WELCOME TO MS. VITA'S AP PSYCHOLOGY WIKISPACE

Penn Manor High School


Assignment
Due
Points
Summer Project: 40 Studies that Changed Psychology (excerpts)
The link connects you to assignment on PMHS Moodle page

* Summarize 9 articles (90 points; 10 points each article)
* Five-Page Reflection (60 points; 10 each question; 10 for citation)
8/25/08
150
-10 each day late
Buy Textbook: Psychology 8th Edition in Modules by David G. Myers
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  • Buy used or new (required)
  • Qualified students may borrow a text from school; however, only those
students who purchase a text can write notes/highlight.
8/25/08

Buy Review Book: Barron's AP Psychology 2008
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10/2008

AP Exam
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
12:00 p.m.
Part I: 100 Multiple Choice (70 Minutes)
Part II: 2 Free Response (50 Minutes)




REMINDERS...

By now you should have read the excerpts from 40 Studies That Changed Psychology.

For those still procrastinating, READ, SUMMARIZE AND REFLECT IMMEDIATELY!!

There are nine (9) articles and it is about 100 pages.


As you read each article, SUMMARIZE EACH ARTICLE WITH THESE QUESTIONS

1.What question was the researcher trying to answer?
2.Summarize the research methods used.
3.Summarize the results of the study.
4.Discuss ONE example of the significance of the study OR ONE criticism directed toward the research.
5.Discuss ONE example of subsequent research in this area OR recent applications of this study.
6.What did you learn? Were you surprised by the results? Did this study challenge any of your previous beliefs? Explain.

Then WRITE 5-PAGE REFLECTION ON ALL NINE ARTICLES using these questions

• Before you did any of the reading, what did you think psychology was? What did you think psychologists do? What kind of topics did
you believe psychologists are interested in?
• Did your views change after you finished reading? If so, how? If your views were unchanged, explain why.
• What studies did you find most interesting or surprising? What did they teach you that you didn’t know before?
Why do those studies stand out to you?
• Do you believe any of the studies were unethical? Explain.
• What do you want to learn in our class? What areas are of greatest interest to you? Why?

THE SUMMER PROJECT IS DUE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS 8/25. Late papers will be deducted -10 per day.
I wish you lots of luck and hope you find the reading interesting. Let me know if you have any questions. -Ms. Vita




2011 Project

2011-2012 AP PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS

#1 Email teacher with your contact email by July 15
#2 Purchase text new or used – have in class on first day.
#3 Summer-reading and double-entry journal: Have in room 316 on the morning of the first day of school by 7:30 AM
Assignment One (4 points): Email Ms. Vita (maria.vita@pennmanor.net)
In this email simply confirm whether you still intend to take this course. Do this by Friday, July 15.
*Please send this email from whatever email address you would prefer Ms. Vita use for occasional contact emails.
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INSTRUCTIONS APPSYCH20112012.doc

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This is a required part of participating in this class. If this is not completed on the first day and/or you do poorly on BOOK EXAM you will remove yourself from the course.

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