 2 Research Methods - Statistics

3. Extra Credit: How it works. Use the Extra Credit tab above to get all the info you need

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Mon Sept 17 - STATS WORKSHEET: HOGWART'S HOUSE CUP
Monday, Sept. 24th - CH 2 - Research Methods - Reading Check Quiz
Wed. & Thu. Sept. 26 & 27 - TEST CH 1 & 2

Agenda: Week of September 3-7, 2018

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - Chapter 1 - Evolution/History of Psychology
Unit 1 - Chapter 2 - Research Methods
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
TUENotes/DiscussionEvolution/History of Psychology CH 1 - Evolution/History of PsychCrash Course Psychology: Introduction
WED: Notes, Discussion: Evolution/History of Psychology CH 1 - Approaches to Psychology
THUNotes, Discussion: Continued... Evolution/History of Psychology CH 1 - Approaches to PsychologyVIDEOBloom's The Psychology of Everything - Discussion
FRINotes, Discussion: Chapter 2 - Research Methods - Ethics; Crash Course Psych: Research & Experimentation

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Next Monday - Chapter 1 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
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Monday, September 3, 2018

LABOR DAY 2018
NO SCHOOL
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Quote"No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious." - Deepak Chopra

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: What is Psychology? What is the definition? How do we use it? Why do we study it?

2. Notes/DiscussionEvolution/History of Psychology CH 1 - Evolution/History of Psych

3. Crash Course Psychology: Introduction 
What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences and talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Next Monday - Chapter 1 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
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Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018
Quote"No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious." - Deepak Chopra

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What are the Six Contemporary Psych Approaches? Compare them. 

2. Notes, Discussion: Evolution/History of Psychology CH 1 - Approaches to Psychology
Focused on a comparative approach to the study of psych: cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, biological & evolutionary, psychoanalytic, and socio-cultural. 

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Next Monday - Chapter 1 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
________________________________________
Thursday, Sept 6, 2018 
Quote"Everything we do, every thought we've ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which is the difference between Structuralism & Functionalism? What is Gestalt Psychology? What is contemporary approach is Gestalt Psychology a part of today? 

2. Notes, Discussion: Continued... Evolution/History of Psychology CH 1 - Approaches to Psychology
Focused on a comparative approach to the study of psych: cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, biological & evolutionary, psychoanalytic, and socio-cultural. 

3. VIDEO: Bloom's The Psychology of Everything - Discussion
The Psychology of Everything: What Compassion, Racism, and Sex tell us about Human Nature 

Paul Bloom, Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Give Paul Bloom one hour, and he'll teach you "the psychology of everything," illustrating some of the most fundamental elements of human nature through case studies about compassion, racism, and sex. He discusses some of the biggest questions in the nature versus nurture debate, including "Are we hard-wired to care about others?" Bloom points out why stereotyping can be both detrimental and beneficial, and he even explains what the porn preference of monkeys tells us about our own sexual choosiness, or lack thereof. After the hour is up you'll understand why Bloom calls psychology, because of its cross-disciplinary nature, "the perfect liberal arts major."

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Next Monday - Chapter 1 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
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Friday, September 7, 2018
Quote: "Science is nothing but perception." - Plato

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is an ethical research experiment? 

2. Notes, Discussion: Chapter 2 - Research Methods - Ethics

3. Crash Course Psych: Research & Experimentation

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Next Monday - Chapter 1 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes

Agenda: Week of August 27 - August 31, 2018

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: Quiz: Summer Reading "50 Great Myths"; Review Quiz
TUE: 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
WED/THU: - FRQ Timed-Writing - 50 Great Myths of Popular PsychArticle: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday
FRI: - Socratic Seminar & Turn in Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist; Video: Crash Course #1 - Introduction to Psychology

Assignments: 
FINISH SURVEY
This Monday - Survey Due, Advanced Academics signed letter due, & Quiz over 50 Great Myths
MONDAY: Quiz over Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology 
FRQ Timed-Writing - 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych
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 27, 2018
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. Quiz over Summer Reading: "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" by Lilienfeld, et al


2. Review Quiz

Assignments: 
FRQ Timed-Writing - 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Mr. Duez's Alma Mater - Juniata College. "Truth Sets Free"
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Quote: "Luck is the IDOL of the IDLE." - Proverb

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which of the 50 Myths will you write about for the FRQ? What at the Cognitive Errors that led to the myth? Give examples of from the book. 

2. 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

Assignments: 
FRQ Timed-Writing - 50 Great Myths of Popular Psych
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Psychology has become a big part of sports at all levels.
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Wednesday & Thursday, August 29th & 30th, 2018
Quote: "Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know it's worth." - Apoorve Dubey

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Prep for the 50 Myths FRQ Timed-Writing. Need paper & black pen. 

2. FRQ Timed-Writing - 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

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

Assignments: 
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
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Friday, August 31st, 2018
Quote: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

--PEP RALLY SCHEDULE-- 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 (if time, doubtful with the pep rally)
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: 
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology