Agenda: Week of March 3 - March 7, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language & Thought; and Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Cognition: Language & Thought
TUE - Quiz over Memory; Finish Cognition: Lang. & Thought; Intelligence
WED/THU - Intelligence
FRI -  Intelligence - Documentary "The Savants"
The human brain is the greatest of computing machines.
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Cognition - Mem, Lang/Thought - Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Cognition - Mem, Lang/Thought - Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?
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Monday, March 3, 2014
Quote: "The only thing we have to fear is... fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt. By 1933 the depression had reached its depth. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address outlined in broad terms how he hoped to govern and reminded Americans that the nation’s “common difficulties” concerned “only material things.”

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How language can help us understand human nature?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: How do we communicate through language? Language is constructed from phonemes, morphemes, phrases, & sentences. They allow us to share ideas and those ideas can tell us a great deal about people, how they function, and how we can relate to them.
Including Pinker's Video Lecture: Language as a Window Into the Brain
3. Discussion - How does Language influence thought? (Syntax, Universal Language Phenomenon: Is it hardwired for humans to learn language?)
4. Also, Notes, Video, & Discussion: Non-verbal language. What can we learn from animals about communication? and Problem Solving.

Assignments
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Tue. of this week and one on the Tue. after spring break. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 


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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Quote: "Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart." - Victor Hugo

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Quiz over Memory. You may use your hand written notes to prepare.
Do Now for AFTER the Quiz: Name the 3 most intelligent people that you know. What makes each intelligent to you?
2. Quiz over Memory.
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to Intelligence
Psycho-metrics - from Binet to the IQ Test
Can you score very low on an IQ test and still be "Intelligent" ??? 

Assignments
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Tue. of this week and one on the Tue. after spring break. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period.

Intelligence - Learning Targets & Essential Questions:

- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.

1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate.

You do have to absolutely love super intelligent people who do not use their powers for evil. ;-)
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 & Thursday, March 6, 2014
Quote: "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's Party!'" - Robin Williams

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: 
  1. An eight year-old has a mental age of 10, what is his IQ?
  2. A 12 year-old has the mental age of 9, what is his IQ?
  3. A boy has the mental age of 10 & an IQ of 200, how old is he?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Intelligence - IQ Test, Different types of intelligence, & Multiple Intelligence.
IQ Tests have shown to be good indicators of school performance. Why?
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: "Does intelligence change over time?"
Emotional Intelligence, Flynn Effect, Aptitude/Achievement Tests.
Standard Deviation, Bell Curve, & IQ Test

Assignments:
Test is After Spring Break. Prepare by using the "Notes" link above. Also read your text book & focus on the Target Sheets. Study with a trusted friend or two. Come to tutoring. Good luck!
Stephen Wiltshire - amazing savant!
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Friday, March 6, 2014
Quote: "It's Spring! We are so excited that we wet our plants!" - Anon.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Questions for the Video.
2. Video Beautiful Minds: Einstein Effect (Savants); Forms/Theories of Intelligence
Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.

SPRING BREAK!
Enjoy your time away from AHS. Rest. Relax. and come back ready for the home stretch!

Agenda: Week of Feb. 24 - Feb. 28, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 4 - Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought; AND Intelligence
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Article Discussion - How Friends Ruin Memory - Hypnosis... is it a thing?
TUE - Superior Autobiographical Memory
WED/THU - How memory works; Language & Thought Introduction
FRI - Quiz over Memory; Language & Thought; Introduction to Intelligence - Savants
Quiz over Intelligence on Tuesday of next week (March 4th); Test after Spring Break (due to district MOCK EOC testing & Shattered Dreams)

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).  
2. How does encoding, storage, and retrieval work in the memory process?
3. Explain the functions and processing of the brain when remembering.
4. What 4 key methods of problem solving does psychology focus on and compare each process.
5. How do humans learn language acquisition?
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Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Quote"History is a myth that men agree to believe." - Napoleon

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep article Friends Ruin Memory for discussion in socratic groups. (15 min)
2. Notes & Discussion: Introduction to Memory: How does it function? (15 min)
3. Video & Discussion: Jill Price: The Woman Who Could Never Forget (15 min)
  Jill Price from ABC News
4. Video & Discussion: Clive Wearing - The Man With No Short Term Memory (15 min)

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 
Wouldn't this just be easier?
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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Quote: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” - General Colin Powell

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the best thing you ever ate?
3. Video & Discussion60 Minutes - Endless Memory, Part I -and- 60 Minutes - Endless Memory, Part II

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 
How would Google Glass change 'Cognition' ?
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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 & Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Quote: "It was a rum job going over the top, without any rum." - Harry Lamin on the Western Front during Trench Warfare

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How does memory work to create Cognition? Use an example to explain.
2. Notes & Discussion: Cognition
3. PsychTrek Quiz over Memory & Cognition.
4. Video & Discussion: Feats of Memory that Anyone Can Do
5. Notes & Discussion: Introduction to Language & Thought.

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 
Absolutely amazing animals. 'Can you hear me now?' -- probably not completely. :) Humans can't.
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Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Quote"The war has ruined us for everything." - Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front 

Agenda:
1. Quiz at the very beginning of the class - Memory.
DO NOW (after the quiz): at what level are these statements ambiguous?
"Curious blue ideas sleep furiously." 
"What is the opposite of a duck?"
"How much does Thursday weigh?"
"Have you stopped beating your pet?"
2. Notes & Discussion: Language & Communication
3. Video & Discussion: The Secret Language of Elephants

Assignments:
Read the chapter, review the Target Sheet, check out PsychTrek, and take notes to study for test and use on the quiz. We will have two quizzes during Unit 4. One on Fri. Feb. 28 over Memory. One on Tue. March 4th. The test will be Wed/Thu after Spring Break. We will review Mon/Tue over Unit 4 is Memory, Language & Thought, and Intelligence before taking the test the next period. 

Crash Course Psychology #3 - The Chemical Mind

YouTube: Crash Course Psychology #3 - The Chemical Mind
BAHHHHHH! Did I scare you? What exactly happens when we get scared? How does our brain make our body react? Just what are Neurotransmitters? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us to the simplest part of the complex system of our brains and nervous systems; The Neuron.

Agenda: Feb. 17 - Feb. 21, 2014

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Create a classical conditioning experiment; Introduction to Operant Conditioning
TUE - Comparing Operant and Classical Conditioning
WED/THU - Schedules of Reinforcement; How "Learning" can be enforced through rewards/punishments, reinforcements, and shaping; QUIZ Unit 3
FRI - TEST UNIT 3
Chocolate?
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Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
Quote: "I don't know if it's good or bad that a Google search on "Big Bang Theory" lists the sitcom before the origin of the Universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson

Learning Targets:
★ Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
★ 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.
★ 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:
★ How do psychoactive drugs impact consciousness?
★ How is operant conditioning impacted by reinforcement schedules?
★ Explain positive/negative - punishment/reinforcement.

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Create a Classical Conditioning Experiment. Use your variables.
2. Cooperative Group - creation of Classical Conditioning Experiment. Present ideas to the class.
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Difference between Classical and Operant Conditioning.
Booke-kahhh!!!
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Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
Quote: “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” - Swami Vivekananda

Learning Targets:
Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
★ 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.
★ 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:
★ How do psychoactive drugs impact consciousness?
★ How is operant conditioning impacted by reinforcement schedules?
★ Explain positive/negative - punishment/reinforcement.

Agenda:
1. DO NOWHow is operant conditioning impacted by reinforcement schedules?
2. Discuss - Handout: Operant Learning - Schedules of Reinforcement
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Operant Conditioning.
4. Concentration on Reinforcement & Punishment. Create examples of differences. With Psyktrek if time permits.

Assignments:
Test is Friday. Review the notes & YouTube Lectures to prepare.
Do or Do Not, there is no try. 
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Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Quote”A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” - David Brinkley

Learning Targets:
★ Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
★ 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.
★ 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:
★ How do psychoactive drugs impact consciousness?
★ How is operant conditioning impacted by reinforcement schedules?
★ Explain positive/negative - punishment/reinforcement.

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Consciousness & Learning.
2. Notes & Discussion: Review the difference between Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning
3. Schedules of Reinforcement - practice scenarios in class.
4. PsychTrek if time.

Assignments:
Test is Friday. Review the notes & YouTube Lectures to prepare.
The difference between Reinforcement & Punishment can be tricky.
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Quote“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” - Edwin Hubble

Agenda:
1. TEST: Consciousness & Learning.
2. Pick up article - Memory: "How Friends Ruin Memory" - have it read and annotated by Monday (only 1 page front/back)

Assignments:
Begin reading Memory for Monday. Bring article read & annotated.

Crash Course Psychology: #2 Research & Experimentation

YouTube: Crash Course Psychology: #2 Psychological Research

So how do we apply the scientific method to psychological research? Lots of ways, but today Hank talks about case studies, naturalistic observation, surveys and interviews, and experimentation. Also he covers different kinds of bias in experimentation and how research practices help us avoid them.
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Table of Contents

The Scientific Method 2:06
Case Studies 3:05
Naturalistic Observation 3:48
Surveys and Interviews 4:15
Experimentation 6:35
Proper Research Practices 8:40

Agenda: Week of Feb. 10 - 14, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
Week at a Glance:
MON - Pick up the Take Home FRQ Prompts (due Friday); Article due - Yogurt Made Me Do It; Quick discussion of article; Introduction to Consciousness & Learning; 
TUE - Sleep - cycles, disorders, & dreams. What is consciousness? Sleep cycles, disorders, and impact of drugs on consciousness.
WED/TH - Finish Consciousness; Learning: Classical Conditioning & Operant Conditioning.
FRI - Take home FRQ Due at beginning of the period. Written outside of class. Black Ink only. Then Learning: Classical & Operant Conditioning compared.
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Learning Targets:
★ People dream during REM sleep.
★ Sleep is not 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
The Dark Side of the Brain.
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Monday, February 10, 2014
Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Agenda:
1. Do Now - Prep article - The Yogurt Made Me Do It for discussion. We will turn this in at the end of the class. 
2. How to write the FRQ in Psychology.
3. Lecture, Discussion, VideoIntroduction to Unit 3 - Consciousness.
What is consciousness?
Understanding a stream of consciousness.
Cycles - Circadian, Infradian, Ultradian... impact on biological function & consciousness. 
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
Find Inspiration. Explore.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Quote"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong

Agenda:
1. Do Now - How do drugs impact consciousness? (Psychoactive, Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Sleep. Cycles, Disorders, Impact.
Why do we sleep?
Sleep cycles: 5 stages 1, 2, 3&4, and REM. (not in that order necessarily)
Impact of sleep deprivation, sleep disorders.
3. The Story of Peter Tripp: Disc Jokey be "Trippin'" - what impact did going 8 days and nights w/o sleep have on him?
Quick discussion on "Dreams" - we will not spend a great deal of time on dreams in class - it is not a big part of the AP Test. But, it is interesting!
Does this 'ring a bell'?
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Wednesday, February 12 & Thursday, February 13, 2014
Quote"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Learning Targets:
1. Learning refers to a relatively permanent change in behavior based on experience.
2. Classical conditioning involves the pairing of one stimulus with another, so that eventually the first neutral stimulus will evoke a reflex.
3. Classical conditioning is associated with Pavlov and WatsonOperant conditioning is associated with Skinner.
4. According to Operant Conditioning, the consequences of a behavior influence whether or not the behavior will be performed again.
5. Reinforcements are used to increase the likelihood a behavior will be repeated
6. Punishments are used to decrease the likelihood a behavior will be repeated.


Essential Questions:
Compare Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning.
What is the difference between a reinforcement and punishment?
How do positive and negative types of reinforcement and punishment differ from one another?


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How do people in psychology look at 'learning' - what do they mean by the term?
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Classical Conditioning.
Pavlov to Watson to Skinner.
Baby Albert
Understand - UCS - UCR - NS - CS - CR
Create a classical conditioning experiment in groups.
3. Notes, Discussion, Video: Operant Conditioning.
How is Classical Conditioning different from Operant Conditioning?
Pavlov - Dogs
Watson - Baby Albert
Thorndike - Cats
Skinner - Rats
Shaping, Reinforcement, Schedules of Conditioning
Happy Valentine's Day!
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Friday, March 14, 2013
Quote: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. TAKE HOME FRQ is due at the beginning of the period. Written in BLACK INK only.
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Operant Conditioning.
How is Classical Conditioning different from Operant Conditioning?
Pavlov - Dogs
Watson - Baby Albert
Thorndike - Cats
Skinner - Rats
Shaping, Reinforcement, Schedules of Conditioning
3. If time permits:  The Psychology of Love: What are the psychological factors behind 'Falling in Love'? What do you think happens in the brain during intense feelings of love?

AP TEST REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Not saying that this was my face as I stared into the computer screen and saw the very short list of students signed up for the AP Test. But, it was close.


Please get on this. 
Do you really want to put all of this work into a class and not cap it off with the AP Test? 

Here is the link to get you all signed up:

If you have ANY questions, don't hesitate to ask. 
The deadline is coming. 
AP Exam registration fee is $90 per exam. 
Deadline to register at this price is April 10, 2014
A late registration option is available from April 11-15, 2014 with an additional fee of $55 per exam added to the registration cost. 
All exams must be pre-ordered and pre-paid.
SERIOUSLY...
You can do it! I believe in you. You are made of awesome. 
What else can I do or say to convince you of this?

INSPIRATION: Terry Fox 30 for 30 (3 minutes). Terry is one of my absolute heroes. He attempted to run a marathon across the country of Canada. Oh, and he wanted to do it to raise money for cancer. Oh, yeah... and he only had one leg. This clip is just the preview to the 30 for 30 special documentary that ESPN did on his life. However, if you want to see the full story, this 8 minute clip is amazing: 

Crash Course Psychology: Episode 1 Introduction

Crash Course Psychology Introduction What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences and talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!

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.