Psychology
Test Date: 10/25/2011
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10/26/2011
Objective: Distinguish between the different types of love according to Robert Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love
Song: INXS - Never Tear You Apart



10/25/2011
Objective: Demonstrate mastery of social psychology content by completing the test.

AP Social Psychology test

10/24/2011
Objective: Determine the biological bases for "attraction."
Song: Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy



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NOT SHOWN IN CLASS - THIS IS A VIDEO OF THE ACTIVITY THAT WE DID IN CLASS.
IT IS WORTH YOUR TIME TO WATCH THE CLIP - IT IS LESS THAN 2:00 LONG.




10/20/2011
Objective: Examine the conditions in which people help others, and debate whether altruism exists or not. Begin to look into what causes us to feel what we identify as attraction.
Song: Phil Ochs - Outside a Small Circle of Friends









Sadly the child, nicknamed Yueyue, has died from her injuries...

An article about what happened to Yueyue from Psychology Today.

10/19/2011
Objective: Examine aggression from the psychosocial perspective, and discuss how social influences may affect aggression.
Song: Florence + The Machine - Kiss With A Fist










10/18/2011
Objective: Provide feedback on development of A Class Divided reaction paper via peer review of 1st two paragraphs. Examine the role of biology in aggression.
Song: The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (In-group/out-group dynamics)
HW Assigned: due 10/20/2011


Frustration Aggression Principle



10/17/2011
Objective: Examine the ramifications of implicit racism, and how the problems that exist can be remedied through the employment of superordinate goals, through an examination of the Sherif Robber's Cave Experiment.
Periods 1/2 Song: Randy Newman - Short People
Period 5 Song: Sly and the Family Stone - Everyday People

Periods 1/2



Period 5:



ALL CLASSES:



10/14/2011
Period 5
Objective: Examine the difference between overt and subtle prejudice, and complete the Implicit Association Test to measure implicit prejudices.
Song: Randy Newman - Short People

Implicit Associations Test

Periods 1/2
Objective: Use theoretical knowledge on prejudice from the textbook and apply it to a simulated "naturalistic observation" of a 3rd grade classroom through the documentary "A Class Divided."
Song: Depeche Mode - People Are People
A Class Divided

10/13/2011 (All periods)
Objective: Use theoretical knowledge on prejudice from the textbook and apply it to a simulated "naturalistic observation" of a 3rd grade classroom through the documentary "A Class Divided."
Period 1/2 Song: War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
Period 5 Song: Depeche Mode - People Are People

A Class Divided

Stereotype threat (Period 5)



Stereotype Threat - NOT SHOWN IN CLASS




10/12/2011 (Period 5)
Objective: Use theoretical knowledge on prejudice from the textbook and apply it to a naturalistic observation of a 3rd grade classroom through the documentary "A Class Divided."
Song: War - Why Can't We Be Friends?

A Class Divided

10/11/2011
Objective: Assess understanding of social psychology principles studied so far; set up note-taking tool to prepare for examination of prejudice in an elementary school classroom.
Song: Dar Williams - Buzzer


(parts of the scan are of poor quality.)


10/10/2011
Objective: Examine Milgram's obedience study and compare obedience to conformity as two different types of social influence.
Song: Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes








10/7/2011
Objective: Explain the concept of conformity, and discuss the Solomon Asch study.
Video: Rush - Subdivisions
Question: In your experience in high school - Would you say that you are more likely to conform or not? What are the rewards and costs of conforming or not conforming in this school?



Assigned - due 10/10

Assigned - textbook reading due 10/11, paper due 10/24








10/6/2011
Objective: Discuss the power of role-playing in terms of actions affecting our attitudes. Examine the role of Kurt Lewin in establishing modern social psychology. Explain the concept of conformity, and discuss the Solomon Asch study.
Video: The Who - Who Are You?
Questions: If you were a guard, what kind of guard would you have been? Reflect and explain.
If 6 days was enough to break "prisoners" and empower "guards," how might life in imprisonment or being put in charge of military prisoners affect people?







10/5/2011
Objective: Discover how dissonance is created when attitudes and actions are in conflict, and how this tension is handled.

Video: Kate Nash - We Get On
Song lyrics and discussion questions -





10/4/2011
Objective: Identify how people commonly attribute behaviors, and how these attributions may lead to the Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE.)

*We graded our own FRQ's based on the AP RUBRIC.*



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