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Tuesday, February 7

  1. page home edited Welome! To get started, check out the chapter list at the right or search for a psych term in the s…
    Welome! To get started, check out the chapter list at the right or search for a psych term in the search box above.
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    as Psychlopedia has beenwas written by
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    High School since 2009.from 2009-2014. It has since accumulated over
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    collaborative effort. It serves AP Psychology students as an example-filled, interlinked study guide for the AP exam. Please use it. At this time membershipHowever psychlopedia is only extended to Arundel HS Students. However, If you arebeing re-purposed and transitioned into Xamplr.com a new student crowd-sourcing site, designed by Brad Wray explicitly for Psychology teacher at any level and would like to to oversee your students' contribution to the site in a constructive manner then be sure to request membership and explain how you'd like to partner.vocabulary examples. Go check it out.
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Thursday, December 15

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Tuesday, September 27

  1. page Learning edited Definition of Learning Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), unexpectedly discovered the objective model of lea…
    Definition of Learning
    Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), unexpectedly discovered the objective model of learning that could be manipulated in a laboratory during his experimentation on salivation in dogs.
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    learned connections amongstamong stimuli and
    Psychologists define learning broadly, but basically it is a relatively permanent change in behavior or knowledge that comes from experience or training. Learning has many different forms. One form of learning is known as the mere exposure effect. This form of learning claims that as humans, we are more likely to unconsciously react to a stimuli that we are more familiar with. Another form of learning is classical conditioning.
    Classical Conditioning
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Thursday, August 4

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Saturday, June 18

  1. page On a Safari Expedition edited ... Since we are getting a late start (4 chapters in) we'll be using these terms first as a catch …
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    Since we are getting a late start (4 chapters in) we'll be using these terms first as a catch up.
    On a Safari Expedition
    by Susannah Greenslit
    As I made my way through the jungle, I began to hear the faint call of a parrot in the distance as it crossed my Absolute Threshold, or the smallest detectable stimuli (50% of the time) given the distance and volume of the sound.
    Action Potential
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Friday, May 20

  1. page AP Psych Summer Assignment edited ... Don't keep reading unless you've got a real good specific situation. Oh, you've got one? Ok, g…
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    Don't keep reading unless you've got a real good specific situation. Oh, you've got one? Ok, good. Let's continue.
    Type the summary of the situation along with an analysis from each perspective into a word doc. Anything handwritten will raise eyebrows. It will also raise suspicions. It might also raise our ire. You never know. It also won't get graded. You've got all summer, so the email with your sob story about how the computer clunked out won't make our ire raising any less probable. College readiness, people!
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    to describing thatyour example situation to
    In the main body of your paper, think of how the feelings you had, actions you did and thoughts in your head from that situation could be explained from each of the perspectives. To do this, explain how each of those famous psychologists would interpret the situation that you wrote about from your life. Using at least one key term from each perspective is the difference between an "excellent paper" and a "meh" paper.
    Checklist You Should Follow So We Can Be Cool On The First Day Of Class, Ok? Cool.
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    {http://changingears.com/images/check-box-2.gif} I used a regular 12-point font. I'm fully aware that typed assignments with ridiculous huge fonts like comic sans and courier new will be seen as a joke and won’t get credit; I mean those are joke fonts right? Feel free to make your situation about a joke, but your completed assignment should not be a joke. Stick with using good fonts like Calibri, Times New Roman, Georgia, Tahoma or the most intelligent looking font… Garamond.
    {http://changingears.com/images/check-box-2.gif} My paper is no longer than 3 pages. We’re thinking that the average number of pages will be somewhere around 2, with a standard deviation of about 0.45 pages. You’ll find that it will take a few pages to cover all the individual perspectives, but not too long. Anything written after 3 pages won't be read, or, consequently, scored. Find solace in brevity.
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    paper is printed.printed but also is saved digitally somewhere that it can be accessed while at school... for example google drive, or your email.
    {http://changingears.com/images/check-box-2.gif} My printed paper is now in a folder or bookbag of some sort, so the dog, cat, catdog, pig, or chubacabra cannot eat it.
    {http://changingears.com/images/check-box-2.gif} My non-chubacabra eaten paper is ready to hand in on the first day of psychology. Bring the completed summer assignment, some curiosity, knowledge of perspectives, a bit of fascination and some work ethic to class on day one and we’ll be cool. Alright? Well, allllllllllright.
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Thursday, May 19

  1. page Heritability edited Definition: The amount of trait variation within a group, raised under the same conditions, that ca…
    Definition: The amount of trait variation within a group, raised under the same conditions, that can be attributed to genetic differences.
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    The amount of variation in a trait within a population that is due to influences of genetics and genetic variations within a gene pool.
    Differences in traits and intelligence within a group of individuals raised in the same conditions.
    Differences between equally experienced members are apparent due to differences in genetics.
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Tuesday, May 17

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Monday, May 16

  1. msg there is more message posted there is more What about Mewto? Did your Charizard capture him with its incredible IQ? Or he had fear of you an…
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    What about Mewto?
    Did your Charizard capture him with its incredible IQ?
    Or he had fear of you and he got mentally ill?
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Sunday, May 1

  1. page If I was Batman edited ... If I was Batman, I would reduce my Functional Fixedness so that I can use any item for a probl…
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    If I was Batman, I would reduce my Functional Fixedness so that I can use any item for a problem without having difficulty thinking about one specific object to use.
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    was Batman, I would use Mental imagery to map out the layouts of the various hideouts Joker has scattered across Gotham so that I won't get lost and have multiple entrance and escape routes.
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    I would haveneed to have
    If I was Batman, the Bat-computer would show that the Riddler has an above average IQ for a criminal, which means his plans would be more developed and detailed.
    Nature-Nurture controversy
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    Anxiety Disorder
    Depression
    PhobiasIf I was Batman, I know that Scarecrow's specialty is bringing out someone's worst Phobias through a toxin that induces a panicked and fearful mental state.
    Psychosomatic disorders
    Aversion Therapy
    Free association
    Mental illnessIf I was Batman, I would know that because most of my villains have a form of Mental illness, they would be sent to Arkham Asylum for the treatment of them. Through different methods, they should be able to become reformed citizens.
    Psychotherapy
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