Saturday, March 29, 2014

Agenda: Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 5: Motivation & Emotion; Development
MON/TUE: Quiz, Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development; The Teen Brain.
WED/THU: TEST Unit 5; FRQ choices for April 11th.
FRI: Documentary Video Study
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

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:
1. How do Piaget & Vygotsky differ in their theories about development?
2. How do researchers conclude: For girls early maturation is particularly difficult, while for boys late maturation is especially hard.
3. Compare Social and Cognitive Theories of Development.
4. How does Piaget explain development in children?
5. What do critics of Piaget point to as evidence of his theory having limitations?
6. Compare assimilation and accommodation.
7. 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?
Mr. Duez: 40 years difference... yet so much is the same. :)
Monday, March 31, 2014 & Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Quote: "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."  -William James

1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz
2. Reading Check Quiz: Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion.
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Development - Infant to Child & Child to Adolescent
4. Video Documentary: The Teen Brain - Catalyst show that looks at how the teen brain compares to that of the adult.
SciShow: The Teenage Brain Explained
Body Story: Episode 4: Teen Dreams
Follow the flow of hormones from pituitary glands on through the bloodstream of two young teens, Darren and Natalie, as the dramatic effects of puberty unfold.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 & Thursday, April 3, 2014
Quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln

1. DO NOW: Prep for TEST - Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development
2. TEST Unit 5 - Motivation & Emotion; Development
3. After Test Pick up the article: Science of Feelings Due on Friday.
4. Also pick up the CCOT handout to prepare for the Friday, April 11 Timed Writing.

Friday, April 4, 2014
Quote: “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” - Robert H. Schuller

1. DO NOW: Instructions on board
Students will take 2 column notes during the video. These will be used for discussion tomorrow and in the future when we come to the Unit that focuses on Authority, Conformity, and Obedience.
Please take 2 column notes, in the right column - jot down quick notes as you watch the video and the experiment. After the video ends, write your thoughts in the left column.

Focus on these questions:
Before watching the video, what are your thoughts about this quote by Milgram:
"The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act." –Stanley Milgram, 1974

I. What are your thoughts after seeing the video? Did they change at all?
II. Why did so many of the participants in this experiment perform a seemingly sadistic act on the instruction of an authority figure? 
2. Video: Milgram Experiment Documentary - ABC News
Also, you can check out Derren Brown's Milgram Experiment.