Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AP Psych Shirts

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Reminder - If you want an AP Psych Shirt... we will need 8 more people to purchase. We still have 5 more days, but I am not sure these will get printed at this point. Just a reminder. If they don't get printed, oh well... at least we gave it a shot. :)


Monday, May 25, 2015

Agenda: Last 2 Weeks of the Year! May 26-May 29th & June 1-June 4, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Movie: A Beautiful Mind
Extra Credit & Video Project
Review Week & Final Exams
WEEK at a Glance:
Tue May 26 - Fri May 29
MON - No School - Memorial Day
TUEA Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions
WED/THUA Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions
FRI - Extra Credit Due; Video Project Due; Finish Movie: A Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions

Week of Monday - Thursday, June 1-4
 Last week of the school year...
MON & TUE - Finish up & discuss A Beautiful Mind; with discussion questionsReview; Watch any Video Projects; Sign Exemptions
WED - Finals
THU - Finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Quote: "And we shall shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun." - John Lennon

1. DO NOW: Pick up A Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions
2. Movie: A Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 & Thursday, May 28, 2015
Quote: "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin

1. DO NOWA Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions
2. Movie: A Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

Prepare Extra Credit & Video Project for turn in today. 
1. DO NOWA Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions
2. Movie: A Beautiful Mind; with discussion questions.
I will forever miss you my boy. RIP: Gryffindor Duez, the Gryffa-Gryff!
Monday, June 1, 2013
Quote“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.” - George Carlin

1. DO NOW: Finish A Beautiful Mind & Have Discussion Questions ready to hand in to Mr. Duez
2. Discuss: Movie: A Beautiful Mind
3. Review for finals in groups.
Sign Exemptions
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 -- Through -- Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Quote: “As they say in my hometown, Don't Forget To Be Awesome." - John Green

Thanks for a GREAT SEMESTER! 


1. Final Exams
This summer, don't be "bored" -- get out and explore this great city and all it has to offer.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Celebrate AP Psychology with an "Electric T-Shirt"

With all the thunder and lightning lately & all spring long... why not a lightning brain shirt?

 Click the graphic to ORDER

The T-Shirts will be 12 bucks if we can get 15 people to purchase them. That's not too many, is it? If only 14 buy a shirt... then they won't make it and it will not be charged to you. So try to spread the word if you like the design and you want one.

Let me know what you think.  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Agenda: Week of May 18 - 22, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP Psych Party - Review for Finals - Senior Finals
Week at a Glance:
MON - Final Party Prep; Documentary/Experiment: Derren Brown's Placebo Effect
WED/THU: Final Exam for 2nd Period Seniors; Movie: "A Beautiful Mind"
FRI - 1st Period Finals: Seniors; Movie: "A Beautiful Mind"
Time to celebrate a great semester!
Crazy Schedule for the Week:
Monday, May 18, 2015
Quote: "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." 

1. Plan Party. -- Party Tuesday!
2. VIDEODocumentary/Experiment: Derren Brown's Placebo Effect
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Quote: "I am the person I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." Elanor Roosevelt

1. Party!
2. Congrats on a great semester
3. Good luck Seniors!
Wednesday & Thursday, May 20st & May 21st, 2015
Quote: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

1. Final Exam for Seniors in 2nd Period.
2. Movie: "A Beautiful Mind"
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. Final Exam for Seniors in 1st Period.
2. Movie: "A Beautiful Mind"

Monday is Memorial Day. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Congrats to James Scanlon - $2,000 Scholarship Award Winner!

Congrats to James Scanlon on winning a $2000 scholarship from KPRC TV in Houston

They featured him on the morning news segment recently. The video is outstanding! Really worth checking out. They award James in the conference room as they were talking to the AHS Top 10. So many of those students are in the video as well.

Proud to have had James in AP World and proud that he did so well on the AP Psychology test. Best of luck at Rice University! #GoOWLS

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Agenda: Week of May 12 - May 15, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Video Project, 
Week at a Glance:
MON: Organize in groups for the Video Project. Distribute Rubric & Discuss. Watch examples. Due Friday - Proposal (Some students may be out because of AP Testing)
TUE: Meet in video project groups. A Brilliant Madness ~ John Nash (50 minutes)
WED/THUA Brilliant Madness ~ John Nash (50 minutes) - finish; meet in video project groups.
FRI: Turn in Video Project Proposal.

The project is optional for SENIORS ONLY.
All others who are not graduating early will need to have them completed by Friday, May 22nd.
Seniors may do the project and I will calculate their grade.
But they would need to be in by Tuesday, May 19th.
yeah, it is probably like that... maybe.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Quote"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

DO NOW QUESTION: Pick up the item analysis sheet for the 2013 AP Psychology Test. Mr. Duez will pass out the Scrantons after the period begins.
1. Item Analysis - 2013 AP Psychology Test. 
2. Review Video Project & Review Extra Credit opportunities. 
 *Some students will miss class this week due to AP Tests in the morning. 
Theoretical physicists have shown that the way the math works, this is possible!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Quote:  "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb

DO NOW QUESTION: How is your group progressing with regard to the video project? Any issues or concerns?

1. Review Video Project & Review Extra Credit opportunities. 
Documentary - A Brilliant Madness ~ The Story of Nobel Prize Winning Mathematician John Nash (50 minutes)
 *Some students will miss class this week due to AP Tests in the morning.
You have to at least try!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 & Thursday, May 14, 2015
Quote“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

1. Video Project - Time at the end of the period to work in groups on the project. Due next Friday. 
2. Finish Documentary - A Brilliant Madness ~ The Story of Nobel Prize Winning Mathematician John Nash (50 minutes)
Friday, May 15, 2015
Quote"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill

1. DO NOW: Proposals due for Video Project.
Or is that sand in his mouth?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Agenda: May 4 - May 8, 2015

 Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
High Noon on Monday, May the 4th!
MON: Quick review & tips for the AP Test at noon Today. Tips for the AP Test
TUE: no class - testing EOC US History
WED/THU: Documentary: Psychology of Batman w/ article.
FRI: Finish Batman documentary, if needed; discuss article. Discuss the video project if time remains.
Batman/Psychology article is due next Monday.
Article Psych of Batman
Good luck!
Congrats to our AHS Top 10 this year!
James, Britton, Renee, Zachary, Brooke, and Ryan have all been in one of Mr. Duez's classes. Congrats to all of them!
Study & Prepare for the FRQs - The AP Test is Monday!

Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is Monday!

We have a different testing bell schedule this week:
Bell Schedule Times for the week total:
(approximately, I did these pretty quickly)
1st Period: M: 46 min; T: -; W: 52 min; Th: -; Fr: 51... Total: 149 min
2nd Period: M: 78 min; T: -; W: -; Th: 96 min; Fr: 50... Total: 224 min
3rd Period: M: 49 min; T: -; W: 116 min; Th: -; Fr: 55... Total: 220 min
4th Period: M: 42 min; T: 57 min; W: -; Th: 82 min; Fr: 50  ... Total: 149 min
5th Period: M: 59 min; T: -; W: 75 min; Th -; Fr: 62... Total: 259 min
6th Period: M: 45 min; T: -: W: -; Th: 90 min; Fr: 49... Total: 184 min
7th Period: M: 47 min; T: 57 min; W: 57 min; Th: -; Fri: 46 min... Total: 207 min
Modified schedule for testing this week.
Monday May 4, 2015

Quote: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." – Amelia Earhart

1. DO NOW: Don't forget to breathe. Everything will be alright. Trust the force (and the 4th!).
2. Review: Confusing Pairs
3. Tips for the AP Test

Go directly from 4th period to A Lunch.
Leave when you can, 11:45 at the latest.
Report to the LGI that you are assigned, see your pass.
Relax. It will take a little while to get started. 
Then do your best! 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Quote: "Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never life long enough to make them all yourself." - Groucho Marx

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 & Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." –Anne Frank

1.  DO NOW: What types of psych disorders or abnormal behavior did Bruce Wayne/Batman display? 

Pick up article (due Monday): 
Article Psych of Batman

Batman - The Psychology of the Dark Knight: Beyond Heroes and Villains
Investigating the nature of good guys and bad guys in fiction and real life
by Travis Langley, Ph.D.

Superherologist Travis Langley, author of the book Batman and Psychology: A Dark and StormyKnight, is a psychology professor who teaches on crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media (including comic books), not to mention a course titled"Batman," at Henderson State University. He received his bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from Tulane University. Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the "Wheel of Fortune" game show even though none of the puzzles they gave him were about psychology or superheroes.
Follow Dr. Langley as @Superherologist on Twitter.
2. Video - Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight
Quick look at the psychology of the Dark Knight. Use as review to remember the psych disorders we have already discussed. What treatments were discussed as possibilities to "help" Batman?
Yeah, kind of like Law & Order: Batman
Friday, May 8, 2015

Quote: "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." –Teddy Roosevelt

1. Finish, if needed: Video - Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight
Batman/Psychology article is due next Monday. Article Psych of Batman
2. Discuss the video project if time remains.