AGENDA: Week of Oct. 10-14, 2016

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
CH. 4: Sensation & Perception & 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
WED/THU - FRQ Timed Writing Essay: Flip a coin between 2 questions from Research Methods - 30 minutes; Crash Course Psychology: Sensation & PerceptionVision
FRI: Crash Course Psychology: HomunculusHearing; Taste/Smell; Touch/Pain

ASSIGNMENTS:
The world is cruel & the only 
morality in a cruel world is chance.
WED/THU: FRQ Timed Writing Essay: Flip a coin between 2 questions from Research Methods - 30 minutes
QUIZ ON SENSATION & PERCEPTION is next MONDAY, OCT 17th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 24th
TEST is the Following Week, Wed/Thu, Oct 28th & 29th
Study the NOTES, Targets, Video over both units
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Monday, Oct 10, 2016 - NO SCHOOL
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Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
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.

ASSIGNMENTS:
WED/THU: FRQ Timed Writing Essay: Flip a coin between 2 questions from Research Methods
QUIZ ON SENSATION & PERCEPTION is next MONDAY, OCT 17th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 24th
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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Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 and Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
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: Prepare for the FRQ Timed Writing Essay: Flip a coin between 2 questions from Research Methods

FRQ: Flip a coin between the 2 choices - 2015 & 2016 Research Methods Questions

2. Crash Course Psychology: Sensation & Perception
Quiz in-Formatively over concepts in Crash Course; students will write notes from it as teacher directed.

Explain how bottom-up & top-down processing work together to help us decipher the world around us.
Vision - Structure of the eye; color; feature detection; parallel processing; 2 theories of color - Tri-chromatic & Opponent Processing; Optical Illusions

ASSIGNMENTS:

QUIZ ON SENSATION & PERCEPTION is next MONDAY, OCT 17th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 24th
TEST is the Following Week, Wed/Thu, Oct 28th & 29th
Study the NOTES, Targets, Video over both units
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Friday, Oct 14, 2016
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 17th
QUIZ ON CONSCIOUSNESS is the following MONDAY, OCT 24th
TEST is the Following Week, Wed/Thu, Oct 28th & 29th
Study the NOTES, Targets, Video over both units