Agenda: Week of August 12 - 16, 2019

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Ch. 1: Evolution of Psychology, Ch. 2: Research Methods
Week at a Glance:
MON - Welcome, Introductions, Pre-Psychology Quiz. Discuss Summer Read, Psychology Success PlanSURVEY, AP Commitment & Parent Letter
TUEReminder: Psychology Success PlanSURVEY, AP Commitment & Parent Letter
How to survive & succeed in Psychology; What is Psychology? How does 50 Great Myths explain Psychology as a science?
WED/THU -  How does 50 Great Myths group the myths? Why did the authors group them in these chapters in that way?; Introduction to 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology; Cooperative groups break down the myths - Focus on 50 Great Myths broken down by "Cognitive Error" responsible for the Myth that create the myths.
FRI - Introduction to the Timed Writing Free Response Question in AP Psychology. And we'll discuss he adaptation for our summer reading. The Timed-Writing for 50 Great Myths is next Wed/Thu.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, August 19th: Quiz over 50 Great Myths - You can use your handwritten notes
Monday, August, 19th: Completed the student SURVEY due
Monday, August, 19th: Signed Advanced Academics Letter due
Next Wed/Thu, August, 21st & 22nd: Test & Timed Writing over 50 Great Myths

Psychology Success Plan
50 Great Myths broken down by "Cognitive Error" responsible for the Myth
Listen to Dr. Lilienfeld discuss why he wrote the book
Watch Lilienfeld discuss the big myths that are most surprising

Learning Targets:
Summer Reading: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Unit 1 - Evolution of Psychology, Research Methods
1. Psychology is a science.
2. Science can be used as a process to determine truth.
3. Science & Psychology has changed and evolved over time as we have learned more.

Essential Questions:
1. What is psychology?
2. How can taking the AP test help?
3. How can the website help me prepare?
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Quote: "Begin with the end in mind."

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - Find your name on the screen & your seat in the classroom. Pick up the Advanced Academics letter & Psychology Success Plan on the front table. Due next Monday, August 27th. 

2. Psychology Pre-Quiz. Discuss the answers
Discuss summer reading, how we will assess it. Why is it assigned? What is the objective? 

3. Expectations for the year. 

In broad terms:
Why we are here in AP Psychology? 
To learn about the study of the human mind and human behavior. Hopefully through working at this course students will understand themselves better socially, biologically, mentally, and understand why we do the things we do as humans, even when those choices are not the best. In the process of learning the definitions of key terms and processes, students will work to apply those through the various applications of psychological approaches. 

What I expect: 
Very hard work and daily improvement.

Our Goal: 
Pass the AP Exam

ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, August 19th: Quiz over 50 Great Myths - You can use your handwritten notes
Monday, August, 19th: Completed the student SURVEY due
Monday, August, 19th: Signed Advanced Academics Letter due
Next Wed/Thu, August, 21st & 22nd: Test & Timed Writing over 50 Great Myths

Psychology Success Plan
50 Great Myths broken down by "Cognitive Error" responsible for the Myth
Listen to Dr. Lilienfeld discuss why he wrote the book
Watch Lilienfeld discuss the big myths that are most surprising
Check out the video lecture introducing the book, along with Mr. Duez's Notes.
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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Quote: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the Psychology Success Plan from the front table.

2. What is Psychology? How does 50 Great Myths explain Psychology as a science?

A. Lecture & Discussion from the notes 

Activity: 
Students will take notes & discuss.
Also Shepard's Table "hands on" cutouts.
Students will manipulate these two handouts to explain the illusion:
Shepard's Table Top
Shepard's Tables
B. Listen to Dr. Lilienfeld discuss why he wrote the book, write down his reasons and why 50 Myths is important in his mind.

C. Watch Lilienfeld discuss the big myths that are most surprising. Which myth surprised you the most and why?
ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, August 19th: Quiz over 50 Great Myths - You can use your handwritten notes
Monday, August, 19th: Completed the student SURVEY due
Monday, August, 19th: Signed Advanced Academics Letter due
Next Wed/Thu, August, 21st & 22nd: Test & Timed Writing over 50 Great Myths

Psychology Success Plan
50 Great Myths broken down by "Cognitive Error" responsible for the Myth
Listen to Dr. Lilienfeld discuss why he wrote the book
Watch Lilienfeld discuss the big myths that are most surprising
Psychology: The scientific study of the mind and behavior.
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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Quote: “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How does 50 Great Myths group the myths? Why did they group them in these chapters in that way?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

3. Divided into Eleven Cooperative Teams, students will discuss the book in sections:
1. Brain Power: Myths about the Brain & Perception; Myths 1-5
2. From Womb to Tomb: Myths about Aging and Dying; Myths 6-10
3. A Remembrance of Things Past: Myths about Memory; Myths 11-14
4. Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Myths about Intelligence & Learning; Myths 15-18
5. Altered States: Myths about Consciousness; Myths 19-22
6. I've Got a Feeling: Myths about Emotion and Motivation; Myths 23-26
7. The Social Animal: Myths about Interpersonal Behavior; Myths 27-30
8. Know Thyself: Myths about Personality; Myths 31-36
9. Sad, Mad, and Bad: Myths about Mental Illness; Myths 37-42
10. Disorder in the Court: Myths about Psychology & the Law; Myths 43-46
11. Skills and Pills: Myths about Psychological Treatment; Myths 47-50

Each group will discuss the myths

Which myth most surprising? 
Why do people believe the myth?

Then use the handout:

50 Great Myths broken down by "Cognitive Error" responsible for the Myth
Do these make sense? 
Do they help you analyze the book?
ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, August 19th: Quiz over 50 Great Myths - You can use your handwritten notes
Monday, August, 19th: Completed the student SURVEY due
Monday, August, 19th: Signed Advanced Academics Letter due
Next Wed/Thu, August, 21st & 22nd: Test & Timed Writing over 50 Great Myths

Psychology Success Plan
50 Great Myths broken down by "Cognitive Error" responsible for the Myth
Listen to Dr. Lilienfeld discuss why he wrote the book
Watch Lilienfeld discuss the big myths that are most surprising

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Friday, August 16th, 2019
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up the handout on the front table: How to Write the AP Psych FRQ
2. Check the Website Tab for FRQIntroduction to the Timed Writing Free Response Question in AP Psychology. And we'll discuss he adaptation for our summer reading. The Timed-Writing for 50 Great Myths is next Wed/Thu. 
ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, August 19th: Quiz over 50 Great Myths - You can use your handwritten notes
Monday, August, 19th: Completed the student SURVEY due
Monday, August, 19th: Signed Advanced Academics Letter due
Next Wed/Thu, August, 21st & 22nd: Test & Timed Writing over 50 Great Myths

Psychology Success Plan
50 Great Myths broken down by "Cognitive Error" responsible for the Myth
Listen to Dr. Lilienfeld discuss why he wrote the book
Watch Lilienfeld discuss the big myths that are most surprising