Agenda: Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
Week at a Glance:
MON- Article Teen Brain due; Introduction to Unit 3 - Consciousness
TUE- Sleep stages, deprivation; Sleep disorders
W/TH- Dream analysis; Introduction to Learning
FRI- Group experiment fundamentals; Pavlov to Skinner
The dark side of the brain.
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Monday, February 11, 2013
Quote: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” - Buddha

Learning Targets:

1. People dream during REM sleep.
2. Sleep isn't easy for everyone. There are a variety of sleep disorders that are important to understand.
3. The Stages of Sleep.

Essential Questions:

● Explain Levels of consciousness. Compare the different levels of consciousness.
● Why do we Sleep and dream?
● Be able to examine and differentiate between different types of sleep disorders
● Define, differentiate and compare the different types of Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens

Agenda:

1. Do Now: Prep Teen Dreams article to discuss and turn in to Mr. Duez.
We'll watch ZeFrank and Rainn Wilson 'try' to explain this issue: Teen Brain.
2. Lecture, Discussion, Video: Introduction to Unit 3 - Consciousness.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Quote: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

Learning Targets:
1. People dream during REM sleep.
2. Sleep isn't easy for everyone. There are a variety of sleep disorders that are important to understand.
3. The Stages of Sleep.

Essential Questions:

● Explain Levels of consciousness. Compare the different levels of consciousness.
● Why do we Sleep and dream?
● Be able to examine and differentiate between different types of sleep disorders
● Define, differentiate and compare the different types of Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens

Agenda:
1. Do Now: Does cramming work? Can you make up the rest you need after a night of staying up and studying without sleeping?
2. Lecture, Discussion, VideoIntroduction to Unit 3 - Consciousness.

Like he said.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 & Thursday, February 14, 2013
Quote“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.” ― Brian Cox

Learning Targets:
1. People dream during REM sleep.
2. Sleep isn't easy for everyone. There are a variety of sleep disorders that are important to understand.
3. The Stages of Sleep.

Essential Questions:

● Explain Levels of consciousness. Compare the different levels of consciousness.
● Why do we Sleep and dream?
● Be able to examine and differentiate between different types of sleep disorders
● Define, differentiate and compare the different types of Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens

Agenda:
1. Do NowWhat are the psychological factors behind 'Falling in Love'? What do you think happens in the brain during intense feelings of love?
2. Lecture, Discussion, VideoIntroduction to Unit 3 - Consciousness.
3. Lecture, Discussion, Video: Introduction to Unit 3 - Learning - Classical Conditioning.
Happy Valentine's Day.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Quote“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ― Carl Jung

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.
5. Reinforcements are used to increase the likelihood a behavior will be repeated
6. Punishments are used to decrease the likelihood a behavior will be repeated.

Essential Questions:
  • Compare Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning.
  • What is the difference between a reinforcement and punishment?
  • How do positive and negative types of reinforcement and punishment differ from one another?
Agenda:
1. Do Now: Design a simple experiment using a classical conditioning model. 
2. Lecture, Discussion, VideoIntroduction to Unit 3 - Learning - Classical Conditioning.