Sunday, March 24, 2013

Agenda: Monday March 25 - Wednesday March 27, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
Week at a Glance:
Mon - Multiple Intelligence, Measurement
Tue - Intelligence & Change over time
Wed - Introduction to Motivation & Emotion - Why We Eat
Learning Targets Intelligence:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.
- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

Essential Questions - Intelligence:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?

Motivation & Emotion:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Analyze the different types of motivation.
- Define the importance characteristics of emotion in human behavior and decision making.

We do not know how emotions are generalized.
Which theory is clearest example in your mind?
--James-Lange Theory: We have a psychological response and we label it as an emotion:
"I see a bear, my muscles tense, I feel afraid."
--Cannon-Bard Theory: We have an emotional response and we feel the physiological response:
"I see a bear, I feel afraid, my muscles tense."
Schacter-Singer Theory: We experience feelings and then label them:
"I feel bad. I must be scared."
--Cognitive Appraisal: When there is no physiological arousal, we experience something; we think about it, we label it as an emotion.

1. Human motivation is complex, and while there are a number of theories, none by itself sufficiently explains our behavior.
2. Biological motivation includes the role of the hypothalamus, which maintains a state called homeostasis.
3. Theories of social motivation, including the need for achievement and the hierarchy of needs, show the importance of understanding motivation in the context of our environments.
4. Emotions can be explained through a variety of theoretical perspectives, each arguing that emotion emerges in conjunction with physiological response to stimuli.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Quote: "Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

1. Do Now Question: Which of the following does not belong with the others?
a. aptitude tests b. personality tests c. intelligence tests d. achievement tests
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Measuring Intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, and How Intelligence Changes Over Time.
The Gryffster. Gryff-meister. Gryffa. Gryffindor of Dog Parkdom.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Quote: "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." - Plato

Suki says, "Dog Schmog."
1. Do Now Question: The Bell curve is different for ethnic group. Math scores are different across genders and the highest scores are for Asian males.  Why? Nature or Nurture?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Measuring Intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, and How Intelligence Changes Over Time.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Quote: "Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear." - Brian Tracy

1. Do Now Question: What questions do you have regarding the article: Why We Eat? Be prepared to discuss it in 5 minutes.
2. Socratic Seminar: Discuss the article: Why We Eat?
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to Motivation