Advanced Placement Psychology w/Mr. Duez
Disorders & Treatment
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON 4/12: DO NOW: Dwayne is 35 years old and is very shy. He becomes anxious in social situations, so he avoids them. Dwayne does not have close friends & rarely leaves his apartment. However, he writes for a very successful & popular Internet site, is usually content and calm while working at home, and has a positive relationship with his family. Psychologists would be hesitant to label Dwayne as psychologically disordered because his behavior ________.
TUE 4/13: DO NOW: Eduardo maintains that he invented the atomic bomb, even though he was born after its invention. He says he invented it to punish homosexuals, Nazis, & short people. It’s short people that he’s really afraid of.
He’s sure that all the short people on TV are talking about him. He thinks that short people are conspiring to make him look like a Republican. Eduardo frequently gets in arguments with people & is emotionally volatile. His grooming is poor, but he says it’s okay because he’s the secretary of state.
QUIZ - DISORDERS
WED 4/14: DO NOW: Malcolm religiously follows an exact schedule every day. His showering & grooming ritual takes 2 hours. He follows the same path in walking to his classes every day, & he always sits in the same seat in each class. He can’t study until his apartment is arranged perfectly. Although he tries not to, he thinks constantly about flunking out of school. Both his grades & his social life are suffering from his rigid routines.
Documentary w/Questions on Schoology: JOHN NASH
THU 4/15: DO NOW: Max hasn’t slept in 4 days. He’s determined to write the “great American novel” before his class reunion, which is a few months away. He expounds eloquently on his novel to anyone who will listen, talking at such a rapid pace that no one can get a word in edgewise. He feels like he’s wired with energy & is supremely confident about the novel, even though he’s only written 10 to 20 pages. Last week, he charged $5000 worth of new computer equipment & software, which is supposed to help him write his book.
FRI 4/16: DO NOW: Thomas is 30 years old & is very shy. He becomes anxious in social situations, so he avoids them. Thomas does not have close friends & rarely leaves his apartment. However, he writes a very successful and popular Internet blog, is usually content & calm while working at home, & has a positive relationship with his family. Psychologists would be hesitant to label Thomas as psychologically disordered because his behavior _______.
QUIZ - TREATMENT
Placebo Effect Video: Derren Brown "Fear & Faith" & Placebo Video Questions watch in class and at home - questions are not due on Schoology.
- TUESDAY, APRIL 13 - QUIZ - DISORDERS
- WEDNESDAY - Documentary w/Questions on Schoology: JOHN NASH
- Friday, April 16 - QUIZ - TREATMENT
- Next Tuesday, April 27th - TEST for Disorders & Treatment
- Next Wed/Thu, April 28th and 29th - Mock AP Test #1 - Multiple Choice Only - in Class (Online for those who are at home)