Browsing All posts tagged under »AP Psychology«

AP Psychology Alternative Final

April 28, 2017


You should have an 80% in the course to take an alternate the final exam, and you must’ve taken the AP Psychology exam. The highest grade that you can get on the alternative final is the grade that you have in the class going into it. Your grade on the final can still be lower than what […]

Further Reading on Genie

April 14, 2017


If you’re interested in a more recent (2008) look at Genie, ABC news has an excellent – if long – article looking at her progression and regression in language skills and acquisition. If you were absent today, here is the episode of Nova that we viewed in class today. This will be vital for completion […]

Antisocial Personality Disorder in Children

March 30, 2017


Here is the article from the New York Times that I had mentioned in class. It’s long, but it’s the kind of thing that once you start reading you won’t be able to stop. It raises an interesting question: is there too young of an age for this kind of personality disorder to develop? Over […]

Personality Disorders and Treatments For Dummies

March 24, 2017


I’m not calling you a dummy per se… no, seriously. This project’ll be due on October 31st.  Check out the list of disorders in the DSM for some ideas – I have a copy of the DSM V in the classroom to help you. With a partner, make a creative “Dummies” book that explores the […]

How to Implant False Memories

March 22, 2017


This isn’t really a how-to guide, but this is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus explaining how people can be manipulated so easily. has a great longform read on Loftus and false memories that I suggest that you read if you’re interested in this topic.  

The Fate Of Baby Albert Discovered!

March 15, 2017


I always wondered what happened to him, and apparently so did some people with some serious time on their hands. The identity of Baby Albert was determined to be Douglas Merritte, who sadly died at age six from “water on the brain.” After getting hold of his medical records, they learned that Douglas suffered from a […]

Fatal Familial Insomnia

March 7, 2017


I believe that I’ve mentioned this disorder during class. Fatal Familial Insomnia, or FFI, is a prion disorder of the brain much like mad cow disease. The prions eat away at brain tissue and form small holes in the areas controlling sleep — specifically REM sleep (for more on which area controls what, please reference the […]