Agenda: Week of Feb. 3rd - Feb. 7th, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior - Sensation & Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON & TUE - Brain Games Video w/Questions; Sensation/Perception; Unit 2 Reading Check Quiz;
WED/THU - Test Unit 2; Article: "Yogurt Made Me Do It" - read & discuss. Intro to Consciousness.
FRI - Discuss Article - Yogurt; Handout - Effect of Drugs on Consciousness; Sleep Cycles & Disorders
What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray? Can you see it? Gradients and shadows give your brain clues based on your past experiences with shadows. But shadows can lie to you.
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014
and 
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

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: Pick up questions for video; Brain Games - Sensation & Perception.
2. Video w/Discussion Questions: Brain Games - Sensation & Perception - click link to view the video.
Discussion Questions for Brain Games - Sensation & Perception
3. Discuss Sensation & Perception.
4. Quiz - Unit 2.
Unimpressed dog. 
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Wednesday, February 5 -and- Thursday, Feb. 6 2014
Quote: "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

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. TEST 
Works for me!
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Friday, February 7, 2013
Quote: "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis
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 NowPick up Drugs - Impact on Consciousness Charts
2. Notes & Discussion:  Stages of Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Assignments:
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.