Agenda: Week of November 2, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Chapter 6: Learning
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON:
Learning - Classical Conditioning
TUE: Learning - Comparing Classical and Operant Conditioning
WED/THU: Learning - Reinforcement Schedules, Observational Learning
FRI: FRQ Practice - Research Methods & Learning

Coming up:
MON: Quiz - CH 6 LEARNING
Next Wed/Thu - Test over CH 6, Plus FRQ - Research Methods
FRQ #2 RESEARCH METHODS
How do dogs learn a new trick? Operant Conditioning... that's how.
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Monday, Nov 2, 2015
Quote:  “The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.” - Hubert Humphrey
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Label the Lightning and Thunder example that we discussed on Friday as:
Lightning - Thunder = Fear
Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS) and Unconditioned Response (UCR)
Neutral Stimulus (NS) and Conditioned Stimulus (CS)
Conditioned Response
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Learning - Classical Conditioning
Duez Video Learning - Classical Conditioning
Duez Notes - Learning - Classical Conditioning

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Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Quote:  “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I

Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Label the Attachment example that we discussed last Friday as:
Food, Mother, Baby = Attachment
Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS) and Unconditioned Response (UCR)
Neutral Stimulus (NS) and Conditioned Stimulus (CS)
Conditioned Response
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Operant Conditioning, Part I
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Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 & Thursday Nov 5, 2015
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson
Agenda:
1. Do Now: Compare Classical and Operant Conditioning
Video: Crash Course Psychology - How To Train a Brain I'm sure you've heard of Pavlov's Bell (and I'm not talking about the Aimee Mann song), but what was Ivan Pavlov up to, exactly? And how are our brains trained? And what is a "Skinner Box"? All those questions and more are answered in today's Crash Course Psychology, in which Hank talks about some of the aspects of learning. 
2. Notes, Discussion, & VideoOperant Conditioning, Part II
4. Discuss FRQ Questions for Friday and what can be expected for the test next week.

Assignments:
Next Monday: Reading Check Quiz on Chapter 6 Learning
On Friday: FRQ Practice in class
Next Wed/Thu: Test on Learning & FRQ Essays
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Friday, Nov 6, 2015
Quote: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” - Earl Shoaf

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for FRQ Practice: BLACK PEN ONLY. Lined Paper.
We will focus our attention on the FRQ Questions for next week's test:
FRQ #2 RESEARCH METHODS

2. Write FRQ for Practice: Mr. Duez will pass out the FRQ Essay, students will be given time to write.
3. Rubric & Grade: Mr. Duez will pass out the Rubric for the Essay & we'll self correct or peer/group correct.
4. Best Practices for FRQ: Review best practices with FRQs.

Assignments:
Next Monday: Reading Check Quiz on Chapter 6 Learning
On Friday: FRQ Practice in class
Next Wed/Thu: Test on Learning & FRQ Essays
FRQ #2 RESEARCH METHODS

Agenda: Week of Oct. 26, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Chapter 4 & 5: Sensation & Perception & Consciousness
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 5 - Consciousness; Review Quiz
TUE: Sleep Cycles; Review main ideas of Consciousness - forms, sleep, drugs
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5FRQ Return & Discuss common themes
FRI: Intro to Learning - Ch 6: Classical Conditioning4

WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5
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Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Quote: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching
Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz Chapter #5 - Consciousness
2. Review Quiz

Assignments:
Prepare for test on Wed/Thu - Ch 4 & 5 - Sensation & Perception -AND- Consciousness
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Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Quote: "I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is Consciousness?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Review Consciousness, Sleep cycles, hypnosis, dreams, circadian rhythms, and drugs.

Assignments:
Prepare for test on Wed/Thu - Ch 4 & 5 - Sensation & Perception -AND- Consciousness
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. 28, 2015 - and - Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
Quote: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle
Agenda:
1. Prep for the Test - Need a Pencil
2. TEST OVER CH. 4 & 5 - SENSATION & PERCEPTION & CONSCIOUSNESS
3. We'll discuss the first FRQ - Review most missed items.

Assignments:
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Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is learning?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion:  Intro to Learning - Ch 6: Classical Conditioning


Agenda: Week of Oct. 19th, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Weiten Ch. 4 - Sensation & Perception
Ch. 5 - Consciousness
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 4 -- Sensation & Perception
TUE - Review of senses: Sight, Hearing, Taste/Smell, Touch/Pain; Intro to Consciousness
WED/THU - Consciousness: Sleep, Cycles, Disorders, Dreams, & Hypnosis. 
FRI - Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on ConsciousnessConsciousness: The Effects of Drugs on Consciousness

QUIZ - NEXT MON. OVER CH. 5 - Consciousness
TEST NEXT WED/THU OVER CH 4 & 5 - Sensation & Perception & Consciousness
Color is an illusion, but a really cool one! 
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Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
Quote: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

Learning Targets:

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception
2. Review the Quiz.

Assignments:
Study Notes for next week's Quiz & Test
Quiz over CH 5: Consciousness is next Monday.
Test is next week -> Wed/Thu Oct 29  & 30. CH 4 & 5
Intensity in RED
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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
Quote: "Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language." - Steven Pinker

Learning Targets
Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUICK FRQ: As light reflected off an object reaches your eye, it passes through several structures before it reaches the retina. Describe three of these structures, including the function of each.
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Review of Vision, Hearing, Taste/Smell, Touch/Pain sensations. What do you definitely need to know on the AP Test?
3. Introduce Consciousness if time remains to do so

Assignments:
Study Notes for next week's Quiz & Test
Quiz over CH 5: Consciousness is next Monday.
Test is next week -> Wed/Thu Oct 29  & 30. CH 4 & 5
Not a very big part of the AP Test, but it can be tricky.
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Wednesday, Oct. 21 & Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Quote: “Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” - Daniel Kahneman

Learning Targets:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUICK FRQ: Explain two theories of color vision in humans. How does one of them explain color deficiency?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Consciousness, Sleep, Cycles, Sleep Disorders, Dreams, & Hypnosis
This man was REALLY "Trippin"
Assignments:
Study Notes for next week's Quiz & Test
Quiz over CH 5: Consciousness is next Monday.
Test is next week -> Wed/Thu Oct 29  & 30. CH 4 & 5
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Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
Quote: "I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma."  - Eartha Kitt

Learning Targets:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on Consciousness
Compare these drugs and their effects: Alcohol, Caffeine, Marijuana, LSD
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Drugs impact on consciousness

Assignments:
Study Notes for next week's Quiz & Test
Quiz over CH 5: Consciousness is next Monday.
Test is next week -> Wed/Thu Oct 29  & 30. CH 4 & 5

The Brain with David Eagleman - on PBS

Here is the link to the Eagleman Documentary - which, I'm super excited about!

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365580655/
THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN
What is Reality?

Aired: 10/15/2015
55:11
Expires: 11/13/2015
Rating: TV-PG


Dr. David Eagleman takes viewers on an extraordinary journey, exploring how the brain, locked in silence and darkness without direct access to the world, conjures the rich and beautiful world we all take for granted.

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

Happy Birthday Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.

Brain Scenario - Answers - in case we don't get to cover all of them in class. :)

Brain Scenarios - Answers

For additional assistance on this, watch Crash Course Psych #4 - Meet Your Brain:


In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, we get to meet the brain. Hank talks us through the Central Nervous System, the ancestral structures of the brain, the limbic system, and new structures of the brain. Plus, what does Phineas Gage have to do with all of this? 

Agenda: Week of Oct. 5, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - CH: 3-Biological Bases of Behavior
&
Unit 3 - CH: 4 -Sensation & Perception -&- CH: 5-Consciousness
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONQUIZ Chapter 3 - Reading Check: You may use your handwritten notes. Quiz Review.
TUEBrain Scenarios - for practice. Brain Scans, Heredity, Genetics, & Evolutionary Psychology;  FRQ Scenarios. Any questions for review?
WED/THU - TEST Unit 2 & FRQ #1
FRI - Video Study: Brain Games - Sensation & Perception w/questions
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Monday, Oct 5, 2015
Quote“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep notes for Reading Check Quiz
2. QUIZ Chapter 3 - Reading Check, you may use your handwritten notes.
After the quiz, answer the question that is on the screen: 
A very good example of what to expect for the first FRQ on Wed/Thur
3. Review Quiz 
Example of an FRQ from the AP Psychology Course Description Book - 2014
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Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
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
 Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Practice FRQ question from Biological Bases of Behavior Unit:
While hiking, Ken stumbled and fell down a 10-foot drop-off. Upon landing, he sprained his ankle badly. Ken was surprised that he felt very little pain for the first half hour. Explain how the following helped Ken feel little pain in the moments after the injury. 
     - Endorphins
     - The synapse
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Brain Scans
& Notes, Discussion, & Video: Genetics & Evolutionary Psychology
3. Brain Scenarios - for practice
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Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 & Oct 8, 2015
Quote“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for the Test over Unit 2: Chapter 3 - Biological Bases of Behavior
2. TEST - UNIT 2 - Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior, 50 minutes for 50 questions.
3. FRQ - 30 minutes for 2 questions.
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Friday, Oct 9, 2015
Quote: "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
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.


NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY.

SEE YOU ON TUESDAY.