Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Agenda: Week of Jan 20 - 24, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - History & Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods, & Personality
MON: MLK Day - No School.
TUE: Quiz - Unit 1 Personality, Trait Theory, Freud's Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, & Factor Analysis
WED/THU: Unit 1 Test;
After test - Article - Nature/Nurture; Introduce Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior (Brain & Sensation/Perception)
FRI: Discuss article: Nature/Nurture
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Washington, D.C.
Monday, January 20, 2014
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." - Martin Luther King, Jr. From Strength To Love, 1963.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Quote"I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self." - Martin Luther

Learning Targets:
1. Personality refers to patterns of behavior that remain constant across situations.
2. There are different approaches to personality, including psychoanalytic, trait, humanistic, and learning theories.
3. Sigmund Freud is responsible for the psychoanalytic approach, which states that we are controlled by unconscious conflicts.
4. Trait theorists argue that our personality is simply a collection of traits.
5. Humanistic theorists argue that humans are basically good and strive for perfection.
6. Learning theorists argue that personality is nothing more than a shorthand description for clusters of behavior.

Essential Questions:
1. What is personality?
2. What are the psychological theories behind personality?
3. Given all of his popularity, what is Sigmund Freud's legacy?
4. Compare the different traits in the Trait Theory of Personality.

1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz.
2. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 1. You may use your handwritten notes to aid you on the quiz. It is only 10 multiple choice questions. We will spend about 15 minutes on it.
3. PersonalityThe Personality Test. Comparing Trait/State,
Oreo Cookie Personality TestThe Banana TestThe World's Quickest Personality Test.
4. Who is Sigmund Freud?

Read Unit 1 (Evolution of Psych, Research Methods, & Personality) & Take Notes
Focus on Target Sheets
Watch Mr. Duez's Video Notes & Slides
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 -- Thursday, January 23, 2014
Quote "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei

1. Prep for TEST - UNIT 1.
2. After the test, pick up Nature vs. Nurture Article. Read and annotate the article and prepare it for class discussion on Friday (Socratic Seminar).
3. Quick introduction to Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior.

Begin studying Unit 2 - targets, notes, reading the chapter.
Have the article annotated by Friday at the beginning of class.
Nature vs. Nurture
Friday, January 24, 2014
Quote:  “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learning Targets:
Understand the Psychology Theme of Nature versus Nurture. 

Essential Questions:
Which is stronger—nature or nurture?

1. DO NOW: Prep the article for discussion: Nature vs. Nurture
2. Socratic Seminar over the article.
3. If time permits, discuss "neuroscience"

Unit 2 - targets, notes, reading the chapters over Biology & Sensation/Perception