1. Topic-
2. Content-
Personality is a unique pattern of consistent feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that originate within the individual. Because personality is unique to an individual, controlled experiments cannot be used to study it; thus cause and effect can not be established. This chapter examines theories and approaches of personality that are biological, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, trait, and behaviorist; and techniques psychologists use to measure personality.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Understand the biological/evolutionary theories of personality.

2.Become knowledgeable of the assessment techniques used to measure personality.

3.Have the skills necessary to describe, define, and differentiate between the six theories of personality.
4. Objectives-
1.Review for the AP exam in May.

2.Show understanding of the basics of Personality.

3.Take assessments to assess and explore one's own personality.
5. Materials and Aids-
-Discovering Psychology Text Book
-AP Psychology Review Book
-Flash Cards: Vocab
-Personality Assessment Worksheets
-Discovering Psychology Documentaries
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Biological Personality Theories
2.Psychodynamic Personality Theories
3.Humanistic Theories
4.Behavioral Theories
5.Cognitive (Social-Learning) Theories
6.Trait Theory
7.Assessment Techniques
8.Self-Reported Tests

B. Development-

1.Sigmund Freud
2.Carl Jung
3.Alfred Adler
4.Karen Horney
5.Abraham Maslow
6.Karl Rogers
7.George Kelly
8.Julian Rotter
9.Walter Mischel
10.Gordon Allport
11.Hans Eysenck

C. Practice-

1.In Class Notes
2.In Class Group Speaks
3.In Class Group Presentations
4.In Class Group Skits
5.In Class Assessments

D. Independent Practice-

1.AP Review Book
2.Assigned Reading
3.Take-Home Free-Response Question
4.Vocabulary Flash Cards

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.After School Review Sessions
2.Loaning of Review Books
3.Free Online Tools (Wiki, access to multiple-choice tests,and FRQs)

F. Checking for understanding-

2.Unit Test
3.Pop Quiz on Reading
4.True/False Activity

G. Closure-

1.Most psychologists agree that our behavior results from the interaction of personal characteristics and environmental situations. Psychologists take different approaches to understanding and describing the origin and nature of personality.
2.Unit Test
3.In Class FRQ
7. Evaluation-
1.Students show clear understanding of biological/evolutionary theories of personality and assessment techniques used to measure personality.

2.Students have trouble describing, defining, and differentiating between the six theories of personality.
8. Teacher Reflection-
At the end of unit, students are required to take a timed multiple choice and free-response portion of test to simulate the AP Psychology test in May. Students' continuously take notes on what is taught in class and during silent reading time. Multiple group talks, presentations, and skits are performed to further ensure understanding and reinforcement of material.

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