Sunday, March 16, 2014

Agenda: Week of March 17 - March 21, 2014

Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence 
Week at a Glance:
MON - What is Intelligence?; IQ; Normal Distribution Curve; Multiple layers of intelligence/types; IQ Tests have shown to be good indicators of school performance. Why?
TUE - Quiz Intelligence; Flynn Effect; Stereotype Threat; Testing Design
WED/THU - Quick Review Unit 4; TEST Unit 4.
FRI - ALL EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE; Begin Unit 5- Motivation & Emotion
Could the human brain, one day, become enhanced through technology to provide greater intelligence?
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 17, 2014 HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY
Quote: "A best friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have." 

1. DO NOW: Write down the names of the 3 smartest people you know. What makes them 'smart'?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to Intelligence;  "What is Smart?" Nature vs. Nurture. Intelligence Testing.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Quote"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." - Salvador Dali

1. Reading Check Quiz Unit 4: Intelligence Only. 
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Intelligence.
How much of intelligence is inherited, & how much is due to upbringing? What exactly is intelligence, & 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 & artistic or athletic abilities? Can intelligence change over time? 
TEST NEXT CLASS: All of Unit 4. Cognition: Memory/Language & Thought/Intelligence
The "Living Camera" Stephen Wiltshire
Wednesday, March 19 & Thursday, March 20, 2014
Quote: “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”
- Winston Churchill

1. Quick Review Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought; Intelligence.
2. Test - Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought; Intelligence
3. FRQ - Get FRQ Essays back and prep for next timed writing FRQ (next Friday - Over Unit 3)
"BELL CURVE" is incorrect. SAT scores, IQ, and % of pop. are incorrectly aligned. Although studies have shown that SAT scores can be correlated with IQs, those correlations apply only to test takers not the general population. 
Friday, March 21, 2014
Quote"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you."
- U.S. General Dwight David Eisenhower, commander of allied troops in Europe, delivered this message to allied forces just before they embarked on the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944

**Extra Credit is Due**
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How can biology, social factors, & environment impact motivation
2. Introduction to Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development; Stress