Unit 1 History and Research Methods
Welcome to AP Psychology!

PsychSim Modules

Monday 8/20 - Introduction to class. Pass out syllabus.
Assign "Get Acquainted Quilt". Oral Presentations 8/31.
Assign Ch. 1 vocabulary for extra credit...due on Test day (9/12). Also assign Unit 1 Project from Syllabus packet, due 9/13.

Tuesday 8/21 - Listen to podcast of Greek Myth of Psyche.
Myth of Psyche  and What is Psychology. Compete in groups in Penny Pitch to demonstrate the applicability of psychology in our lives. Fill out reflections worksheet. HW - Myers-Briggs Inventory  and email me your scores!

Wednesday 8/22 - Students received a personalized
personality profile based on their results. Learned what the
  MB. Teaching is, and then filled out a MB Reflection on our type. A
ssign vocabulary for Ch. 1 (always worth 5 points
extra credit on test). HW - Read pages 1-8.

Thursday 8/23 Concept Map Instructions & Rubric   How
to concept map: How to Concept Map in 5 Steps and 
Concept Map General Example  . Watch Pre Scientific Video and take notes. HW - Assign Concept Map for Ch. 1
(due 9/13) Read pg's 8-12

Student examples:
student example 1  
student example 2  
student example 3  
student example 4  

Video: How to Concept Map

Friday 8/24 - Scientific roots & Historical schools of
Psychology Early Schools of Scientific Psych
Moms&Dads of PsychHistorical Notes  HW - watch video
on Contemporary Perspectives assigned through Google Classroom. Read article through Google Classroom. 
Complete Timeline Psychsim

Monday 8/27 - Ch. 1 S. 1 quiz (daily grade after all quizzes are completed). Read the story of The Case of Andrea Yates - levels of analysis - applying the different perspectives/lenses to her behavior. HW - The Outrageous Celebrity Perspectives Activity.

Tuesday 8/28 - Work on Subfield Practice Wksht. Go over major subfields. Subfields of Psychology. HW - read pg's 13-22. Read article through Google Classroom. 

Wednesday 8/29 - Ch. 1 S. 2 quiz. Limits of Intuition. Assign AP Review Questions for Ch. 1 (extra credit on test): Answers. HW- Assign Concept Map for Ch. 2 (due Friday 9/18) Read pg's 39-45 and 51-55.

Thursday 8/30 -

Friday 8/31 - Quilt Square Presentations. HW - ready pg's 57-58. Get some practice with a PsychSim Timeline on Google Classroom. 

Tuesday 9/4 Look at Descriptive Research of 
psychological research methods: case study, survey, & naturalistic observation. Wording Effect 
Obama Care video
HW - PsychSim 5 - Descriptive Statistics on Google Classroom, and complete worksheet. Read pg's 70-73 about reading Journal Articles...Don't forget Quilt Squares are due Tuesday for Presentation.

Wednesday 9/5 - Correlation notes video Conduct your 
own Correlation Activity, Here are Correlation Activity
Variable Examples
. Click here for how to plot a scatter plot
and determine the correlation coefficient in excel.
HW - 
Complete activity. Check out Spurious Correlation

Thursday 9/6  - Ch. 2 S. 1 quiz. Look at Real Correlational research. Notes on Experimentation Notes HW - read Why Placebos Work Wonders article & Practice in Identifying Variables  Read text pg's 45-51 & 60-63.

Friday 9/7 - Ch. 2 S. 2 quiz. Notes on Stats. Here is the
Stats Graphic Organizer   Learn how to compute the
Standard Deviation and Variance Explanation  HW - read
pg's 55-57 & 58-60 & Appendix B (pg's A7-A14)

Monday 9/10 - Ch. 2 S. 3 quiz. Stats HW. HW - What's
Wrong with this Study? worksheet PsychSim module on
Google Classroom 

Tuesday 9/11 - Ethics in psychology research. Look at some of the most famous unethical experiments in psych. Read and discuss part of the Facebook Study and debate its ethics. HW - read pg's 66-68. Ch. 2 AP Multiple Choice Questions. Answers 

Wednesday 9/12 - More Stats Practice Learn how to write
FRQ Tips  
HW - Study! and complete all extra credit.

​Thursday 9/13 - Unit 1 Test! Extra Credit due: Ch. 1 & 2 vocabulary. Ch. 1 & 2 AP Review Questions. Ch. 1 & 2
Concept Map. HW - Dr. Chew AP Video Assignment on
Google Classroom. 


Unit Review:
See the videos and websites below for some great unit review. 

Ch. 1 Practice
Ch. 2 Practice
Ch. 1 Quizlet
Ch. 2 Quizlet

Videos: Hint: Turn on CC 
Intro to Psych.
Psych. Research
Psych. 101

Zimbardo Videos:
 video (Past, Present, and Promise)
Understanding Research