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Due:

Due to the shorter class period and the majority of the class taking the AP Lang test, today was a work day for projects. We will finish watching "Happy" on Friday.

Due:

We watched the first half of the "Happy" documentary and then students had the rest of the class period to work on their projects.
 
Happiness Poster and Extra Credit Projects are due on Monday, May 21 (3rd period) and Tuesday, May 22 (4th period)

Due:

  1. Finish "Zootopia" Social Psych Analysis
  2. Values Assessment (used for the Happiness Project)
  3. Explanation of the Happiness Project and Extra Credit Options
    • Both are due on Monday, May 21 (3rd period) and Tuesday, May 22 (4th period)

Due:

  1. AP Psych Debrief (Spring 2018)
  2. Zootopia 
    • Students completed a viewing guide of Social Psych concepts while watching.
Extra Credit Projects will be available next class period (due on Tuesday, May 22).
We will start the final project on Thursday. It will be due on Tuesday, May 22.

Due:

  1. Cupcake Review
  2. Review of Final Exam scores
  3. Kahoot
Good luck on the AP Exam on Monday!!!

Due:

Final Exam Day!
 
HW: Study for the AP Exam!

Due:

  1. Organized notebooks (see Table of Contents below)
  2. Crash Courses - Treatment (used the Crash Courses to complete the graphic organizers
  3. Treatment Notes and Practice - students had the rest of the class period to finish the graphic organizers using the handouts / charts provided in class and then working through the practice scenarios and PsychSim5.
Final Exam (the last unit test) is on Wednesday. Test scores will be doubled for this last test.
Notebooks graded in class on Wednesday.

Due:

  1. FRQ #2 for the last exam. 
  2. We peer-assessed the last two FRQs. Each FRQ was scored by two peers and then self-assessed. I will look at all of the rubrics and will make the final decision on any discrepancies.
  3. Students had the last 20 minutes to play Heads Up with their groups using the Important People flashcards.
HW: None (enjoy Prom weekend!)
 
Your last multiple choice exam will be on Wednesday 5/2

Due:

  1. FRQ #1 for the last exam. 
  2. Finish Disorder Creatures
HW: Treatment Graphic Organizers (complete one of the two using the Treatment Review packet and your textbook)
 
FRQ #2 next class - this one will come from anything we have learned this year

Due:

  1. Important People Heads Up (Review Game)
    • In preparation for the AP exam, students played Heads Up in their groups using cards I created of all the people listed in the Key Concepts. We will be doing this the first 10-15 minutes of each class until the exam.
  2. Notebooks graded in class (surprise notebook check)
  3. Disorder Creatures (see instructions below for this group activity; if you were absent, they will be finishing it on Tuesday so you can get caught up then)
HW: Study for the AP Exam; the first FRQ for the last unit test is next Tuesday (it will come from the Abnormal Behaviors content)

Due:

  1. Crash Course #30: Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
  2. QUIZ (Modules 67 - 68)
HW: Module 69 (Other Disorders)

Due:

  1. Students worked in groups to complete two activities related to Anxiety Disorders that they had started last week.
    • Anxiety Disorder Webquest (complete on your own if you were absent): https://goo.gl/forms/VRN20ipzPqNGaCYS2
    • Character Diagnosis: Anxiety Disorders (see handout below and complete on your own if you were absent)
  2. Crash Course 31: Trauma and Addiction
  3. PsychSim5: Losing Touch with Reality
HW: Module 68 Reading Guide (Schizophrenia) - QUIZ next class that will not be open-note
 
Final Exam Dates
  • FRQ #1: Tuesday 4/24
  • FRQ #2: Thursday 4/26
  • MC: Wednesday 5/2

Due:

  1. Students had a chance to review the last unit test to see what mistakes they are making. There will be one more test this semester. If you were absent and would like to look at your test, please arrange a time to come in outside of regular class time.
  2. Crash Course #29: OCD and Anxiety Disorders (review before the quiz)
  3. Students worked in groups to complete two activities related to Anxiety Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorder Webquest (complete on your own if you were absent): https://goo.gl/forms/VRN20ipzPqNGaCYS2
    • Character Diagnosis: Anxiety Disorders (see handout below and complete on your own if you were absent)
HW: Module 67 Reading Guide (Mood Disorders)

Due:

Introduction to Abnormal Behavior
  • Students organized a new notebook section (see handouts below)
  • We completed a couple of activities at the start of class to introduce issues related to mental illness and to personalize the topic.
  • Students watched an edited clip from John Oliver from 2015 where he talked about the stigma of mental health while providing some history and data.
  • Class Notes (see PPT below)
HW: Module 66 Reading Guide and Highlight DMS-5 chart (QUIZ next class)

Due:

Test Day! No homework over Spring Break :)

Due:

  1. FRQ Writing Day - students had 50 minutes to write the FRQ portion of their unit test.
HW: Prepare for the multiple choice portion of the unit test. Period 4 will take the test on Friday 3/30 and Period 3 will take the test on Wednesday 4/11.
  • 100 multiple choice questions
    • History and Approaches = 3 questions
    • Research Methods = 10 questions
    • Biological Bases of Behavior = 9 questions
    • Sensation and Perception = 7 questions
    • States of Consciousness = 3 questions
    • Learning = 8 questions
    • Cognition = 9 questions
    • Motivation, Emotion, & Stress = 7 questions
    • Development = 11 questions
    • Testing and Individual Differences = 9 questions
    • Personality = 6 questions
    • Social Psych = 15 questions

Due:

  1. Collected Development Scrapbook Projects
  2. Class Notes - Social Psych (Day 2) - see PPT below
  3. Groups worked on their Key Terms; develop examples on your own or with your group
  4. Finish Class Notes on Attraction and Aggression using the PPT below.
  5. PsychSim5 - these two activities are extra credit for the notebook check next class
HW: Prepare notebook for grading; study for the FRQs that you will be writing next class

Due:

  1. Reminders about next week's due date's and schedule (see page 1 of the PPT below)
    • Scrapbook projects are due next class! Instructions are posted below but due dates will not be accurate on them.
  2. Key Terms
    • groups shared the definitions for the first two pages; we will wrap up the definitions and work on examples next class
  3. Class Notes - Social Psych (see PPT below)
HW: Complete your scrapbook project

Due:

  1. Finished the class notes on "Assessing Intelligence" - see PPT below
  2. PsychSim5 - Get Smart
  3. Class Notes - Influence of Genetics
    • Students completed these notes at their own pace using the PPT below
  4. Group Quiz - Intelligence
  5. Organize notebooks for Social Psych Unit - see handouts below
  6. Group work on Key Concepts
    • Groups divided the terms with instructions to come back next class with the definitions complete. You do not need to do the examples yet.
HW: Reading Guide - Module 74
 
Development Scrapbook Projects are due on Monday 3/26
Notebooks will be graded on Wednesday 3/28
FRQ portion of the Unit Test will be on Wednesday 3/28
Multiple Choice portion of the Unit Test will be on Friday 3/30

Due:

  1. Quiz - Development 2 (open-note)
  2. Organize notebooks - see Table of Contents below
  3. Class Notes - Assessing Intelligence (see PPT below) - we only went as far as Slide 16; we will finish the rest on Tuesday
  4. Take your own intelligence test
HW: Reading notes for Module 60 
 

Due:

  1. Organize notebooks (see table of contents below)
  2. Class Notes - Social Development (see PPT below)
  3. PsychSim5 - Who Am I?
  4. Class Notes - Moral Development
    • Use the PPT below to complete the notes
  5. Kohlberg Practice Scenarios
HW: Reading Guide - Module 54 (Adulthood)
  • QUIZ next class on Cognitive, Social, and Moral Development as well as reading notes.
  • Due Date for the Scrapbook Project is changed to Monday 3/26

Due:

  1. Quiz - Development (1)
  2. Class Notes - Cognitive Development
    • Use the PPT posted below to complete the notes after you have finished the quiz
  3. Play Time!
    • Each group is given a box of toys. Your task is to match the toy to the correct Piaget stage based on the descriptions provided. Complete the chart appropriately.
    • If you have any incomplete charts, look online for additional toys that would match the Piaget stages
HW: Reading Notes (Module 53) - Sexual Development (no quiz on Wednesday)

Due:

  1. PRACTICE - Students worked in groups to complete two worksheets that asked them to apply Piaget's and Erickson's stages to specific scenarios.
  2. Class Notes - Physical Development (see PPT below)
  3. Article Questions "The Wild World of a Teen Brain" - article is posted below.
  4. PsychSim5: The Signs of Aging
HW: Reading Guide (Modules 49 and 50) - Gender Development and Parents
  • Quiz next class on Research Methods, Conception to Gestation, Physical Development, Gender, and Parents

Due:

  1. Unit tests will be returned either Thursday or Monday - I'm working on getting them graded but give me a little time to get caught up.
  2. Organized new notebooks
  3. Group Activity - Introduction to Developmental Psychology
    • Students worked in their groups to describe what they think is happening to us physically, mentally, and socially at each decade of our lives. They also looked at birthday cards for each stage to help them determine three adjectives for each time period.
  4. Piaget and Erickson Stages
    • Students researched these two leaders in development psychology to get a basic understanding of their stage theories. They also looked for examples that went along with each stage.
  5. Developmental Psychology Scrapbook Project - the instructions were handed out and examples were shared with the class. This project is due on Tuesday, March 20.
HW: Note - Research Methods and Conception to Gestation (use the PPT posted below as well as the following link for the PsychSim5 activity (NO quiz next class period)

Due:

Unit Test Multiple Choice portion
  • Prior to taking the test, stress relief squishy toys were passed out and students had 20 minutes to color. These are some simple techniques that can be used to reduce stress so we put them into practice on a test day :)

Due:

  1. Notebooks graded in class.
  2. FRQs - two timed responses
  3. Work time on your personality project that is due at the beginning of next class.
Multiple choice test will be next class period. Projects are due at the beginning of class (you will NOT have time to work on them and will not have access to the computers).

Due:

  1. Quiz - Modules 57-59 (open-note)
  2. Mr. G Case Study - students watched a video and then analyzed the changing personality of the main character using the handout posted below
  3. Rorschach Ink Blots - students used paint to create and analyze their own Rorschach ink blots as part of the Personality Portfolio Project; any remaining class time was for students to continue working on the project
    • The new due date for the project is the beginning of class on Friday 3/2. This will give you time to work on it after you finish writing the FRQs on Wednesday. Please plan your time accordingly so you give yourself sufficient time to study for the test.
IMPORTANT!
  • The due date for the Study.com videos is now midnight on Wednesday 2/28. I added 8 more videos so you now have 20 available worth 1/2 point each. I cannot change the due date for ones I have already assigned but just know that I will not accept them after 2/28.
  • The FRQ part of your next Unit Test will be on Wednesday 2/28. You will be writing 2 FRQs this time. The multiple choice portion will be on Friday 3/2. 
HW: Module 59 Reading Guide - Part 2 (Exploring the Self); notebooks graded next class - see Table of Contents below for page numbers

Due:

  1. Quiz - Stress and Personality (open-note)
  2. Complete the Class Notes "Other Theories of Personality" using the PPT posted below.
  3. Work time on your Personality Portfolio Project in Google Classroom
IMPORTANT!
  • The due date for the Study.com videos is now midnight on Wednesday 2/28. I added 8 more videos so you now have 20 available worth 1/2 point each. I cannot change the due date for ones I have already assigned but just know that I will not accept them after 2/28.
  • The FRQ part of your next Unit Test will be on Wednesday 2/28. You will be writing 2 FRQs this time. The multiple choice portion will be on Friday 3/2. 
HW: Module 59 Reading Guide - Part 1 (quiz next class on Modules 57-59)

Due:

  1. Turn in "Check Yourself" assignment from last class
  2. Organize notebooks for the new Personality unit. This will be a VERY short unit so you don't need many pages available in your notebook.
  3. Complete the Class Notes "Psychoanalytical Theories" using the PPT posted below.
  4. Work with your group to complete the Defense Mechanism Practice worksheets
  5. Begin working on your Personality Portfolio Project in Google Classroom
    • This will be due next Wednesday 2/28. You will have time to work on it some each day but you may need to complete some of it at home.
    • Make sure you take a mask for the Personality Mask part of the project. Samples are available in class for you to look at but please do not take them or copy them.
    • You will also need to cut a sheet of paper into "20 Slips". Ask your peers, family, and acquaintances to write one word that describes your personality and then put it in the envelope provided. Do not look at them until it is time to analyze them next Monday.
IMPORTANT!
  • The due date for the Study.com videos is now midnight on Wednesday 2/28. I added 8 more videos so you now have 20 available worth 1/2 point each. I cannot change the due date for ones I have already assigned but just know that I will not accept them after 2/28.
  • The FRQ part of your next Unit Test will be on Wednesday 2/28. The multiple choice portion will be on Friday 3/2. 
HW: Module 56 Reading Guide (quiz next class on Modules 55 & 56)

Due:

  1. Emotion QUIZ (open-note)
  2. Stress Class Notes - students should use the PPT below to complete the notes at their own pace; when finished, complete the research on the last page
HW: Check Yourself - Motivation, Emotion, and Stress (this will get turned in separately and does not go in your notebook

Due:

  1. "Inside Out" Viewing Day - students completed a viewing guide in their notebook (pages 24-26) while watching the video.
HW: Module 42 Reading Guide "Expressed Emotion"; Quiz next class on Modules 41 and 42

Due:

  1. Notebook check - we peer graded in class
  2. Collected "Reflecting on Your Own Motivations"
  3. Quiz (Motivation, Modules 37-40)
  4. Join new Study.com class for 2nd semester (instructions and code are in Google Classroom)
  5. Organize notebooks with new handouts on emotion
    • See Table of Contents below
  6. Research and Notes - Theories of Emotion (see PPT below and follow the instructions)
  7. PsychSim 5 Activities (use the links to complete the activities)
HW: 2 PsychSim 5 Activities - Catching a Liar and Expressing Emotion

Due:

  1. Organize notebooks - see Table of Contents below
  2. Crash Course Psychology #17: The Power of Motivation
  3. Class Notes - Hunger and Social Motivation (see PPT below)
  4. PsychSim 5 - Hunger and the Fat Rat
HW: Social Motivation Reading Guide (Module 40) and "Reflecting on Your Own Motivations"
 
Quiz on Thursday covering all of motivation! Make sure your notebooks are up-to-date before we move on to the next section.

Due:

  1. Aron Ralston Documentary - we watched the rest of the documentary (all 6 parts total), pausing a couple of times for students to add to the notes; use the video to apply evidence of the various motivational theories
  2. Organize Notebooks
    • Add Hunger Motivation pages and the PsychSim 5 posted below as well as the homework assignment
HW: Module 39 Reading Guide (Sexual Motivation)

Due:

  1. Unit Assessment Reflection and AP Score Estimate
    • Students completed both of these worksheets based on the results of their unit test. If you were absent, please make arrangements to come in and do this during Tutorial or Lunch to give yourself enough time.
  2. Organized new notebooks - see handouts below
  3. Class Notes - Theories of Motivation (see PPT)
  4. Video - First part of the Aron Ralston Documentary; we will continue this next class.
NO HOMEWORK :) 

Due:

Unit Test Day! Notebook graded in class.

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Language (see PPT below) - the pages go on 33-35 of your notebook.
  2. QUIZ at 11:00
  3. When you are finished with the quiz, you can either use the time to start preparing for the Unit Test by taking the practice tests available in Juno OR you can challenge your brain some more with the "Word Skills" puzzles that are on the table.
UNIT TEST on MONDAY / Notebooks will be graded on Monday as well!
  • 100 Multiple Choice and 1 Free Response Question
  • 40% Cognition, 60% everything else we have learned since August
  • Email me if you have any questions

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Thinking and Creativity (see PPT below)
  2. Bend Your Brain - Coordination puzzles
  3. Class Notes - Problem Solving and Decision Making (see PPT)
  4. Bend Your Brain - Critical Thinking (these ones are hard!!!) - complete as much as you can for homework
HW: Module 36 Reading Guide (Quiz next class covering class notes from today and the reading)
 
Unit Test on Monday, January 29

Due:

  1. Quiz - Module 33
  2. Crash Course #15: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You
  3. Bend Your Brain Activities
    • Students worked on several different activities in their groups that challenged them to use their critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. We will use these activities in our discussion of Cognition next class period.
    • The Visual Perception and Memory activities are from a book called "Bend Your Brain" from Marbles: The Brain Store
    • The Finish the Pictures is an activity I borrowed from AP Psych teacher Kent Korek. There are samples online but I encourage you to use your own creativity and come up with your own.
HW: Finish the Bend Your Brain and Finish the Pictures Activities
 
Unit Test on Monday, January 29 (this will be cumulative back to the beginning of the year!)

Due:

  1. Quiz (Module 32)
  2. Class Notes - Forgetfulness (see PPT below for the notes)
  3. Google Classroom Activities (links are posted and assignments are completed in Google Classroom)
    • Article "The Strange Case of the Woman Who Can't Remember Her Past" - questions are embedded within the article
    • Crash Course Psychology #13 and #14 in Playposit - students answer questions while viewing the video on their own
HW: Reading Guide - Module 33 (Memory Construction Errors) and finish Google Classroom activities; QUIZ next class

Due:

  1. Organize Notebooks
  2. PsychSim5 Activities
  3. Encoding Review and Practice (see handout below)
  4. QUIZ (Module 31 Class Notes and Reading Notes)
    • If you were absent, please make arrangements to make this up outside of class time.
  5. Class Notes - Memory Storage (see PPT below)
HW: Module 32 Reading Guide; Quiz next class

Due:

  1. Organized new notebooks - see handouts below
  2. Brain Games Episode (Season 1, Episode 3) - "Remember This"
    • Students completed their viewing guide while watching and participating in the games
  3. Class Notes - Cognition (Memory)
    • See PPT below
HW: Reading Guide - Module 31 (Encoding) - Quiz next class!

Due:

Thanks for a great first day back after Winter Break! For the students new to my class, welcome. We will get you caught up asap.
 
Today we introduced the new unit by doing Cognition Stations to become familiar with some of the vocabulary related to our thinking process. We will start our new notebooks next class so please make sure you have one ready to go.
 
No homework today. We will get back into the reading modules next class period.

Due:

Today was a project work day. Projects need to be ready at the beginning of next class. Please share your document with me sometime before next class so I can print it for our gallery walk.
 
10 new videos have been assigned in Study.com for extra credit. They are due by Monday, December 11 and will count for one extra credit point each in the "Unit Test" category of your grade.
 
The Celebrity Brain project is due on Friday, December 8 (period 4) and Monday, December 11 (period 3) for up to 20 points extra credit in the "Other Assessments" category of your grade.
 
Practice questions for the final exam are now available for each unit in Juno.
 
Kahoot Review next class!

Due:

  1. Graded notebooks in class (1 letter grade lower for each day they are late - this included turning it in later in the day)
  2. Kahoot Review
  3. Group Project Work Time
10 new videos have been assigned in Study.com for extra credit. They are due by Monday, December 11 and will count for one extra credit point each in the "Unit Test" category of your grade.
 
The Celebrity Brain project is due on Friday, December 8 for up to 20 points extra credit in the "Other Assessments" category of your grade.
 
Practice questions for the final exam are now available for each unit in Juno.

Due:

  1. Quiz (Modules 28-30)
  2. Check Yourself - Learning
    • Puzzle activity and group analysis of graphs
  3. Kahoot Review - People, Research, and Biology
  4. Operant Conditioning - Real Life Application
HW: Notebooks will be graded next class period!

Due:

  1. Operant Conditioning Review
    • Students worked in their groups to complete this activity to review the different types of operant conditioning and the reinforcement schedules.
  2. Kahoot Review - Psych Perspectives and People
  3. Crash Course Psychology #12: The Bobo Beatdown
  4. Class Notes - Cognitive Learning (see PPT below)
  5. Organized notebooks to get ready for next class (see Table of Contents below)
    • Real Life Application and Check Yourself will be completed in class on Thursday. You do NOT need to complete them as homework. Please remember to bring headphones to class for this activity on Thursday.
HW: Module 29 Reading Guide (quiz on Thursday covering the class notes and reading notes)

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Operant Conditioning 
    • See PPT below for notes on pages 4-8 of the "Learning" notes in your notebook
  2. QUIZ - Modules 26 & 27 (Open-Note)
HW: No Homework :) 

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Classical Conditioning
    • Clip from "The Office": https://vimeo.com/35754924
    • See PPT below for notes on pages 1-3 of the "Learning" notes in your notebook.
  2. Classical Conditioning Practice
    • Key is posted below to check your work
  3. Class Notes - Operant Conditioning (we just got started with the first few slides; we will finish this before the quiz next class)
HW: Module 27 Reading Guide
  • Open-note quiz next class period on Modules 26 & 27 and the class notes
 
 

Due:

  1. FRQ - students that didn't finish the FRQ on Tuesday had a chance to finish it today.
  2. Unit Test Reflection
    • Students completed a reflection of their multiple choice test results.
    • If you were absent or took the test late, you will need to come in outside of class to complete this.
  3. Organize notebooks for the new unit (see handouts and table of contents below)
  4. Video introduction to the learning unit: Crash Course #11 - How to Train a Brain
  5. Class Notes - Learning (we got to the bottom of the first page) - see PPT below.
HW: Module 26 Reading Guide (no quiz on Monday)

Due:

Unit Test #3 - Sensation, Perception, and States of Consciousness
 
Notebooks and Sleep and Dream Projects were turned in at the beginning of class.
 
No Homework! New unit starts on Thursday.

Due:

Your unit test is next Tuesday. The practice tests are available in Juno and the extra credit videos are available on Study.com
  1. "Curiosity - The Body on Drugs" - Video Notes
  2. "The Science of Addiction" Webquest
HW: Study for the Test; make sure everything is complete for the notebook check on Tuesday
 
Finish Perception Padlet additions (you need to add 7) by Monday. The link is https://padlet.com/kpovletich/95u3t80k9w23

Due:

  1. Quiz - Modules 22-23
    • Students had 5 minutes to study before the quiz. I also briefly went over the chart in Module 23 to make sure everyone had accurate notes.
  2. Overview of Unit Test #3 (Tuesday, November 14)
    • 100 Multiple Choice
      • 25-30 States of Consciousness
      • 35-40 Sensation and Perception
      • 15-20 Biological Bases of Behavior
      • 10-15 Research Methods
      • 5-10 History and Approaches
    • 1 Free-Response Question
  3. Practice and Extra Credit Opportunities
    • Practice tests will be available in Juno this weekend.
    • Study.com extra credit videos and quizzes will be available today.
      • They are worth a 1/2 point extra credit in the unit test category of your grade for each one completed with 80% accuracy.
    • Outrageous Celebrity extra credit project will be explained on Tuesday.
  4. "Sleepless in America" video and notes
HW: Module 24 Reading Guide (quiz on Tuesday)

Due:

  1. Students finished the Sensation lab from last class
  2. Organized notebooks for States of Consciousness (see Table of Contents below)
    • I did not give a new unit cover page since the last one included "Consciousness". We will continue with the same Table of Contents as well.
  3. Sleepless in America Video and Notes
HW: Module 23 Reading Guide (Sleep Patterns and Theories)

Due:

  1. Graded Notebooks in class
  2. Sensation Lab
    • Students worked their way around the classroom completing a series of labs about our different senses. We didn't finish so we will wrap this up next class.
    • See me for the handout for this as it is from multiple sources so I can't post it below.
  3. Handed out and explained the Sleep and Dream Project that students will be completing over the next two weeks.
  4. Oreo Taste Test
    • Students tried to determine the flavor without looking at them and with nose plugged.
 
HW: Module 22 Reading Guide (Consciousness and Hypnosis)

Due:

  1. Organized Notebooks (Table of Contents is posted below; make sure everything is attached and completed as we wrap up this unit)
  2. Class Notes - Taste, Smell, and Touch (see PPT below)
  3. PsychSim5 Tutorials and Worksheets
  4. Padlet Perception Project
HW: Finish PsychSim5 Tutorials and your contributions to the Padlet Perception Project.

Due:

  1. Crash Course #7: Perceiving is Believing
  2. Quiz (Modules 19-20) - open note
  3. Finish Eye Models
  4. Class Notes - Key Terms (Sensation and Perception) - page 3
    • Finish on your own if we don't get to them in class
  5. Class Notes - How We Hear
    • Finish on your if we don't get to them in class

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Key Terms (Sensation and Perception)
  2. Class Notes - How We See
  3. Finish Visual Perception Stations
  4. Build an Eye Lab
HW: Module 20 Reading Guide 
 
Quiz next class on Modules 19 & 20

Due:

  1. Key Terms - Sensation and Perception (see PPT below)
    • We only completed the notes on the first page.
  2. QUIZ - Modules 16, 17, & 18 (open-note)
  3. Visual Perception Stations
    • Continuing to work through the stations.
    • If you were absent, you will need to come in outside of class before Thursday to get caught up on the stations you missed.
HW: Module 19 Reading Guide (Visual Organization and Interpretation)
 

Due:

  1. Students organized notebooks while I passed out the graded FRQ and a printout of their quarter grade.
    • If you were absent, your handouts are available in the classroom.
    • I went over the appropriate responses needed to earn a 3 for each concept on the FRQ.
    • Overall, students need to be more thorough in their explanations for the FRQ. Many responses had basic, minimum responses without showing depth of knowledge and application to the prompt.
  2. Visual Perception Stations
    • The purpose of the stations is to increase student understanding of human vision. They performed a series of tests to explore and assess many characteristics of human visual perception and recorded their notes and data in their notebooks.
    • We will be continuing this activity next class since groups did not have time to finish all of the stations.
    • If you were absent, you will need to come in outside of class before Thursday to get caught up on the stations you missed.
HW: Module 18 Reading Guide (Vision)
 
QUIZ next class on the class notes and reading notes for Modules 16, 17 (ESP only) and 18.

Due:

  1. Organize new notebooks (see Table of Contents below)
  2. Class Notes - Intro to Sensation and Perception (see PPT below)
  3. Crash Course #5 - Sensation and Perception
  4. Class Notes - Key Elements of Sensation (see PPT below)
HW: Finish Module 16 and complete the 1 page of notes on ESP from Module 17
 
Visual Perception Stations next class period :)

Due:

  1. Brain Games, Season 1 - "Watch This"
    • Students watched this Brain Games episode as an introduction to our Sensation and Perception unit. They did not need to take notes because they were participating in some of the games.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq_K4pfdHzQ
  2. Notebooks were graded in class and returned.
  3. Unit Test Reflection
    • Students had a chance to review the multiple choice part of their test while completing a short reflection.
    • If you were absent, please plan to come in sometime during tutorial, brunch, or lunch to complete the reflection (except for 3rd period - if you were at the PSAT you will have some time next class to complete it)
HW: Module 16 Reading Guide

Due:

Unit Test Day!
 
Notebooks collected at the beginning of class.
No homework.

Due:

Brain Models - Students had the entire class period today to complete their brain models.
 
The last set of notes for "Wrapping Up Biological Bases of Behavior" is posted below (see PPT). use this PPT to complete your notes and prepare for the test.
 
Practice questions are available in Juno until test time. 
 
Extra credit opportunities in Google Classroom are due by the beginning of class on Friday.
 
Friday's Test: 100 multiple choice and 1 FRQ

Due:

  1. Module 13 Reading Quiz
  2. Class Notes - Methods of Studying the Brain (see PPT below)
  3. Class Notes - Wrapping of Biological Bases of Behavior (see PPT below)
HW: Extra Credit opportunities in Google Classroom and study for the test
 
Wednesday 10/4: Finish class notes and complete brain models
Friday 10/6: Unit 2 Test and notebooks turned in

Due:

  1. Module 12 Reading Quiz
  2. Organize Notebooks
    • Students also added the missing content for the 3D brain. See handout below to add Medulla, Reticular Formation, Nucleus Accumbens, and Superchiasmatic Nucleus.
  3. Class Notes - Nervous and Endocrine Systems (see PPT below)
  4. Finish 3D Brain including new pages that were added today
HW: Module 13 Reading Guide (quiz at the beginning of next class period)
 
Unit 2 Test and Notebooks Collected on Friday, October 6

Due:

  1. Neurotransmitter Superheroes - students had the first 50 minutes of class to complete their superhero project
  2. Module 11 Reading Quiz
  3. 3D Brain (Structure and Function)
    • Use this website to complete your chart: http://www.g2conline.org/2022
    • If it doesn't show up right away, click on 3-D Brain in the bottom right corner.
HW: Module 12 Reading Guide (reading quiz next class)

Due:

  1. Module 10 Reading Quiz
  2. Neural Transmission Webquest (use the following websites to complete the webquest)
  3. Neurotransmitter Deficiency and Surplus Chart - see page 2 of "Neurotransmitters" below; page 1 was given to student to put in their notebooks
  4. Group Activity - Neurotransmitter Superheroes
HW: Module 11 Reading Guide (there will be a short quiz at the beginning of class)

Due:

  1. Unit 1 Test Reflection - students had the opportunity to review their last test and complete their reflection forms in order to better prepare for the next one.
    • If you were absent, you will need to come in outside of class time to complete this process.
  2. Finished Class Notes on Neural Transmission (see PPT below)
  3. Module 9 Reading Quiz
  4. Candy Neuron Assessment
    • Students worked with a partner to re-create and label a pre-synaptic and post-synaptic neuron using candy.
HW: Module 10 Reading Guide (there will be a short quiz at the beginning of class)

Due:

  1. Unit 1 Test Reflection - students were given the opportunity to see their multiple choice and free-response answers; they completed a reflection of how they did and what they need to do to improve for next class
    • If you were absent, please come in outside of class to complete your reflection.
    • For 4th period, I made a mistake in having the multiple choice answers available so we will finish this process next class.
  2. Organize notebooks for the new unit - if you were absent, you can get the papers you need when you come back to class
  3. Crash Course #3 - The Chemical Mind
  4. Class Notes - Neural Communication (see PPT below)
    • 4th period did not get to the last four slides; we will finish those before the quiz next class
HW: Module 9 Reading Guide (there will be a short reading quiz at the beginning of class)

Due:

Work Day for "Design an Experiment" Infographic Project
 
Projects are due at the beginning of class on Thursday.

Due:

Today we had a brief discussion about the results from the Unit Test. A curve of 5 points was added to each score when it was put in Infinite Campus. Free-response questions will get added before Tuesday. Students in 4th period had a chance to finish their free-response since their time was cut short by the late start schedule on Wednesday. Notebooks were graded and returned.
 
Students had the remained of the period to work on their project for this unit. Each group is designing their own experiment and creating an Infographic to highlight the key components of their research and experiment design. (See the handout below)
 
Groups will have today and one more class period to work on their projects. It is due at the beginning of class on Thursday, September 14 for 4th period and Friday, September 15 for 3rd period.

Due:

Notebooks collected at the beginning of class.
 
Unit 1 Test Day!
 
No Homework

Due:

  1.  How to write the AP Psych FRQ (see PPT below and handouts related to the FRQ)
  2. Statistics and Experiment Practice - students had the rest of the period to work through the following activities; anything they didn’t finish was homework as it will help prepare them for the test next class
    • Chocolate Chip Cookie Statistics
    • Harry Potter Statistics
    • Standard Deviation Practice (see KEY below to check your answers)
    • Practice with Experiments (see KEY below to check your answers)
Notebooks collected when you come in to take the test on Wednesday - all work should be complete at that point.
 
Unit Test next Wednesday (review materials handed out in class today - see below if you were absent)
  • 70 Multiple Choice
  • 1 FRQ

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Correlation and Experiments (see Day 8 PPT below)
  2. Group Activity - Finished "What's Wrong with this Study" 
  3. M &M Statistics - Students used M&M to practice the statistics that had been part of the Module 7 homework. We will continue practicing these on Friday. If you were absent, get the data you missed from someone in your group.
HW: 10 Most Unethical Psychological Experiments (use the reading handout below to complete the notes)
 
Next Wednesday: Unit 1 Test and Notebooks Collected

Due:

 
  1. Crash Course #2
  2. Quiz (Module 6)
  3. Research Methods (Day 7 PPT) - we got as far as "Reducing Sampling Bias"
    • READING: Five Landmark Case Studies
    • GROUP ACTIVITY: PsychSim5 - What’s Wrong with the Study? - we will finish this on Wednesday
 
HW: Module 7 Reading Guide (Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life)

Due:

  1. Quiz (Module 5)
  2. Finished Introduction to Research Methods (Day 5  PPT)
    • Activity: Effects of Music on Performance
    • Activity: Lego building practicing operational definitions and replication
  3. Organized notebooks in preparation for next week
HW: Module 6 Reading Guide (Correlation and Experimentation) - Quiz on Monday

Due:

 
  1. Quiz (Module 3)
  2. Organize notebooks after the quiz (see Table of Contents below)
  3. Check Yourself - History and Approaches (pages 2 & 3 completed in groups) - see the KEY below if you want to check your answers for accuracy
  4. Introduction to Research Methods (Day 5 PPT)
 
HW: Module 5 Reading Guide (The Scientific Method) - quiz on Friday

Due:

  1. QUIZ (Modules 1 & 2)
  2. Perspectives Hand Mnemonic (see Day 4 PPT below for notes and an example)
    • Mnemonics are a study aid that can help with our cognitive psychology - helping us encode, store, and retrieve information
  3. Perspectives Practice - Andrea Yates Case
    • Students read a Newsweek Article giving background on the case of Andrea Yates. After reading the article, they worked in their groups to complete the chart in their notebook that looked at evidence that would support each psychological perspective in explaining her behavior.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8LTjE1wNc
    • We then went over the evidence as a class (see PPT below)
HW: Module 3 Reading Guide (Careers in Psychology), Check Yourself (page 1)
QUIZ on Tuesday on Module 3

Due:

  1.  Speed Dating
    • Students turned in their posters before we started.
    • Students rotated in 3-minute segments until they eventually met with all 15 psychologists and completed their notes.
  2. Speed Dating Concluding Questions
    • Student stapled their note card to their reflection before turning it in.
  3. Day 3 Google Slides (in Google Classroom)
    • These slides provided a supplement to the textbook for the Big 7 Perspectives. Students had time in class to complete the chart on page 8 in their notebook.
    • The slides also contain the notes for Objective 3 on page 9 in their notebook.
HOMEWORK: All notes that are currently in the notebook need to be completed by Friday. Anything that you didn't get in class is homework. You may also need to add additional information on the people if it will help. There will be a quiz on all of the notes from this week and the reading when you come in to class on Friday.

Due:

 
  1. Knowledge of Psychology Test
    • Discussion about misconceptions
  2. Organize notebooks
    • Cover page, learning objectives, table of contents, History & Approaches
  3. Crash Course Psychology #1 (Intro to Psych)
  4. Class Notes - History and Approaches (Objectives 1 & 2) - see PPT below
  5. Speed Dating Prep - each student assigned a person; create a note cards with key info and a small poster; bring a prop for next class period
 
HW: Reading Notes (Early Theorists, Theoretical Approaches, Domains of Psych) due on Friday
 
QUIZ on Friday

Due:

 
 Thank you for a great first day! I loved your creativity with the Marshmallow Challenge!
  1. Introductions / Student Profile (Google Classroom)
    • Class Code: u1ijpvx
    • See the "Day 1 PPT" attached below.
  2. Marshmallow Challenge - students worked in groups to create a free-standing structure that could hold a marshmallow on top using only tape, string, and 20 strands of spaghetti. We then watched a Ted Talk that this challenge is based on to look at what we can learn from it.
  3. Marshmallow Test - students watched a video and read an article related to the concept of instant gratification and what we can learn about ourselves and our need for satisfaction.
  4. Course Overview (see "Day 1 PPT" below)
  5. A Walk in the Woods Personality Test - this was an in-class activity and discussion so there is no handout.
HW: Bring a college-ruled notebook to next class
        Return signed syllabus