Agenda: Week of Jan. 27 - 31, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation & Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: How to write the FRQ; The Neuron & Nervous System,
TUE: What is Multiple Sclerosis?
WED/THU: Finish Neuro & Brain anatomy, Eye & Ear - Sensation & Perception introduction
FRIBrain Project Due - Sketch of your brain
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Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
Quote: "One must maintain a little bit of summer, in the the midst of winter." H. D. Thoreau

Learning Targets:

1. Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
2. How does sensation & perception impact behavior?

Essential Questions:

1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: How does Biology impact behavior? List 3 ways it can and explain how that might impact the study of psychology (cognitive function, humanistic potential, behavioral - ability to learn new tasks)
2. Introduction to Biological Bases of Behavior - The Story of Phineas Gage. 
3. Diagram & Label - Introduction to the neuron - parts & function.
4. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Biological Bases of Behavior. 

Assignment:
Begin to study the notes, YouTube lectures, Brain Project is due on Friday. Target Sheets, and information at this link for Unit 2. Quiz is next Monday, Test over Unit 2 is next Wed/Thu.
Where's the part that focuses on Psychology? Must be a mistake!
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Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
Quote: "A snow day literally and figuratively falls -unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder." Susan Orlean

Learning Targets:

1. Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
2. How does sensation & perception impact behavior?

Essential Questions:

1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Analyze how your biology impact your behavior? What ways? What is the impact? (refer to the Nature vs. Nurture argument/article ... or more precisely Nature VIA Nurture!)
2. Notes & Discussion: Who is Phineas Gage? And what does he have to do with brain science? 

Assignment:

Begin to study the notes, YouTube lectures, Brain Project is due on Friday. Target Sheets, and information at this link for Unit 2. Quiz is next Monday, Test over Unit 2 is next Wed/Thu.
Amazing.
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Wednesday, Jan. 29 & Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
Quote: "Nothing burns like the cold." - Anon.

Learning Targets:
1. Analyze how a person's biology can impact their behavior. 
2. How does sensation & perception impact behavior?

Essential Questions:

1. Compare the different methods for peering into the human brain.
2. Analyze the areas that the brain controls?
3. Explain the structure and function of the neuron?
4. How does action potential function?
5. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in neural transmission?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Pick up the handout - What MS Feels Like Article 
2. Notes & Discussion: The Neuron.
3. Video & Discussion: ZeFrank & Rainn Wilson Discuss the teen brain
4. Introduce Brain Project: Sketch Your BrainGive students about 15-20 minutes to work on it in class. We will present these on Friday. Students will need to know the parts of the brain and their functions to complete the assignment. If students have not already done so, they should review the notes over the brain.
5. (if time) Video Study: Begin study of the brain by exploring the world of the teen brain. Video - "Teen Dreams" 

Assignment:
We will present the brain project sketch in class on Friday. If you did not finish it today, complete it for Friday outside of class.
Begin to study the notes, YouTube lectures, Brain Project is due on Friday. Target Sheets, and information at this link for Unit 2. Quiz is next Monday, Test over Unit 2 is next Wed/Thu.
80s version of The Sixth Sense.
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Friday, Jan. 31st, 2014
Quote: "One kind word can warm 3 winter months." - Japanese Proverb

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 your sketch of your brain. We will present them to the class today.
2. Presentation of Brain Project - Sketch of the Brain.
3. Notes & Discussion: Introduction to Sensation & Perception.

Assignment:

Begin to study the notes, YouTube lectures, Brain Project is due on Friday. Target Sheets, and information at this link for Unit 2. Quiz is next Monday, Test over Unit 2 is next Wed/Thu.