Agenda: Week of Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior - Sensation & Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Unit 2 Reading Check Quiz; Review Quiz; Finish Brain Games Video
TUE - Review Sensation & Perception & Biological Bases of Behavior
WED/THU - Test Unit 2; Article - Dreams; Introduction to Consciousness - "The Hard Problem"
FRI - Discuss Article - Dreams; Handout - Effect of Drugs on Consciousness; Sleep Cycles & Disorders
The federal government is very good at 'hearing' you. 
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Monday, Sep 30, 2013
Quote"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?
* How does the somatic sensory system function?


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz over Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation-Perception.
2. Reading Check Quiz - Unit 2
3. Video Study: Brain Games - "Watch This" - episode on perception.

Assignments:
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
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Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Quote: "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." - Mary Hemingway

Learning Targets:
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye
4. The structure and function of the ear
Sensation and perception are areas that have been of interest to psychologists for most of the history of psychology. As we sit here, our senses receive literally thousands of messages. We need to make sense of this information. Our senses take in the information, and they do so from birth. Yet the interpretive part -perception- requires knowledge.

Essential Questions:
* How do we convert light into images?
* How does the ear responds to sound waves?
* How do we taste or smell?

* How does the somatic sensory system function?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Explain the theories of how we perceive differences in pitch?
Place theory = pitch perception depends on where vibrations occur along the basilar membrane. Frequency theory = pitch perception depends on the rate at which the basilar membrane vibrates. Which theory is correct?
2. Review Unit 2 for test next time. Use the Target Sheets to help assist you.

Assignments:
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
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Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 & Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
Quote"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge." - Socrates

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 for Test over Unit 2.
2. Test - Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation - Perception.
3. Pick up Article, Read, & Annotate - we will discuss on Friday in class: What Dreams Are Made Of
4. Introduction - Unit 3 - Consciousness, Learning, and Memory.

Assignments:
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.


Gryff doesn't lick my face, but he is a good snuggler.
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Friday, Oct 4, 2013 
Quote:  "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (1842 - 1910)

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.
4. Impact of drugs on consciousness.

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
● Does Hypnosis actually work?
● Meditation - is it useful?
● Impact of psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens

Agenda:
1. Do Now: Pick up Drugs - Impact on Consciousness Charts & Prep article  What Dreams Are Made Of
2. Socratic Discussion: Article -  What Dreams Are Made Of
3. Notes & Discussion:  Stages of Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Assignments:
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.