A.P. Psychology 2013 Summer Project
Instructor: Ms. Cochrane
INTRODUCTION:

Welcome to the AP Psychology Class of 2013-2014 . Since this is an Adv ance Placement course there are readings that are r equired for you to read over this s ummer. These readings are out of your Meyer's Psychology for AP* text book. For each of the readings you will have to complete a unit review and create index cards from your vocabulary ter ms .

These readings, unit reviews and vocabulary cards are very important to your success in the 1 st term of AP Psychology. Although they will not be covered right away, they will give you an introduction to the THREE MAJOR sections of this course. As we cover the units, you have been exposed to them, which will enable us to cover more in the class, AP Psychology club and be able to do more activities to give you a better understanding. These three sections are very critical since they keep reappearing throughout the AP Psychology course in all the future units.

DUE DATE: First Day of Class! August 5, 2013

Section 1: Supplies needed
2 Composition (college lined) Books (each composition is for each semester)
7 ( 100 ) white note cards
2 (100) any color (Psychologist)
1 Color highlighters (at least set of four)
1 set of colored pencils (at least 12 pack)
2 folders (one for each semester) and section in your binder for AP Psychology 1
1 AP Psychology All Access ( 2013 edition)

The supplies will help you through the summer along with school year. However, you will definitely be using a lot of index cards during the year, as just as summer is ending look for the sales on index cards .

Section 2: Reading Material

READINGS :
Unit 7: Cognition: (pp. 255-297)
Unit 7A: Memory
Unit 2: Research Methods : Thinking Critically with Psychological Science (pp.19 - 47)
Unit 3: Biological Bases of Behavior: (pp.52-108)
Unit 3A: Neural Processing and the Endocrine System
Unit 3B: The Brain
Unit 3C: Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology and Behavior

You are encouraged to use active reading technique as you are reading your chapters. Highlight , underline , and make little notes to yourself and most important use COLOR to catch your attention when it comes to reviewing your chapters.

UNIT REVIEW PACKETS: (Your unit reviews go along with your readings)
Unit 7A: Memory (pp. 147 - 153)
Unit 2: Research Methods: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science (pp.15 - 20)
Unit 3A : Neural Processing and the Endocrine System (pp. 35 - 42)
Unit 3B: The Brain (pp. 47- 51)
Unit 3C: Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology and Behavior (pp. 61 - 63)
Section 3: Flash Cards

INDEX CARDS:
Unit 7A: Memory
Terms and Concepts to Remember ( p. 296 )
Unit 2: Research Methods: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
Terms and Concepts to Remember ( p. 48 )
Unit 3A: Neural Processing and the Endocrine System
Terms and Concepts to Remember ( p. 64 )
Unit 3B: The Brain
Terms and Concepts to Remember ( p. 92 )
Unit 3C: Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology and Behavior
Terms and Concepts to Remember ( p. 111 )

You are to make flash cards for each Chapter (Unit) using the Terms and Concepts to Remember unit (terms and concepts to remember will give you a start on the vocabulary). In addition, you will be getting more vocabulary words as we start each these flash cards will be used in the course as the year progresses. Here are examples of flash cards.

Psychology Terms use White Index Cards


7A - Memory


Explicit Memories


AKA: Declarative Memories

Conscious memories of facts or events we actively tried to remember.
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Major Figures in Psychology use Colored Index Cards

Back



Front





7A - Memory



Elizabeth Loftus

7A-Memory
Cognitive psychologist who demonstrated that memory is not as accurate as we believe it is and the eyewitness testimony is unreliable because false memories or confabulations can be created easily through suggestion. She conducted classic research on the misinformation effect with the famous car crash experiment that showed that the way a question is worded can alter a person's memory.













Major Figures in Psychology



Unit 2: Research Methods:

Kenneth Clark
Mamie Phipps Clark
Daniel