Monday, May 27, 2013

Agenda: Last 2 weeks of the year May 28 - June 6, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology
Review Week & Final Exam
WEEK at a Glance:
MON - No School - Memorial Day
TUE - Guest Speaker
WED/THU - Review for Final Exams
FRI - Extra Credit Due, Review for Final Exams

Last week of the school year...
MON & TUE - Review
WED - Finals 1, 2, 5
THU - Finals 3, 6
FRI - Finals 7, 4
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Quote: "And we shall shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun." - John Lennon
1. DO NOW: What question would you ask of a person who works in the field of psychology for a living?
2. Guest Speaker - Rebecca Jarrell, MA, LCP. Students will take notes, write down and ask questions, and they will reflect at the end about what they learned.

Rebecca Jarrell
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 and Thursday, May 30, 2013
Quote: "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin 
1. Review for the final exam.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein
1. DO NOW: Prepare extra credit ~ both video project and review to turn in - This is the FINAL DAY.
2. Present Video Projects 
3. Review for the final exam.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Quote: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." - Dalai Lama
1. Present any last Video Projects
2. Review for the final exam.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Quote: “People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.” - George Carlin
1. Present any last Video Projects
2. Review for the final exam.
My boy Gryff knows how to have a good time.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Quote: “DFTBA - Don't Forget To Be Awesome." - John Green 
Thanks for a GREAT SEMESTER! 
1. Final Exam.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Agenda: Week of May 20 - May 24, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP Psych Party - Review for Finals - Senior Finals
Week at a Glance:
MON - Project/Extra Credit Discussion; College Lectures/Review; Final Party Prep
WED - Finals for Seniors Period 2; Catch up on topics that we could not delve into completely this semester, there were many because of State Testing.
FRI - Present Video Projects; The Psychology of Evil

Crazy Schedule for the Week:
Monday, May 20, 2013
Quote"There will be no rescue, no intervention for us. We can only save ourselves. Many of you know influential people abroad, you must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us... say goodbye. But when you say goodbye, say it as if you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help." - Paul Rusesabagina

Discuss the following items:
1. Book return is happening during English class.
2. Discuss the Video Project. We went over proposals Friday. Any final questions? They are due Friday for Seniors and the following Friday for Juniors.
3. Final Exam - Our final will be an AP Test for Psychology -or- one of our Practice AP Tests. Study those and prepare. The FRQ questions will be extra credit for your final exam grade.
4. College Lectures over advanced Psych topics.

5. Party Prep.
Chocolate is a need.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Quote: "I am the person I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." Elanor Roosevelt

1. PARTY - celebrate AP Test! 
Wednesday May, 2013

Quote: “In this jersey I pledge to play for the logo on the front, not the name on the back.” - Sidney Crosby
1. Final Exams for Seniors.
2. Catch up on topics that we could not delve into completely this semester, there were many because of State Testing.
Friday, May 24th, 2013

Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. Present Video Projects.
2. The Psychology of Evil.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Agenda: Week of May 13 - May 17, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Preparation for the Final Exam
Week at a Glance:
MON- Review the Video Project; Video w/discussion: TedTalks - Brain more than a bag of chemicals
TUE- Placebo Effect
WED/THU- Cooperative time for Video Project; Psychology College Lectures
FRI- Guest Speaker
Monday, May 13, 2013
Quote"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

DO NOW QUESTION: What project would you choose at this point for a video project presentation?
- Bystander Effect
- Asche Conformity Experiment
- Classical Conditioning
- Operant Conditioning
- Piaget - Conservation
- Selective Attention
- Awareness Test - Who Cheated?
- Invisible Rope Trick

Memory and Gender
Conduct an investigation to see whether there are links between gender and the ability to remember. Devise a set of 20 flashcards, 10 of which should have single-word nouns, such as "ball" or "cloud," and 10 with numerals, such as 10 or 68. Compile a sample with equal numbers of girls and boys before sitting participants down individually and showing them the flashcards one-by-one. After you have shown a participant all the cards, engage him with a distraction task, such as a two-minute conversation with you. Then get him to write down as many of the words and numbers as he can recall. Mark the results pages clearly to show whether it was a male or female respondent before comparing the performance across genders.

The Psychology of Feeling Watched
Compile a random sample of your classmates to participate in this study, which examines the feeling people get when they are being watched. Take the names of your participants and divide them into two equal groups: A and B. Designate group A as the one that you will watch during the experiment. Find an area where you can ask your participants to stand with their backs to you, such as at the bottom of a staircase. Instruct group A to stand at that spot and face the wall for 30 seconds. Watch them from a concealed spot near the top of the staircase. Then instruct group B to stand with their backs to you, but do not watch them. Have the participants verbally report to you whether they felt as if they were being watched. Study your results to see whether your sample could correctly identify whether they were being watched.

Music and Heart Rate
Look for how different styles of music are reflected in the participants' heart rates and consider whether certain styles or tempos of music lead to faster or slower heart rates. Find a separate area where you can carry out your experiment with respondents one by one in isolation. Sit your participant down in a chair before strapping him up with a heart rate monitor and a set of headphones. Play different styles of music at the same volume for two-minute bursts, noting the effect of each style on the respondent's heart rate. Expose the respondent to two minutes of silence or low white noise in between music segments to allow the heart rate to normalize. Examine your results for any patterns.

Optical Illusions
Carry out a study to see how different people initially interpret optical illusions. Seat your sample as a group, but instruct them not to speak for the duration of the experiment. Project or hold up posters of optical illusions and get each participant to write down what he sees in the optical illusion. Collect the answer sheets before allowing participants to discuss the illusions. Mark up the scores for each of the illusions to see if one image prevails over the other or to detect any patterns, such as by gender, for witnessing one aspect of an illusion over the other.
Read more: Easy Psychology Experiments You Can Do in Class | eHow

1. Discuss the Video Project. Proposal for your project is due by the end of the week. Write up an explanation of the project, participants, and your inital hypothesis.
2. TedTalks - Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals - by David Anderson.
Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions. He illuminates new research that could lead to targeted psychiatric medications -- that work better and avoid side effects. How's he doing it? For a start, by making a bunch of fruit flies angry. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.) 
Good luck on the rest of your AP Tests!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Quote:  "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb

1. Review Video Project & Review Extra Credit opportunities. *Some students will miss class this week due to AP Tests in the morning.
2. Documentary: Derren Brown: Faith and Fear, Part I: The Placebo Effect
3. We will discuss the documentary after it ends.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 & Thursday, May 16, 2013
Quote“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

DO NOW: What question would you ask of a practicing counselor that works in the field of psychology daily? You will have that chance on Friday!
1. Review Video Project & Review Extra Credit opportunities. *Some students will miss class this week due to AP Tests in the morning.
2. Cooperative work in groups on Video Project: Time to work in groups on your video project.
3. College Psychology Lectures:
Introduction to Abnormal Behavior, Part I  -- Part II -- Part III -- Part IV -- Part V -- Part VI
- University of London. Psychology Lecture Taster Series: Short highlight clips of Prof Tamar Pincus lecture on Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
A Person in the World of People, Self and Other, Part I (Yale University, Professor Paul Bloom)

This is the first of two lectures on social psychology, the study of how we think about ourselves, other people, and social groups. Students will hear about the famous "six degrees of separation" phenomenon and how it illuminates important individual differences in social connectedness. This lecture also reviews a number of important biases that greatly influence how we think of ourselves as well as other people.
00:00 - Chapter 1. Social Psychology and Connections Between People 
15:56 - Chapter 2. Aspects of the Self: The Spotlight and Transparency Effects
22:39 - Chapter 3. Aspects of the Self: You're Terrific!
27:00 - Chapter 4. Aspects of the Self: Cognitive Dissonance
40:00 - Chapter 5. Self and the Other
50:03 - Chapter 6. How We Think About Other People

Friday, May 17, 2013
Quote"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill

1. Review Video Project & Review Extra Credit opportunities. *Some students will miss class this week due to AP Tests in the morning.

Guest Speaker - Rebecca Jarrell, MA, LCP. Students will take notes, write down and ask questions, and they will reflect at the end about what they learned.
Rebecca Jarrell

Monday, May 6, 2013

Proud of our AHS Softball team! Great work!

Way to go Lexi, Ashli, Mackenzie, and Chelbi!
All current or former WHAP or AP Psych students!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Agenda: Week of May 6, 2013 - May 10, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP Test Review 
Crazy schedule this week. 
Testing Schedule for EOC Subjects – May 7-9
Monday May 6th
-Normal Scheduling-
AP TEST IS AT NOON. You need to be to the LGI by 11:30 am.
Tuesday May 7th (2nd period only for FOUR HOURS PLUS)
*(EOC 9th Math & 10th WH During 2nd Pd)
*2nd Pd: 7:25 - 11:40
4th Pd: 11:47 – 1:15
  A Lunch - 11:40 – 12:09
  B Lunch - 12:13 – 12:42
  C Lunch - 12:46 – 1:15
6th Pd:  1:22 – 2:45
Wednesday May 8th NO AP PSYCH. :(
Thursday May 9th  NO AP PSYCH :(
Friday May 10th
-Normal Bell Schedule-
Monday May 6, 2012
Quote"If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else." - Yogi Berra

1. Students will turn in corrections for the practice test.
We conducted a variation of Asch’s (1951) conformity study in which participants made judgments about the length of lines. We randomly assigned participants to one of two conditions and told them that the study involved perceptual abilities. In the first condition, participants estimated the length of lines after hearing
five people pretending to be participants (confederates) give inaccurate estimates. In the second condition, participants estimated the length of lines without hearing estimates of confederates. As we expected, participants in the first condition were less accurate in their estimates of line length, demonstrating the tendency to conform
to majority influence.
A) How would each element below be related to the specific content of the experiment reported in the abstract?
• Control group • Deception • Operational definition of the dependent variable • Hypothesis • Debriefing
B) How might participants’ estimates of line length in the study be related to the following?
• Cognitive dissonance • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
3. Review FRQ Asch Experiment.
4. Review Open to student fueled questions and preparation.
Tuesday May 7, 2013 -- Friday, May 10, 2013 
(Will only see each WHAP class once)
Quote: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss

1. DO NOW QUESTION: What units did you feel the best prepared for on the AP Psychology Exam and which were you the least prepared. We can not talk about the questions, but this is a critique of the course so that Mr. Duez can improve it next year. :)
2. Discussion of the Placebo Effect, with video.
What a wonderful world.
Friday May 11, 2012
Quote: "You don't look up truthfulness in a book, you look it up in your gut." - Stephen Colbert