Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kia Optima - Right Brain/Left Brain Commercial

Now this would have fit the "both category" for the Brain Project collage:

Agenda for the Week of Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2012

Learning Targets:
Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception 

1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye & ear.
4. How does taste and smell work almost as one sense at times?
5. Describe the process of touch and pain thresholds.

Monday, January 30, 2012
Quote: "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis
1.  Discussion - Article - "The Yogurt Made Me Do It."
2.  Notes, Discussion, & Video: Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception: Introduction
3. PsychTrek CD - Introduction to vision.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 
Quote: "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace
1. Notes & Discussion: Chapter 4 Sensation & Perception: Vision
2. PsychTrek CD - Review over vision.

Wednesday/Thursday, Feb. 1 & 2, 2012
Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
1. Finish Notes, Discussion, & Video over Vision.
2. Discuss Sensation & Perception: Hearing & The Ear.
3. (Last 15-20 minutes of class) Reading Check Quiz Chapter 4 Sensation & Perception. Students can use their target sheets and notes.

Friday, February 3, 2012
Quote: "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung
1. Finish Sensation & Perception: Hearing & The Ear Notes.
2. Use PsycTrek 3 CD to review Hearing.

Next Monday & Tuesday -- Finish Chapter 4 with touch/pain/thresholds and review. Test is next Thursday.

Notes Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception - Introduction

Link to the Google Docs for Notes Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception - Introduction

Notes - Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception: Vision

Direct link to Google Docs for Notes - Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception: Vision

Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception - Targets

Link to the Google Docs for Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception Targets

Friday, January 20, 2012

Agenda for Week of Mon-Fri 23-27, 2012

Learning Targets:
*How does the brain, central nervous system and their functions impact human behavior?
Take home test for Chapter 3 is due on Thursday at the beginning of class.
Brain Unit Projects due on Thursday and will be presented in class.

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Quote: "The brain is wider than the sky." - Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886
1. 10 Minutes to continue reading & annotating the article "What Makes Teens Tick."
2. Finish Brain Rules Video, we have 2 to complete.
3. Watch "Teen Dreams" Video clip.
Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012

Quote: "We know what we are but not what we may be." - Ophelia in Hamlet, Shakespeare
1. Finish Teen Dreams Video Clip.
2. Discuss "What Makes Teens Tick." article
Wed/Thursday Jan. 25, 2012
Quote: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 things that do not work." - Thomas Edison, 1847-1931
1. Bubble in Take home test for Chapter 3 
2. Present Brain Unit Projects.
3. If time, introduce Chapter 4 Sensation & Perception
Friday Jan. 26, 2012
Quote: "Great spirits have often overcome violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955
1. Introduction of Chapter 4 Sensation & Perception
2. Mr. Duez will be out. The substitute will pass out the article for Chapter 4. Students will work to read, annotate and complete the work on the form. "Mind, Body, Yogurt."
3. If time remains, the substitute will show a video clip that Mr. Duez has placed on the computer for them.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Agenda: Week of Tue-Fri January 17-20, 2012

Agenda for the week of Monday January 16, 2012
Monday January 16, 2012 - No School MLK Day
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." Martin Luther King, Jr. from Strength To Love, 1963.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Quote of the Day: "I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self." - Martin Luther
Learning Targets:
  • Explain how the human body uses the brain and central nervous system. 
  • Can you compare it to any other system?
1. Discuss Brain Unit Extra Credit Assignment. Due in 2 weeks.
2. PsycTrek CD - Neurons. We will discuss the causes of Multiple Sclerosis, because it is a great example of how neurons not functioning properly can have an adverse impact on the human condition.
2. Video - "The Human Body: The Nervous System" - Students should take notes. This video does a great job of summarizing and explaining the purpose of the nervous system.

Youtube Video Examples (great to watch if you were absent from class):
The Human Body: Nervous System
What is Myelin?

Thursday January 19, 2012
Quote of the Day: "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei
Learning Targets:
  • Understand how the nervous system works.
  • The Synapse: Where Neurons Meet
  • synaptic cleft, neurotransmitters.
  • Organization of the Nervous System
  • Looking inside the Brain: Research Methods
1. Review the nervous system using the PsykTrek 3.0 CD.
2. Discuss the brain and behavior.
3. Show the video clip for Brain Rules. Check this website for more information:

Some good examples from the series:
Brain Rule #3: Every Brain is Wired Differently
Where do memories go? The Story of HM
Brain Rule #7: Sleep well, think well. Sleep loss = brain drain
John Medina, author of "Brain Rules," and Melissa Allison, Seattle Times reporter, explain why smell is important to Starbucks. Howard Schultz announced on Jan 30 he is taking the sandwiches out of their stores. How does smelling coffee change purchase potential?
How the brain impacts negotiations: Interview with Negotiations Expert
It is NOT True that we only use 10% of our brains. Explanation (and graphic brain surgery imagery) with Jeffery Ojemann, Neurosurgeon.

Friday, January 20th, 2012
Quote of the Day: “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learning Targets:
  • What is the nature of the Teenage Brain?
  • What accounts for the behavior of teenagers (mood swings, decision-making, and preoccupation with sex)
1.  Video - "Teen Dreams" 

2. Pass out the "What Makes Teens Tick?" article. Work on it a bit in class. We will discuss it on Monday.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chapter 3 - Brain Unit Extra Credit Projects

Link to the Google Doc for Brain Unit Extra Credit Projects

Brain Unit Extra Credit is due in class on Thursday, January 26th.
You have two weeks to complete this work. No work will be accepted late.

You may do none of this. You may do 1, 2, or 3 of them.

Each project is worth an extra test score of 100 (for perfect work), 90 (less than perfect), 80 (missing elements), 70 (missing KEY elements). There are no other scores available. All work will be presented to the class on Thursday, January 26th.

If you have any questions, please let Mr. Duez know.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Agenda - Week of 1-6-2012 through 1-10-2012

Texas 31 - Bengals 10. On to Baltimore!
Quote of the Day: "You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act." - Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
1. Go over Quiz Ch. 1 & 2. Be sure everyone understands their mistakes.
2. Notes - Finish Ch. 1 Notes, Video, & Discussion.
3. Begin Chapter 2 with the PsyckTrek 3 cd.
No one deserves it more than Dre.
Quote of the Day: "Life is something that everyone should try at least once." - Henry J. Tillman
1. Finish Ch. 2 Notes, Video, & Discussion. Especially focus on variables (independent & dependent) and research methods.
2. "Informative" Quiz with the Psyktrek 3 cd.
Beast Mode.
Quote of the Day: "Life is difficult and complicated and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes." - J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
1. Finish CH. 1 and CH. 2 Notes, Video, & Discussion.
2. TEST CH. 1 and CH. 2
3. Nature vs. Nurture article. (read and follow directions on it) Bring it completed to class on Friday for our discussion. We will have a socratic seminar.
Quote of the Day: "Difficulties come when you don't pay attention to life's whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you'll get a scream." - Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
1. Thoughts on Chapter 1 & 2 test.
2. Socratic discussion - "Nature vs. Nurture."
3. Begin reading Chapter 3. Target Sheet.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Notes - Chapter 1 - Psychology Approaches

Link to the Google Docs for Notes - Chapter 1 - Psychology Approaches


It is that time of year again to sign up for your Advanced Placement Tests!

When:  January 9th – February 10th
Where:  7:30 – 11:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 White II reception area

All Lunches in Registrar’s Office

Cost:  Cash or Money Order Only 
$57 per test
$17 for Free and Reduced
No refunds after March 2nd.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012