Psychology

Week of November 29

Unit 2 presentation
Popov for those who forgot their books
Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Lecture/discussion - "The theory of evolution"
  • Final studyguide prep time
Quiz 2.8 - Thursday
Tuesday
  • Lecture/discussion - "Major studies in evolutionary psychology"
  • Final studyguide prep time
Quiz 2.8 - Thursday
Wednesday
  • Lecture/discussion - "Criticisms of evolutionary psychology"
  • Final studyguide prep time
Quiz 2.8 - Thursday
Thursday
  • Quiz 2.8
  • Review for the midterm
Friday
  • Midterm review

Week of November 15

Unit 2 presentation

Popov for those who forgot their books
Date Agenda Homework
Monday Quiz 2.7 - Thursday
Tuesday
  • Lecture/discussion - "Genetics and behavior case studies"
  • APCL (20 minutes)
Quiz 2.7 - Thursday
Wednesday
  • Lecture/discussion - "Genetics and behavior case studies"
  • APCL (20 minutes)
Quiz 2.7 - Thursday
Thursday
  • Quiz 2.7
  • Lecture/discussion - "Genetics and behavior case studies"
  • APCL (20 minutes)
Friday
  • Study Kahoot competition!

Week of November 8

Unit 2 presentation
Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Quiz 2.5-6
  • Announcements (You can't say I don't listen)
  • Lecture/discussion - "Genetics and behavior I: genotype and phenotype"
Read Popov - Section 7 for quiz Tuesday, November 16
Tuesday
  • Work time APCL (20 minutes)
  • Biological perspective/final exam guide (note date changes)
  • Lecture/discussion - "Genetics and Behavior II: The nature nurture debate and behavioral genetics research methods"
Read Popov - Section 7 for quiz Tuesday, November 16
Wednesday
  • Paper questions
  • Lecture/discussion - "Genetics and Behavior II: The nature nurture debate and behavioral genetics research methods"
  • Work time APCL (20 minutes)
Read Popov - Section 7 for quiz Tuesday, November 16
Thursday
  • No School - Veteran's day - Did you know that "Since 2001, between 1.9 and 3 million service members have served in post-9/11 war operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and over half of them have deployed more than once. Many times that number of Americans have borne the costs of war as spouses, parents, children, and friends cope with their loved ones’ absence, mourn their deaths, or greet the changed person who often returns."
  • Take some time this weekend to think about the weight that has been borne by our soldiers and their families on our behalf. If they can bear this burden, we can all bear the much simpler burdens of good citizenship - work hard, do well in school, be informed, vote . . . care. Have a great weekend.

Source: Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Friday
  • No school

Week of November 1

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Ms. Cargill's senior presentation

Return date for precis/review - Wednesday, November 3;

Quiz 2.5-6 - Monday, November 8;

Final precis/review - due Wednesday, November 10

Tuesday

Return date for precis/review - Wednesday, November 3;

Quiz 2.5-6 - Monday, November 8;

Final precis/review - due Wednesday, November 10

Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Hormones and behavior 2"
  • Study review part 1 APCL

Return date for precis/review - Wednesday, November 3;

Quiz 2.5-6 - Monday, November 8;

Final precis/review - due Wednesday, November 10

Thursday
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Hormones and behavior 3"
  • Return of Bandwagon and Aggression studies (the other four papers will be returned to you later in the day via teams)

Quiz 2.5-6 - Monday, November 8;

Final precis/review - due Wednesday, November 10

Friday
  • General Feedback - Precis and Review
  • APCL assignment and Work time (a study a day - that's all we ask!)

Read and annotate 2.6 (Pheromones) - Due Monday, November 8. Submit to teams;

Quiz 2.5-6 - Monday, November 8;

Final precis/review - due Wednesday, November 10

Week of October 25

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Tuesday
  • Seating Charts
  • Updates on draft and final due dates
  • Lecture/Discussion - Important recent studies involving neurotransmitters

Quiz 2.2, 2.4 (neurotransmitters and tools to study the brain) - Thursday, October 28;

Commented drafts returned by Tuesday, November 2, 2021;

Final student revisions due to Teams by Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wednesday

Quiz 2.2, 2.4 (neurotransmitters and tools to study the brain) - Thursday, October 28;

Commented drafts returned by Tuesday, November 2, 2021;

Final student revisions due to Teams by Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Thursday

Commented drafts returned by Tuesday, November 2, 2021;

Final student revisions due to Teams by Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Friday
  • FFF - Free will and the brain

Commented drafts returned by Tuesday, November 2, 2021;

Final student revisions due to Teams by Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Week of October 18

Precis/evaluation assignment (complete with links to studies and formatting requirements) - Due Friday, October 22

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Neuroplasticity

Quiz 2.2 - Wednesday;

Precis and review draft - due Friday

Tuesday
  • Work day - precis/review - please bring your materials to class

Quiz 2.2 - Wednesday;

Precis and review draft - due Friday

Wednesday
  • Quiz 2.2
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Neurotransmitters 1"
  • Precis/evaluation work time (time allowing)

Precis and review draft - due Friday

Thursday
  • Lecture/Discussion "Neurotransmitters 2"

Precis and review draft - due Friday

Friday
  • Quiz
  • Fabulous Fpsychology Friday (FFF) - Free will

Week of October 11

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Reminders/announcements
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Brain and nerve structure"
  • Study reading time

Quiz 2.1 - Thursday;

Precis/review - due Friday, October 22

Tuesday
  • Lecture/ discussion - "Pioneering research in localization"
  • Study reading time

Quiz 2.1 - Thursday;

Precis/review - due Friday, October 22

Wednesday
  • Lecture/discussion - "Research opposing strict localization"

Quiz 2.1 - Thursday (lecture + readings from 2.1);

Precis/review - due Friday, October 22

Thursday
  • Quiz 2.1
  • Lecture/discussion - "Research opposing strict localization"
  • Study reading time

Precis/review - due Friday, October 22

Friday Precis/review - due Friday, October 22

Week of October 4

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Get back into section specialty groups (from last Friday)
  • Finish specialty group section summaries
  • Add your section into the group document. Class precis read-out.
Tuesday Quiz 2.1 - Monday, October, 11
Wednesday
  • Socratic seminar - "Was the Stanford prison study ethical? Was it good science?"
Thursday
Friday
  • Journal: “Don't be afraid - if you don't exercise your rights, you will lose them.”––in a public statement after her conviction for libel in June 2020. Explain what this quote means to you. How will you excercise your rights in a meaningful way this year?
  • Lecture/Discussion - finish "Brain structure 1"

Week of September 27

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Quiz 1.4-5
  • Ethics Brainstorm/activity
Read Popov, 1: - Due Wednesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • Finish discussion of APA ethics guidelines
  • Lecture/Discussion - Ethics in psychology
  • Discussion of the checkered ethical history of the psychological discipline - Homosexuality and the APA. New York Times story from 1973.
  • Reading time - Stanford prison study
Skim/read annotate Stanford prison study - due Friday
Thursday
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Ethical considerations in experimental research"
  • Stanford prison experiment group activity
      • Read the introduction to the study (pp. 2-5). With your group, discuss the introduction using Jordan and Zanna's guidance. Agree as a group to a 50 to 100 word summary of the introduction.
      • Divide the remaining sections (methods pp.2-5, results 13-22, discussion 22-30) up amongst the members of your group. Again, using guidance from Jordan and Zanna, read and takes notes on your assigned section.
      • Find the students from the other groups who were assigned your section. Reform into new groups based on section. Discuss your section (again being guided by Jordan and Zanna). Develop a concise summary of your section that does not exceed 200 words. Your summary can include short quotes and must include page references.
Skim/read annotate Stanford prison study - due Friday
Friday
  • Stanford prison experiment group activity
      • Read the introduction to the study (pp. 2-5). With your group, discuss the introduction using Jordan and Zanna's guidance. Agree as a group to a 50 to 100 word summary of the introduction. (15 minutes)
      • Divide the remaining sections (methods pp.2-5, results 13-22, discussion 22-30) up amongst the members of your group. Again, using guidance from Jordan and Zanna, read and takes notes on your assigned section.
      • Find the students from the other groups who were assigned your section. Reform into new groups based on section. Discuss your section (again being guided by Jordan and Zanna). Develop a concise summary of your section that does not exceed 200 words. Your summary can include short quotes and must include page references.
Precis & review study choice - due Monday ( I only need to know which study you are going to use)

Week of September 20

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
Tuesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Correlative studies"
  • Journal - Investigating a claim about vaccines

Popov, 1:24-30;

Quiz 1.4 - Monday

Wednesday
  • Preview - The next two weeks
  • Discuss vaccine claim investigation
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Qualitative studies 1: Qualitative methods in psychology"

Popov, 1:31-36

Quiz 1.4 - Monday;

 

Thursday

Quiz 1.4 - Monday;

 

Friday Quiz 1.4 - Monday;

Week of September 13

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Quiz 1.2 - Thursday
Tuesday
  • Journal: What are the potential problems of stratified random sampling?
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Experimental research design pt.2: Validity"
Quiz 1.2 - Thursday
Wednesday
  • Recall discussion
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Experimental research design pt.2: Validity"
Quiz 1.2 - Monday
Thursday
Friday
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Week of September 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School - Labor Day
Tuesday
  • Quiz 1.1
  • Lecture/discussion - finish "Psychological research, basic concepts"
  • Sub work explanation
Wednesday
  • Substitute
  • Read Popov, et.al 1: 9-19
    • Complete a one page outline/annotation
    • On the back of the annotation define all of the terms from 1.2
Read and annotate Popov 9-19. All sub work due on Friday, September 10 to this Canvas dropbox
Thursday
  • Read Popov, et.al 1: 9-19
    • Complete a one page outline/annotation
    • On the back of the annotation define all of the terms from 1.2
All sub work due on Friday, September 10 to this Canvas dropbox
Friday
  • Get into small groups
  • Journal (individually): Consider the follow research situations. Identify the DV and IV in each situation. Be prepared to explain your answer.
      • After being deprived of food for varying amounts of time, subjects show a decline in hand eye dexterity and hand steadiness.
      • An educational psychologist finds no difference in the math achievement scores of elementary students who have, or have not, been assigned to a special math education program
      • A social psychologist observes that subjects tested in crowded room have slower reaction times than those tested individually
  • Lecture/Discussion- "Experimental quantitative research methodologies introduction and preview - all about avoiding confounding variables"
  • Causation and correlation activity
Quiz 1.2 - Wednesday, September 15

 

Week of August 30

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Read Jordon and Zanna pp. 1-6 In your annotation, describe the major components of a psychological study - due tomorrow in this Canvas dropbox
Tuesday
  • Test completion
  • Overview of unit 1 looking at the unit outline
  • Small group discussion - How to read psychological studies - pt. 1 - using the Fazio 2020 study as an example
Wednesday
  • Small group discussion - How to read psychological studies - pt. 2 - - using the Fazio 2020 study as an example
Read and annotate Popov, et.al., 1: 1-8 - due Tuesday
Thursday
  • Small group discussion - How to read psychological studies - pt. 3 - - using the Fazio 2020 study as an example

Read and annotate Popov, et.al., 1: 1-8 - due Tuesday;

Quiz 1.1 - Tuesday

Friday
  • Journal: Summarize the study we have analyzed over the last two days (based on SGD). Your summary should be no more than 50 words and should describe the study and its findings
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Psychological research, basic concepts"

Read and annotate Popov, et.al., 1: 1-8 - due Tuesday;

Quiz 1.1 - Tuesday

Week of August 23

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Unit 0 Practical exam - in class Monday, August 30
Tuesday
  • IB testing discussion and structure
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Trusted Sources, SIFT and click restraint"
  • Click restraint activity on Canvas (finish as HW)
Unit 0 Practical exam - in class Monday, August 30
Wednesday

Finish Investigate the Source activities - due tomorrow;

Unit 0 Practical exam - in class Monday, August 30

Thursday

Finish Fact check and Tracing to original sources activities - due tomorrow;

Unit 0 Practical exam - in class Monday, August 30

Friday
  • Go over HW
  • Lecture/Discussion - trace claims back to the source
  • Monday's exam
Unit 0 Practical exam - in class Monday, August 30

Week of August 16

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Canvas check in
  • Lecture/Discussion - "The History of Psychology, pt 2"
  • Preparing for tomorrow's discussion

Read and annotate (2) This Article Won't Change Your Mind- due Tuesday, August 17 (submit via Canvas here)

1. What arguments does Beck make about dis/mis information?

2. Define and explain the terms from section three of the unit outline in terms of their importance to Beck's argument.

3. How does the argument in this piece relate to psychology?

4. From your perspective, what is the cause of the the current info-demic taking place in the United States (and the World)

Tuesday
  • Class discussion of "This Article Won't Change Your Mind," the infodemic and the extent to which it threatens our free, democratic society

Skim (.5 hour) STUDY - “Lateral Reading: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information.” 2017. Wineburg and McGrew. Stanford History Education Group

Instead of an annotation, In 50 or fewer words describe the major findings of this study. Do not spend more than 30 minutes on the skim and the summary. (submit via Canvas here)

Wednesday
  • Finish class discussion of "This Article Won't Change Your Mind," the infodemic and the extent to which it threatens our free, democratic society
  • Lecture/Discussion - "What to look for when reading social science studies"
  • Quiz tomorrow!
Thursday
  • Quiz 0.3
  • Stanford study group activity
Friday
  • Return to groups (re-arrange desks)
  • Review and continue Stanford study group activity
  • Discuss and debrief Stanford Study - productive and counterproductive strategies
  • Journal - "What surprised you/stood out to you about the study?"

 

Week of August 9

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Welcome!
  • Seating - When the seat list comes to you, print your name next to your seat number.
  • Basic rules - the "new" new normal
  • Mr. Haydock in a brown bag
HW: What three objects would be in your brown bag?
Tuesday
  • Canvas set-up
  • Journal instructions
  • Journal: Why did you choose the three objects you chose? What do they say about your values, your interests and your goals?
  • Syllabus
Read and annotate (2) This Article Won't Change Your Mind- due Tuesday, August 17
Wednesday
  • Journal: What is psychology? List three characteristics bullet form. What is psychology not - list one counter characteristic in bullet form. Be prepared to discuss your idea with the class.
  • Debrief journal
  • Note taking and homework quizzes in this class - first homework assignment/annotation
  • Unit outlines in psychology

HW: Read and annotate "Introduction to IB Psychology" - Due Thursday at the beginning of class Thursday:

Read and annotate (2) This Article Won't Change Your Mind - due Tuesday, August 17

Thursday
  • Canvas
  • Quiz 1.1
  • Journal: The reading used an analogy of lenses and a microscope. Explain this analogy. Do you think the analogy is effective? What other analogies might be used?
  • Lecture/Discussion - "The History of Psychology, pt 1"

HW: Read and annotate "Psychology is a science" and "Why Psychology is not a Science" - due tomorrow for debate;

Read and annotate (2) This Article Won't Change Your Mind- due Tuesday, August 17

Friday
  • Journal: Is psychology a science? list two points that support a yes answer and to points that support a no answer.
  • Class Discussion - can the social sciences generally, and psychology specifically be considered true sciences?

Read and annotate (2) This Article Won't Change Your Mind- due Tuesday, August 17

1. What arguments does Beck make about dis/mis information?

2. Define and explain the terms from section three of the unit outline in terms of their importance to Beck's argument.

3. How does the argument in this piece relate to psychology?

4. From your perspective, what is the cause of the the current info-demic taking place in the United States (and the World)