Agenda: Week of Oct 7 - Oct 11, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Consciousness, Learning, & Memory
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - What is consciousness? Sleep cycles, disorders, and impact of drugs on consciousness.
TUE - Learning: Classical Condition compared to Operant Conditioning
WED/THU - Learning: Classical Condition compared to Operant Conditioning
FRI - Memory: Theories, organization, Superior Autobiographic Memory
Quiz is on Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Test for Unit 3 is on Friday, Oct. 18th
Eagle Strong.
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Monday, Oct 7, 2013
Quote“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

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

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which theory of dreaming do you subscribe to?
Freud: Dreams as wish fulfillment - The day residue shapes dreams that satisfy unconscious needs in a disguised fashion.
Cartwright: The problem-solving view - We mull over major problems in our lives with reduced logical constraints.
Hobson: Activation-synthesis model - The cortex constructs a story to make sense of internal signals from lower brain centers.
2. Hypnosis: The myths and reality. What can hypnosis tell us about consciousness?
3. Drugs: How do drugs impact consciousness?

Assignments:
Quiz is on Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Test for Unit 3 is on Friday, Oct. 18th
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
Inspiration Point.
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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Quote: “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How many hours can a person go without sleep? What happens if you are sleep deprived? Can you catch up on sleep if you just sleep more the next night after insomnia?
2. He be Tripp'in: The story of Peter Tripp. The Secrets of Sleep Deprivation.
3. Introduction to "Learning." What is Classical Conditioning?

Assignments:
Quiz is on Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Test for Unit 3 is on Friday, Oct. 18th
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
In-VENN-cible
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Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 and Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Quote“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Learning Targets
:
★  Learning refers to a relatively permanent change in behavior based on experience.
★ Classical conditioning involves the pairing of one stimulus with another, so that eventually the first neutral stimulus will evoke a reflex.
★ Classical conditioning is associated with Pavlov and Watson; Operant conditioning is associated with Skinner.
Explain each of the variables: UCS, UCR, NS, UR, CS, CR
Essential Questions:
1. What did the organism LEARN to respond to? This is the CS.
2. What did the organism respond to REFLEXIVELY? This is US.
3. The UCR and the CR are usually the same response.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Design a simple classical conditioning experiment.
2. Cooperative Experimental Design: In groups of 5 to 7 - design a classical conditioning experiment. Be sure to list hypothesis & all variables.
3. PsychTrek - Classical conditioning.
4. Notes, Video & Discussion: Classical conditioning compared to Operant conditioning.

Assignments:
Quiz is on Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Test for Unit 3 is on Friday, Oct. 18th
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
Explore.
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Friday, Oct 11, 2013
Quote: "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Learning Targets
:
★ According to operant conditioning, the consequences of a behavior influence whether or not the behavior will be performed again.
★ Reinforcements are used to increase the likelihood a behavior will be repeated 
★ Punishments are used to decrease the likelihood a behavior will be repeated.

Essential Questions:
1. Define the variables used in Operant Conditioning: Reinforcement, Punishment, Positive Reinforcement, Negative Reinforcement, Positive Punishment, Negative Punishment.
2. Why did B.F. Skinner believe that classical conditioning does not go far enough to explain behavior?
3.  Explain the various systems of reinforcement schedules, give an example for each.
Schedules of Reinforcement
 Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up reinforcements worksheet at the front. Work on this for the first 5 minutes of class.
2. Cooperative learning - Team with a partner to finish the reinforcement worksheet.
3. Introduction to Memory - What is Superior Autobiographical Memory?
Can you improve your memory? Would you want to have a perfect memory?
Notes, Video, Discussion: Unit 4 - Cognition & Memory
Video - Jill Price - The Woman Who Can't Forget

Assignments:
Quiz is on Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Test for Unit 3 is on Friday, Oct. 18th
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.