AP Psychology Summer Work

AP Psychology: Information & Summer Project

 

Instructor:

Mrs. Bivins

Contact Information

Email: wbivins@tfd215.org

Classroom Resources

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Dear Student:

Congratulations on your course selection of Advanced Placement Psychology. You have made a wise yet demanding choice. You will have the opportunity to find out what makes people tick and have a better understanding of yourself as well. I have high expectations for this class and demand students who are willing to put in the required effort necessary to succeed. My goal is for every student enrolled in the class to take the AP Exam in May, giving them the chance to earn college credit. That requires dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work on both our parts.

AP Psychology is a year-long course comprised of fourteen extensive units which will introduce you to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.  The ultimate goal of this course is for you to perform well on the AP Psychology Exam administered by the College Board of Review. Therefore, it is the expectation that all students will be taking the AP Exam in May to earn college credit. 

Topics we will study include:

  1. Introduction, History and Methodology
  2. Research Methods
  3. Biological Bases of Behavior
  4. Sensation and Perception
  5. States of Consciousness
  6. Learning
  7. Cognition (Memory, Thinking, Problem Solving, Creativity and Language)
  8. Motivation and Emotion; Stress & Health
  9. Developmental Psychology
  10. Personality
  11. Testing & Individual Differences
  12. Abnormal Psychology
  13. Treatment of Psychological Disorders
  14. Social Psychology

Here is what you can expect in this course…

  • A lot of independent reading from the text and selected primary sources
  • A great deal of class discussion, lecture, and interactive demonstrations/labs
  • Practice tests that will prepare you for the May exam
  • Projects (group and individual) that will help you apply course material
  • Quizzes & Exams.You will find these very helpful when it comes to how well you are taking your notes.If you don’t read, and re-read, you will not do well on the quizzes/tests
  • I promise that I will do MY best to prepare you in the best way I know!

By the end of the year you will be better critical thinkers and will have mastered the content of Introductory Psychology at the college level!

Be sure to contact me with any questions. I advise you to not wait until the last minute to complete this assignment. Frantic emails the day before the assignment is due may not get a response.

Good luck,

Mrs. Bivins


Turnitin.com Enrollment Instructions:

If you do not have a turnitin.com account you must create one. Once you are in you must enroll in a class. Below is class id and enrollment password.

  • Class ID: 18125465
  • Enrollment Password: bivins

*Also be sure to sign up for Remind to get updates on meetings and quick reminders for our class. The Remind enrollment form is attached.


And now for the Summer Assignment – There are TWO parts 

 BOTH ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON TURNITIN.COM BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

***All assignments CAN be turned in early!

ASSIGNMENT #1 Chapter 1 Coursework

READ Chapter 1 and complete OUTLINE                     30 Points

You must obtain your textbook from the bookstore before the end of the school year.  Psychological thought and theory is the basis and foundation for understanding the vast subject of psychology.  Therefore, it is paramount for all psychology students to have a firm understanding of each theory and how it can be applied to both simple and complex psychological phenomenon. The purpose of this section of the summer assignment is to prepare students for the AP Psychology course and expose students to the theories. Throughout the course you will be required to outline each chapter of the textbook we will be investigating. The outlines are a product of your individual creation that will require you to reflect on the information you have read and focus on the major topics within each chapter along with the influential research that has impacted each area of psychology. These outlines become excellent reference materials for the unit tests, midterm exam, final exam, and the AP exam. 
Read Unit 1 – Psychology’s History & Approaches in the class textbook (make sure you check out the book BEFORE leaving for the summer!  After reading the textbook, create a thorough outline for the chapter. The outline is an individual assignment that is to be in your own words, you may not work with another student. There is not an assignment length. As an AP student, you should be able to evaluate what information should be included in your outline and make a judgment on the appropriate length.

Outline Guidelines:

The outline should be typed and should NOT be written in complete sentences.
The content should be phrased in your OWN words, not word for word from the textbook. The following is the format that is to be followed for creating your outlines.
Simply outlining the chapter definitions is unacceptable!   I would suggest you start a routine for highlighting people, research, and vocabulary so you can easily access it in your notes.  Keep colors constant…for example people are pink, concepts are yellow, etc.


Assignment #2 – Approaches to Psychology

PowerPoint Analysis  – submitted to turnitin.com                                                    70 Points

For each Approach:

  1. Give a summary of each approach - (1-2 Slides)
  2. Psychologists associated with the approach and their beliefs/theory - (1-2 Slides)
  3. How the approach is used today – an example of how the approach is incorporated into therapy - (1-2 Slides)
  4. Apply the case study scenario given to each of the approaches. How would a psychologist using each approach explain the client’s behavior? Give specific examples. (An example is provided for you. There is also an example on page 28 of your textbooks) - (1-2 slides)

*Be sure to do numbers 1-4 for each approach. You must go in order. You should not jump around.

  1. Psychoanalytic
  2. Cognitive
  3. Behaviorist
  4. Biological (Neuroscience)
  5. Humanistic
  6. Evolutionary (Darwinian)
  7. Socio-Cultural (Sociocultural)

Case Study Scenario:

Philip, single, 25 years old, unemployed, had been hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Prior to the suicide attempt, Philip had run into an old girlfriend and her new boyfriend. They had a few drinks together before Philip, in a jealous rage stormed out of the restaurant. He began to think about how he could “pay her back.”

Several years before this attempt he had felt frequently depressed for brief periods of time. He was especially critical of himself for his limited social life. He had never had a serious relationship because he became very critical of his girlfriends and demanded that they always meet his every need. During the past 3 years a psychiatrist had given him a drug that resulted in an unusual reaction requiring a hospital stay. Due to his hostile demands during his hospital stay he left the hospital against medical advice.

Philip views his father as weak, ineffectual, and completely dominated by his (Philip’s) overbearing and cruel mother. He hates his mother with a passion he can barely control due to harsh name calling and abuse endured during childhood. He believes that his parents view him as lazy, irresponsible, and has a behavior problem. His parent state that Philip’s problem began when his brother was born (Philip was 10 years old). Philip doesn’t remember being difficult to discipline and states that his mother was once hospitalized for depression. As an adult Philip has had difficulty keeping a job and has had innumerable interactions with teachers, friends, employers in which he felt offended or unfairly treated.

  • You must have a minimum of 3 credible sources for this assignment (.org, .gov, .edu, Ebscohost, reputable magazines, Psychology Today, etc.
  • Your last slide should be a works cited page in APA format.
  • ***BEWARE OF PLAGARISM – You are not allowed to just copy and paste information on your slide. It must be in your own words or cited from the source. Plagiarized assignments will earn no credit!
  • Use APA format when doing your citation - See Purdue OWL for APA Citation help!

AP Psychology Perspectives PowerPoint Rubric

Name_______________________________________________Date___________________________________Period_______________

CATEGORY

4 - Exemplary

3 – Accomplished

2 – Developing

1–Does not meet standards

Summary of Approaches

Shows a full understanding of the various psychological approaches. There is in-depth analysis of the approach and student shows a clear understanding of the approach.

Shows a good understanding of the various psychological approaches. There is basic analysis of the approach.

Shows a good understanding of parts of the psychological approaches. There is simple analysis of the approach

Does not seem to understand the psychological approaches very well. Information provided is confusing or incorrect.

Psychologist Associated with Perspectives

A detailed description of the various psychologists associated with the approach is given. The description is thorough with multiple examples given. There is a comprehensive explanation of what the psychologists have contributed to the approach.

A good description of the various psychologists associated with the approach is given. The description is mostly thorough with multiple examples given. There is an adequate explanation of what the psychologists have contributed to the approach.

A fair description of the various psychologists associated with the approach is given. The description is somewhat thorough with little examples given. There is a basic explanation of what the psychologists have contributed to the approach.

A poor description of the various psychologists associated with the approach is given. The description is vague and has little or no examples of what the psychologist contributed to the approach.

Application of the Approach Today

There is a thorough and comprehensive explanation of how the approach is used in society today. Student explanation is detailed and has relevant examples that relate to the perspective. 

There is somewhat detailed explanation of how the approach is used in society today. Student explanation is mostly detailed and has there are relevant examples that relate to the approach. 

There is a less than adequate explanation of how the approach is used in society today. Student explanation is at times vague that the examples loosely relate to the approach. 

There is a vague explanation of how the approach is used in society today. It is unclear how the approach is used today. There is little or no examples.  

Application of Approach to Case Study

Student applies all seven approaches correctly to the case study given. The explanation for each approach is in-depth and correct. It is evident that student has a full grasp of the approach and how to apply it.

Student applies all seven approaches correctly to the case study given. The explanation for each approach is correct but not as in-depth as it could be. It is evident that student has a good grasp of the approach and how to apply it.

Student applies all seven approaches to the case study given but no all explanations are correct. The explanations are not always detailed or clear. It is evident that student does not have a full grasp of the approach and how to apply it.

Student may not have applied all seven approaches to the case study. The explanations are vague or confusing. It is evident that student does not have a grasp of the approach and how to apply it.

Follows Format

Student follows an ordered and consistent format. The PowerPoint is neat, organized and easy to read.

Format is organized and easy to read.

Format appears disorganized and disjointed and does not aid the reader in any way.

PowerPoint is in paragraph form and does not allow the reader to fully understand the assignment.

PowerPoint Design

PowerPoint includes a variety of graphics, text, and animation that exhibits a sense of wholeness.  The text and images correspond with the topic and adds to understanding of the subject being discussed.

PowerPoint includes a variety of graphics, text, and animation. Most of the images correspond with the topic and they sometimes add to the subject being discussed.

PowerPoint includes combinations of graphics and texts. They are not enough images or they do not correspond with the subject being discussed.

The PowerPoint is either confusing or cluttered, barren or stark.  Images are non-existent r they do not correspond at all with the subject being discussed.

APA Format

1. Citations are introduced and cited correctly

2. Works Cited page adheres to correct APA format with no errors.

3. There are at least 3 sources listed on the works cited page and used throughout the PowerPoint

Adheres to APA format but lacks 1 element.

Adheres to APA format but lacks 2 elements.

Adheres to APA format but lacks 3 or more elements.

Mechanics

No spelling errors. No grammar errors. Text is in authors’ own words.

Few spelling errors. Few grammar errors. Text is in authors’ own words.

Some spelling errors. Some grammar errors. Most of text is in authors’ own words.

Many spelling and or grammar errors. Text is copied.

 

 

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