Trimester I

September

5

LABOR DAY recess

 

 

 

Sept 6  HALF DAY

  First Day

·  Syllabus, expectations, course description, book distribution

7

·  Time management, study techniques

·  How to read your textbook

·  Subfields

8

·  Intuition vs. Empiricism

·  History of Psychology

·  Introspection activity

9

·  Class starter: culture

·  Approaches to Psychology

·  The role of culture

 

12

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Psychology Test

 

13

·  Ch 1 corrections 7 am

·  Thinking Critically About Psychology

 

14

·  Methods:  Naturalistic Observation, Case Studies

 

15

·  Methods:  Surveys, Correlations

 

16

·  Methods:  Correlations, Begin experiments

·  Operational Definitions

 

19

·  Review Operational definitions

·  Methods:  experiments -- exploring cause and effect

20

·  Project:  Design an experiment

 

 

CHS Open House 6:30

21

·  Statistical Analysis:  descriptive and inferential

22

·  Ethical Guidelines for Research Psychologists

23

NO STUDENTS

Teacher PD day

26

Chapter 2: Research and Appendix 2 (statistics) Test

 

 

27

·  The nervous system:  cells, action potentials

·  Action potential demonstration

28

·  Synapses and communication between neurons

·  Peripheral nervous system (somatic, autonomic)

29

Chapter 3 Part 1 : Biological Bases of Behavior Test (p. 58 - 69)

 

30

·  CNS:  Spinal Cord, Reflex pathway

·  Methods of studying the brain (CAT, MRI, EEG)

·  Begin brain model

October

3

·  Brain model

 

 

 

4

·  Divided brain in a unified self

5

LATE START 8:35

·  Brain plasticity

·  Human development and the changing brain

6

·  Brain chemistry:  neurotransmitters

7

·  Endocrine and immune system

10

Chapter 3 Part 2: Biological Bases of Behavior Test

(p. 69 - 103)

11

·  Encoding sensory information

·  Hearing, sound, and the ear

 

12

·  Auditory pathways, coding intensity, deafness, cochlear implants

·  Light

 

13

·  Vision:  focusing light, converting into images, visual pathways, visual representations

 

14

·  Vision:  Color vision, synesthesia

17

The chemical senses:  olfaction and gustation

 

18

·  Somatic and vestibular senses

 

P / T Conf. 5 - 8

19

LATE START 8:35

Chapter 4: Sensation Test

20

·  The perception paradox

·  Approaches to perception

·  Psychophysics: absolute thresholds

P / T Conf. 4 - 7

21

·  Psychophysics: signal detection theory, JND, magnitude estimation

24

  NO SCHOOL

Teacher Comp Day

 

25

·  Organizing the perceptual world

·  Recognizing the perceptual world

26

·  Attention

27

·  Applications of research on perception

·  Illusions

 

28

Chapter 5: Perception Test

November

31

·  Learning about stimuli

·  Classical Conditioning:  Pavlov, extinction and spontaneous recovery

1

·  Classical conditioning:  stimulus generalization and discrimination, signaling evens, applications

2

LATE START 8:35

·  Operant Conditioning:  Skinner box, basic components

3

·  Operant conditioning:  forming and strengthening behaviors, why reinforcers work, punishment

4

·  Applications of OC

·  Neural networks and learning

·  Learned helplessness

·  Latent learning and cognitive maps

·  Insight and learning

7

·  Observational learning

·  Watching violence

·  Applications

·  Culture

8

Chapter 6: Learning Test

9

·  Nature of memory:  processes and types

·  Storing memories: sensory, STM, LTM

10

·  Retrieving memories

11

·  Forgetting

14

·  Biological Bases of Memory

·  Improving your memory

15

Chapter 7:  Memory Test

16

LATE START 8:35

Exams begin

17

18

 

21

 

22

23  NO STUDENTS

½ day PD

  ½ day Comp Day  

24

   Thanksgiving

25

Break

Trimester II

December

28

NO STUDENTS

Teacher Record Day

 

29

·  Functions of thought

·  Mental representations:  concepts propositions, schemas, scripts

30

·  Mental rep.:  models, images, cognitive maps

·  Thinking strategies:  formal and informal

Dec 1

·  Problem solving:  strategies and obstacles

2

·  Decision making

·  Language:  Elements, understanding language

5

·  Language:  development, acquisition, nonhuman, culture

6

Chapter 8:  Cognition and Language Test

7

LATE START 8:35

·  Functions and levels of consciousness

·  Subliminal proc.

·  States of consc.

8

·  Sleep:  stages of sleep, reading EEGs

9

·  Sleep Disorders

·  Why people sleep

·  Dreams and dreaming

12

·  Hypnosis

 

13

·  Psychoactive drugs

14

Media center activity

15

Chapter 9:  Consciousness Test

16

·  History of intelligence testing

19

·  Reliability and validity

·  Evaluating tests:  group differences, raising scores, bias?

20

·  Approaches: psychometric, information-processing, triarchic, multiple

21

LATE START 8:35

·  Multiple intelligences

·  Emotional intelligence

22

23

Winter

Break

12/21

-

1/2

January

2

 

 

 

3

·  Diversity in Cognitive abilities: creativity, unusual abilities

4

LATE START 8:35 Chapter 10:  Cognitive Abilities Test

 

5

·  Sources of motivation

·  Instinct theory

·  Drive reduction

·  Optimal arousal

·  Incentive theory

6

·  Hunger and eating:  biological signals, hunger and the brain, culture and food

·  Eating disorders

9

·  Sexual behavior:  biology, culture, orientation, dysfunction

10

·  Achievement motivation

·  TAT

·  Conflicting motives & stress

11

·  Nature of emotion

·  Theories of emotion

 

12

·  Communicating emotion

13

Chapter 11:  Motivation and Emotion Test

 

16 NO STUDENTS

Teacher PD day

 

 

17

·  Prenatal development

 

18

LATE START 8:35

·  The newborn

 

P / T Conf. 4 - 7

19

·  Cognitive development in infancy and childhood

20

·  Social and emotional development in infancy and childhood

23

·  Adolescence

 

 

24

·  Adulthood

25

Chapter 12:  Human Development Test

26

·  Stress, stressors, and stress responses

27

·  Stress mediators

 

February

30

LATE START8:35

·  Physiology and psychology of health and illness

31

·  Promoting healthy behavior

Feb 1

Chapter 13:  Health, Stress and Coping Test

2

·  Psychodynamic approach

3

·  Psychodynamic cont'd

6

·  Trait approach

7

·  Social-cognitive approach

8

·  Humanistic approach

9

·  Assessing personality

·  media center activity

10

Chapter 14:  Personality Test

13  

·  Defining, explaining and classifying psychological disorders

14

Anxiety Disorders

15

LATE START 8:35

·  Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

16

·  Mood Disorders

17

·  Schizophrenia

 

20

 

 Mid Winter

 

21

 

Break

22

·  Personality Disorders

23

·  Mental Illness and the Law

24

Chapter 15:  Psychological Disorders Test

27

Exams

28

29

 

Mar 1 

 

2 NO STUDENTS

Teacher Record Day

 

Trimester III

March

Mar 5 *

*  ACT / MME  testing week

 

6

 

7

LATE START 8:35

 

8

 

9  NO SCHOOL

Teacher Comp Day

12

·  Basic Features of treatment

·  Psychodynamic Therapy

13

·  Psychodynamic Therapy

14

·  Humanistic Psychotherapy

15

·  Behavior Therapy

16

·  Group, Family, and Couples Therapy

19

·  Evaluating Psychotherapy

·  Choosing a therapist

·  Cultural factors in therapy

20

·  Biological Treatments

 

21

LATE START 8:35

·  Biological Treatments

22

Chapter 16: Treatments Test

23

·  Social Influences on the self

26

·  Social Perception

 

27

·  Social Perception

28

·  Attitudes

29

·  Prejudice and Stereotyping

30

·  Prejudice and Stereotyping

April

 

Spring

Break

(4/2 – 4/6)

 

9

·  Interpersonal Attraction

 

10

Chapter 17:  Social Cognition Test

11

·  Social Influence

·  Conformity

12

·  Compliance

13

·  Compliance

16

·  Obedience

 

 

17

·  Obedience

18

LATE START 8:35

·  Aggression

 

19

Altruism and Helping Behavior

20

Cooperation, Competition and Conflict

23

Group Processes

24

Chapter 18:  Social Influence Test

25

Writing Activity

 

26

Practice Exam

27

Practice Exam

 

May

30

Review 1-3

 

 

May 1

Review 4-7

2

LATE START 8:35

Review 8-11

3

Review 12-14

4

Review 15-18

7

AP EXAM!!! (national exam)

8

Well-deserved break day

9

Course exam (cumulative, yearlong)

 

Review exams

11

·  Foundations of Neuropsychology

14

·  Foundations of neuropsychology

 

 

15

·  Mechanisms of Brain Dysfunction

16

LATE START 8:35

·  Neuropsychological disorders:  amnestic disorders

17

·  Neuropsychological disorders: Disorders of consciousness

18

·  Neuropsychological disorders:  Disorders of perception

21

·  Hemineglect

 

 

22

·  Language disorders of the brain

·  Disorders of movement

23

Chapter 19: Neuropsychology Test

24

Industrial / Organizational Psychology

25 NO STUDENTS

Teacher PD day

28

Memorial Day

 

29

Careers in Psychology

30

Careers in Psychology

31

Psychology programs

June 1

June

4

 

 

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

 

8 (1/2 day school)

 


 

 

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