Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Unit 12 Human Development - How we change and grow over time.

Key Ideas: Prenatal development, Critical Period and Teratogens, Newborn senses & motor skills, Piaget’s Theory – Piaget’s stages of development, Childhood Development, Object Permanence, Social & emotional development, Temperament, Attachment, Erik Erikson’s Theory – Erikson’s stages of development, Parenting styles, Adolescence, Kohlberg's theory of Moral Development, Adulthood

Hank and the Crash Course about Piaget and more...

The animation showing Piaget's concepts of assimilation and accommodation can be seen at http://epltt.coe.uga.edu/index.php?title=Piaget%27s_Stages

Video about Piaget's stages can be seen below or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRF27F2bn-A

The Flash Animation showing the Piagetian concepts of assimilation and accommodation is at 

Here is a longer video that will help you with some mnemonics to remember Piaget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXd5nxrBVrs 

Hank talks about Harlow's monkeys, Ainsworth's attachment theory, parenting styles, and Kohlberg's theory of Moral Development.

Here is a short video about parenting styles- Authoritarian, Permissive and Authoritative.

Erikson's 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development. 

And a more in-depth one... about 6 minutes

And, of course, Hank has a lot to say about adolescence and Erikson's theory of psychosocial development... #BreakfastClub....#Identity....#RoleConfusion

Laurence Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Good video about the Heinz Dilemma... what stage of moral development are you in?

More stages... Elizabeth Kubler Ross's 5 stages of grief.
When the giraffe sees that the end is near...

And by the Simpsons, but one of the stages in the Simpsons clip doesn't match what we learned in class... which is it? Simpsons Kubler-Ross' Phases of Grief on Vimeo. One of the stages is missing... which is it?

Review Resources!!! Use these and more!!!

We're getting to the point where we need to review all that we've learned this year WHILE continuing to master new content as we finish our last few units. Use this post as your guide to get started.

If you tend to procrastinate... and most of us do.... you should read this post about how to overcome procrastination. http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/03/10-foolproof-tips-for-overcoming-procrastination.php

Use the AP Psychology Score Calculator http://appass.com/calculators/psychology to see what it takes to get a 3, 4 or 5. Move the sliders and hit "calculate" to see the score.

Some good review resources:

AP Study Notes.ORG has great very simple outlines of each chapter based on a different psych textbook than we use. It's a good idea to review these in your study process to review and see a slightly different perspective.  https://www.apstudynotes.org/psychology/outlines/

This wacky ap psych teacher has a fantastic website full of review quizzes and more... way more. His powerpoints are great as are some of the videos he has available.http://www.appsychology.com/HowPass/howpasshome.htm

You can also try out the free AP Psych questions on the Learnerator or pay the 10-15 bucks to sign up.

New App from iScore5 - $4.99 with lots of AP practice questions and a full practice test. For iPhone and Android.

Mr. Schallhorn, an AP Psych teacher in California, put together a great set of YouTube videos you can use to review for AP Psych. His YouTube channel is at the following address. 

The whole Crash Course Psychology series is free on YouTube. 
You can watch them all here... thanks Hank. 

You also have your AP Text Books, your Bernstein Study Guides, and the thousands of flashcards and hundreds of pages of notes you've created this year.

Mr. Jones, an AP Psych teacher from North Carolina started using Twitter a few years ago for  AP Psych review.
"...if a student has a question about AP Psych, they can just type the question on Twitter and put this at the end of the tweet:  #appsychreview  
For those of you who are old hats at Twitter, you’ll recognize #appsychreview as a hashtag – it’s a way to group together tweets with a common theme. Anyone can then assist the student with their question – it could be a AP Psych teacher, a professor, or even a fellow AP Psych student. I’ve asked a few AP teachers to help out, but we would love your help. If you are familiar with Twitter and you would like to help out with answering questions, it’s probably easiest to set up a separate search for #appsychreview or just bookmark this link: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/appsychreview ."

For info about how to use #APPaychReview see http://teachinghighschoolpsychology.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-return-of-return-of-ap-psych-review.html?m=1#sthash.lOcy1InI.dpbs

Keep in mind that sometimes it will be other students answering questions, so it's not necessarily as authoritative as a textbook or other edited resource. Then again, sometimes students can explain things best. 

The hashtag #APPsych is also full of interesting psych related tweets... you can use both hashtags to get a greater response to your AP Psych related tweets. 

Instagram might have some good stuff, but I'm old so I need you to share how to use it!

As you find other resources, please e-mail them to me at ptdworkin-cantor at cps.edu or post them in the comments section of this post.

Do you like electronic flash-cards? Do you use Apps? You might like http://www.studyblue.com/ which has tons of electronic flash-cards and even a smartphone app. Just type "psychology" into the search box (I want to learn "this") and go for it. You can sign on to get a free account using your facebook account or any e-mail account.

You can find other psych based apps at http://www.thepsychfiles.com/2010/04/episode-121-top-10-psychology-apps-for-the-ipad-iphone-ipod/ There are also links to Android apps there. Some are free, some cost money. Check the reviews carefully before spending your cash. I have not tried them out yet, so if you find one you think is great, please share about it in the comments section of this post.

Finally... USE THIS BLOG! There is a post from just about every unit with videos and resources you can use to review. Scroll down for older posts... at the bottom you can just click on "older posts" to go all the way back to the beginning of the year.  

Friday, February 16, 2018

Unit 11 Motivation and Emotion

Notes DUE Mon 2/26
Flash Cards DUE Wed 2/28
Concept Map  DUE Thu 3/1
QUIZ *** Fri 3/2  

Do you understand the KEY IDEAS? Theories of Motivation, Instinct, Drives, Homeostasis, Arousal, Hunger & Food Motivations, Sex Motivations, Achievement Motivations, Autonomic Nervous System, Eating Disorders, Role of parts of hypothalamus (ventromedial and lateral)

TIME TO GET YOUR AP REVIEW BOOK!!! You may be able to snag one at a Chicago Public Library, or get one from a friend who took the class last year. Otherwise you can get one on Amazon or another bookstore. You don't need the most recent edition... getting one that's one or two years old can save you a bunch money. 
Use these resources to understand the basics of motivation and emotion. 

The power of MOTIVATION! 

...and Hank on EMOTION and over-sharing... Kanye, we're talking to you...

...and Hank on EMOTIONS and STRESS!
...and Hank discusses the psychology of sexuality

What's the difference between sex and gender? What about sexual orientation, and gender expression? This info-graphic is helpful.

What Motivated Mike?
Here is a great Nike spot with Michael Jordan talking about how failure has helped him to succeed. Thanks for reminding me of this one, Mr. Niebuhr.

If the above play button does not appear or work you can try the link below.


If the video won't play, here is the quote that Michael Jordan states during the commercial. Base your answer on this quote.

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
-- Michael Jordan

What do you think motivated Michael Jordan become the greatest basketball player of his era and one of the greatest in the history of the game?

Anorexia, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders... The PBS NOVA video, Dying to Be Thin is a powerful examination of anorexia. You can watch the full video here.  *** PBS has switched to a paid subscription model, so you may not be able to see this clip.****

Here is an interesting article about the distinction between eating disorders and disordered eating: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/contemporary-psychoanalysis-in-action/201402/disordered-eating-or-eating-disorder-what-s-the

There is a support group for people with eating disorders called ANAD- The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Their website has resources on eating disorders.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Unit 10 Intelligence Cognitive Abilities and Testing

Notes: Thu 2/8/18      
Concept Map Mon 2/12/18  

Flash Cards: Mon 2/12/18                           
Unit QUIZ  Tue 2/13/18   

Hank on Intelligence

The controversy...

Brains and bias...

Here is the LINK to the video about the Australian Aboriginal children and their superior intelligence about the natural world.

With many caveats... here is a sample IQ test. Remember, this is not a valid test. It is only to give you an idea of the types of questions which appear on some IQ tests.