Sunday, February 24, 2013

Agenda: Week of Monday, Feb. 25 - Friday, March 1, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought
MON - Distribute FRQ; Collect Article on Friends/Memory; Introduce Cognition/Memory
TUE - Memory - Encoding, Storage, Retrieval; The Woman Who Does Not Forget
WED/THU - Superior Autobiographical Memory; Mnemonics, Magic Number
FRI - Finish Memory; Introduce Language & Thought
Quiz next Tuesday; Test next block day Wed/Thu

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time - a "Magic Number."
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Draw a diagram to show how memory works in the human mind. 
2. Compare and contrast short term and long term memory.
3. How can one explain the amazing abilities of those rare people who possess superior autobiographic memories?
4. Compare shallow processing with deep processing of thought.
5. Which models/theories of cognition do you agree with and why?
6. Explain the parts and process of language.
7. How does language acquisition occur over time?
8. Compare the four types of problem solving - algorithms, heuristics, means-end analysis, and working backward. 
Monday, February 25, 2013
Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

1. Do Now - Pick up the FRQ sheet that explains the questions due for Friday. And then answer this question: "What is the BEST thing you ever ate?"
2. Discuss & Collect Friday's article: How Friends Ruin Memory
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Unit 4 - Cognition & Memory

A burden for Jill Price.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Quote: "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong

1. Do Now - Can you improve your memory? Would you want to have a perfect memory?
2. Notes, Video, DiscussionUnit 4 - Cognition & Memory
3. Video - Jill Price - The Woman Who Can't Forget

Wednesday, February 27 & Thursday, February 28, 2013
Quote: "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix
Henner uses her power with a smile.

1. Do Now - Would you want to have a superior autobiographical memory, like Jill Price?
2. Video: Superior Autobiographical Memory: CBS 60 Minutes - Endless Memory Part I. Endless Memory Part II.
3. Notes, Video, DiscussionUnit 4 - Cognition & Memory
Friday, March 1, 2013
Quote: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

1. Do Now - Collect the FRQ
2. Notes, Video, DiscussionUnit 4 - Cognition & Memory
3. Begin discussing Language and Thought - next week's topic.

Quiz next week on Tuesday.
Test next week on Wed/Thu.