AP Psychology Lesson Plans
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Week of February 11
Friday - PLC day - 3rd hour only
Week of February 4
Monday - Discuss Exercise 4.1. Discuss Behavior Genetics & Evolutionary Psychology p. 95-113. Read p. 114-125 and answer study guide ?'s #15-19.
Tuesday - Discuss Nature or Nurture? Discuss Parents & Peers and Cultural Influences. Read p. 126-137 and finish study guide ?'s
Wednesday - No School - Snow Day
Thursday - Write paragraph response for Who's to Blame? Finish gender surveys. Review for Ch. 3 Test - complete crossword & practice test. Click here for Chapter 3 Test Review.
Friday - Chapter 3 Test. Begin Chapter 11: Testing and Individual Differences
Week of January 28
Monday - No school - snow day
Tuesday - No school - snow day
Wednesday - No school - snow day
Thursday - No school - snow day
Week of January 21
Monday - No School - MLK Day
Tuesday - Discuss 2nd semester plan. Answer 1st semester reflection questions. Take 1st Semester Survey.
Wednesday - No school (Snow day)
Thursday - Discuss FRQ writing and scoring. Examine sample FRQ's and discuss.
Friday - Score sample FRQ's & discuss
Week of January 14
Monday - Discuss stats worksheet. Take practice test for Ch. 1 and discuss. Work on final review.
Tuesday - Review for final exam
Wednesday - 1st & 2nd hour exams
Thursday - 3rd & 4th hour exams
Friday - 5th & 6th hour exams
Week of January 7
Monday - Read pgs. 19-30 and complete study guide ?'s for "Thinking Critically With Psychological Science"
Tuesday - Quiz on pages 19-30. Discuss pgs. 19-30. Read pgs. 30-36 & take notes.
Wednesday - Discuss p. 30-36 "Correlation." Complete scatterplots exercise.
Thursday - Read and discuss pgs. 36-39 and complete Scientific Method worksheets. Read pgs. 40-44.
Friday - Discuss worksheets from Thursday. Discuss "Measures of Central Tendency." Complete stats worksheet.
Week of December 17
Monday - Discuss types of therapy - pgs. 685-698. Read pgs. 700-710.
Tuesday - Discuss p. 700-710 "Evaluating Therapies." Read pgs 711-720 & finish study guide
Wednesday - Discuss biomedical therapy. Complete practice test for Chapter 17
Thursday - Discuss practice test. Take Chapter 17 test.
Friday - No class
Week of December 10
Monday - Review mood disorders. Discuss pages 660-669. Read pages 669-676 and complete study guide.
Tuesday - Discuss schizophrenia and personality disorders. Read pages 677-682.
Wednesday - Review for Chapter 15 test.
Thursday - Test on Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders. Begin reading Chapter 17 and work on therapy study guide.
Friday - Continue working on study guide for Chapter 17.
Week of December 3
Monday - Finish watching Awakenings. Read pages 649-653 "Anxiety Disorders" and complete chart.
Tuesday - Discuss pages 639-649. Discuss anxiety disorders. Read pages 653-655 and complete back of chart.
Wednesday - Finish discussing anxiety disorders. Complete case study worksheet.
Thursday - Discuss case study worksheet. Quiz on pages 639-653. Read pages 656-660 and complete study guide questions #1-13.
Friday - Discuss dissociation, multiple personalities, and mood disorders. Read pages 660-668 and finish study guide.
Week of November 26
Monday - Discuss Chapter 14: Stress
Tuesday - Review for test on chapters 12-14
Wednesday - Test on Chapters 12-14
Thursday - (sub) Watch Awakenings. Work on Ch. 16 study guide, p. 639-649
Friday - (sub) Watch Awakenings. Work on study guide for chapter 16, p. 639-649
Week of November 19
Monday - Watch Crash Course video on Motivation. Complete and discuss progress test on emotion. Work on study guide for Chapter 14: Stress.
Tuesday - Work on study guide for chapter 14.
Week of November 12
Monday - Finish discussing chapter 12. Quiz on chapter 12 - Motivation. Read pages 513-523 and complete study guide.
Tuesday - Discuss theories of emotion. Complete practice exercises.
Wednesday - Discuss pages 516-523. Read pages 524-531. Work on theories of emotion flowchart.
Thursday - Complete review worksheet. Discuss pages 524-531. Read pages 532-544
Friday - Discuss pages 532-544 "Expressed Emotion."
Week of November 5
Monday - Discuss theories of motivation. Complete motivational theories practice exercise. Read pages 473-480 on Hunger and complete study guide questions.
Tuesday - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday - Complete review worksheet. Discuss motivational theories exercise. Discuss "Hunger" as motivation. Read pages 498-504 & take notes.
Thursday - Finish discussing "Hunger" section. Discuss pages 495-510.
Friday - 3rd hour only - Read remainder of chapter and finish study guide questions.
Week of October 29
Monday - Review Humanistic approach to personality. Discuss Trait perspective.
Tuesday - Finish discussion of Trait perspective. Read pages 623-630 and complete study guide on Social-cognitive perspective.
Wednesday - Discuss Social-cognitive approach to personality. Take practice test.
Thursday - Review for Chapter 15 test.
Friday - Test on Chapter 15. Read pages 469-473 in Chapter 12 "Motivation and complete study guide questions #1-7..
Week of October 22
Monday - Read pages 595-602 and complete study guide for Psychoanalytic Perspective (#1-13).
Tuesday - Discuss Freud's psychoanalytic perspective of personality. Complete Defense Mechanisms exercise.
Wednesday - Quiz on Frued's psychoanalytic perspective of personality. Read pages 602-607 and finish study guide questions. Read pages 609-612 on the Humanistic Perspective and answer study guide questions #1-7.
Thursday - Discuss pages 602-607. Discuss the Humanistic Perspective of personality. Read pages 613-622 on the Trait Perspective of personality and finish study guide questions
Friday - Half Day (4, 5, 6) Work on study guide for Trait theory.
Week of October 15
Monday - Review dream theories. Read pages 296-308 "Drugs and Consciousness." Complete chart.
Tuesday - Discuss "Drugs and Consciousness." Read pages 309-310 "Near Death Experiences"
Wednesday - Discuss pages 309-310. Review for States of Consciousness test.
Thursday - Chapter 7 Test. Read article on smartphone addiction & take self-assessment. Write summary of article.
Friday - Watch video on Brainhacking. Write response & discuss. Read pages 595-600 and answer study guide questions #1-11.
Week of October 8
Monday - Discuss levels of consciousness and stages of sleep. Read pages 279-283 on sleep deprivation and sleep disorders and take notes.
Tuesday - Review sleep stages. Discuss sleep deprivation and sleep disorders.
Wednesday - Sleep quiz. Read pages 285-295 - dreams and hypnosis. Complete study guide.
Thursday - Discuss dreams & hypnosis. .
Friday - No Class - Spirit assembly
Week of October 1 -
Monday - Discuss Gestalt logos worksheet- Review Gestalt principles. Discuss Depth Perception, page 245-249, Monocular & Binocular Cues. Read/review ages 249-253.
Tuesday - Review monocular cues - Identify monocular cues in pictures. Discuss Motion Perception & Perceptual Constancy, pages 249-253. Read/review pages 254-268. Quiz Wednesday.
Wednesday - Quiz on Gestalt principles and monocular cues. Discuss Perceptual Interpretations and ESP, pages 254-268.
Thursday - Review for Chapters 5 & 6 Test
Friday - Take Sensation and Perception Test.
Week of September 24
Monday - Review parts of the ear and hearing process (pages 219-223) Discuss pages 224-234 (smell, taste, touch).
Tuesday - Review for Sensation quiz (Chapter 5). Read Chapter 6: Perception (pages 237-244).
Wednesday - Chapter 5 quiz. Discuss Perception & Optical Illusions, pages 237-242. Read pages 242-248.
Thursday - Discuss Perceptual Organization - Gestalt principles pages 242-245.
Friday - Complete Gestalt Logos worksheet. Read pages 249-263 and complete study guide.
Week of September 17
Monday - Read pages and complete vision notes.
Tuesday - Discuss vision process.
Wednesday - Read pages and complete hearing notes.
Thursday - Finish vision notes. Vision review. Read section on Hearing (p.
Friday - Quiz on parts of the eye. Discuss hearing p. 215-223. Read and complete study guide for remainder of chapter (pages 224-234). Complete ear diagram.
Week of September 10
Monday - Discuss nature vs. nurture, biopsychosocial apporach, psychological perspectives. Read pages 8-14 and finish study guide.
Tuesday - Discuss subfields in psychology. Review psychological perspectives. Complete Billy Case Study activity.
Wednesday - Review for Prologue test
Thursday - Prologue test
Week of September 4
Tuesday - Introduce course content
Wednesday - Review course syllabus and course expectations. Answer Introduction questions
Thursday - Read pages 1-8 of Prologue and complete first page of Prologue study guide
Friday - Discuss influential people in the development of psychology as a science. Complete Nature vs. Nurture Case Study