Sunday, September 10, 2017

Agenda: Week of Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Summer Read: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology, by Scott O. Lillienfeld
Unit 1: CH 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Weiten
Week at a Glance:
MON - Notes & Discussion: Cognitive Errors that perpetuate the Myths of Popular Psychology; 50 Great Myths with Associated Cognitive ErrorList of Cognitive Reasoning Errors - that Result in Myths How to write the FRQ
TUE - Quiz: Summer Reading "50 Great Myths"; Review Quiz
WED/THU - Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist - due on Friday; Notes, Video, Discussion: Chapter 1: History & Evolution of Psychology
FRI - Socratic Seminar & Turn in Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist; Video: Crash Course #1 - Introduction to Psychology

Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Monday
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
The 10 reasons that the 50 Myths are perpetuated, repeated, and continually believed despite the evidence.
Learning Targets:
Evolution of Psychology: Psych Approaches
Research: The Scientific Method, Design, Processing, and Ethical Issues.
1. Wilhelm Wundt is credited with being the founder of modern experimental psychology when he founded a lab at the University of Leipzig Germany in 1879.
2. Tichener, Watson, James, and Skinner are all important early psychologists.
3. Understanding the differences between the various approaches or perspectives - behavioral, biological, cognitive, humanistic, psychoanalytic, & sociocultural - is the key to understanding psychology.
4. The modern definition of psychology combines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and other animals.
5. Observation is the most important aspect of psychological research.
6. Operationalism means to define our variables in the manner in which we are going to measure them.
7. Correlation measures degree of relationship between variables and ranges from -1 to +1. Correlation does NOT imply causation.
8. Experimental, correlational, & descriptive methods all have strengths & weaknesses in describing human behavior.
9. Descriptive statistics describe the data gathered in research, while inferential statistics allow us to draw conclusions about how this data can be generalized to a larger population.
10. Following ethical principles is vitally important in any kind of psychological research.

Essential Questions:

1. What is psychology?
2. How does psychology impact my every day life?
3. How did psychology evolve as a science?
4. Compare and contrast the various types of approaches of psychology?
5. Explain the nature of psychology as an empirical science. How do psychologists determine results
6. Imagine the implications of a poor psychological experiment that fails to follow ethical principles. What are the ramifications?

Monday, August 29, 2016
Quote: "I am a great believer in luck. I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

1. DO NOW: Pick up Cognitive Errors matched to the 50 Myths, 2 handouts
I. 50 Great Myths with Associated Cognitive Error

II. List of Cognitive Reasoning Errors - that Result in Myths

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion:
Duez Notes: 50 Myths Cognitive Errors & Science

Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Mr. Duez's Alma Mater - Juniata College. "Truth Sets Free"
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Quote: "Luck is the IDOL of the IDLE." - Proverb

1. Quiz over Summer Reading: "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" by Lilienfeld, et al
2. Review Quiz
Psychology has become a big part of sports at all levels.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Quote: "Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know it's worth." - Apoorve Dubey


1. DO NOWPick up the Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist, read & annotate. 
Due Friday after our Socratic seminar.

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Chapter 1 - History & Evolution of Psychology

Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Monday
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology
Friday, Sept. 14, 2017
Quote: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

1. DO NOW: Prep article to discuss & then turn in to Mr. Duez Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist

2. Socratic Seminar: Discuss Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist in groups. Remember to refer to the text. Use your question from the article, your summary, and any notes you wrote to assist. 

3. Crash Course Psychology #1 - Introduction to Psychology w/Hank Green
Students will take notes & we will discuss.
What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? 
Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences & talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. 
Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!

Quiz on Chapter 1 is next Monday
Article: Seattle Seahawks Psychologist due on Friday
Read Weiten Chapter 1: Evolution to Psychology