Agenda: Mon, Feb. 18 - Fri, Feb. 22, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
MON - No School
TUE - Operant Conditioning
WED/THUQUIZ Unit 3; Operant & Observational Learning; Review of Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
FRITEST Unit 3; Pick up Memory Article & FRQ (Due Next Fri)
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Monday, February 18, 2013
Quote“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  ― André Gide

NO SCHOOL!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Quote: "I don't know if it's good or bad that a Google search on "Big Bang Theory" lists the sitcom before the origin of the Universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson
NdGT - as Mr. Duez calls him. Neil deGrasse Tyson to others. 
LEARNING TARGETS
1. Learning refers to a relatively permanent change in behavior based on experience.
2. Classical conditioning involves the pairing of one stimulus with another, so that eventually the first neutral stimulus will evoke a reflex.
3. Classical conditioning is associated with Pavlov and Watson; Operant Conditioning is associated with Skinner.
4. According to Operant Conditioning, the consequences of a behavior influence whether or not the behavior will be performed again.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
1. How does Operant Conditioning compare to Classical Conditioning?
2. How does the Baby Albert experiment done by Watson/Rayner compare to Pavlov's Dog experiment?
3. Define the terms: delayed conditioning, trace conditioning, simultaneous conditioning, backward conditioning, aversive conditioning, spontaneous recovery, generalization and discrimination. Use the terms in the student's example scenario they created in class. 

AGENDA:
1. DO NOW: Pick up a copy of the Effects of Drugs Chart. Review the chart, this will be useful for  your test. You can write out the info for the quiz tomorrow. (Hint for the quiz - know your definitions)
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Operant Conditioning. 
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 & Thursday, February 21, 2013
Quote: “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” ― Edwin Hubble

LEARNING TARGETS
1. According to Operant Conditioning, the consequences of a behavior influence whether or not the behavior will be performed again.
2. Reinforcements are used to increase the likelihood a behavior will be repeated  & Punishments are used to decrease the likelihood a behavior will be repeated.
3. Define these terms: Positive reinforcement, Negative reinforcement, Positive punishment, Negative punishment, learned helplessness, shaping, continuous reinforcement, Fixed Ratio, Fixed Interval, Variable Ratio, Variable Interval.
4. Choose the correct term to match the scenario of Operant Conditioning & Reinforcement and justify the choice. 

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
1. How does B.F. Skinner and E.L. Thorndike's work advance theories in how learning occurs and behavior can be shaped?
2. Compare Positive and Negative Reinforcement and give an example of each.
3. Compare Positive and Negative Punishment and give an example of each.
4. Explain Schedules of Reinforcement, how they work, and identify examples of each.Tip: 
fixed ratio schedule -- know how much behavior for reinforcement
fixed interval schedule -- know when behavior is reinforced
variable ratio schedule -- how much behavior for reinforcement changes
variable interval schedule -- when behavior is reinforced changes

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Compare Operant and Classical Conditioning.
2. Review with PsychTrek CD to show how OC works. 
3. Quiz Unit 3
4. Pick up 2 articles for next Unit - Memory & Cognition (due Friday)
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Friday, February 22, 2013
Quote“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” ― Ansel Adams

LEARNING TARGETS
1. According to Operant Conditioning, the consequences of a behavior influence whether or not the behavior will be performed again.
2. Reinforcements are used to increase the likelihood a behavior will be repeated  & Punishments are used to decrease the likelihood a behavior will be repeated.
3. Define these terms: Positive reinforcement, Negative reinforcement, Positive punishment, Negative punishment, learned helplessness, shaping, continuous reinforcement, Fixed Ratio, Fixed Interval, Variable Ratio, Variable Interval.
4. Choose the correct term to match the scenario of Operant Conditioning & Reinforcement and justify the choice. 

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
1. How does B.F. Skinner and E.L. Thorndike's work advance theories in how learning occurs and behavior can be shaped?
2. Compare Positive and Negative Reinforcement and give an example of each.
3. Compare Positive and Negative Punishment and give an example of each.
4. Explain Schedules of Reinforcement, how they work, and identify examples of each.Tip: 
fixed ratio schedule -- know how much behavior for reinforcement
fixed interval schedule -- know when behavior is reinforced
variable ratio schedule -- how much behavior for reinforcement changes
variable interval schedule -- when behavior is reinforced changes


Agenda:
1. TEST Unit 3
2. Pick up article on Friends & Memory (due Monday)
3. Distribute FRQ over Unit 3 - Due next Friday.