Personality Portfolio Project, Big Five Personality Test…and a few others

You should have just finished talking about personalities.. well, here’s your chance to take those promised tests! Follow the links and complete the tests as honestly as you can.

16 PF
Big Five Project

Have time left? Take some more tests!

Personality Testing

Adler’s Birth Order article for Item #6 of the Personality Portfolio Project:

Is Birth Order Destiny? from Psychology Today  

Here’s a link to the Project if you’ve lost the details:

Personality Portfolio Project

AP Research: Where to find inspiration?

So you’ve made it through AP Seminar – now what? You have developed your skills, both written and presentation, and practiced them all of last year. The difference with AP Research is now applying those research methods and practices to a topic of your own choosing. This year-long project will culminate in a research paper, presentation and oral defense which will make up your entire course!

Because the year will ultimately come down to the research and presentation of this one question, it is important to choose a topic you enjoy, can be passionate about, and most of all, can stand reading about it for the next 10 months. As you will learn from this course, I cannot make the choices for you however, I can help inspire your journey if you need inspiration. Read below for some favourite books and podcasts of mine:

It’s a real mix! Also note, I’ll be updating this site regularly.

Mihic’s Podcast Recommendations:

Freakonomics Radio – hosted by author Stephen Dubner. “Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything.”

No Stupid Questions – hosted by Freakonomics author and Freakonomics Radio host, Stephen Dubner, and psychologist, researcher, and author of Grit, Angela Duckworth.

Revisionist History – hosted by bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell. “Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.”

Secret Life of Canada – CBC podcast; hosted by Falen Johnson and Leah Simon Bowen. “The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don’t.”

Under the Influence – CBC podcast; hosted by adverting and marketing expert, Terry O’Reilly. “Under the Influence gives listeners a rare backstage pass into the hallways, boardrooms and recording studios of the ad industry. ”

Websites and Blogs:



SSRN – a weird website one can easily get lost in. Recommended by one of my favourite thinkers, Malcolm Gladwell, the site lists recently published papers from Social Science disciplines.

Globe and Mail

The Economist

Washington Post

New York Times


Mihic’s bookshelf: AP Research
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
really liked it
translated, non-fic, psychology, and ap-research
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
really liked it
non-fic, psychology, 2014, and ap-research
it was amazing
2016, psychology, and ap-research
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
it was amazing
psychology, 2016, and ap-research
The Three-Body Problem
science-fiction, 2017, futuristic, series, survival, and ap-research
Man's Search for Meaning
it was amazing
2020, inspirational-fic, memoir, non-fic, philosophy, psychology, s…
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
really liked it
2018, non-fic, psychology, and ap-research
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
really liked it
psychology, 2018, non-fic, and ap-research
Thinking, Fast and Slow
really liked it
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
it was amazing
2019, non-fic, psychology, and ap-research
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
really liked it
2019, non-fic, psychology, philosophy, and ap-research
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
it was amazing
2019, history, non-fic, philosophy, psychology, and ap-research
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
it was amazing
2019, canadian, espionage, non-fic, and ap-research
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
really liked it
2019, non-fic, psychology, and ap-research
it was amazing
2020, canadian, end-of-the-world, social-justice, and ap-research
The Craft of Research
to-read and ap-research
Animal Farm / 1984


Psych 12 – Body Language Video

Hi Psych 12,

Some of you had trouble accessing this video from the PowerPoint presentation so here it is!

Watch the video below and take notes of up to 1-page on what you’ve learned from video. Submit these in Assignments on O-365 Teams when done.

April 6, 2020 – Updates

To all my Psychology 12, AP Capstone, and Law 12 classes: keep calm and wash you hands. For some of you, this period of an indefinite school closure will feel like freedom and for others it may feel like boredom or being overwhelmed. Either way, Mihic is thinking of you. I’m one of those weirdos who misses going into work, talking to people while drinking gallons of coffee so ya, this is a combination of boredom and stress all in one. 

I have nothing to report until next week when I’ll begin posting activities for each of my classes (don’t worry – I’ll email them out too). If you’re bored, you can always check out my Twitter account (@MsMihic) where I’ve posted a daily log since going into Covid lockdown and where I’ve also shared some course-related ideas. 


Hi gang!

Hopefully you’re all doing well, staying safe, and keeping as sane as you can at this strange time.

As you already know, school is closed for the indefinite future.  Does that mean school is cancelled? Absolutely not! We’re just moving to a modified and online format. I know that many of you may have a lot on you plate right now so I’m just trying to slowly build some routine and structure into your lives over the next while. 

Task 1: Log into Microsoft Teams. This is easiest by:

  1. Going into you school Office 365 account using your username and password. You will need to use your school email and password and then click on the top left corner to select teams once logged in. It is labelled as “O365-North-Mihic-PSYCH12-P1”.
  2. In the “Post” section, write a comment as to how you’re doing, any questions, comments, what you thought about the Tiger King show on Netflix,  or whatever (but keep it clean)… just so I know you’re ok otherwise I’ll be calling home by the end of the week. Feel free to email me if none of this makes sense.

We’ll start some real work next week. 

Take care and stay safe. 

Ms. Mihic


Chat soon!

Memory Olympics!

Hi all, 

The Memory Olympics will take place on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29 where your memory skills will be tested! You can participate in groups of up to 4; groups may choose to have every member participate in each event, some, or one. At the ends of the events, scores will be tabulated. Everyone gets 50% for participating and only one group has the potential of getting 100%. This activity is worth 25 marks. These are the following events:

  • Parts of a … 
  • Random Numbers
  • Playing Cards
  • Names and Faces
  • “Vocabulary” Marathon

Check out for memorization techniques from Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein


What to do When Served an Appearance Notice?

You and your partner have been tasked with creating a visual guide on what to do if you were served with an appearance notice or summons to respond to a criminal charge. A mind map is one suggestion but this can be represented in whichever way you see fit. Time is of the essence and this is due at the end of class so get started! More info can be found here:  

AP Research – Check-In #1

Remember that check-in #1 is fast approaching in this blur of pre-holiday festivities and uni applications. If you have not booked your time with me (Ms. Mihic) yet, come see me during my office hours in period 2,3,4,5, or find me in my other home, room 205.

What will we be discussing? Your research question, literature review and introduction. Literature review should include sources to help support or add to your own research as well as present different perspectives to your research (original hypothesis). You should have a minimum 7 to 10 sources. We will also talk about your intended data collection and process and future direction.

You Must have 300/500 words completed, printed and ready for me for this first check-in.

 Christmas party with AP Seminar students. (Check back here or my twitter account @MsMihic for a confirmed time) Sign -In for Check -In #2 will be happening during this time too. 

After viewing the video, Summarize Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment, in paragraph format, by using the and demonstrating your knowledge of the following terms (use 5 only):

  • fundamental attribution error
  • attitude
  • cognitive dissonance
  • conformity
  • role
  • foot-in-the-door technique
  • obedience

Due at the end of class. 

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