Week of Feb. 16-20, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
Week at a Glance:
MON: No School. President's Day.
TUE: Pick up Targets for the unit at the front; prepare the article to turn in: Dreams; Introduction to Consciousness: Hypnosis, sleep, sleep disorders
WED/THU: Finish sleep & sleep disorders; Introduction to Learning; Classical & Operant Conditioning
FRI: Review & Use Classical & Operant Conditioning examples in class. Schedules of Reinforcement.

Quiz is next Tuesday
Test is next Friday
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Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Quote: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -- John Quincy Adams, U.S. president from 1825 to 1829

NO SCHOOL. PRESIDENTS DAY.
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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Quote: "Realize that if you have the time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it." - Anthony J. D'Angelo

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. 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
    Video: He be Tripp'in: The story of Peter Tripp. The Secrets of Sleep Deprivation.
    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.
3. Hypnosis: The myths and reality. What can hypnosis tell us about consciousness?
4. Drugs: How do drugs impact consciousness?


Assignments:
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Quiz is next Tuesday
Test is next Friday
Sometimes we day dream. Maybe we are rehearsing. Maybe we are just needing a break. :)
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Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 & Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Quote"Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again." - annon

Agenda:
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

Assignments:
Quiz is on Monday
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Quiz is next Tuesday
Test is next Friday
Does this 'ring a bell'?
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Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Quote"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway: we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." - Earl Nightengale

Agenda:
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:

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


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Design a classical conditioning experiment. 
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

Assignments:
Quiz is on Monday
Quiz is next Tuesday
Test is next Friday
Yeah, it's kinda like Big Bang Theory!