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1 All parts must be completed Friday September 2 nd. Mr. Gibson: AP Psychology Summer Assignment Complete the reading as outlined on the Reading Assignment Sheet. Complete the Cornell Notes as you read. 97 points Formative Complete the AP Psychology Statistics Worksheet, Hogwarts: The House Cup Statistics. 40 points Formative Read The Hawthorne Effect and answer the 12 accompanying questions. 12 points Summative Make a vocabulary card for each of the terms listed on the last page of the Reading Assignment Sheet. Each card should have the term on the front and the definition on the back. Each card must be numbered consecutively Numbers will be on a front corner. Each card worth.5 Summative point. Total 38 Summative Points. For helpful videos go to YouTube and search Crash Course AP Psychology. Good luck

2 AP Psychology Reading Assignments Introduction, History, Research Methods and Critical Thinking Psychology by David Myers 7th Ed. Pages 1-55; 8th Ed. Pages 1-51; 9 th ed. Pages th ed. 1-8; 8 th ed. 1-8; 9 th ed Sit down and look through your book. Examine the topics. Get a feel for the range of psychology. Choose one or two topics in the Subject Index to see what the book writes about them. What did you learn from your reading? 2. Read the assigned pages. List ideas that were popular about human behavior in early/prescientific times. What marks the beginning of scientific psychology? Take notes on information that helps you learn about psychology s roots. 3. Cover your textbook- do not bring uncovered texts to class. 7th ed. 9-16; 8 th ed. 9-16; 9 th ed What are psychology s big issues or controversies? What are psychology s perspectives? Take notes on these topics. 2.What are psychology s subfields? List them in your notes. 3. What study strategy does your book suggest? Thinking Critically With Psychological Science 7 th ed. Pgs or 8 th ed or 9 th ed scientific attitude hindsight bias ( I knew it all along phenomenon ) skepticism humility critical thinking overconfidence phenomenon confirmation bias intuition The Scientific Method 7 th ed or 8 th ed or 9 th ed Take notes on the scientific method. Be able to give a definition and an example of each of these concepts: Theory, survey, false consensus effect hypothesis, sample, random sample replication, case study, population, naturalistic observation The Scientific Method 7 th ed or 8 th ed or 9 th ed Learn these concepts and be able to explain their meanings aloud. Be able to give examples of each. correlation positive correlation negative correlation illusory correlation ***What is the most important rule concerning correlation and causation?

3 Experimentation 7 th ed ; 8 th ed ; 9 th ed Take notes on the experiment. Strive to understand these concepts: experimental and control conditions operational definition random assignment independent and dependent variables placebo double-blind procedure * 2. Read Hawthorne Effect handout from Classic Studies in Psychology Answer the accompanying questions in B/Bink or type. Due Monday, September 13. Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology 7 th ed or 8 th ed or 9 th ed These are some of psychology s important issues. Think about how you would answer them and jot down your ideas. 1. Can laboratory experiments really illuminate everyday life? 2. Explain how culture and behavior are related. 3. How does gender affect behavior? 4. Describe the ethical questions involved in experimenting on animals. 5. Describe the ethical questions involved in experimenting on animals 6. Explain the fears that some people have that psychology can be very dangerous. Statistical Reasoning 7 th ed or 8 th ed or 9 th ed How do each these terms help us understand statistics? frequency distribution, histogram, percentile rank, central tendency, mean, mode median, range, standard deviation, normal curve (normal distribution), correlation coefficient, scatterplot, statistical significance (p value), regression toward the mean

4 Quiz Friday September 2 on Introduction, History, Research Methods and Critical Thinking By the conclusion of this unit, students should be able to define and explain the meaning of the following concepts and terms: 1. Psychology and psychiatry how do they differ? 2. psychoanalytic perspective 3. evolutionary perspective 4. cognitive perspective 5. biomedical (neuroscience) perspective behavioral perspective 6. social-cultural perspective 7. humanistic perspective 8. developmental psychology 9. experimental psychology 10. social psychology 11. clinical Psychology 12. industrial/organizational psychology 13. human factors psychology 14. theory 15. hypothesis 16. sample 17. case study 18. naturalistic observation 19. correlation 20. positive correlation 21. negative correlation 22. illusory correlation 23. Experiment 24. Experimental group 25. Control group 26. Operational definition 27. Random assignment 28. Independent variable 29. Dependent variables 30. Placebo effect 31. Double-blind procedure 32. Hawthorne or observer effect 33. Confounding variables 34. Survey 35. Random sample 36. Replication Ψ 37. Population 38. Scientific attitude 39. Skepticism 40. Hindsight bias 41. Humility 42. Intuition 43. Confirmation bias 44. Critical thinking 45. Overconfidence phenomenon 46. False consensus effect 47. Trephining 48. Aristotle 49. Plato 50. John Locke 51. Empiricism 52. Nature v. nurture debate 53. Mary Calkins 54. Wilhelm Wundt 55. Structuralism 56. Henry James 57. Functionalism 58. Sigmund Freud 59. Psychoanalysis 60. G. Stanley Hall and APA 61. Frequency distribution 62. Histogram 63. Standard deviation 64. Variance 65. Range 66. Normal curve (normal distribution) 67. percentile rank 68. Correlation coefficient 69. Scatterplot 70. Central tendency 71. Mean 72. Mode 73. Median 74. Statistical significance (p value) 75. Regression toward the m

5 Name Date Period Unit 1: Introduction, History, Research Methods and Critical Thinking Cornell Notes Page Numbers: 7th Ed. Pages 1-55; 8th Ed. Pages 1-51; 9 th ed. Pages 1-45 Due: Monday Sept. 2, 2016 Questions Sit down and look through your book. Examine the topics. Get a feel for the range of psychology. Choose two topics in the Subject Index to see what the book writes about them. What did you learn from your Notes List ideas that were popular about human behavior in early/pre-scientific times What marks the beginning of scientific psychology? Describe psychology s big issues or controversies. Neuroscience or Biomedical Evolutionary Description Example Behavior Genetics Psychodynamic Behavioral Cognitive Social Cultural

6 Name Date Period Describe and give an example of psychology s subfields. Biological Psychologist Developmental Psychologist Cognitive Psychologist Personality Psychologist Social Psychologist Description Example Define and give an example of the following terms. Scientific Attitude Definition Example Skepticism Humility Critical Thinking Hindsight Bias Overconfidence Phenomenon Confirmation Bias Intuition 9. Describe psychology s main levels of analysis. Notes and Questions: Write additional information that will help you learn the content. Add questions you want to discuss in class, ask the teacher, or think about.

7 Name Date Period Questions Notes Define and give an example of the following terms: Term Definition Example theory survey false consensus effect hypothesis random sample replication case study population naturalistic observation correlation positive correlation negative correlation illusory correlation Notes and Questions: Write additional information that will help you learn the content. Add questions you want to discuss in class, ask the teacher, or think about.

8 Name Date Period Questions Notes Take notes on the experiment understand the following terms: term Experimental and control conditions notes Operational definition Random assignment Independent and dependent variables Placebo Can laboratory experiments really illuminate everyday life? Explain how culture and behavior are related. How does gender affect behavior? Describe the ethical questions involved in experimenting on animals. Describe the ethical questions involved in experimenting on humans. Explain the fears that some people have that psychology can be very dangerous Double-blind procedure Notes and Questions: Write additional information that will help you learn the content. Add questions you want to discuss in class, ask the teacher, or think about.

9 Name Date Period Questions Notes Explain how each of these terms help us to understand statistics? Term Frequency distribution Histogram Percentile rank Central tendency Mean Mode Median Range Standard deviation Normal curve (normal distribution) Correlation coefficient Scatterplot Statistical significance Regression towards the mean Notes and Questions: Write additional information that will help you learn the content. Add questions you want to discuss in

10 Name Date Period class, ask the teacher, or think about.

11 Hawthorne Effect 1. Read the Hawthorne Effect article and answer these questions in B/bink or type on your own paper. 2. What was the very first social psychology experiment? 3. What was its hypothesis? 4. Tell the outcome of the experiment. 5. What name was later given to this effect? 6. Later on, what was found to be the essential factor in improving performance? 7. Where was the Hawthorne Works located and what work was performed there? 8. Describe why the Hawthorne Plant was considered a model of industrial enlightenment. 9. The National Research Council started conducting research at Hawthorne Works in What was the investigation s goal? 10. What was the expectation of the researchers? 11. What were the conditions of the control group and the experimental group? 12. Tell the perplexing results of the experiment. 13. Today, we know the reason for the Hawthorne Effect and why the workers productivity increased. What was it?

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15 AP Psychology Statistics Worksheet Hogwarts: The House Cup Statistics The four houses of Hogwarts recently took an AP Psychology exam. Use these data to determine important statistics to the nearest hundredth. Ravenclaw Hufflepuff Slytherin Gryffindor

16 1. Measures of Central Tendency A. MEAN Ravenclaw: Hufflepuff: Slytherin: Gryffindor: B. MEDIAN Ravenclaw: Hufflepuff: Slytherin: Gryffindor: B. MODE Ravenclaw: Hufflepuff: Slytherin: Gryffindor: 2. Measures of Variability A. RANGE Ravenclaw: Hufflepuff: Slytherin: Gryffindor: B. STANDARD DEVIATION Ravenclaw: Hufflepuff: Slytherin: Gryffindor:

17 3. HISTOGRAM Pick a House and make a histogram with the following categories: (0-30; 31-35; 36-40; 41-45; 46-50; 51-55; 56-60) Be sure to label the axes. 4. Is the distribution skewed or normal? What does that mean? Is it a good skew? 5. Based on the data from the Houses of Hogwarts, list 4 potential research studies where test scores could be a dependent variable. 6. Based on these data, write a brief paragraph on which House would you prefer to be in and why (again, using data)?

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