Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Resources for Today's Review

As we prepare in class for your final today, we'll be using several resources you've already received. I'm posting copies and answers to these exercises so you can review them at your own pace and identify questions you might have for me.
UPDATE: Per request, I am sharing this link to a collection of Kahoot! review games I am building. Some are mine, others are created by other teachers. If you enjoy this type of practice, feel free to use them. I don't have ones for every topic, but I'll continue to update this as I find them.

Also: Don't neglect the Study Resources page of this blog as you continue your reviewing for finals. There are TONS of topic-specific links and Quizlet review options for you there, as always.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Resources for Studying for Your Developmental Psych Test

Holy cow! It's nearly time for your LAST unit test of the semester, so let's brush up on all that developmental psych stuff we've been exploring over the past two weeks! Some resources to help you out:
  • Remember, we have a Study Session scheduled from 5-7 PM tomorrow (Thursday) night. I'll help you commit to memory all those tricky stage theories if they've been causing you grief. Can't make it? Here's the agenda and a practice FRQ we'll be looking at.
  • As always, Quizlet Flashcards can help you polish up that vocabulary. 
  • If you didn't get enough practice with multiple choice questions from the study guide, here are some more. And even more here!
  • Looking for a quick overview of some (potentially difficult) course concepts? Perhaps check out the Crash Course videos on developmental psychology. Including: The Growth of Knowledge (Cognitive Development),  Monkeys and Morality (Social and Moral development), and Adolescence.

Quizlet Flashcards

Notes: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Childhood

Social Development in Infancy & Childhood

Moral Development: Kohlberg and Others

Psychosocial Development Across the Lifespan: Erikson and Others

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Resources for Social Development Jigsaw

As part of today's activity you will be assigned a researcher who studied infant social development. After reading up on their research, you will be asked to summarize your findings and share them with others in a group to which you are assigned. If you misplaced your worksheet (or were absent), you can find it here.

You may find the following links helpful. You are also free to search the web for additional resources or videos as you see fit.

Harry Harlow
Mary Ainsworth
Lev Vygotsky
Diana Baumrind

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Snow Day Plans for Jan 7, 2015

Hi all! Looks like the cold will be preventing us from being together in person today. While I'll miss seeing you in class, I hope you stay safe and warm, and I've put together a quick activity/assignment to help you stay on track despite our disruption. Please complete this in your jammies while sipping hot cocoa. :)

Here's what you need to do:
  1. Watch the TED Talk below by developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik.
  2. When finished respond to this question prompt (in a Google Doc) and share it with me (5 pts): How is Ms. Gopnik's methodology similar to that of Jean Piaget? In what ways do her findings challenge Piaget's theory? 
  3. Then, catch up on your REM sleep. :) Seriously, that is an assignment. Get some sleep.
Hints: Ms. Gopnik is never going to mention Piaget directly in her talk. You'll need to brush up on stuff from Module 47 (or read it, if you haven't yet) and THINK in order to answer this question. :)

Note: If looking for more to do, you can always use the time to finish your reading for Unit IX (Quiz on Monday) or work on your semester review packet. I will be catching up on some grading, myself. :)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year in AP Psych!

Welcome back! I hope you had a relaxing holiday season and are returning from break ready to take on the world (or at least AP Psychology)! You'll need your energy, because the next couple of weeks will move quickly and will require you to bring all your knowledge and skills to the table.

Some upcoming dates/deadlines to be aware of:

Friday, January 9th - Last day to retake the Learning unit test.

Monday, January 12th - Reading Quiz on modules from the Development Unit (45-48, 51, 52, & 54)

Thursday, January 15th - (5-7 PM) Study Session for Development Test

Friday, January 16th - Development Unit Test (Last one of the semester! Yay!)

Sunday, January 18th - (5-7 PM) Study Session for Semester Final

Tuesday, January 20th - (5-7 PM) Study Session for Semester Final

Wednesday - Friday, January 21st-23rd - 1st Semester Finals*

*Note that we will be utilizing extended testing periods, so your finals block for AP Psych may start earlier OR last longer (depending on the hour) than the regular school schedule suggests. I will post precise start/end times soon.