Agenda: Week of October 12th, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Weiten Ch 4 - Sensation & Perception -and- Weiten Ch 5 - Consciousness
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - No School - "Indigenous Americans Day" link
TUE - Sensation & Perception introduction, Bottom-up & Top-down Processing; Thresholds & Signal Detection Theory; Weber's Law; Subliminal & Selective Attention.
WED/THU - (abv. class periods due to PSAT); Review & Finish Tuesday's work; Vision - Structure of the eye; color; feature detection; parallel processing; 2 theories of color - Trichromatic & Opponent Processing; Optical Illusions
FRI: Ear/hearing; Taste/Smell; Touch/Pain

QUIZ ON SENSATION & PERCEPTION is next MONDAY, OCT 19th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 26th
TEST is the Following Week, Wed/Thu, Oct 28th & 29th
Study the NOTES, Targets, Video over both units
What would you say if we told you these two boxes were the exact same shade of gray? Gradients & shadows give your brain clues based on your past experiences with shadows. But shadows can lie to you.
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Monday, Oct 14, 2013 - NO SCHOOL

Yeah, kinda like that.
PSAT This Week on Wednesday
Bell Schedule this Week:
WEDNESDAY:
Testing: 7:25 – 11:15
2nd Pd: 11:22 – 11:50 (ADA 11:40) [~30 min]
4th Pd: 11:57 - 1:44  -- Lunch C: 12:48 - 1:15 [90 min]
6th Pd: 1:51 - 2:45 [55 min]

THURSDAY:
All Students normal Thursday Late Arrival
1st Pd: 9:25 – 10:25 [1 hr]
3rd Pd: 10:32 – 11:20 (ADA 10:50) [~50 min]
5th Pd: 11:27 – 1:20 
7th Pd 1:27 – 2:45 [1 hr 15 min]

FRIDAY - PEP RALLY SCHEDULE
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Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Quote: "The purpose of life is a life of purpose." - Attributed to both Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robert Byrne
If you learn only 4 things from this chapter for the AP Test...
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation & perception
3. The structure & function of the eye
4. The structure & 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: To what extent and you persuaded by advertisements, commercials, billboards, & online ads?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion - Introduction to Sensation.
Sensation & Perception introduction, Bottom-up & Top-down Processing; Thresholds & Signal Detection Theory; Weber's Law; Subliminal & Selective Attention.

Assignment:
QUIZ ON SENSATION & PERCEPTION is next MONDAY, OCT 19th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 26th
TEST is the Following Week, Wed/Thu, Oct 28th & 29th
Study the NOTES, Targets, Video over both units
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Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 and Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Quote"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." - Emily Dickinson
If you learn only 4 things from this chapter for the AP Test...
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation & perception
3. The structure & function of the eye
4. The structure & 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 how bottom-up & top-down processing work together to help us decipher the world around us.
2. Crash Course Psychology: Sensation & Perception
3. Quiz Formatively over concepts in Crash Course
4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Vision
Vision - Structure of the eye; color; feature detection; parallel processing; 2 theories of color - Trichromatic & Opponent Processing; Optical Illusions

Assignments:
QUIZ ON SENSATION & PERCEPTION is next MONDAY, OCT 19th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 26th
TEST is the Following Week, Wed/Thu, Oct 28th & 29th
Study the NOTES, Targets, Video over both units
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Friday, Oct 17, 2014
Quote: "If you are struck between two options, just flip a coin in the air! It works. Not because it solves the problem . . . but because while the coin is in the air, You will get to know what your heart is really hoping for." - Anonymous
If you learn only 4 things from this chapter for the AP Test...
1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation & perception
3. The structure & function of the eye
4. The structure & 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 vision by using these terms: 
wavelengths, saturation, purity, rods, cones, retina & transduction
2. Crash Course Psychology: 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. 
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Hearing
How does hearing and vision compare? Wavelengths? 

Assignments:
QUIZ ON SENSATION & PERCEPTION is next MONDAY, OCT 19th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 26th
TEST is the Following Week, Wed/Thu, Oct 28th & 29th
Study the NOTES, Targets, Video over both units