Agenda: Feb 23 - 27, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Classical conditioning; Introduction to Operant Conditioning
TUE - Quiz Unit 3; Comparing Operant and Classical Conditioning
WED/THUComparing Operant and Classical Conditioning; Schedules of Reinforcement; How "Learning" can be enforced through rewards/punishments, reinforcements, and shaping
FRI - TEST UNIT 3
Chocolate?
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Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
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.

Assignments:
Quiz is Tomorrow - Unit 3: both Consciousness & Learning
Test is Friday. Review the notes & YouTube Lectures to prepare.
Operant Conditioning - the difference is that the learner is in on it. :)
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Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
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. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
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. 27, 2014
Quote“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” - Edwin Hubble

Agenda:
1. TEST: Unit 3 - 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.