Agenda: Week of Oct 6 - Oct 10, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation/Perception
Then: Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Hearing, Taste/Smell, Touch/Pain
TUE - TEST UNIT 2
WED/THU - Intro to Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning; Sleep & Dreams; FRQ Intro
FRI - Dreams Article Due; Sleep & Dreams
It isn't quite as simple as it seems. :)
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Monday, Oct 6, 2014
Quote“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

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: If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it when it falls... does it make a sound? 
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Hearing, Taste/Smell, Touch/Pain.
3. Review Unit 2 ~ Test Tomorrow.

Assignments:

Test for Unit 2 is Tuesday, Tomorrow!
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
That's my boy... Gryffindor. Gryffa-Gryff. Gryff for short.
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Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
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:
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 the Test, need a pencil sharpened. Desk empty.
2. TEST UNIT 2: Biological Bases of Behavior & Sensation and Perception

Assignments:
Test for Unit 2 is Wed/Thu, Oct 9/10
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Be careful. Those ear buds are not your buds! If you hear what I'm saying, which you may not!
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Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 and Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Quote“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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 the article - "What Dreams are Made Of" - this is due on Friday. You will have the first 15 minutes to get it started in class. 
2. Notes & Discussion:  Stages of Sleep and Sleep Disorders
3. 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.
4. Hypnosis: The myths and reality. What can hypnosis tell us about consciousness?
5. Drugs: How do drugs impact consciousness?


Assignments:
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Sometimes we day dream. Maybe we are rehearsing. Maybe we are just needing a break. :)
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Friday, Oct 10, 2014
Quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

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 article to turn in to Mr. Duez What Dreams are Made Of 
~ Also consider these questions: 
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. Notes & Discussion:  Stages of Sleep and Sleep Disorders
3. Video: He be Tripp'in: The story of Peter Tripp. The Secrets of Sleep Deprivation.

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