Sunday, March 17, 2013

Agenda: Week of March 18 - March 22, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
Week at a Glance:
Mon - Introduction to Intelligence
Tue - IQ Testing, History & Development, Bell Shaped Curve
Wd/Th - Video Beautiful Minds: Einstein Effect (Savants); Forms/Theories of Intelligence
Fri - Does intelligence change over time?
Learning Targets:
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:
- 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?
Monday, March 18, 2013
Quote"The only thing we have to fear is... fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1. DO NOW QUESTION: "Write down the names of the 3 "smartest" people that you know. What makes them so?"
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Intelligence. "What is Smart?" Nature vs. Nurture. Intelligence Testing.
Not mine. Found on the interwebs.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Quote"Germany has concluded a Non-Aggression Pact with Poland... We shall adhere to it unconditionally... we recognize Poland as the home of a great and nationally conscious people."  - Adolf Hitler, 21st May 1935

1. DO NOW QUESTION: IQ Tests have shown to be good indicators of school performance. Why?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: History & Development of IQ Testing.
3. PsykTrek 3 In class Quiz for discussion & practice.
Intelligence. Nuff Said.
Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2013
Quote"Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few!" - Winston Churchill, September 1940

1. DO NOW QUESTION: Savants number less than 100 worldwide. Some can work out five-digit multiplication in their heads, or recite thousands of books by heart. Others can play a piano melody after hearing it only once. Over half of savants are autistic; others develop these super human talents only after brain injury. With scientists now able to see billions of neurons at work in the brain, experts are now investigating whether it is in fact a defect that turns a person into a genius. Could the giant minds of the past – from Newton, to Mozart, to Albert Einstein have been autistic?
2. Video with questions & Discussion: Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Forms & Theories of Intelligence - Multiple Intelligence,  Emotional Intelligence.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Quote: "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle." - General Eisenhower, before the D-Day invasion began,  summed up the mission of the Allies

1. DO NOW QUESTION: Is intelligence one thing or several different abilities?
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Does Intelligence Change Over Time? 
We will watch video clip embedded in the notes on Stephen Wiltshire: Artistic Savant ~ "The Human Camera"