Browsing All posts tagged under »AP Psychology«

What’s up with the dress?

September 13, 2017

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The internet is amazing at spreading useless stuff, but this actually ties in with this unit in AP Psychology. What’s up with the dress that people see as white and gold or black and blue? It even has color perception scientists stumped: That said, neuroscientist Bevil Conway of Wellesley College, speaking to Wired, did seem able to […]

Extra Credit Opportunity: Piaget vs. Vygotsky

August 25, 2017

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Another cognitive psychologist who was interested with how children learn was Lev Vygotsky, who focused on sociocultural cognitive development. Inexplicably he’s not really featured much in your textbook; he will, probably, be featured on the AP Psych exam. Please watch this video – it’s brief: Next, please read this comparison between Piaget and Vygotsky’s theories. […]

Stress, Health, and You

August 21, 2017

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I hope everyone has a safe and stress-free eclipse day today (DON’T STARE AT IT). Don’t forget that Chapter 14, Stress and Health, is a read on your own chapter. Your essay questions on this exam will come from it, so you’re responsible for the material. Now that I’ve ruined your stress-free (probable) day off […]

Shrek 2 Personality Extra Credit

August 17, 2017

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I’ll give you guys a week or so to work on this extra credit assignment – I wouldn’t be shocked if you had a copy of this DVD laying around your house. Please use your textbook to complete the following chart. The completed project will be ten points on your unit three test grade. Considering that tests […]

HTGSC Resources

August 17, 2017

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Just in case you need the resources at home for the personality analysis, here they are. I’m anxiously awaiting your diagnoses of The Grinch! APPSY-How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas Abraham Maslow Alfred Adler Carl Jung Carl Rogers Erich Fromm Erik Erikson Karen Horney Sigmund Freud

Gender Roles And Toys

August 14, 2017

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As I mentioned in class today,Target decided to eliminate “girls” and “boys” labels in the toys and home decor sections. “This change is a step towards removing gender limitations in childhood, but when one of the world’s largest retailers does this, the ripple effect will be significant,” author Melissa Atkins Wardy said in her blog, […]

TBI Isn’t Just Phineas: Meet Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller

August 10, 2017

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So much attention has been given to Phineas Gage (and rightfully so) that it’s easy to lose sight of others who have been impacted by traumatic brain injury. This is Jacob Miller. Miller was wounded by a bullet on September 19th, 1863 at the Battle of Chicamagua. By a tremendous stroke of luck, whoever shot […]