Term 1 Subterm 1 2006
Agendas:

Week 1
Aug 30-Sept 1
Week 2
Sept 4-8
Week 3
Sept 11-15
Week 4
Sept 18-22
Week 5
Sept 25-29
Week 6
Oct 2-6
Week 7
Oct 9-13
Week 8
Oct 16-20
Week 9
Oct 23-27
Week 10
Oct 30-Nov 3

 

AGENDA

Week One - August 30 - September 1
Overview and Introduction

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Announcements:  
Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due

(A) Wednesday, Aug 30

What is Psychology?
IB Psych?
Academic Honesty
Notebooks
Course Expectations
socialscientist.us

Is Psychology a Science? - handout

Choose a site from socialscientist.us resources. Evaluate site and be prepared to share findings.
Print out IB Programme
 

(B) Thursday, Aug 31

(A) Friday, Sept 1

Finish discussing handout - What is Psychology?
Habits of Mind

Signatures for Course Expectations  

Week Two - September 4 - 8 (No School on the 4th)
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
Monday, Sept 4 Labor Day - No School    
(B) Tuesday, Sept 5 (See Sept 1)
   
(A) Wednesday, Sept 6

Discuss IB Programme
Books & CD/Note cards
Share resources
Chapter 1 - History, Perspectives and Fields
An Abbreviated History of Psychology
Introduction to Psychologists and Perspectives
IB Perspectives - print out and put in notebook
(Marie, John and Billy)
Tiger Woods

Santrock Chapter 1 - History, Perspectives and Fields Study Guide
HOMEWORK: Santrock Ch 1 Questions Determine color codes

IB Perspective (page 13 of IB Programme)- print out and put in notebook

Evolution of Psychological Theory

Psychological Perspectives

 
(B) Thursday, Sept 7
(A) Friday, Sept 8 Human Experience: 42: Psychological Principles - Perspectives
Create questions from each perspective
Methods of Investigation
Scientific Method

Triangulation

Santrock Chapter 2 - Scientific Methods Study Guide

Print out Triangulation handout

Resources: Perspectives in Psychology Chapters on Statistics: Ch 1-Inquiry, Ch 2 - Design, Ch 3 - Data Analysis, Statistical Tests, Ethics


Week Three - September 11 - 15
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(B) Monday, Sept 11 (See Sept 8)
PsychSim - Research Methods (B)
Perspectives
Triangulation
Human Experience: 42: Psychological Principles - Perspectives
Create questions from each perspective

Santrock Chapter 2 - Research Methods

Study Guide

Print out Triangulation handout

 
(A) Tuesday, Sept 12 PsychSim - Research Methods (A)
Elements of Psychological Experiment
(Examples – Identify Independent and dependent variable etc.)
Sample - Population

Statistics Website
Santrock Chapter 1 Questions
(B) Wednesday, 13
(A) Thursday, Sept 14 Research Methods
Applying Research Methods
Study Guide for Test I  
(B) Friday, Sept 15

Week Four - September 18 - 22
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(A) Monday, Sept 18 Applying Research Methods
Learning: Key Concepts and Assumptions

Digital Media #6. Pavlov's Classical Conditioning
Print out and add to notebook
* "The Learning Perspective" pages 18 and 19 of IB Programme
* Basic Assumptions of Behaviorism
 
(B) Tuesday, Sept 19
(A) Wednesday, Sept 20 Open Note Test - History of Psychology, Research Methods, Introductory Statistics   Santrock Chapter 2 - Research Methods
(B) Thursday, Sept 21
(A) Friday, Sept 22 Library Lab - Sniffy
Learning Influenced by Environment  

Week Five - September 25 - 29
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(B) Monday, Sept 25 Library Lab - Sniffy

Sniffy Lab Report

 
(A) Tuesday, Sept 26 Key Concepts and Assumptions (in notebook)
Debrief "Sniffy"
Learning Influenced by the Environment
Video: Learning
What is classical conditioning? Operant?
Digital Media Archive
#7. Watson's Little Albert
#8. Thorndike's Puzzle Box
#9. B.F. Skinner Interview
The Human Experience:
#11. Operant Conditioning

Read Whatever Happened to Little Albert
and respond to questions
Review
Learning Theory and Development of Social Behavior

Sniffy Lab Report
(B) Wednesday, Sept 27
(A) Thursday, Sept 28 Learning About Learning
Practical Problem Solving - Powerful Consequences
(Positive and Negative Reinforcers)
Reinforcement Schedules
Negative and Positive Reinforcement Quiz
The Hijacked Brain
Review Overview of Behaviorism
Learning Theory and Development of Social Behavior (behaviorist)
(B) Friday, Sept 29

Week Six - October 2 - 6 (No School on the 2nd)
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
Monday, Oct 2 No School    
(A) Tuesday, Oct 3 Lab: PsychSim: Learning Print out and add to notebook Overview of Behaviorism Read Whatever Happened to Little Albert
and respond to questions
(B) Wednesday, Oct 4
(A) Thursday, Oct 5 SAF Virtual Systematic Desensitization
Beyond Human
Further Approaches to Learning

  Learning Influenced by Environment
(B) Friday, Oct 6

Week Seven- October 9 - 13
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(A) Monday, Oct 9 Further Approaches to Learning
DVD Human Experience #12
Cognitive Process in Learning
Media Archives #10 Cognitive Maps
Mirror Neurons
Monkey in the Mirror - Behaviors
SAF "Spineless but Smart" (604)
Summarize or Highlight:Cognitive Shift
Kohler's Objection to Thorndike

 

 

(B) Tuesday, Oct 10
(A) Wednesday, Oct 11

Further Approaches to Learning
Seligman - Learned Helplessness (PsychSim)
Article: Learning to be Helpless
Fall Into Helplessness

Summarize or Highlight:Social Learning Theory;
7 Factors that Influence Social Learning Theory; Belief in One's Ability (self-efficacy); Social Learning Theory, Learned Helplessness and it Applications

 
(B) Thursday, Oct 12
(A) Friday, Oct 13 Bandura and the Bo Bo doll (Digital Media # 11 & PPT)
HE #30 Social Cognition
HE #19: Bandura - Self-efficacy
Structure Notebooks

Summarize or Highlight:Learning, Biology and Cognitive Processes
The Amygdala, Emotion and Learning

 

Week Eight - October 16 - 20
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(B) Monday, Oct 16 See Friday
   
(A) Tuesday, Oct 17 Self Efficacy: Toward Behavioral Change
Lorenz - Imprinting
Media Archive #12 Harlow - Attachment
Harlow PPT
Notebooks

Summarize or Highlight: Cognitive Learning Styles
Read and solve:
The Cognitive Approach (problem solving);
Complete three online inventories and print out results: Project Implicit

 
(B) Wednesday, Oct 18
(A) Thursday, Oct 19 Discuss Project Implicit
The Brain Series:
#16 - The Locus of Learning and Memory
# 17 - Learning as Synaptic Change
SAF #27 Teaching Computers to Think
Review Learning Perspective
Sex Differences in the Brain

Summarize or Highlight:Sex Differences in the Brain
Review Learning Perspective

 
(B) Friday, Oct 20

Week Nine - October 23 - 27
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(A) Monday, Oct 23 Finish Learning
TEST-Learning (IB Essay)
  Notebook
(B) Tuesday, Oct 24
(A) Wednesday, Oct 25 TEST-Learning (MC)
Evaluate IB Test
  Notebook
(B) Thursday, Oct 26
(A) Friday, Oct 27 Brain Pretest/Discussion
Video – The Brain: The Incredible Machine
Santrock Chapter 3
Brain diagrams lobes, areas, functions and synapse
 

Week Ten - October 30 - November 3
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(B) Monday, Oct 30 See Friday The Neuron, the Synapse, Mid View of the Brain,
Interactive exploration of Lobes
 
(A) Tuesday, Oct 31 Split Brain studies
20/20
Video – SAF Pieces of Mind: Hemispheres
Changing Mind - 1/2 a Brain
Brain Imaging  
(B)Wednesday, Nov 1
(A) Thursday, Nov 2 PsychSim - Lab - Hemispheric Specialization / Neural Messages etc.    
(B) Friday, Nov 3
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