Agenda: Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior - Sensation & Perception
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON -  Sensation & Perception: Bottom-Up & Top-Down Processing; Absolute Threshold; JND; Sensation Thresholds; Weber's Law; Subliminal Attention; Sensory Adaptation
TUE - Sensation & Perception: Vision: Wavelengths, Saturation, Transduction, Structure/function of the eye, Feature detection, parallel processing, perception of color (theories)
WED/THU - Sensation & Perception: Vision & Sensation & Perception: HearingSound Waves, Frequency, Intensity, Parts/Function of Ear; Theories on Hearing
FRI - QUIZ Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception


QUIZ IS FRIDAY
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Derrick Coleman, FB, Inspiration.
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Monday, Sept 29, 2014
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: Are subliminal ads effective? Should they be illegal? 
2. Sensation & Perception: Bottom-Up & Top-Down Processing; Absolute Threshold; JND; Sensation Thresholds; Weber's Law; Subliminal Attention; Sensory Adaptation; Cocktail Party Effect.
3. Video: Darren Brown's Toy Story

Assignments:

QUIZ IS FRIDAY
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
 Pink Floyd & Wizard of Oz - Dark Side of Rainbow
Does Pink Floyd's iconic album sync with Oz? Is this coincidence? Or conspiracy? Humans look for patterns!

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Tuesday, Sept 30, 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. DO NOW: What are the major parts and function of the human eye? How does it see?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Sensation & Perception: Vision: Wavelengths, Saturation, Transduction, Structure/function of the eye, Feature detection, parallel processing, perception of color (theories)Sensation & Perception: Vision: Wavelengths, Saturation, Transduction, Structure/function of the eye, Feature detection, parallel processing, perception of color (theories)
3. Video & Discussion: Visual illusions & how they may prove some theories of how the eye works.

VIDEO: CRASH COURSE PSYCHOLOGY #7: Sensation & Perception 
Just what is the difference between sensing and perceiving? And how does vision actually work? And what does this have to do with a Corgi? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us on a journey through the brain to better explain these and other concepts. Plus, you know, CORGI!
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Table of Contents:
Sensation vs. Perception :54
Sense Thresholds 2:11

Neurology of Vision 4:23

Assignments:

QUIZ IS FRIDAY
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
Luck of the Irish? Or 'what magic is this'! 
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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 & Thursday, Oct. 2 , 2014
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

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 term parallel processing. How does that work into the human eye's perception of the world?
2. NOTES, DISCUSSION, VIDEO:  Sensation & Perception: HearingSound Waves, Frequency, Intensity, Parts/Function of Ear; Theories on Hearing
3. NOTES, DISCUSSION, VIDEO:  Sensation & Perception: Pain, Taste, & Smell: How do we feel objects against our skin? How does the human pain system work? What is the gate control theory? How is taste and smell linked as senses that overlap?

VIDEO: Crash Course Psychology #6 - Homunculus
HOMUNCULUS! It's a big and weird word that you may or may not have heard before, but do you know what it means? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us a deeper understanding of this weird model of human sensation. 

VIDEO: Crash Course Psychology #7 - Perceiving is Believing
So what does perception even mean? What's the difference between seeing something and making sense of it? In today's episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us some insight into the differences between sensing and perceiving.
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Table of Contents
Perceptual Set 01:53:15
Form Perception 03:44:17
Visual Cues 06:08:08
Depth Perception 05:39:12

Assignments:
QUIZ FRIDAY.
TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
A real head scratcher! 

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Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
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 Now: Prep for Quiz over Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
2. QUIZ UNIT 2  Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
3. Review Quiz

Assignments:

TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.