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Lesson Plans for Emily WorlandMarcus HS 1 AP Psychology Week1August 26-30, 2013 Monday Course Introductions What is Psychology?

Why are we interested in studying it? First-day introductions: -Human Lie Detector Ice Breaker Activity (Round-Robin get to know one another) -Syllabus -Course Calendar -Student/ Parent course rules and procedures letter -KWLWhy are you here and what do you want to get out of this?! -Introduce Binder AssignmentA binder for the Tuesday 1 Unit I: Approaches and Methods of Psychology How has Psychology evolved to become the science it is today? [Chapter 1] History and Evolution of Psychology -Brief discussion about class learning environment and expectations during certain activities [AP Course expectations] I. The Evolution of Psychology -The Philosophical Roots of Psych (Aristotle [Tabula Rosa], Socrates, Plato, Dualism) -1879 Wundt Wednesday 2 Unit I: Approaches and Methods of Psychology Are the Existing Approaches to Psychology complete? [Chapter 1] Approaches and Perspectives of Modern Psychology I. The Modern Approaches to Psych Continuation of the evolution of psychology, the approaches and the theorists -The return of Behaviorism following Freud (BF Skinner conditioning, consequences) -3) Humanistic Psychology (Rogers and Maslow; SelfActualization, Free-will, generally good) Thursday 3 Unit I: Approaches and Methods of Psychology Can Human Behaviors be explained through scientific study? [Chapter 2] Research v. Applied Psychology; Research Methods I. Review Approaches -Review of the 7 Modern Approaches or Perspectives of Psych -ACTIVITY: Outrageous Celebrity Activity as a whole class (Example of Charlie Sheen) POP QUIZ: AP Questions on History and Approaches II. The Friday 4 Unit I: Approaches and Methods of Psychology Can Psychological Issues be scientifically researched? [Chapter 2] Statistics in Psychology; Chapter 1 Quiz I. Research In Psych Cont. -What method is used when, examples of each, pros and cons of each -2) Correlational (Correlation Coefficient [Scatter plots, inverse and direct relationships], not causation, confounding variables [practice scenarios] II. Statistical

Lesson Plans for Emily WorlandMarcus HS 2 course is to be kept, divided and organized by unit; due at the end of each three week grading period for a quiz grade. and the science of psych as an EMPIRICAL science (Psych: Born in Germany, Raised in the US) Application of -4) NeuroPsychology biological Psych -The 3 Goals of (Sperry, Olds; Psych Chemicals, Biology, -So You Think Heredity) You Want to be a Shrink Article 5) Cognitive -Functionalism Psychology -Research v. v. Structuralism (Piaget, Applied Psych (Introspections Chomsky; lack of empirical Perception, III. Research In evidence) Mental Psych [Gestalt Psych] Processes) -What method is used when, -ACTIVITY: In 6) Evolutionary examples of Pairs students Psych (Darwin; each, pros and will construct a Survival of the cons of each timeline of Fittest, psychology Caveman Body -1) Descriptive from 300BC to v. 21st Century (Naturalistic the Present World) Observation, Case Study II. The Modern 7) Socio[Longitudinal v. Approaches to cultural Psych CrossPsych Sectional], -Pros and Cons =ECLECTIC Survey [Social of Each as well PSYCH Desirable as Nature v. Responding, Nurture; the Activity: Jay Self-Report Methods of each Worksheet Bias]) Given a -1)Behaviorism scenario, how -2) (Watson; would each Correlational Stimulus approach to (Correlation response, psychology Coefficient consequences, attempt to [Scatter plots, modeling, explain the inverse and conditioning) behavior? direct relationships], -2) not causation, Psychoanalytic confounding (Freud; The variables Unconscious [practice Calculations in Psychology -Descriptive Statistics [Central Tendency Mean, Median, Mode; Practice Problems] -Inferential Statistics [Variance Standard deviation and range] III. Statistical Calculations in Psychology -Confidency rating [P Value] -The Normal Curve [SB Intelligence Test and SAT; interpreting percentiles] HW: Chapter 2 Study Guide

Lesson Plans for Emily WorlandMarcus HS 3 and 3 driving forces) scenarios] HW: Chapter 1 Study Guide

READING SCHEDULE **Week 1: 8.26.13COURSE INTRODUCTIONS 8.27.13The History and Evolution of Psychology as a Science Chapter 1 Pages 1-16 8.28.13The Approaches to Psychology Chapter 1 pages 17-26 8.29.13Research Methods in Psychology Chapter 2 pages 37-52 8.30.13Research and Statistics in Psychology Chapter 2 pages 53-61; Appendix B pages A-7 to A-14

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