Sunday, March 23, 2014

Agenda: Week of March 24 - March 28, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development
Week at a Glance:
MON: Article Due: Dreams; Physiology of Hunger; Theories/Critiques of Motivation
TUE: Components of Motivation; Instinct Theory; Drive-Reduction Theory; Arousal Theory.
WED/THU: Theories of Emotion; Development Infant to Child; Adolescent to Adult 
FRI: Development Part II - Infant to Child
Learning Targets:
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.

Essential Questions:
- How and why people are motivated?
- Name the different types of motivation, theories, and importance.
- The importance of emotion in human behavior: How can understanding how fear works biologically help me improve my reaction to traumatic situations?
Motivation... it's like "Living in a van, down by the river."
Monday, March 24, 2014
Quote"Fold the worst events in your life into a narrative of triumph." - Andrew Solomon

1. DO NOW QUESTION: Prepare Dreams article to turn in at beginning of period. Also:
Explain how this statement is possible: People who have had their stomachs removed still feel hunger.
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Physiology of Hunger; Hypothalamus; Set Point Theory; Leptin Theory; Homeostasis; Biological Factors of Hunger.
It has always been there. Did you learn nothing in World History?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Quote: "Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear." - Brian Tracy

1. DO NOW QUESTION: What are the components that make up motivation?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Components of Motivation; Instinct Theory; Drive-Reduction Theory; Arousal Theory.
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: MOTIVATION & EMOTION: Intrinsic Motivation, Leadership, Human Sexuality, Part III
Like father, like son. What makes us so much like our parents? Nature or Nurture?
Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27, 2014
Quote: "Do not look where you fell but where you slipped." - Proverb

1. DO NOW QUESTION: Which theory of motivation that we have discussed, do you believe is the best or closest to explaining motivation?
2. Introduction to Emotion: Theories of Motivation
3. Introduction to Development: Critical stages of embryonic development; maturation; & social development.
Mr. Duez meets Aidan Ichiro Duez. October 27, 2004. Development is an amazing thing!
Development: Infant to Child; Adolescent to Adult
Learning Targets:
1. Cognitive development refers to the ways in which our ability to think and reason change over our life spans.
2. Two theorists important in the area of cognitive development are Jean Piaget & Lev Vygotsky.
3. Social development refers to the changes in our ability to interact with others as we age.
4. Our primary caregiver provides us with our earliest social cues.
5. The stages of prenatal development.

Essential Questions:
- Compare Social and Cognitive Theories of Development.
- How does Piaget explain development in children?
- What do critics of Piaget point to as evidence of his theory having limitations?
- Compare assimilation and accommodation.
Four generations of Duez. My dad, Goldie - Mr. Duez's grandmother, Mr. Duez, & Aidan at a very young age.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Quote: "Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzky

1. DO NOW QUESTIONWhy do children develop a special attachment to their mothers?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development Infant to Child: Theories from Harlow, Piaget, Kohlberg