Mr. Moats



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Mr. Moats

Hello, my name is Conan Moats. This is my eighth year teaching at DVHS. I enjoy working here because I have talented colleagues, a dedicated administration and students who are committed to excellence.

I have a BA in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, a Social Studies Credential from SFSU and a MA in History from American Public University. I have been an educator for over 20 years and I love what I do (most of the time).


  • Video Log

  • FInals

    Posted by Conan Moats on 6/3/2019 2:05:00 AM

    Almost there! Congratulations to DV students for another school year under your belt!

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  • Social Psychology

    Posted by Conan Moats on 5/10/2019 11:05:00 AM

    Today we defined the Fundamental Attribution Error and its implications for Psychology. Our tendency to attribute behavior to dispositional rather than situational causes can be found in countless instances. Do you behave differently depending on who you are around? Yes, you do. 

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  • The End of the Cold War

    Posted by Conan Moats on 5/6/2019 6:00:00 AM

    In World History we are tracing the timeline of the Cold War ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR. How has global power shifted since the early 90's when these events occured?  

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  • Humanistic theories in Psychology

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/16/2019 11:05:00 AM

    Today we are exploring some ideas of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. The students are reflecting on the differences between their Real Self and Ideal Self.

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  • follow your conscience

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
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  • Occam's Razor

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/4/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Yesterday we learend about Occam's Razor and applied it to competing theories about the death of Nipsey Hussle. RIP.

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  • Checks and Balances

    Posted by Conan Moats on 3/4/2019 4:05:00 AM

    The declaration of af a state of emergency by the POTUS the question of the Checks and Balances between the three branches of government has arisen in US Government. What are the powers of the executive? What is executive over-reach?


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  • Topics of the day

    Posted by Conan Moats on 2/27/2019 5:05:00 AM


    I plan to keep a record of some key concepts explored in my classes here and in a podcast coming soon. For example today in psychology the idea of motivated forgetting and its relation to the Freudian Repression was explored. We then contrasted that with Dr. Loftus studies on the misinformation effect and the role of flash bulb memories that contain stressful emotional content.

    My goal is to leave some text and multimedia content that relates to what my students are (hopefully) learning in class.

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