Saturday, April 6, 2013

Agenda: Week of April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation, and Emotion
Unit 6 - Development, Personality, & Stress
Week at a Glance:
MON- Quiz Unit 5 (intelligence mostly); Emotion
TUE- TEST over Unit 5 - Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
WD/TH- Distribute Unit 6 Exam; Discuss Development, Personality & Stress
FRI- Introduction to Unit 7 - Psych Disorders, Treatment & Social Psychology
Motivation & Emotion -- 
Learning Targets:
- 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.
Essential Questions:
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, April 8, 2013
Quote“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.” - John F. Kennedy, December 14, 1962.

1. Quiz Unit 5 (Intelligence); Then Do Now Question: Many colleges and universities use standardized tests as part of the admission process for incoming students. The use of these tests is controversial and psychologist research ways in which these test both help and hurt students. Provide an argument for or against the use of standardized tests in the admissions process using the following terms:
Achievement versus aptitude tests
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Emotion
Development Learning Targets
Early Development:
  • A baby’s beginnings
  • How a child develops physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally
  • The influences of friends and family
  • How adolescence is defined across cultures
  • The biological and cognitive development that sets the stage for psychological changes
  • The social context in which adolescents develop
  • Challenges and possible crises facing adolescents today
Adulthood and Aging:
  • The stages of adulthood
  • Physiological and cognitive changes in adulthood
  • Concerns related to aging
Essential Question: Analyze the milestone of a child's development. How does a human being accumulate the skills and abilities needed to survive in a very complex world?
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Quote“The survivors (of a nuclear war) would envy the dead.” - Nikita Khrushchev, July 20, 1963

1. TEST - UNIT 5: Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and Thursday, April 11, 2013
Quote“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

1. Do Now: Pick up a copy of the Unit 6 Exam over Development, Personality, and Stress The Test is due next week at this time. We will also write an FRQ that day in class. 
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development
Friday, April 12, 2013
Quote"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

1. Do Now Question
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Finish our discussion over Development
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduce Unit 7 - The Last Unit - focus on Psychological Disorders & Phobias